Tag: LPGA

Henderson Takes Charge, Wins Lotte Championship

Henderson Takes Charge, Wins Lotte Championship

Brooke Henderson Refuses to Crack Before Pursuing Field My father used to tell us when nervy events approached that life doesn’t care if we’re afraid and that it’s coming anyway. I didn’t always master that lesson very well, but Canadian Brooke Henderson surely did. She never met my father, but must have learned it somewhere …

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Laura Davies Almost Sets Record at Founders

Laura Davies Almost Sets Record at Founders

Davies Nearly Tracks Down Inbee Park She loves cooking and fast cars. She’s big on tv sports, and a rabid fan of football (no, not that kind ). She’s a long hitter on the LPGA tour, and is likely to contend on any given week. No, she’s not some jet-setter kid setting the tour on …

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Why the Anxiety Over Wie and Woods?

So Much Public Angst for Two Great Golf Careers As a golfing culture, the U.S., Canada, Europe and numerous other spots around the globe are following their favorite players as if it’s a matter of life and death. When one adores competition, it can be fun to do that, but sometimes I think that we …

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Charisma on Tour – Who Has It?

Charisma on Tour

Where is the Charisma of the Old Days?  It’s interesting to see 1950s television devotees speak of the good old days. It was a time when we could immediately tell the difference between the black hats and the white hats. Heroes and villains had no sub-motives or parallel plot lines. It was ‘rob the bank’ …

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Justin Thomas Expects Fan Behavior

Thomas Wins the Honda in Extra Holes, With an Added Fan Burden Justin Thomas is having a very good year. Out of the last thirty-one starts, he has won seven tournaments. That’s a win between every fourth or fifth start. This week, he won the Honda Classic, and it wasn’t an easy win, taking it …

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Lexi Thompson? Again?

Lexi Thompson Suffers Another Penalty Flap If I were of a more superstitious nature and from a more superstitious time, I would recommend sending Lexi Thompson to the local Shaman, Voodoo Priestess, or whatever sort of spiritual healer she feels the closest to. If this were the old, very old days, I might suspect that …

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History and Change for Golfers Named Ko

Jin Young Ko Wins Women’s Australian While Lydia Still Searching For people of my age group, it is often necessary to remind ourselves that the touring golfers we observe, great as they may be, are not yet at the height of their powers. That only underscores how great they really are. Typically, we expect a …

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Distance, Stature, and Winning

How Does it Work When Diminutive Golfers Win Without Distance? It has haunted my own game since I took it up as a child, and to detach the idea of driving distance from an external image of my persona as a golfer was extremely difficult. In fact, I’m not really sure that I ever got …

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Kang Relates Assault Story

Did Danielle Kang’s New Champion Status Increase Danger? Danielle Kang entered the LPGA in 2011, playing her first tournament in Arkansas. She didn’t win until 2017, but when she did, it was a major, the KPMG U.S. Women’s PGA Championship. It made sense that victories would eventually come. After all, Kang had won the U.S. …

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In Gee-Chun Carries the Torch

In Gee-Chun Carries the Torch

LPGA star In Gee-Chun Runs Her Link of the Olympic Torch Route The winter Olympics are almost here. I have a special love for the winter games, particularly when I am sitting on a comfortable sofa with a cup of hot chocolate watching the competitors ski, skate, and luge their brains out. I’ve always had …

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