Pak, who finished at 4 over after a 71, was holing out on No. 18 at about the same time as Choi was finishing No. 9. But Pak intentionally stayed out of Choi's way at the time.
"I don't want her to lose her focus, so I'm trying to not give her (a) look," Pak said. "But you know, she's already been there many times. She won five times already, and of course, this is a little different than a regular event. But of course, having a lot of pressure herself, but she's good enough to be out there."
Pak is happy to hear that her victory in 1998 inspired so many people in her country.
"They were watching TV back then, and they didn't know what's going on in golf," Pak said. "And after I won the U.S. Open, they're watching this moment here, and they know what is golf and they think of their dreams."
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