Hall of Famer Park commits to play Down Under

Seven-time major champion and Olympic gold medallist, Inbee Park, is returning to Australia for the first time since 2014.

The South Korean will play the ISPS Handa Vic Open at 13th Beach (6-9 February) and the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open at Royal Adelaide (13- 16 February).

Inbee Park Inbee Park holds the 2015 British Open trophy (Credit: LET)

The 31-year-old has won 19 LPGA Tour events in her career including seven majors and has spent 106 weeks as world number one, sitting behind only Lorena Ochoa (158) and Taiwan’s Yani Tseng (109) on the Rolex all-time list.

“I am so excited to be going back to Australia for these two tournaments in February,” said Park.

“This is my first time in the country for a few years and I have heard so much about the Vic Open with its men’s and women’s fields, as well as good memories from my previous visits for the Australian Open.”

Park was also recently crowned as the LPGA’s Player of the Decade, beating out Canada’s Brooke Henderson in a popular vote compiled online as the best player of the period 2010-2019.

Tickets are officially on sale for both championships and will be broadcast on ABC on all four days.