When Se Ri Pak won the 1998 U.S. Women’s Open golf championship at
Blackwolf run, Korean’s were just entering the professional golf scene. Pak was just 20-years old when she capped off her first Major golf victory. Since then, she’s added four more major victories and 25 total LPGA Tour wins.
Watching Pak on that day was a young So Yeon Ryu, who became the latest Korean women’s golf phenom after winning the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open in Colorado last summer. Ryu watched Pak sink a 15-foot birdie putt as a youngster back in 1998.
The Blackwolf course will layout around 7,000 yards, roughly 500 yards longer than the course that Pak won on in 1998.
Pak is recovering from a shoulder injury but said she expects to be ready to play in this summer’s tournament.