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LPGA legend Pak Se-ri receives prestigious award

Jan 18,2020
Korean LPGA legend Pak Se-ri has been named the recipient of a major award presented by the U.S. golf governing body.

The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced on Wednesday that Pak, a World Golf Hall of Famer, will receive the 2020 Bob Jones Award.

Named after the late golfing hero, the Bob Jones Award recognizes “an individual who demonstrates the spirit, personal character and respect for the game exhibited by Jones,” the USGA said. The award has been presented annually since 1955.

Pak, 42, won 25 titles, including five majors, during her trailblazing LPGA career. She exploded onto the LPGA scene in 1998, capturing two majors en route to winning the tour’s Rookie of the Year award. Her signature victory came at the 1998 U.S. Women’s Open, where she became the youngest champion in tournament history until that point at age 20.