Tag Archive: Thompson

Jan 14

LPGA’s Pressel Setting Example

Morgan Pressel Throws Another Blow at Breast Cancer Morgan Pressel has been playing on the LPGA Tour for a while now. Many of us remember her as the youngest tournament champion in the tour’s history. I once called her a bully in the best sense of the word, meaning that she had the energy to …

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May 07

Canada & U.S. – Olympic Hopefuls

We have all watched the youth movement descend on the game of golf like a tsunami. There’s no way to avoid being impressed with a fourteen or fifteen-year old winning a sanctioned tour event, or rolling in the putt that changes history for the Solheim or Olympic Games. Stars in their late teens and early …

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Oct 18

Aggressive Golf

Aggressive Golf Is Exciting and Perilous Don’t Try This at Home Those of us at a certain age have watched a lot of golf in the past few decades, and we’ve seen a lot of power hitters winning tournaments, and even more importantly, looking great doing it. Particularly for men as a group, putting a …

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Nov 16

Lorena Ochoa

Lorena Ochoa’s Extraordinary Invitational Lorena Ochoa was one of the last week-in and week-out dominant players on the LPGA Tour, Mexico’s own answer to Annika Sorenstam, if you will. What she did after retiring from the Tour is equally remarkable. Opting for family, she opened her heart, invitational tournament, and foundation to underprivileged children. Now …

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Jun 21

Wie Impressive at Midpoint of Women’s US Open

Can Wie Finally Win Big? It’s awfully tempting to get ahead of ourselves when we see one player take charge the way Michelle Wie did in the US Women’s Open on Friday. We saw it last week, on the same course with Martin Kaymer, and perhaps we’ll see a repeat. Getting ahead of ourselves, however, …

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Apr 05

Wie, Thompson or Hull? Fun Final at Kraft

YOUNG STARPOWER IN FINAL ROUND Every week with a golf tournament is fun for me, without exception, but I’m having a particularly good time with this one, because three very interesting people will shoot it out for the cup, unless of course, someone like Karrie Webb shoots a 59 and steals it, which is always …

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Feb 04

Irish Wunderkinds Headed for Duke University

Irish Super-Kids, Twins Lisa and Leona Maguire Now that I’ve surpassed the eight thousand mile mark driving around the United States this month, I’m finally seeing something that looks the same as it did the day before. After alternating between the sunny Bahamas and the northern ice storms, Paradise Island’s palm tree courses and signs …

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Nov 21

Lydia Ko – Just Getting Started

  Lydia Ko Starts Her LPGA Career     How time flies. Lydia Ko is sixteen this year – it seems just yesterday that she was fourteen, a couple of Canadian Opens and two other wins ago. As every serious golf fan knows by now, Lydia put in her application for pro status, and received …

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Nov 16

The Ochoa-Pick a Winner, I Dare you

Leaderboard at The Lorena Ochoa Packed I have never been to Guadalajara, but it’s still on the “places to go” list. The closest I’ve come is meeting Lorena Ochoa once. My impression is that unless you want to party and do something noisy and festive, Guadalajara is a serene place – but maybe not so …

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Jul 30

Women’s British Open 2013

Who’s Who and What’s What for the Women’s British Open There’s plenty of intrigue building up for the women’s version of the British Open this week, and almost everyone in the upper echelons has something good to play for, in addition to winning the tournament. If you believe that the women’s turn in Britain lacks …

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