Much had been made about the women playing on the same course as the men at Pinehurst. Stacy Lewis led a group of five women under par, but some notables struggled.
Coming off a dazzling final-round 61 to clinch her first victory of the year, Inbee Park has rediscovered the putting magic that brought her three major titles last year. The timing couldn't be better.
Disqualified from the Australian Ladies Masters last week, Karrie Webb will get another chance this week as the LPGA heads to Australia.
Lexi Thompson, Suzann Pettersen and Shanshan Feng carry momentum into the 2014 LPGA season, putting them among our 10 players to watch.
What's in store for the LPGA in 2014? Here's hoping Inbee Park stays in a groove, Yani Tseng finds hers and the inaugural International Crown and Race to the Globe are resounding successes.
No one had more of an impact on women's golf this year than Inbee Park, who became the first LPGA player since Pat Bradley in 1986 to win three major titles in a season.
The focus of the golf world zoomed in on a shy South Korean, Inbee Park, as she made a thrilling run at a Grand Slam -- and that was just part of the LPGA's year.
Shanshan Feng was instrumental in getting an official event in mainland China, the LPGA's first stop on a five-country Asian swing.
Inbee Park's attempt at a fourth major championship this year has experts debating whether to call it a Grand Slam. What can't be debated: She's the No. 1-ranked player in the world.
Inbee Park fell short of her Grand Slam quest, but she has memories to cherish, including the fervent support of the galleries.
The winds have been fierce, her nerves have been tested and she's 7 shots back. Inbee Park has 32 holes to overcome all that Sunday in her quest for a fourth straight major.
With winds gusting up to 35 mph Friday afternoon, Inbee Park shot 73 and dropped eight shots back. To have any chance this weekend, she'll need conditions to stay tough.
Inbee Park began her Grand Slam quest with a torrent of birdies, then found trouble on the back nine. The result: a 3-under 69.
The stakes have never been higher, the demands have never been greater, but Inbee Park remains unflappable and eager to get to her sanctuary: the golf course.
Fresh off a trip to South Korea last week, Inbee Park feels energized and excited to play on a course she thinks suits her game.
In a nation where sports heroes represent so much more than athletic triumph, Inbee Park is now the center of attention. She welcomes the opportunity.