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“Triple Crown Instead of Career Grand Slam”

Posted August. 15, 2007 07:17,   


South Korea’s golf queen Pak Se-ri (CJ), 30, is aiming for this season’s second championship at the CN Canadian Women`s Open (par 71) at the Royal Mayfair in Edmonton, Canada, on Thursday. The winning prize is $2.25 million.

If Park, who won the championships in the 1998 U.S. Women’s Open and the 2001 British Women’s Open, claims the title this time, she will achieve a “triple crown”, which is the three oldest tournaments in golf—The British Open Championship, the U.S. Open, and the Canadian Open—in one year. The only triple crown winners are Tiger Woods and Annika Sorenstam. Pak failed to achieve the career grand slam by winning four different majors when she finished 10th after successful play until the middle of the last round at the Nabisco Championship in April.

Along with Park, Kim Mi-hyun (KTF), Lee Seon-hwa (CJ), and Kim Yeong are competing for the season’s second title. Lee Mi-na (KTF), who won the first LPGA in this game in 2005, joins the competition. Ji Eun-hee (Callaway) is now training with two drivers in Canada. She showed her potential in her first experience at the British Open, tying for fifth. Phil Mickelson (U.S.) won the PGA Tour Masters Championship last April by taking advantage of two drivers depending on the course.