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The next Annika?...

Anna Nordqvist is a 22 year old Swedish golfer who made her debut on the LPGA last season. As many Scandinavian athletes, she was drove by her parents to practice sports. Still, she didn’t planned to make golf her priority. With only 10 months as an exempt member of the LPGA, she has won 3 times. At age 10 her older brother introduced her to golf, but after three months she gave up and decided to focus on other disciplines. Even when she had already chosen to leave the clubs in the garage,... Read More »

Yani Tseng wins LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship....

Taiwan’s Yani Tseng has won this years LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship. The win means she now has two major titles for her career, the first being the LPGA Championship in 2008. It is also her third tournament win since she joined the LPGA in 2008. Tseng, scored a 68 for a 13-under total of 275 over the four days and a one-shot victory over Norway’s Suzann Pettersen. The prize money for winning the Kraft was $300,000 and has brought Yani Tseng to first on the official money list for... Read More »

He roared again...

Tiger Woods attended, for the first time, a press conference and even when he talked about his infidelity exclusively with Golf Channel and ESPN, he hadn’t given a shot to the rest of the media. Still, he finally broke silence prior to the Masters. The press conference lasted around 30 minutes. Forty thousand people went to Augusta National to follow closely Woods’ first practice round. The galleries were huge and it seemed like it was a regular tournament day which reaffirmed that Tiger... Read More »

Enormous: on and off the course...

A year ago I had the chance to interview Yani Tseng for Mexican magazine Caras Golf. I remember that I was kind of worried when they assigned me the task, since there wasn’t too much information about her, so I went though the LPGA, her official site and other media to put together the questionnaire. Back then the “English only” policy had been recently banned, so my first thought was: we’ll have a communication problem due to language… She’s the first Taiwanese... Read More »

Ochoa’s fall?...

Lorena Ochoa’s last appearances have been disappointing and she needs good results desperately, especially in the season’s first major, the Kraft Nabisco Championship, or she could say goodbye to the first position of the Rolex Rankings. The Mexican became number 1 in March 2007. In 2006 Lorena was the player to beat; her 6 victories, 20 top tens, “Player of the Year” award and Vare Trophy were enough to dethrone Annika Sörenstam, considered by many as the greatest femanle... Read More »

Who is Hee Kyung Seo?...

With only 23 years old, she’s already a star in the KLPGA. Several years ago the South Korean who caught all the attention and the limelight was Jiyai Shin, who appeared in magazines and sport’s news all over Asia. Today, Seo is stronger than ever and is considered as one of the best players of the Far East; therefore, it wouldn’t be odd to see her play next year as a full member of the LPGA. She joined the KLPGA in 2006. Sometime ago Hee Kyung Seo lived in the shadows, mainly... Read More »

Third stop...

After one month of inactivity, the LPGA players are back to continue with this year’s schedule. This is the first tournament that they’ll play in US soil, since the first two tournaments were celebrated in Asia. So, expect coverage for all and lots of fans following their favorites. This is an inaugural event and will be played in California. As expected, the field includes the best of the best, 17 of the top 20 Rolex Rankings players will dispute the title. There’s also a 1.7... Read More »

No experience 3...

In previous posts we’ve talked about terms and elements of a course; today we’ll close this series of entries with a fundamental issue: the clubs. There are 4 types and, as you can imagine, there’s a reason for this. Woods They are designed for long shots, from tee to fairway and from fairway to green. If you want to recognize them easily just look for the”chubby”ones; they have big rounded clubheads with long shafts. Today they are made of titanium, carbon fiber or... Read More »

No experience 2...

Today we’ll talk about the elements of the golf course. All of them have a function in the game, therefore is important to know a bit more about them. Tee box This is where the golfer hits the ball for the first time. It’s a plain surface that can be higher, even or lower that the green level; there’s a plaque that shows the yardage and par of the hole. Fairway In few words, it’s the area that separates the tee from the green. The main characteristic of the fairway is the... Read More »