Tag: Ko

Unknown Shibuno Takes British Open

Himako Shibuno

Shibuno Just Hoped to Make British Open Cut This was the British Open the way it should be. It was possibly the most fun I have had in years watching. Somebody had to win, and somebody had to lose, but I didn’t. The level of golf among the top five contenders was so good that …

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Kang, Ko, Hull and Newbies

Kang, Ko, Hull

Everyone in LPGA Going Through Something – Kang Overcame Hers There is a case to be made for a caveat to the question, “Who is the greatest golfer on tour?” If we live in the present moment, it would be difficult to bestow that title on someone who is not currently winning, unless they triumph …

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Golfers – What’s in a Name?

The Etymological Heritage of Golf and Golfers Can Be Surprising Many of us growing up with the game of golf had an image of something very mono-cultural, mono-racial, and mono-economic in our minds. We know that isn’t true in modern times, but I was surprised to find that it wasn’t true in our distant youth, …

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Lydia Ko Rights the Ship at Mediheal

Lydia Ko Rights the Ship at Mediheal

Ko Finally Wins Again at LPGA Mediheal Over the past year or so, we’ve put Lydia Ko through the ringer and on the psychiatrist’s couch, searching for an explanation. Up to that time, she has won with some regularity on the LPGA Tour, and in the beginning stunned us with international victories as an adolescent. …

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History and Change for Golfers Named Ko

Jin Young Ko Wins Women’s Australian While Lydia Still Searching For people of my age group, it is often necessary to remind ourselves that the touring golfers we observe, great as they may be, are not yet at the height of their powers. That only underscores how great they really are. Typically, we expect a …

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Eun-Hee-Ji, Swinging Skirts and Questions

Eun Hee-Ji Wins the Taiwan Swinging Skirts – Related Stories and Questions As the LPGA continues its ‘swing’ through Asia, I’m wondering where previously unknown greatness comes from, whether there’s more to come in some players, and what happened to yesterday’s stars. Eun-Hee-Ji won the Taiwan version of the LPGA Swinging Skirts Championship this week. I’ve …

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Ko, Thompson in Brickyard Showdown

Ko, Thompson in Brickyard Showdown

Two (Three) Young Greats Duel for Indy Women in Tech, Sunday at the Brickyard There are a lot of interesting and odd things going on with the LPGA this weekend. Every week with the tour is interesting and odd, but I really mean it this week. First of all, there’s a new tournament being played …

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Life Dangerous at Top of Golf

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Members of Golf Profession Getting Dinged Left and Right Golf does not appear to be an inherently dangerous game, but what is dangerous to a golfer may only be an inconvenience for people in many other professions. A stubbed toe, an earache, back pain, a course marshall, or a stop watch can seriously “ding” anyone …

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LPGA’s Pressel Setting Example

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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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Charley Hull’s Breakout Day

Charley Hull

Charley Hull 20 Year Old British Phenom Chooses Big Event for First Win We’ve all been watching her for years as she beats up on older, more experienced golfers and knocks on the door for various tournaments. We all knew it would happen one of these days. She was too brilliant to deny forever. However, …

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