The injury bug has gotten Inbee Park once again, and the seven-time major winner will reportedly not play another LPGA Tour event in 2017.
According to the Yonhap News Agency, Park has a back injury which she will be recuperating from throughout the fall in hopes of a healthy return next season.
Park missed The Evian Championship with the injury, which occurred at the Ricoh Women’s British Open in early August. She aggravated the injury further traveling to the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, per the Sept. 21 report. Park was originally planning to end her season at the LPGA’s event in China on Oct. 5, but that event was abruptly cancelled over permitting issues, which meant Park’s season was also abruptly finished.
“Park has recovered and the injury isn’t serious,” a source told Yonhap. “But she’ll take some time off and get ready for next season.”
While Park isn’t targeting any more LPGA Tour starts this year, she may make one more start on the Korean LPGA Tour in the KB Financial Group Star Championship in mid-October. KB Financial Group is one of Park’s primary sponsors.