After Suzann Pettersen and Cristie Kerr flexed their muscles in recent events, and Jiyai Shin started to get her putter going a wee bit more, Yani Tseng birdied all four of the par 5s on Saturday to remind everybody who is still #1. It’s a wonder to me, considering the two Majors last year, plus … Continue reading
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2011 LPGA State Farm Classic 2nd Round Thoughts
Low scores continue to dominate at the 2011 LPGA State Farm Classic. Wide fairways and receptive greens allow for lots of red numbers. #15 is playing the hardest at Panther Creek, but leader Mindy Kim’s 2nd shot on the hole was brilliant, setting up an easy birdie. Michelle Wie’s 2nd on 15 was even better, … Continue reading
2011 LPGA State Farm Classic: First Round Thoughts
I love watching LPGA coverage, but I held my breath after Se Ri Pak dropped in a birdie on #13 in the first round of the 2011 LPGA State Farm Classic. As she bent down to collect her golf ball from the hole, she leaned very gingerly on her club. Not the first time I’ve … Continue reading
2011 LPGA Shoprite Classic Highlights
Congrats to one of my favorite players, Brittany Lincicome. I think she could conceivably win 3 or 4 Majors in her career, a great talent.
97 Of Top 100 To Compete At 2011 Shoprite LPGA Classic
97 of the top 100 LPGA players will compete at the 2011 Shoprite LPGA Classic. The event takes place June 3-5, over 54 holes. Among those committed to play are defending champion Ai Miyazato, world #1 Yani Tseng, reigning US Women’s Open champion Paula Creamer and 2011 Sybase Match Play champion Suzann Pettersen. Also in … Continue reading
K.J. Choi, 2011 Players Championship Winner
Having not won since 2008 on the PGA Tour (he did have wins on the Asian Tour and Korean Tour), a great and special win for Choi at the Players Championship. What a way to get back to the winner’s circle.
LPGA 2010 Sybase Match Play Rewind
Last year’s final at Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, New Jersey pitted Sun Young Yoo of South Korea against Angela Stanford of the United States. Sun Young Yoo was always a solid LPGA player, but finally broke through to win her first title.
Yani Tseng Inspires Taoyuan And The Rest Of Taiwan To Set Up Junior Golf Programs
In 1998 Se Ri Pak inspired a generation of young boys and girls in Korea to aspire to become golfers. That inspiration has resulted in a wave of Korean players excelling around the world. In 6 or 7 years, might there be a generation of professional golfers from Taiwan similarly inspired by world #1 Yani … Continue reading
Maria Hjorth On Morning Drive Following 2011 Avnet LPGA Classic Win
I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a bit disheartened by Song Hee Kim once again getting close but coming up short. I definitely see Song Hee as the best player on tour without an LPGA win. Nevertheless, close doesn’t count as winning, and all credit must be given to veteran Maria Hjorth … Continue reading
Rolex Rankings 5/02/2011; Yani Tseng #1 For 12th Week, Maria Hjorth Makes Big Move
Yani Tseng continues to be the cream of the women’s golf crop, but it was 2011 Avnet LPGA Classic winner Maria Hjorth who made an 11 spot jump into 16th place. Also making a move was 2011 JLPGA Cyber Agent Ladies winner Yuri Fudoh, nestling right behind Hjorth in the 17th spot. RANK CHANGE PLAYER … Continue reading