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Park Sung-Hyun, or Sung Hyun Park as she is also known, is a self taught South Korean professional golfer on the U.S.- based LPGA Tour. She has won four times in 2015 and six times in 2016. Sung Hyun was the number one ranked golfer in the Women’s World Golf Rankings for one week in 2017. She regained the number one spot in 2018 with her win at the Indy Women in Tech Championship. She won two LPGA major championships, the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open Golf Championship and the 2018 Women’s PGA Championship.
Sung Hyun received the LPGA’s Rookie of the Year Award in 2017. She received Player of the Year honors, making Park the first player since 1978 to win both Player and Rookie of the Year honors in the same season. Park won three times in 2018, including the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship title. She regained the number one spot in 2018 with her win at the Indy Women in Tech Championship, and she took the number one spot in 2019, too. Sung Hyun won the HSBC Women’s World Championship in and the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship in 2019. As of October 2020 Sung Hyun is the LPGA number one player in the world.
Kim Sei-young, also often goes by Sei Young Kim, is a South Korean professional golfer on the LPGA of Korea Tour and the LPGA USA Tour with 11 victories. She joined the KLPGA in 2011. For the first few years, she didn’t take many titles, but in 2013, Sei Young broke through in a major way. One of the longest drivers on tour, Kim won the first event of the main part of the year. She has won five times on the LPGA Korean Tour and eleven times on the LPGA Tour. Her first major title on the LPGA Tour gave Kim her highest-ever ranking. Her win at the 2018 Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic set the record for the lowest 72-hole score of 257 and the lowest to-par score −31.
Kim won her first major, the 2020 Women’s PGA Championship in October by five strokes. Her world ranking soared to No. 2 after her victory at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship last week. In 2015 she took the Rolex Rookie of the year award and she currently holds Rolex ranking number two. Sei Young is also a third-degree black belt in Taekwondo, and she is now sparring for the number one title in 2020.