Golf: Pak pulls out of Texas Shootout with tea burn

Pak Se-Ri  of South Korea chips from the bunker onto the ninth green during the second round of the LPGA Lotte Championship at Ko Olina Golf Club on April 14, 2016 in Kapolei, Hawaii.
Pak Se-Ri of South Korea chips from the bunker onto the ninth green during the second round of the LPGA Lotte Championship at Ko Olina Golf Club on April 14, 2016 in Kapolei, Hawaii.PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - South Korean superstar Pak Se-Ri pulled out of the LPGA Texas Shootout in the second round on Friday (April 29) with a burn on her leg caused by hot tea.

Pak, the Hall of Fame-bound legend who has announced this will be her final season on the LPGA tour, opened the tournament with a one-over 72 on Thursday (April 28) and was one-over for the tournament when she withdrew.

The LPGA confirmed on Twitter that she had pulled out "citing an accidental hot tea burn to her lower leg".

It was unclear exactly when Pak suffered the burn.

Pak, 38, was the first of what is now an army of South Korean players on the LPGA tour. She has won five major titles and 25 LPGA crowns overall.

Pak has more than US$12.5 million (S$16.8 million) in career earnings since joining the LPGA Tour in 1998.