Category: Pro Golf

Matthew: Major mom

It’s been quite a year for Scotland’s best female golfer on and off the course. Yes sir, without a doubt, Catriona Matthew has had her share of thrills lately – and there are more to come. It started at the end of January at the HSBC LPGA Brasil Cup in Rio de Janeiro, an unofficial …

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The Women’s Ricoh British Open

Unlike its men’s counterpart, the Ricoh Women’s British Open does not have an amazingly ancient and royal history. The men’s British Open (also known as the Open Championship, but that does sound so pretentious, no?) has been staged 138 times since 1860, taking hiatuses during the World Wars, but has been played continuously since 1946. …

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Meena Lee: Plenty of names, plenty of game

Meena Lee fast facts       Birthdate: December 25, 1981Birthplace: Jeonju, South KoreaU.S. home: Orlando, FloridaHeight: 5-6Road to the LPGA: 2004 Q-School (tied for 25th)LPGA rookie season: 2005LPGA wins: 2  Best LPGA finish: 1st (2005 Canadian Women’s Open, 2006 Fields Open)2009 earnings: $317,114 (28th)Best 2009 finish: T-3rd at Evian MastersWorld ranking: 54th She’s been …

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Japan’s Ai Miyazato Wins Evian Masters

Ai Miyazato won the Evian Masters Sunday. In doing so she began to live up to some of the wild expectations of her back in Japan, but she also made a prophet out of Annika Sorenstam. “Obviously, Ai is a great player,” Sorenstam said after playing with her in 2006. “For someone so petite, her …

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Evian Masters: Playing for pay

It’s not too cynical to say this, and I know most professional golfers really do love the game and the competition. But they do play it for cash (and some nifty prizes). And this is the time of the year when they can really get paid; when entire seasons can be lost or found. With …

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Amy Yang: The Korean from Down Under

 Amy Yang fast facts       Birthdate: July 28, 1989Birthplace: South KoreaU.S. home: Orlando, FloridaHeight: 5-8Road to the LPGA: 2007 Q-School (tied for 54th)LPGA rookie season: 2008LPGA wins: 0 Best LPGA finish: T-9th (2008 Hana Bank-KOLON Championship, 2009 LPGA Championship)2009 earnings: $146,087 (46th)Best 2009 finish: T-9th at LPGA ChampionshipWorld ranking: 59th Talk about the …

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Il Mi Chung: The executive

Il Mi Chung fast facts       Birthdate: January 15, 1972Birthplace: Pusan, South KoreaU.S. home: NoneHeight: 5-5Road to the LPGA: 2003 Q-School (tied for 17th)LPGA rookie season: 2004LPGA wins: 0  Best LPGA finish: T-3rd (2005 Canadian Open, 2006 State Farm Classic)2009 earnings: $85,982 (69th)Best 2009 finish: T-11th at Michelob Ultra OpenWorld ranking: 112th Following …

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Pat Fletcher The Canadian Open Winner

Pat Fletcher

As this week’s Canadian Open gets under way, it will be 55 years since a Canadian, Pat Fletcher won this event. In 1954 when he won the tournament he was the first Canadian since 1914 to win the national championship. Pat Fletcher was born in 1916 at Clacton-On-Sea, England. Along with his mother, Edith and …

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Solheim Cup or World Cup?

We’re just a month out from the 11th Solheim Cup, this time to be held on U.S. soil at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois (50 miles west of Chicago), from Aug. 21-23. The biennial event, of course, pits the top players from the U.S. versus their counterparts in Europe, many of whom we’ll …

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Soo-Yun Kang: A model golfer

  Soo-Yun Kang fast facts       Birthdate: March 15, 1976Birthplace: Seoul, South KoreaU.S. home: NoneHeight: 5-7Road to the LPGA: 2000 Q-School (tied for 49th)LPGA rookie season: 2001LPGA wins: 1 Best LPGA finish: 1st (2005 Safeway Classic)2009 earnings: $177,279 (41st)Best 2009 finish: T-2nd at Corning ClassicWorld ranking: 76th In America, Soo-Yun Kang is known …

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