|Korea’s Park In-bee (AP-Yonhap News)|
Park, the world No. 1, is being joined by third-ranked American Stacy Lewis at the tournament, which begins Thursday.
Park swept the first three major championships of the season, and has added three other U.S. LPGA Tour wins this year. However, she finished well out of contention at the British Open and last month’s Evian Championship, failing in her attempt to become the first golfer ― male or female ― to win four majors in a year.
Park said the familiar feeling of the tournament’s setting at the Nicklaus Course at Pine Valley Golf Club on the outskirts of the Chinese capital boded well for success. “I’m from Asia and I just feel very comfortable playing here. I’m going to try my best this week and play good,” said Park.