BEDMINSTER, N.J. — It doesn’t accurately hurl of an English tongue, though 2017 U.S. Women’s Open champion Sung Hyun Park has one of a best nicknames in sports.
“Literally, ‘just close your mouth and attack,’ ” pronounced a 23-year-old, who had a 5-under 67 on Sunday during Trump National Golf Club Bedminster to pass 54-hole personality Shanshan Feng of China and 17-year-old pledge Hye-Jin Choi of The Republic of Korea for her initial feat in North America. Park had an 11-under standard sum of 277, dual improved than Choi.
The translator in a media centre pronounced “Dak Gong” is indeed a made-up word “like an acronym.”
“That nickname, we theory kind of came from my fans final year,” pronounced Park. “Like some or a lot of Korean womanlike golfers, we theory we am some-more assertive in my play. So fans gave me that nickname that we only concentration on conflict and aggressive. That’s how it substantially came and I’m happy for it.”
Park won $900,000 US for finishing first.
Choi, a 2016 Canadian Amateur champion, was tied for a lead on a 16th tee when she dumped her 7-iron from about 140 yards in a H2O and done a double spook five. She rallied with a birdie on a par-5 18th to finish solo second. That would have been value $540,000 for a pro; instead it was upheld along down a line.
“Well, it would be good if we could get a money, though we consider my primary idea was to come here and compete,” Choi said. “So, to me, removing this second place runner-up indeed means some-more and it’s a good honour for me so we am not unequivocally focusing on a esteem income for now.”
Choi, we will remember, won a World Junior Girls Golf Championship during The Marshes in Ottawa in 2015. This was a second true year she was a low pledge during a U.S. Open. Her sum of 279 kick a aged pledge record, set by Grace Park in 1999, by 4 strokes.