"What she already has done is absolutely fantastic," Wright said. "I know she'd be satisfied with that."
The one constant to her remarkable run is that she makes it all look so easy.
"You would think after winning two of them it would faze her a little bit," said Stacy Lewis, whom Park replaced at No. 1 in the world in April. "But obviously at the U.S. Open, it didn't. I don't know. Inbee is playing so good this year, and she's so steady. You wouldn't know whether she's winning a tournament or whether she's losing it, and that's what you need in a major. As a player, you'd like to know if she's human, to see if she actually feels the nerves like the rest of us do."
Park doesn't really have an intimidating presence, not like those who preceded her in women's golf. She doesn't overpower courses like Yani Tseng. She isn't always accurate off the tee like Sorenstam. She's not athletic like Karrie Webb. She lacks the charisma of Lorena Ochoa.
But she can putt. She can score. And she can win, especially the big ones. Especially this year.
"Sometimes you want to know what she's feeling, what's going through her head," Paula Creamer said. "With Annika, with Lorena, with Yani, you knew what was going on. We have so much respect for players that dominate the game and raise the bar and change what we're doing. With Inbee, it's much harder to see. Obviously, she's one of the greatest putters. She has so much confidence in it, and the way she plays the game, it's so steady.
"She never makes mistakes, and if she does, she manages to walk away with par."
Park moved to America when she was 12, first to Florida and eventually to Las Vegas. Her parents emphasized school — and learning to speak English — as much as golf. Her fiancé, Gi Hyeob Nam, is a former Korean PGA player who has been coaching her for the last two years.
"It's funny, you always see her and her fiancé when they're traveling," Lewis said. "They're always holding hands walking in the airport and they are very cute together. You can tell she's very happy in her life, and obviously very happy with where her golf game is.
"More than anything, that's what's showing in her game."
Her pursuit of a fourth major begins at 7:03 a.m. Thursday at St. Andrews, a course that already has been part of so much history and could very well get more.
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