TURNBERRY, Scotland – As Inbee Park hunted down Jin-Young Ko in the final stretch of the Women's British Open, it quickly became clear which South Korean was the rookie and which was about to add another chapter in golf's record book.
The top-ranked Park picked up seven shots in her last 12 holes, pressured her 20-year-old protégé so much she finally lost her nerve, and completed a 7-under-par 65 to capture the trophy she thought she might never win.
Park won by three shots at 12-under 276 for a seventh major title, becoming the seventh female to win four different majors — after Louise Suggs, Mickey Wright, Pat Bradley, Juli Inkster, Karrie Webb and Annika Sorenstam.
"I don't know what else to go for now," said Park, who has won six of the past 14 majors to cement her as her generation's top player.
How about ending the debate about clinching the so-called career Grand Slam?
The LPGA Tour is calling Park's achievement just that. However, Park hasn't won the France-based Evian Championship since it was given the status of a fifth major in 2013. She did win it in 2012.
The Evian is in September, when Park could reach what some call the "Super Slam."
"I feel like I've won all the majors in women's golf," Park said. "Every major was very, very special to me. But to wrap it up with the British Open is just much more special. … This is definitely the golfer's most-wanted trophy."