Michelle Wie is not the best Korean golfer — it’s Inbee Park

 

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Inbee Park age 25

2009 LPGA Championship - Inbee Park (2).jpg

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Michelle Wie age 23

Professional wins   2

Number of wins by tour  LPGA   2

 

 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inbee_Park

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Since 15 April 2013, Inbee Park has been the number one ranked player in the Women’s World Golf Rankings.   

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Park has won four major championships in her career, including three consecutive major wins during the 2013 season, becoming only the fourth LPGA Tour player to win three majors in a calendar year.

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Park is the youngest player to win the U.S. Women’s Open.

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Park currently has endorsement deals with KB Financial Group, Srixon Golf, Fila, Panasonic & Jeju Samdasoo Water.

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Professional wins (14)

LPGA Tour wins (9)

Legend
Major championships (4)
Other LPGA Tour (5)

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Michelle is not even considered the greatest ever female golfer from Hawai’i by oldtimers  — they pick Jackie Liwai Pung    —

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Pung

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Former tour(s) LPGA Tour
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 5
Best results in LPGA Major Championships
Titleholders C’ship 5th: 1953
LPGA Championship T3: 1958
U.S. Women’s Open 2nd: 1953

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I pick Michelle over Jackie (nearly half century resident of Hawai’i Island, now in a Kona nursing home, aunt of Jackie’s favorite keiki ohana Sonny Hong born 1948 of Hilo) based on pure athleticism/level of competition.    Jackie’s pal Ted Makalena is the best ever male golfer from Hawai’i (died at age 34 in swimming accident), though Dean Wilson is considered by many today as our best ever male golfer.   David Ishii was the darling of our buddaheads, but Ishii is no Wilson (whose mother is local Japanese).

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