Pioneer Pak blazed trail for Korean golfers to follow
SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. -- She must sometimes wonder what she started. If Se Ri Pak chose to study the scoreboard Friday at the U.S. Women's Open, she would have been awash with pride, seeing her country's flag beside so many names.
Then again, all of the South Koreans who have come over to the United States -- many because of Pak's success -- are making the task of winning tournaments all the more difficult, even for Pak, already eligible for the LPGA Hall of Fame at age 29.
2007 U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Where: Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, Southern Pines, N.C.
Yardage/Par: 6,644 yards; par 71
2007 champion: Cristie Kerr
• Sunday recap: Kerr wins by two
• Harig: Kerr completes her transformation
• Wojciechowski: Don't give up on Wie yet
• Harig: Ochoa comes up short (again)
• Saturday recap: Shin leads by one
• Harig: Ochoa on course in major title chase
• Friday recap: Angela Park grabs lead
• Wie withdraws halfway through second round
• Sirak: Time for Wie to step back from golf
• Harig: Pak was a pioneer in her homeland
• 12-year-old reaches weekend... sort of
• Round complete: Thompson shoots 76
• Thurs. recap: Park grabs lead
• Sirak: Wie's 82 could have been worse
• Harig: No sweat for Park
• Harig: Webb shoots 'terrible' round of 83
• Sirak: Major wins really are major achievements
• Harig: Do majors mean less to top women golfers?
• Sirak: Women's Open highlighted by intriguing questions
• Harig: Thompson, 12, embarks on record-setting appearance
• Alternate Shot: Talking Women's Open