HARRISON, N.Y. June 14, 2015 — Inbee Park posted a final-round 68 to win the 2015 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Westchester Country Club in Harrison, New York. Park, never trailed on Sunday, winning by five strokes over Sei Young Kim, after entering the final round with a two-stroke lead. Park’s victory today was her fifth in 12 major championships played on the LPGA Tour since the beginning of 2013.
Remarkably, Inbee Park won this championship for a third straight year on a third different golf course (Westchester Country Club/West Course, Monroe Country Club, Locust Hill Country Club). Park’s victory this week matches Annika Sörenstam, who won three straight LPGA Championship titles from 2003-05. Sörenstam’s three-peat, however, came on “only” two courses (DuPont Country Club in 2003 and ’04, Bulle Rock Golf Club in 2005).
With her victory, Inbee Park becomes the sixth player to post three career wins in this championship. Mickey Wright won a record four times (1958, 1960, ’61, ’63). Park now joins Nancy Lopez, Se Ri Pak, Annika Sörenstam and Kathy Whitworth as three-time winners. Park also reclaimed the No. 1 position in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings. Lydia Ko had held the top spot for the previous 19 weeks.
By securing her sixth career major title, Inbee Park is now tied for ninth on the LPGA’s major victories list with Pat Bradley, Betsey King, Patty Sheehan and Kathy Whitworth. Twelve of the 13 LPGA Legends to garner at least six major titles are members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The lone exception is the 26 year-old Park.