By Nextgengolf. After Inbee Park won her third consecutive major at the U. Open last week, I began thinking about a trend that doesn't get talked about that much in certain circles but is painstakingly obvious--that being the overwhelming dominance of Asian women players on the LPGA tour. Asked a question about that very trend after winning the Kraft Nabisco Championship, three-time consecutive major championship winner Inbee Park responded "It's in our blood.
At age 10, she became the youngest player to qualify for a USGA amateur championship. Wie also became the youngest winner of the U. She turned professional shortly before her 16th birthday in , accompanied by an enormous amount of publicity and endorsements. Women's Open. Wie was born in Honolulu , Hawaii , the only child of immigrant parents from South Korea who came to the United States in the s. Her father, Byung-wook Wie , is a former professor of travel industry management at the University of Hawaii. Her mother, Bo, was South Korea's women's amateur golf champion in ,  and competed in a Miss Korea beauty pageant.