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Inbee Park (click to enlarge) Babe Zaharias, Patty Berg, Mickey Wright, Sandra Haynie, Pat Bradley and Annika Sorenstam. Before the 2013 Wegmans LPGA Championship that was the list of players who won the first 2 LPGA Majors of the year. Bradley and Sorenstam were members of an even more exclusive club, that of players to win the Kraft Nabisco Championship and LPGA Championship in the same year. There is a new member of those elite sororities. Inbee... Read More »

Karrie Webb (click to enlarge) Despite the youth uprising infiltrating the world of women’s golf, let’s not yet hand over the keys to the car to the teenage (and recently teenage) sensations just yet. 38-years young Hall of Famer Karrie Webb put on a dazzling display of final round golf to capture the 2013 ShopRite LPGA Classic. I’m not describing her efforts with superlatives simply because she won. Somebody wins every week. While each triumph... Read More »

Right now, one imagines Tim Finchem, PGA Tour Commissioner is sitting in his office in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida wondering how to fill the void left by the indefinite absence of Tiger Woods. Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, maybe even Steve Stricker or Zach Johnson could help towards that end. But no, he concludes, although each player is a champion and has a fan base, they are already a part of the PGA body and wouldn’t add much new excitement beyond... Read More »

Jiyai Shin There is a new shining light on the LPGA. As the season winds down to its conclusion, budding Korean superstar Jiyai Shin has a legitimate chance to end the 2009 season atop the Player of the Year and Money Lists. If this comes to fruition, she will achieve what no other Korean has, not even the Hall of Famer Se Ri Pak. Jiyai would stand alone among the Korean Wave of LPGA champions as the only player to top the Money List or win the coveted... Read More »

Jee Young Lee 2009 has been a turbulent year for the Ladies Professional Golf Association. Like all sports leagues around the world, they have not been immune to the tough economic times being experienced by so many people in so many countries. As more tournaments lose their sponsors and fade into memory, it’s important to note that much more is being lost than golf tournaments. The LPGA does not limit itself to being a sports entity. Through its... Read More »

Paula Creamer I love the LPGA and its amazing athletes.  The women of the tour are as skilled at what they do as any sportspeople in the world.  They show mental toughness, emotion, clutch play under pressure, endurance and fortitude. But the Ladies Professional Golf Association, like many sports organizations, is adrift in turbulent waters.  Sponsors are walking out the door taking their money with them.  New sponsors are difficult to find. ... Read More »

It was a moment Grace Park fans have permanently etched into their hearts; elegantly donning a red, blue and gold traditional Korean hanbok, the 2004 CJ Nine Bridges trophy balanced in her right hand and her lips pressed against the reward for her tournament record 16-under victory. After traveling the world, leaving a trail of success wherever she teed it up, the 1999 NCAA Champion and one-time Little Miss Korea had come home to finally win on her... Read More »