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Old 09-29-2011, 12:25 AM   #1
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Se Ri Pak Inspires Korean Show "Birdy Buddy"

from my blog: Korean TV Show “Birdie Buddy” Inspired By Signature Moment In Se Ri Pak’s Career



In what remains to this day the signature moment in Se Ri Pak’s career, the Hall of Famer, who had already won a Major in her 1998 rookie season at the McDonald’s LPGA Championship (now sponsored by Wegmans), was in an 18 hole Monday playoff with Jenny Chuasiriporn at the US Women’s Open when she hit into the water hazard off the 18th tee . In danger of losing the championship, she removed shoes and socks and hit her next shot while standing in the water. She managed to save bogey and remain tied after 18 holes of the Monday playoff to force sudden death, which she won with a tremendous birdie putt from nearly 20 feet on the second hole. It was a victory named by the Korea Times as the 3rd most acclaimed moment in 60 years of South Korean sports history: Top 10 Most Acclaimed Moments In 60 Years

They even have a statue commemorating the shot.



So famous is the shot, that the Korean show “Birdie Buddy” decided to base a scene on Se Ri’s shot. The funniest part to me is when the actress is standing in the water and they superimpose Se Ri’s face over the actress!





You can actually see more of Birdie Buddy here: Birdie Buddy

Episode 1 actually starts with the famous Se Ri shot!
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:44 PM   #2
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BKB...any more information regarding that statue? Where is it located? etc etc.
Might make for an interesting story I could do locally for the upcoming major at Blackwolf. Thank you!
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Originally Posted by Whistling Straight View Post
BKB...any more information regarding that statue? Where is it located? etc etc.
Might make for an interesting story I could do locally for the upcoming major at Blackwolf. Thank you!
hiya! Well...more info can be found here: Magazine 2005 Odds n' Ends

If you are working on any stories about Se Ri, I would recommend going over to SS.com or the Seoul Sister forum and leaving a message for HappyFan...he is a virtual Se Ri Pak encyclopedia!
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Old 10-02-2011, 01:33 AM   #4
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Hi ya folks...I am curious...in the pix of the Seri Statue, there is the little boy standing in the grass...what is the thing on his left foot....is it some kind of foot cast???....just curious

anyway....have a good day...see ya!!
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Hi ya folks...I am curious...in the pix of the Seri Statue, there is the little boy standing in the grass...what is the thing on his left foot....is it some kind of foot cast???....just curious

anyway....have a good day...see ya!!
Those would be the bronze replicas of Se Ri's shoes and socks. The statue stands in a park in Seoul and replicates the signature moment from the Monday playoff at the 1998 US Women's Open at Blackwolf Run when she was forced to stand in the water hazard along the 18th fairway to hit a recovery shot.


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Hi ya Kevin...THANKS for the info....you are the Man!!!...have a great day...see ya!!
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Thank you all for the tips!
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