Inbee Park can match LPGA Tour record with Waterloo win
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Inbee Park can match LPGA Tour record with Waterloo win

Inbee Park has already made history this season, becoming the first player to win the first three majors (of five) of the season since Babe Zaharias did in the LPGA's inaugural season of 1950. (They only had three majors.)

Park has also won her last three starts, making up the last three tournaments on the LPGA docket: the Wegmans LPGA Championship, the Walmart NW Arkansas LPGA Championship and the U.S. Women's Open.

This week, Park looks to join yet another exclusive LPGA club at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. If Park wins her fourth tournament in a row, she will join a record club of players to win four consecutive tournaments on the LPGA schedule. Mickey Wright in 1962 and 1963, Kathy Whitworth in 1969, Annika Sorenstam in 2001 and Lorena Ochoa in 2008 all did what Park is looking to do this week.

With a one-week break to let the win at the U.S. Women's Open sink in, Park thinks she has a better chance to tie this record than she would have if she didn't have a few days off.

"If I were to play this tournament right after U.S. Open, I think it would have been a lot tougher for me just coming off from the Sunday
win and trying -- competition this week is going to be pretty tough," Park said. "But I've just done something like in Arkansas when I won, I thought I wouldn't be able to concentrate on U.S. Open because I just won, but that's something that I was able to do and I think this week's the same. I had a week off last week. I feel more relaxed, I feel more refreshed, so I feel a lot better this week."

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