Park refreshed at NW Arkansas Championship

AP Sports Writer

ROGERS (AP) - Inbee Park is back playing golf after a week off following her win at the LPGA Championship.

The LPGA's top-ranked golfer highlights a field of 97 of the top 100 players on the money list at this week's NW Arkansas Championship, a 3-day event that serves as a lead-in this year to next week's U.S. Open.

Park won the LPGA Championship two weeks ago after a grueling 39-hole final day, outlasting Catriona Matthew in a three-hole playoff. The win was the South Korean's fourth of the year, her sixth in her last 22 starts.

Park took over the top spot in the rankings from Stacy Lewis in April. Lewis, who played collegiately at the nearby University of Arkansas, is the hometown favorite this week.

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