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Evian Championship: Park Inbee Targets Fourth 2013 Major

Women’s world number one Park Inbee will again be bidding to become the first golfer to win four majors in a single calendar year when the Evian Championship begins today (Thursday).

Park has already won the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the LPGA Championship and the Women’s Open this year.

Unfortunately she only managed to finish in 42nd place at the Women’s British Open, but the addition of a fifth major gives her another opportunity for a fourth title at Evian-les-Bains.

"Four out of five majors is an amazing thing to achieve," said Park.

No golfer – be they male or female – has ever managed to win four major titles in a calendar year. Tiger Woods did of course once hold all four men’s majors simultaneously in 2001, but that was different to what Park is striving to achieve now.

The South Korean, 25, added: "I'm sure the experience I had in the British Open, all the pressure I had and the things I experienced will help me. I think this week is going to be a much better week."

All 12 players from Europe’s winning Solheim Cup team, including the likes of England’s 17-year-old Charley Hull, are in the field on the shores of Lake Geneva.

Elsewhere Suzann Pettersen, the world number three, is the leading European in the tournament, while Scotland’s Catriona Matthew is the highest ranked Briton at seventh.