Park Sung-hyun (golfer)

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Park Sung-hyun
박성현
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Personal information
Born (1993-09-21) 21 September 1993 (age 25)
Seoul, South Korea
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Nationality South Korea
ResidenceOrlando, Florida, U.S.[1]
Career
Turned professional2012
Current tour(s)KLPGA Tour (joined 2014)
LPGA Tour (joined 2017)
Professional wins18
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour7
LPGA of Korea Tour10
Other1
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 2)
ANA InspirationT6: 2016
Women's PGA C'shipWon: 2018
U.S. Women's OpenWon: 2017
Women's British Open8th: 2019
Evian ChampionshipT2: 2016
Achievements and awards
LPGA of Korea Tour
leading money winner
2016
LPGA Rookie of the Year2017
LPGA Player of the Year2017
Best Female Golfer
ESPY Award
2018
Park Sung-hyun
Hangul
박성현
Revised RomanizationBak Seonghyeon
McCune–ReischauerPak Sŏng-hyŏn

Park Sung-hyun (born 21 September 1993), also known as Sung Hyun Park, is a South Korean professional golfer playing on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour. She has won two LPGA majors championships, the 2017 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship and the 2018 Women's PGA Championship. She was the number one ranked golfer in the Women's World Golf Rankings for a single week in 2017 and has returned to the number one spot in 2018 and 2019.

Professional career[edit]

From 2014 to 2016 Park played on the LPGA of Korea Tour. She won four times in 2015 and six times in 2016.

Since 2017 Park has played on the LPGA Tour. In July 2017, she won the U.S. Women's Open, an LPGA major.[2] In November 2017, she became the number one ranked golfer in the Women's World Golf Rankings.[3] Park clinched the LPGA's Rookie of the Year Award in the penultimate month of the 2017 season.[4] Park then went on to share Player of the Year honors with Ryu So-yeon, making Park the first player since Nancy Lopez in 1978 to win both Player and Rookie of the Year honors in the same season.[5]

Park won three times in 2018, this included a major title in July 2018 at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship. After holding the top ranking for only one week in 2017, she regained the number one spot with her win at the Indy Women in Tech Championship in August 2018.[6] She ended the 2018 season third on the LPGA money list and ranked second in the world to Ariya Jutanugarn.

In 2019, Park won the HSBC Women's World Championship and the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship.[7]

Professional wins (18)[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (7)[edit]

Legend
Major championships (2)
Other LPGA Tour (5)
No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
1 16 Jul 2017 U.S. Women's Open 73-70-67-67=277 −11 2 strokes South Korea Choi Hye-jin (a) 900,000
2 27 Aug 2017 Canadian Pacific Women's Open 70-68-69-64=271 −13 2 strokes South Korea Mirim Lee 337,500
3 6 May 2018 Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic 65-66=131 −11 1 stroke United States Lindy Duncan 195,000
4 1 Jul 2018 KPMG Women's PGA Championship 66-72-71-69=278 −10 Playoff Japan Nasa Hataoka
South Korea Ryu So-yeon
547,500
5 19 Aug 2018 Indy Women in Tech Championship 68-63-66-68=265 −23 Playoff United States Lizette Salas 300,000
6 3 Mar 2019 HSBC Women's World Championship 69-71-69-64=273 −15 2 strokes Australia Minjee Lee 225,000
7 30 Jun 2019 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship 66-63-66=195 −18 1 stroke United States Danielle Kang
South Korea Kim Hyo-joo
South Korea Inbee Park
300,000

LPGA Tour playoff record (2–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2018 Women's PGA Championship Japan Nasa Hataoka
South Korea Ryu So-yeon
Won with birdie on second extra hole
Hataoka eliminated with par on first hole
2 2018 Indy Women in Tech Championship United States Lizette Salas Won with birdie on first extra hole

LPGA of Korea Tour wins (10)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 21 Jun 2015 Kia Motors Korea Women's Open 73-69-70-77=289 +1 2 strokes South Korea Lee Jung-min
2 20 Sep 2015 KDB Daewoo Securities Classic 68-66-69=203 −13 2 strokes South Korea Ahn Song-yi
South Korea Kim Hye-youn
South Korea Seong Eun-jeong (a)
3 4 Oct 2015 OK! Savings Bank Pak Se-ri Invitational 71-67-68=206 −10 1 stroke South Korea Kim Hae-rym
South Korea Kim Ji-hyun
4 14 Dec 2015 Hyundai China Ladies Open 64-68-67=199 −17 2 strokes South Korea Kim Hyo-joo
5 17 Apr 2016 Samchully Together Open 65-73-74=212 −4 Playoff South Korea Kim Ji-young
6 24 Apr 2016 Nexen-Saintnine Masters 72-64-72=208 −8 1 stroke South Korea Cho Jeong-min
South Korea Kim Min-sun
7 22 May 2016 Doosan Match Play Championship 19 holes South Korea Kim Ji-hyun
8 7 Aug 2016 Jeju Samdasoo Masters 65-67-66=198 −18 9 strokes South Korea Pak Ju-young
9 21 Aug 2016 Bogner-MBN Ladies Open 64-65-70=199 −17 4 strokes South Korea Lee Mi-hyang
10 4 Sep 2016 Hanwha Finance Classic 74-67-74-67=282 −6 1 stroke South Korea Ko Jin-young

Taiwan LPGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

  • 2019 The Country Club Ladies Invitational

Major championships[edit]

Wins (2)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner(s)-up
2017 U.S. Women's Open 3 shot deficit −11 (73-70-67-67=277) 2 strokes South Korea Choi Hye-jin (a)
2018 Women's PGA Championship 4 shot deficit −10 (66-72-71-69=278) Playoff Japan Nasa Hataoka, South Korea Ryu So-yeon

Results timeline[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2019.

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 2019
ANA Inspiration T6 T14 T9 T52
U.S. Women's Open T3 1 CUT T12
Women's PGA Championship T14 1 2
The Evian Championship T2 T26 CUT T6
Women's British Open T50 T16 T15 8
  Win
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
T = tied

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
ANA Inspiration 0 0 0 0 2 3 4 4
U.S. Women's Open 1 0 1 2 2 3 4 3
Women's PGA Championship 1 1 0 2 2 3 3 3
The Evian Championship 0 1 0 1 2 2 4 3
Women's British Open 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 4
Totals 2 2 1 5 9 14 19 17
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 10 (2016 ANA Inspiration – 2018 ANA)
  • Longest streak of top 10s – 3 (2019 Women's PGA – 2019 British Open, current)

LPGA Tour career summary[edit]

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made
Wins 2nd 3rd Top 10s Best
finish
Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2015 1 1 0 1 0 1 T2 n/a n/a 68.50 n/a
2016 7 7 0 1 1 4 T2 n/a n/a 69.75 n/a
2017 23 23 2 2 2 11 1 2,335,883 1 69.25 2
2018 24 17 3 0 1 7 1 1,498,077 3 70.65 23
  • official as of 2018 season[8]

Team appearances[edit]

Professional

References[edit]

  1. ^ In the winner's circle with Sung Hyun Park
  2. ^ Bondy, Filip (16 July 2017). "Sung Hyun Park Wins U.S. Women's Open, Edging an Amateur". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Sung Hyun Park Becomes Top Player in Rolex Rankings". LPGA. 6 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Sung Hyun Park Clinches 2017 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year Honors". LPGA. 18 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Five Things To Know From Sunday at CME". LPGA. 19 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Sung Hyun Park beats Lizette Salas on first extra hole to reclaim No. 1". ESPN. Associated Press. 19 August 2018.
  7. ^ Levins, Keely (30 June 2019). "Sung Hyun Park wins Walmart NW Arkansas Championship with final-hole birdie, set to return World No. 1". Golf World. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Sung Hyun Park results". LPGA. Retrieved 19 November 2018.

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Ryu So-yeon
World No. 1 Ranked Golfer
6 November 2017 – 12 November 2017
Succeeded by
Shanshan Feng
Preceded by
Ariya Jutanugarn
World No. 1 Ranked Golfer
20 August 2018 – 28 October 2018
Succeeded by
Ariya Jutanugarn
Preceded by
Ariya Jutanugarn
World No. 1 Ranked Golfer
4 March 2019 – 7 April 2019
Succeeded by
Ko Jin-young
Preceded by
Ko Jin-young
World No. 1 Ranked Golfer
1 July 2019 – 28 July 2019
Succeeded by
Ko Jin-young