Women's British Open: Inbee Park - 'Greatest day of my life'

    Inbee Park clinched the 2015 award for women's major performances with her first British Open title.

    (CNN)Inbee Park said "the golfing God was on my side" after winning the seventh major title of her career at the Women's British Open.

    The world No. 1 shot a joint course record seven-under-par 65 final round to finish the tournament on 12 under, giving her a three-shot victory over fellow South Korean Ko Jin-young at the Donald Trump-owned Turnberry golf course .
    "It is the greatest day of my life yet for sure," Park told the LPGA website after landing the $450,000 first prize. "It was a great day of golf. I played great golf out there.
      "It feels great, this is something I have been dreaming of all my life.
      "Even though I made a couple of early mistakes, I was able to hold on really well on the back nine. Obviously got a little bit lucky. The golfing God was on my side, for sure."
      The 27-year-old Park carded seven birdies and an eagle in her final round to surge past overnight leaders Jin-young and Taiwan's Teresa Lu.
      It was a South Korean one-two-three after Ryo So-yeon's four-under round of 68 put her in joint third along with 18-year-old New Zealander Lydia Ko -- the world No. 2 equaled her best performance at a major.
      Park has won six out of the last 14 majors and her win in Scotland made her the second youngest golfer to complete a career grand slam -- behind only Tiger Woods.
      She now sits just three majors short of Annika Sorenstam's modern-day record of 10 and eight behind Patty Berg's all-time record of 15, won between 1937-58.
      Park has clinched the Rolex Annika Major Award ahead of the the fifth and final of the series -- next month's Evian Championship in France.
      "I just missed out on that award last year," said Park. "I was really close and I couldn't wrap it up. Annika is a legendary player. She's my idol. It feels a great honor to put my name on that award."