Category: Pro Golf

Is the LPGA too good?

On the days leading up to each tournament, the LPGA Tour Web site polls its visitors on which golfer will win the event. There are usually five or six choices – four or five golfers and an “other” option. Heck, I like polls as much as the next guy, so sometimes I play the game …

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Teresa Lu: Here to stay

Teresa Lu fast facts       Birthdate: October 13, 1987Birthplace: Taipei, TaiwanU.S. home: Rancho Santa Fe, California Height: 5-4Road to the LPGA: 2005 Q-School (tied for 22nd)LPGA rookie season: 2006LPGA wins: 0 Best LPGA finish: T-3rd (2008 Ginn Open)2009 earnings: $131,923 (37th)Best 2009 finish: T-11th at Honda LPGA Thailand and at Michelob Ultra OpenWorld …

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Kyeong Bae: Realizing potential?

Kyeong Bae fast facts       Pronounced: kyong bayBirthdate: June 13, 1985Birthplace: Seoul, South KoreaU.S. home: Tampa, FloridaHeight: 5-7Road to the LPGA: Finished 3rd on 2005 Futures Tour money listLPGA rookie season: 2006LPGA wins: 0  Best LPGA finish: T-2nd (2006 Sybase Classic)2009 earnings: $154,237 (35th)Best 2009 finish: 4th at LPGA ChampionshipWorld ranking: 84th Kyeong …

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Na On Min: The unknown quantity

Na On Min fast facts       Birthdate: November 5, 1988Birthplace: South KoreaU.S. home: NoneHeight: 5-4Road to the LPGA: 2006 Q-School (tied for 18th)LPGA rookie season: 2007LPGA wins: 0  Best LPGA finish: 3rd (2007 LPGA Championship)2009 earnings: $41,703 (80th)Best 2009 finish: T-11th at the J Golf Phoenix LPGA InternationalWorld ranking: 136th Of all the …

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Jimin Kang:

Jimin Kang fast facts       Pronounced: jee meen kangBirthdate: January 28, 1980Birthplace: Seoul, South KoreaU.S. home: Scottsdale, ArizonaHeight: 5-6Road to the LPGA: 2002 Q-School (tied for 24th)LPGA rookie season: 2003LPGA wins: 1  Best LPGA finish: 1st (2005 Corning Classic)2009 earnings: $112,310 (39th)Best 2009 finish: T-8th at Kraft Nabisco ChampionshipWorld ranking: 71st There was …

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Mika Miyazato: Japan

Mika Miyazato fast facts       Birthdate: October 19, 1989Birthplace: Okinawa, JapanU.S. home: None Height: 5-2Road to the LPGA: 2008 Q-School (tied for 12th)LPGA rookie season: 2009LPGA wins: 0 Best LPGA finish: 4th (Corning Classic)2009 earnings: $107,872 (41st)Best 2009 finish: 4th at Corning ClassicWorld ranking: 80th There are 47 South Koreans on the LPGA …

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Hee-Won Han: Mommy golfer

Hee-Won Han fast facts       Birthdate: June 10, 1978Birthplace: Seoul, South KoreaU.S. home: San Diego, CaliforniaHeight: 5-7Road to the LPGA: 2000 Q-School (tied for 27th)LPGA rookie season: 2001LPGA wins: 6  Best LPGA finish: 1st (2003 Sybase Classic, 2003 Wendy’s Championship, 2004 Safeway Classic, 2005 Office Depot Championship, 2006 Corning Classic, 2006 Honda LPGA …

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Jee Young Lee: Girls just want to have fun

Jee Young Lee fast facts       Birthdate: December 2, 1985Birthplace: Seoul, South KoreaU.S. home: Orlando, FloridaHeight: 5-6Road to the LPGA: Won 2005 CJ Nine Bridges Classic (now known as the Hana Bank-KOLON Championship)LPGA rookie season: 2006LPGA wins: 1  Best LPGA finish: 1st (2005 CJ Nine Bridges Classic)2009 earnings: $250,370 (23rd)Best 2009 finish: T-3rd …

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Eun-Hee Ji: Center of the storm

  Eun-Hee Ji fast facts       Pronounced: yun hee jeeBirthdate: May 13, 1986Birthplace: Gapyeong, South KoreaU.S. home: NoneHeight: 5-4Road to the LPGA: 2006 Q-School (T-34th)LPGA rookie season: 2007LPGA wins: 1  Best LPGA finish: 1st (2008 Wegmans LPGA)2009 earnings: $172,762 (25th)Best 2009 finish: T-6th at MasterCard Classic: 19th It would be nice for Eun-Hee …

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Yani Tseng: Not your average 20-year-old

Yani Tseng fast facts       Birthdate: January 23, 1989Birthplace: Taoyuan, TaiwanU.S. home: Orlando, FloridaHeight: 5-6Road to the LPGA: 2007 Q-School (6th)LPGA rookie season: 2008LPGA wins: 2  Best LPGA finish: 1st (2008 LPGA Championship, 2009 Corning Classic)2009 earnings: $631,890 (3rd)Best 2009 finish: 1st at Corning ClassicWorld ranking: 2nd In some ways, Yani Tseng is …

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