Tag: LPGA

The Celia Barquin Arozamena and American Tragedy

Young European Championship Golfer Arozamena Killed in Iowa When I sat down to write about the tragedy of golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena in Iowa, I could not help but add Mollie Tibbett to the inner story. Then, my mind became occupied by several other murders that have taken place across this country in a brief …

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Angela Stanford Earns Major Wish

Angela Stanford Wins the Evian, First Major of Career The LPGA took an emotional turn this week at the Evian, first categorized as one of the tour’s majors in 2013. The United States preserved a streak of having one of its golfers win at least one major of the season when Angela Stanford came from …

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Marina Alex Finds ‘The Zone’ at Cambia

Marina Alex

Alex Took Her Time, But Has Arrived on LPGA Tour When I was a student on the east coast, a friend and I used to joke that there is no such place as Paterson, New Jersey, because when you go there, everything says Wayne instead. In golf terms, Wayne is the real town this week, …

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Canada, Brooke Henderson Rule the North

Brooke Henderson

O Canada! Henderson Takes the Home Trophy Home Where It Belongs The LPGA CP Women’s Open, the national championship of Canada for all intents and purposes has not been won by a Canadian woman since Jocelyne Bourassa did it in 1973. That’s a generation or so before Brooke Henderson was born.  With the game’s international …

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Park Edges Salas in Playoff at Indy Women

Sung Hyun Park Continues to Be Lethal in Playoff Situations From a fan’s perspective as well as that of a golfer’s, there are few situations to come around in the game of golf that are more daunting than a playoff. It depends, of course, on  how one got there. If one rallies from three or …

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Georgia Hall Wins British Open

Favorite Daughter Won’t Fold, Wins Her National Tournament Golf is so global these days. Great ones are coming from everywhere, so winning one’s national tournament, a major to boot, is so very difficult and unlikely most of the time. It is especially difficult for a new player who joined the rookie ranks in 2018 and …

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Club Damage and Rule 4-3b

Club Damage and Rule 4-3b

South African Lee-Anne Pace Runs Afoul of Rule 4-3b, Disqualified The nature of the modern rules of golf, if they truly reflect the old Scots who got it going in the west, should shed some light on the type of thinking that started the whole thing. Were the golf pioneers crusty old men playing in …

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Molinari, Park Win on Wild Weekend

Italian Molinari and Korean Park Provide Great Shots, Surprises Abound on Both Tours I was a double tournament watcher this weekend, and I suspect that I wasn’t alone. The men were playing the Quicken Loan National in the D.C. area, the last year of the tournament after the corporation switched its sponsorship for an upper …

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Herbin and New Wave Emerge at Shoprite

Celine Herbin

Shoprite Classic Sees New and Relatively New Faces Excelling When a new star becomes a known quantity on the LPGA tour, she doesn’t stay new for very long. As with all the tours, there is always someone nipping at the heels of yesterday’s phenomenon. Players such as Brooke Henderson and Lydia Ko are still new …

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Sherpa to Be First Pro from Nepal?

Sherpa

It’s beginning to look as if golf’s globalization is nearly complete. Few places on the globe hold as much stereotypical potential for fantasy as does the nation of Nepal, in the Himalayan region. Travel has increased there since the days of the British occupation of India. However, many westerners  have formed their impression of Nepal …

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