QUICK TAKE: Olympic Ceremonies Have LPGA Flavor

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 20: Gold medalist, Inbee Park of Korea poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for Women's Golf on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Golf Course on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

They aren’t winter athletes – although you could make the case that professional golf is a year-round sport – but you can’t overemphasize their superstar status in their homeland. So, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that LPGA standout and former world No.1 Inbee Park along with World Golf Hall of Famer Se Ri Pak took part in the opening ceremonies at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.  

Park, the gold medalist at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio and the most recent addition to the LPGA Hall of Fame (arguably the most difficult Hall in which to gain entry), was one of the final torch bearers on Friday night while Pak, whose 1998 U.S. Women’s Open victory inspired the nation and ignited the surge in Korean women’s golf, was one of eight athletes to carry the South Korean flag through Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium.

So Yeon Ryu, Global Golf Post’s 2017 Female Player of the Year, was also on site as a spectator.

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