If the U.S. Open is supposed to be the most complete examination in golf, Sung Hyun Park passed the test with ease at the U.S. Women’s Open at Trump National G.C. in Bedminster, N.J.
Park was second in driving distance (by half a yard) at 256.1 yards and was T-7 in greens in regulation—a deceiving figure considering she hit 43 of her last 54 greens after hitting just 10 in the opening round. For the week her GIR percentage was 73.6 percent. Park was solid on the greens as well, ranking T-8 with a putting average of 1.58.
But the shot that was the clincher came courtesy of her TaylorMade Milled Grind 58-degree wedge that she used to hit a nifty pitch shot from behind the 72nd green to within tap-in distance. A bogey would have allowed Shanshan Feng the opportunity to tie with a closing birdie.
Here are all of Park’s winning clubs.
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver: TaylorMade M1 2017, 9.5 degrees
3-wood: TaylorMade M2 2017, 15 degrees
Hybrid: TaylorMade M1, 17 degrees
Irons (3-PW): TaylorMade P770
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (52, 58 degrees)
Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist 009M