Tag: LPGA

Gaby Lopez Win What LPGA Needs

Heroic Gaby Lopez Victory Increases Our Investment in the Tour For LPGA watchers, we had a nail-biter in Florida this week. Actually, it was mostly last week, but an astonishing playoff took it into this week, the second longest in LPGA history. It took Gaby Lopez seven extra holes with a night’s sleep in between …

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Hepburn and the New Woman Golfer

Katherine Hepburn: The Early LPGA Rebels Weren’t All on Tour  The script has been basically the same through the centuries. If a woman wants to do something and boldly exercises her right to do it, there’s a catch, at least in the beginning. Name it, and there is a powder puff or silent version of it …

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The Dynamic of Sibling Golf

Sibling Golf

Negotiating the Ups and Downs of Sibling Competition The world is filled with brother and sister teams that remain intimate and close through all of life. However, somewhere back at or near the beginning of each human life, there is a struggle for supremacy, whether it involves food or attention. Everything that is born on …

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LPGA Needs New Phenom to Jolt Ratings?

LPGA

Who’s Grabbing the Attention on the LPGA Tour These Days? I have read this week that despite Michael Whan’s terrific progress over the past few years, something is lacking at the top of the leaderboard to kick start a new wave of gallery passion in the women’s game. That question begs several others. Among them …

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Shibuno Shy About Starting?

Hinako Shibuno

Smiling Cinderella Hinako Shibuno Holding Off on U.S. LPGA So, here’s how it appears to be going. Hinako Shibuno, the Smiling Cinderella who was taken into the hearts of Britain when she won the nation’s major on the first time out doesn’t want to take the next step – not yet. Apparently, she doesn’t think …

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New Christina Kim Coming Back

Christina Kim

Newly Conditioned Christina Kim Seeking Full Return to Tour It hasn’t been that long ago since Christina Kim was shaking things up on the women’s tour. She’s got game, and has won here and there along the way. She also possesses one of the most ‘interesting’ personalities the tour has seen for many moons. There …

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Lee Ann Walker Sets High Score Record

Lee Ann Walker

Walker, Unaware of New Rule, Sets Record for Penalty Strokes I should be able to look up Lee Ann Walker, professional golfer, and find out anything I need to know about her career. But no, you won’t find anything on the internet today about previous decades, only one round of golf played this week. Have …

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Successful Golf Expensive

Golf Expensive

Tour Golf Life Expensive, Difficult to Sustain and Balance I recall an interview with Padraig Harrington in which he was asked about problems on tour. He replied that as professional golfers, “we don’t really have problems.” The comment was right for the specific situation under discussion, so it made sense then. However, I’m sure Harrington …

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LPGA Seniors Making it Happen – Again

LPGA Seniors

In a few days, the LPGA is holding an event at Pete Dye’s French Lick. It started in 2017 as a solitary major on the Legends Tour before being joined by the U.S. Senior Women’s Open. This tournament is not anything approaching an “Awe, ain’t that sweet?” competition.  The Senior Women of the LPGA still …

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Mi Jung Hur Wins in Indianapolis

Mi Jung Hur

Long Waits Between Wins for Mi Jung Hur, but Things Speeding Up This past week, the LPGA Tour visited one of the years oddest venues. I’m not sure how it came to be, but Pete Dye designed the course, so it came from the upper realms of the industry. In the city of Indianapolis, the …

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