Coming in hot

There’s no argument that Inbee Park has been on fire for the last three months, which is easily backed up by her impressive stats and high-finishing consistency. With impeccable steadiness with her flat stick, Park leads the LPGA Tour in putting average (28.25) and putts per GIR (1.73). Not to mention she has strung together the longest streak of top-10 finishes this season with 11 in the last 12 events.

The South Korean says this is most comfortable she’s felt over the ball in her six-year tenure on the LPGA Tour.

“I really like the way I’m playing right now,” said Park. “I’ve been getting a lot of confidence over the last three months, especially with my long game. My swing is getting really comfortable and it feels like it’s my swing now.”

Park claimed the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia title at the beginning of the Asia circuit and placed second behind Suzann Pettersen in Taiwan last week. She has seen success in Japan before with a tie for eighth in 2010 and tie for fifth in 2009. She says there’s a level of comfort she always feels each year during these months.

“I’ve always loved the Asia swing,” said Park. “I’m Asian and we get to go to Korea also. It’s been really fun. The LPGA does a great job of taking care of players. This month I’ve kind of taken it as a vacation and it’s really kind of helped my game. I like it.”

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