Written by Jason Bruno
Inbee Park Rules the Golf Universe right now, three majors played - three wins.
South Hampton, N.Y - Inbee Park made history Sunday winning the U.S Women's Open at Sebonack
making it 3 of 3 major victories to start 2013. The 24 year old South Korean finished the championship
at -8 after a final round 74, and a four stroke victory over I.K Kim. The feat is so rare, that only one
other female golfer whoever achieved 3 for 3 to start a season was Babe Zaharias in 1950.
Park has become so dominant, (especially on the greens this season) that the outcome was not
realistically in doubt on Sunday. The South Korean trio of Park, I.K Kim and So Yeon Ryu were the only
three players under par for the Championship. I.K Kim continued her solid play in majors finishing at -4,
and Yeon Ryu finished at -1.
“Believe it or not, I was very calm out there,” said Park, who became the 15th player to win multiple U.S
Women’s Opens. “It was weird; I didn’t feel much pressure when I was on the golf course. I was nervous
last night, but on the golf course, somehow, I felt very calm.”
Final Scores: http://www.uswomensopen.com/scoring2013/dyn/alllb.html
Kenny Perry and his caddy celebrate a major atlast
Pittsburgh, Pa - Kenny Perry, after being denied his Major Championship several times on the PGA
Tour, has finally found his moment of glory on the Champions Tour. Perry blistered the par 70 - Fox
Chapel course over the four rounds, firing scores of 71-63-63-64 to finish at 19 under -261.
“I thought I was snakebit, I really did,” Perry said Sunday after putting the notion to rest. “I got close
so many times and I just seemed to mess up down the homestretch and not make it happen. “Today,
I went the other direction. I hit great golf shots. I wasn’t trying to hang on. I was trying to make birdies.
That was a different mindset from before. Instead of trying to make pars I was trying to make birdies.”
Fred Couples and Duffy Waldorf finished second two shots back, after Waldorf shot 64 Sunday and shot
Final Scores: http://www.pgatour.com/champions/leaderboard.html
Paul Casey is back in the winners circle after a few tough years
Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland - Paul Casey came from four shots back to win for the first time in
30 months at the Irish Open at Carton House. Casey finished in grand style making a 50 ft bomb for eagle
at the last, to finish at -13. Casey said afterward, "It's incredibly sweet". He had fallen to 169th in the
world after suffering a collarbone injury from a snowboarding accident, and his recent divorce had taken
a toll as well.
Casey was stellar in less than ideal conditions shooting 67, while 54 hole leader Joost Luiten faltered
in the rough weather conditions, which included both high winds and rain. Robert Rock also finished T2
at -11 after a final round 71 (Rock also finished runner up in 2009 - to Shane Lowry).
“I love playing in Ireland, I always have. The Irish Open has great history – just looking at Seve’s name
on the trophy. We’ve had some interesting weather but they’ve turned out as Irish fans always do and I
love playing in front of Irish crowds, I’m looking forward to coming back.”
Bill Haas poses with Tiger Woods after his victory at Congressional
Washington, D.C - Bill Haas made six birdies on Sunday enroute to a 5 under par 66, and cruised to
a 3 shot victory at Congressional Country Club. The win is Haas' fifth of his career and moves him inside
the top ten in the Fedex Cup standings. Haas was the only player in the field to break par each round,
and finished at -12 on a course that played very similiar to when Rory McIlroy won the U.S Open at
Congressional in 2011 (finishing at -16)
Haas was jubilant and relieved as he spoke afterwards "I can't even tell you how good it feels, I was
trying to keep my emotions in check out there . . . but it's so hard to do."
Roberto Castro finished 2nd at 9 under par.
Final scores: http://www.pgatour.com/leaderboard.html