The Decade’s Greatest!
It’s a banner day for all of Asia as one of its women professionals is unanimously voted as the Greatest Player Of The Decade!
To be counted as the best amongst the best on the LPGA Tour is a historic milestone not only for the player in question but also for the women’s game in Asia. Most importantly, it is an incredible acknowledgement that Asians can make it to the very pinnacle of the game of golf, if they give it their best shot.
South Korea’s Inbee Park gave it her best shot which was good enough for her to garner 53% of the fan vote received in the LPGA’s hunt for The Player Of The Decade poll.
Nearly 12,000 votes were cast over the LPGA’s social platforms to lift the LPGA Tour Hall of Famer ahead of No. 14 Brooke Henderson, who had been buoyed to three upsets by overwhelming support from her fan base at home in Canada.
In the LPGA Player of the Decade bracket, Park advanced from the Kathy Whitworth bracket, where she faced No. 16 Michelle Wie in the Round of 16. She advanced past Wie with 85% of fan votes to face No. 8 Sung Hyun Park in the quarter final. Inbee Park was once again selected by the fans, receiving 50.33% of the vote, and she faced No. 4 Lydia Ko in the LPGA Player of the Decade Final Foursome. Park advanced past Ko with 54% of the vote to face Henderson in the final matchup.
Park earned the No. 1 seed based on her staggering accomplishments on the LPGA Tour between 2010 and 2019. During that time, Park won 18 times, including six major championships, and won the Rolex Player of the Year, Rolex Annika Major Award, Vare Trophy and three-times topped the Money List. Park also made history in 2016, becoming the youngest to qualify for the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame at the age of 27, and won the Olympic gold medal at the Summer games in Rio that same year.
Congratulations Inbee Park from all your fans in Asia. You’ve done us all proud!