Tag: LPGA

Mickey Wright, Golf’s Platonic Ideal Dies

Mickey Wright, Likely the Best of the Best We knew that it was going to come some day, but I put it out of my head. Last week, we lost mickey Wright at the age of 85. Wright was an extremely important figure for me in the 50s and 60s, the two decades in which …

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Haley Moore Arrives in Style

Haley Moore Beats Odds Everywhere She Goes From being a child golf prodigy to member of the LPGA Tour is a long road, and a lot of things can go wrong. It’s even harder when you’re bigger and taller than your peers, and you have to deal with their immaturity on a daily basis. Worst …

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PGA Responds – Broadcasts, Charities

PGA Responds

PGA Streaming Rights Relocating, Charity Profile Heightened Perhaps this is all a coincidence, but with the recent talk of a rival tour featuring only the top players, the PGA has offered a public reminder of its presence, and what it does best. I’m not all that happy about the first one, despite being in the …

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LPGA Founders and the 70th Anniversary

LPGA Founders

What Would the Founders of the LPGA Think Today? The beginning of the 2020 season for women’s golf wasn’t just spectacular because of what Gaby Lopez did in the Diamond Resorts Championship. It’s not even what she might do this week. Someone is going to be the inaugural winner of a new tournament, the Gainbridge …

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Gaby Lopez Win What LPGA Needs

Gaby Lopez

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

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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