Park has seven top-3 finishes in her last eight events and 11 top-10 finishes in her last 12 events. Prior to that streak, Park was not in the top-15 of the Rolex Player of the Year race.
“Earlier in the season I really didn't think about (Player of the Year) much, but it's almost the end of the season and only three tournaments to go,” Park said. “And I think I have a good chance because I'm playing good and I have confidence. And these three tournaments, who knows what's going to happen. Just play tournament by tournament, shot by shot and see if I can go close.”
Lewis is also focused on trying to take home the honor, as she’s attempting to become the first American to win the award since Beth Daniel in 1994. Both Lewis and Park are slated to play in the final three events of the LPGA season: the Mizuno Classic, the Lorena Ochoa Invitational and the CME Group Titleholders.
Park’s T15 finish last week at the LPGA KEB·HanaBank Championship ended what had been an impressive streak for the 24-year-old South Korean. She had recorded 10 straight top-10 finishes, a streak that dated back to early June at the Wegmans LPGA Championship. It included two victories, four runner-up finishes and eight top-5 finishes while falling a few top-10s shy of Karrie Webb’s LPGA record of 16 straight top-10s.Yani Tseng also improved her standing in the quest for a third-consecutive Player of the Year honor with a third-place finish. She trails Lewis by 46 points and will also play in the final three events of the season. A win is worth 30 points.