It's been really busy since Sunday
After winning the U.S. Women's Open title Sunday on Long Island -- her third major in a row -- Inbee Park did a whirlwind media tour in New York City on Monday morning. Then she flew to Las Vegas with her fiancé, Gi Hyeob Nam, and parents.
In New York City, I didn't get to do much sightseeing, but I really enjoyed going to NBC and ABC. I'd never seen their studios before.
Once I got here to Las Vegas, I started doing house-hunting [Tuesday] morning. It's been really busy; we haven't had that much time to ourselves yet. My family is staying until Friday, and I'm sure we'll get some time to spend together.
I'm just looking at houses now; I'm not sure if I'm going to buy. If I see a really nice house that I like, I might buy it. I went to high school in Las Vegas, and that's the last place where I had a house. So I guess that Las Vegas is home here in the U.S. I like it here; they have good food and shopping. I have a lot of friends that still live here, and it's a familiar place, instead of going somewhere new and trying to get used to it.
I didn't really spend that much time off in America before this year. When I had a couple of weeks off, I would go home to Korea. So it was working out quite good. But I decided to play the U.S. LPGA tour full time starting this year, so I'm going to need a place to relax here.
I'll be going home to Korea for four days after the Toledo tournament. It's a lot of fun; I might be a little bit tired physically, but I'm just really happy to see all my family and friends back home, and my fans.
I have one younger sister, and grandparents, uncles and aunties. I'm the only one who is living in the U.S. Once our whole family gathers, it's about 20 people, and we'll have a big family dinner.
And there's my dog, Semmi, a cocker spaniel/beagle mix. She is 15 years old, and it's too hard for her to travel with me. She can't handle that. I would love to travel with a dog, but I think it's too hard on them. They have to sit in a hotel room for such a long time while I'm playing. I would rather have her spend time back home with my sister and mom, where they are always there for her.
Semmi came to America with me when I was 12 years old, so I had her when I was going to school here. Then she moved back to Korea when we sold our house in Las Vegas, so she's been there the last couple years.
It's pretty hard; I miss my dog more than my family, because at least I can talk to them. I love her; that's the first priority, and the main reason I'm going to Korea, really, is to see her.
Whenever I see dogs, I try to go pet them, whether it's in an airport, on a golf course, or whenever. I want to go spend time with them, because I like every dog. But there's nothing better than going home to see my dog. You can't beat that.
As for golf, every tournament is as important as the others to me. I just concentrate on each week. So I will focus on my next two events. If you think about the British -- there's still three weeks to go. I don't want to think about the same tournament for three weeks. I'll start thinking about that when I get there. That's going to be enough.