HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- Srixon, XXIO and Cleveland Golf congratulate staffer Inbee Park for winning the 2014 Wegmans LPGA Championship over the weekend at Monroe Golf Club in Pittsford, NY. Park, the defending champion who won three consecutive majors last year, has now captured the fifth major championship on her 'Journey to Better'. Park made three birdies and one bogey in the final round on Sunday to finish the tournament tied at 11-under par for the week. For the second straight year, Park clinched the title in a playoff, this time with a par on the first extra hole. With this victory, Park is projected to jump from No. 3 to No. 2 in the Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings, while also moving into the No. 2 spot in the Rolex Player of the Year race.
"I have been playing very good golf the last month or so," said Park. "It definitely feels (like) a big honor to actually put my name on the trophy twice and obviously to defend my title. I'm just very happy to be part of history."
Park currently plays the new Z-STAR™ with Spin Skin™ technology, as well as a XXIO® 8 driver, XXIO® Forged irons (5-PW), Cleveland® 588® RTX™ Black Pearl wedges (47°, 50°) and a Cleveland® 588® Precision Forged Black Pearl wedge (58°). Park wears a Srixon® glove and carries a Srixon® bag.
Park's victory at the LPGA Championship also marks the end of an era, as the LPGA Tour bids farewell to the Rochester area after 38 years. The LPGA Tour will join forces next year with the PGA of America to run the Women's PGA Championship at Westchester Country Club outside New York City.
For more information on Inbee Park and the Journey to Better, please visit: http://srixon.com/thejourney/
For additional information on Srixon, Cleveland Golf, XXIO® and Never Compromise® or any of their other staff players, please visit www.srixon.com, www.clevelandgolf.com, www.xxiousa.com and www.nevercompromise.com.
ABOUT Cleveland® Golf, Srixon®, XXIO® and Never Compromise®:
Based in Huntington Beach, CA, Cleveland® Golf, Srixon®, XXIO® and Never Compromise® are all part of the DUNLOP SPORTS CO. LTD family and each brand enjoys a strong presence on competitive tours worldwide. Their professional staffs include players such as Graeme McDowell, Keegan Bradley, Inbee Park, as well as many others. Cleveland® Golf, founded in 1979, is a leading equipment manufacturer specializing in short game technologies and solutions that benefit all golfers. Srixon®, with more than 80 years of golf ball manufacturing experience, is committed to producing the highest quality, technically innovative golf balls which offer maximum performance to golfers of all levels of ability. XXIO®, with their long standing tradition of premium golf clubs in Japan, brings the #1 golf brand in Japan to America. Cleveland® Golf, Srixon®, XXIO® and Never Compromise® remain steadfastly committed to providing "Tour proven, premium golf equipment to passionate golfers seeking to improve their performance while enhancing their experience playing the game of golf." For more information, please contact Keith Patterson, PR/Media Relations Manager (714.889.5808) or visit us online at www.clevelandgolf.com, www.srixon.com, www.xxiousa.com and www.nevercompromise.com.
Media & Public Relations Manager
Cleveland Golf / Srixon / XXIO
5601 Skylab Rd.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Toll Free: 800.999.6263 Ext. 5808