Tag: LPGA

LPGA Needs New Phenom to Jolt Ratings?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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, …

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Solheim 2019 – Who is Anne Van Dam?

Anne Van Dam

Anne Van Dam Second Dutch Golfer at Solheim The first photos are out of the European Solheim Team for 2019. I love the plaid front jackets. Where can I get one? I guess that by the time Solheim is over, they will become iconic as a women’s event – too bad. Take a look at …

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Who is Brittany Altomare?

Brittany Altomare

Altomare takes Eighth Qualifying Spot for Solheim A week or so ago, I announced that it was time for the Solheim Cup, or rather, “It’s Solheim Time!” I knew in that moment that I was a couple of weeks early, and even now, it’s a few days away, but maybe I thought I could make …

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Watch out for Tavatanakit

Tavatanakit

New Thai Star Tavatanakit on a Winning Streak That’s the way it goes. One star comes out of a new golf country, and then her sister does the same thing. Before we know it, the floodgates open on a generation of new stars from that country. The Jutanugarn sisters, Moriya and Ariya probably played a …

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