Tag: Wie

Women’s Open – Webb and Alex

Karrie Webb and Second Year Player Marina Alex Share Lead Marina Alex swears up and down that she is comfortable with this arrangement. It’s an enviable one, sharing the lead of the U.S. Women’s Open following action on the first day. Bearing in mind that almost everyone is a kid to me, I am both …

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Disqualified from LPGA Play

LPGA Rules for Disqualification Lots to Remember Over the years, we’ve all seen a host of disqualifications from both the men’s and women’s tours, some of them over seemingly nothing when looking at the small picture. In retrospect, there’s so much to be said for rule uniformity, and both tours have remained rabid on adherence, …

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Repetitive Action -Play or Rest?

Lydia Ko

Rest, Healing, and Playing Through the Pain Through the years, we’ve heard it in almost every walk of life that employs repetitive action, concentration, and/or high impact collisions – suck it up…play through the pain. We glorified NFL players who returned to the game with broken ribs and trained at the local bar. We’ve applauded …

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Lorena Ochoa

Lorena Ochoa’s Extraordinary Invitational Lorena Ochoa was one of the last week-in and week-out dominant players on the LPGA Tour, Mexico’s own answer to Annika Sorenstam, if you will. What she did after retiring from the Tour is equally remarkable. Opting for family, she opened her heart, invitational tournament, and foundation to underprivileged children. Now …

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Jessica Korda in China

Jessica Korda

  Jessica Korda and China a Good Match     The Chinese, as all golf devotees know, are getting into the tournament business, and they’re not just rushing in without knowing what they’re doing. They’re always like that – never going on to the international stage without doing their homework perfectly. That sense of perfection …

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Reports of Golf’s Demise Greatly Exaggerated

Popularity of Golf Always Up and Down I have a rather snobby friend who, among other habits, such as being a physicist, is a tennis devotee, and generally scorns the game of golf. He’s had even more fun than usual lately by telling me that golf is in a state of decline, and will probably …

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Ready for Sunday at Royal Birkdale

Almost Everyone Who Should Be Here  is Here I watched the first round of the Ricoh Women’s British Open with interest, but not with too much anxiety. The first round seems to be the time in which eager, new players shine and make a play for the lead, or at least a top spot. By …

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Ready for the British Opens? Whose Will be Best?

Stacy Lewis British Open

Women Have More Interesting Lineup This Year in England The women who make up the field of this year’s British Open are right where they want to be. There are any number of people who could win it, but the suspense is keyed in on just a few. A budding rivalry is taking shape, which …

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Women’s US Open – What’s Up With Stephanie Meadow?

Stephanie Meadow

Third Place at US Women’s Open Quite a Story It’s not as if Michelle Wie’s victory wasn’t spectacular enough. Her victory train has arrived, and she has embarked upon the second and more sensational phase of her career. When she finally got off the 18th green, there was some sense of “Whew! I guess I …

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Wie Impressive at Midpoint of Women’s US Open

Michelle Wie

Can Wie Finally Win Big? It’s awfully tempting to get ahead of ourselves when we see one player take charge the way Michelle Wie did in the US Women’s Open on Friday. We saw it last week, on the same course with Martin Kaymer, and perhaps we’ll see a repeat. Getting ahead of ourselves, however, …

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