Mark Edwards' In My Opinion: World's most dominant athlete? How about Inbee Park?
by Mark Edwards
medwards@annistonstar.com
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Inbee Park can win her fourth straight major tournament at the Women's British Open. (AP photo by Frank Franklin II)
Inbee Park can win her fourth straight major tournament at the Women's British Open. (AP photo by Frank Franklin II)
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Who is the most dominant athlete in professional sports today?

You could make a case for somebody I’m betting few know – women’s golfer Inbee Park.

Park, who turns 25 in 10 days, is ranked No. 1 in the women’s golf rankings. She has won four major tournaments, including three straight this year. Nobody has done that since 1950 when Babe Zaharias did it. She has placed in the top nine in nine of the last 10 major tournaments, dating back to 2011.

She has entered 13 tournaments this year, winning six and finishing in the top 10 two other times. She’s first in the LPGA in money, with more than double the player who ranks second. She also is first in scoring, putting average and rounds under par.

So why haven’t we heard more about her? Is it the lack of popularity of women’s golf?

Maybe it’s mostly because she’s still rather new on the major sports scene. If she keeps winning, more and more people are going to look at her and realize what an incredible talent she apparently is.

Contact Anniston Star Sports Editor Mark Edwards at medwards@annistonstar.com or 256-235-3570. Follow on Twitter @MarkSportsStar.
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