• US Women's Open, Round Four

Park claims historic win

ESPN staff
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Inbee Park created history on Sunday © AP
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Inbee Park has won the US Women's Open to make history with titles in the year's first three majors.

The world's top-ranked player finished at eight-under to win by four strokes. Her two-over 74 in the final round on Sunday was more than enough, with Sebonack's trying conditions keeping any rivals from making a run. Only three players were under par for the tournament.

Fellow South Korean I.K. Kim also shot 74 for her second runner-up finish at a major.

No player had ever won the first three majors in a year with at least four.

Ahead by four strokes at the start of the round, Park birdied the ninth and 10th holes to extend her lead.

She has won six times already this year, including three straight tournaments. Park added a second US Women's Open title to another historic victory in 2008, when she became the event's youngest champion at the age of 19.

This article first appeared on ESPN.com

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