If I’m being honest, golf isn’t necessarily my favorite sport, but once I did my research and started learning about South Korean golfer Inbee Park, I went down a rabbit hole that left me wondering if I woke up in 2022. Watching Inbee whack a golf ball is like watching sand pour into a glass vase – so smooth, so satisfying, so good.
At just 32 years old, Inbee has 21 (!!!) LPGA Tour victories under her belt, and was the youngest ever winner of the US Women’s Open when she won it in 2008 at the ripe age of 19. I don’t remember what I was doing when I was 19 but it was probably something stupid and definitely not trailblazing in professional sport (sigh, I could’ve been somebody).
Currently 2nd in the 2021 World Ranking, her list of accolades and accomplishments is waaaaayyy long, and it doesn’t look like she’s planning on slowing down anytime soon. In 2016, Inbee became the youngest player to quality for the LPGA Hall of Fame when she was only 27-years-old. In the 2016 Olympic Games, Inbee represented her home country of South Korea and became the first gold medal winner in the women’s individual event since 1900. What, like it’s hard?
Now that we know her name, let’s keep up with this absolute legend as she continues to amaze.