Category: Pro Golf

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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Candie Kung: Dealing with down time

Candie Kung fast facts       Birthdate: August 8, 1981Birthplace: Kaohsiung City, TaiwanU.S. home: Allen, TexasHeight: 5-6Road to the LPGA: 2001 Q-School (tied for 15th)LPGA rookie season: 2002LPGA wins: 4 Best LPGA finish: 1st (2003 Takefuji Classic, 2003 Wachovia Classic, 2003 State Farm Classic, 2008 Hana Bank KOLON Classic)2009 earnings: $459,609 (15th)Best 2009 finish: …

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U.S. Open: Bivens out, Ji wins

The irony is, um, well, ironic. On the eve of Carolyn Bivens’ resignation as LPGA Tour commissioner, at the request of at least 15 of the Tour’s top players, the U.S. Open (which is run by the USGA, not the LPGA) was won, in ultra-clutch fashion, by Eun-Hee Ji. If the irony doesn’t resonate, here’s …

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Young Kim: Hard-working hat woman

Young Kim fast facts       Birthdate: February 2, 1980Birthplace: Chunchon, South KoreaU.S. home: NoneHeight: 5-7Road to the LPGA: 2002 Q-School (tied for 4th)LPGA rookie season: 2003LPGA wins: 1  Best LPGA finish: 1st (2007 Corning Classic)2009 earnings: $108,475 (53rd)Best 2009 finish: T-20th at Michelob Ultra OpenWorld ranking: 79th Young Kim is not the most …

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LPGA Tour: Open to open amid controversy

 Ah yes, the big one, the granddaddy of ’em all, The U.S. Women’s Open; been around longer than the LPGA itself – 1946 to be exact. The top players in the world will be there, right? Man, it’s fun to sit around and try to pick a winner from that kind of field. You’d have …

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Ai Miyazato: Still Japan

Ai Miyazato fast facts       Birthdate: June 19, 1985Birthplace: Okinawa, JapanU.S. home: NoneHeight: 5-2Road to the LPGA: 2005 Q-School (1st place by a record 12 strokes)LPGA rookie season: 2006LPGA wins: 0  Best LPGA finish: 2nd (2004 Mizuno Classic, 2007 HSBC World Match Play)2009 earnings: $326,579 (19th)Best 2009 finish: T-5th at SBS OpenWorld ranking: …

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