Tag: LPGA

Mirim Lee Wins ANA – Hits the Wall

Mirim Lee Hits Wall Shot, Wins ANA with Short Game Magic Yes, the culmination of Mirim Lee’s victory at the ANA was strange, without fans to cheer, extreme heat, and some of the weirdest short game shots  one person can put into a final round. That included an intentional wall shot. It is unusual for …

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Heat, Forest Fire Smoke – Lighten Up, LPGA

High Heat, Smoke of Western Fires a Threat to LPGA  Players This week, I received a first-hand lesson in forest fires, as part of a 10,000 person evacuation of a coastal town on the central Oregon coast. As we inched along at one half mile per hour with a vast fire at our heels, officers …

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Popov – How to Get LPGA Card Back, Bigtime!

Sophia Popov Stuns Golf World, Wins Open There are a lot of people who are smitten with great underdog stories, and I admit to being one of them. What happened this week at Royal Troon in Scotland is one of the best I can remember. A twenty-seven year old woman from Germany, Sophia Popov came …

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Haley Moore on the Warpath

Sensation Haley Moore Ready for LPGA Restart To break through into one of the professional golf tours must be even more difficult than usual these days. With the virus explosion in the United States, nothing is normal, or even approaching normal. Still, like flowers growing through the sidewalk, the PGA and LPGA are re-emerging. For …

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PGA Kicks Off During Social Crisis

Varner Says PGA Players Will Have “Conversations” As everyone is aware, the United States is going through a  serious “thing.” It has gone through it before, and may again. It’s a tough thing to go through when everyone has been cooped up for a month by a global virus, but there you have it. Amidst …

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LPGA Through PGA Eyes

Dishing of LPGA by Male Fans Reveals Problem of Living Vicariously I have spent more than enough time with my male colleagues as they put down the idea of women playing real golf, and taking shots at the LPGA, the big leagues of the women’s game. “They have no distance. It’s too tame. It’s a …

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Tour Schedule Goes Haywire

Loss of Annual Schedule We Are Familiar With Causing Anxiety In the world of physics, someone will occasionally venture the question, “What is time?” The pedestrian short form of the answer, designed for those who wouldn’t understand the long version anyway is often “Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.” And for our …

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Susie Maxwell Berning – Hall of Famer

Berning, Four-Time Major Winner Inducted Considering that an induction into the World Hall of Fame is a big deal after all that effort, I’m always surprised that in golf, the process is so quiet. I’ve listened to induction speeches at football’s shrine in Canton, Ohio, and baseball is always a “What about Pete Rose?” festival. …

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Cris Stevens – the LPGA Has a Chaplain!

Since Late 1970s, Cris Stevens Has Served Women’s Tours as Lay Chaplain Such a thing had never occurred to me until I read the Golfweek article on the LPGA Tour’s chaplain.  All right, I can think of a lot of venues that have one. The American Congress, field hospitals in wartime, service clubs in most …

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Mickey Wright, Golf’s Platonic Ideal Dies

Mickey Wright

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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