Archives for: July 2005

Jeong Jang wire-to-wire at the Women's British Open; Michelle Wie prove she belongs (again)

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Jeong Jang followed in the footsteps of Seoul Sisters Se Ri Pak and Birdie Kim by making her first LPGA win a major. Not that she hasn?t come close before, she?s had 30 top-ten finishes in her six years on tour. Said the wire-to-wire winner, more »

Only in Hawaii: a new take on pace-of-play

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Okay, I just had an interesting experience I can put under the category of ?things that happen only in Hawaii.? I just called to get a tee time on my favorite course in the world. ?Anything open in the next couple of hours?? I asked. ?Let… more »

The Weetabix Women's British Open: Annika Sorenstam, Michelle Wie, Paula Creamer, and... Jeong Jang?

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With one round left to play in the final major of the year, the cream has risen to the top at the Women?s British Open. Or in this case, the Creamer. The top five names on the board reads like a who?s who of women?s golf: Annika Sorenstam, Cristie… more »

Hawaii golf: does it get better than this?

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Yes, I am the luckiest girl in the world. I just finished watching the sun rise over Haleakala, Maui?s 10,023-foot dormant volcano. In my line of sight are Molokini, Maui?s tiny crescent-shaped offshore islet, the vast blue expanse of the Pacific, an… more »

Michelle Wie, Paula Creamer, and Frank Deford (in that order)

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Once again, the ladies of the LPGA should give Michelle Wie a hand. Not because of her grinding performance in this weekend?s Evian Masters, at which she started weak, then clawed her way back to second place (her third second-place finish this yea… more »

Annika Sorenstam rocks at the ESPY awards and the Evian Masters

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Hey look, Annika won another trophy! She picked up her seventh ESPY award last week when she won Best Female Athlete, beating tennis ace Maria Sharapova, basketball star Seimone Augustus, and swimmer Natalie Coughlin. Considering those awards are deci… more »

LPGA says goodbye Ty Votaw, hello Carolyn Bivens

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Remember ?A League of Their Own?? The war was over, they were about to shut down women?s baseball, and commissioner Ira Lowenstein argued with league owner Walter Harvey, shouting, ?I sold your product when there was no product! Now there?s a p… more »

Tiger Woods or Jack Nicklaus: who's da man?

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Tim McDonald?s latest blog hammering Jack Nicklaus got me to thinking: who really IS the greatest golfer of all time? MSNBC is running a poll right now asking readers to speculate, will Tiger with his 9 majors ever surpass Jack?s 18? Well of cours… more »

Forget Tiger Woods, the British Open is all about Retief Goosen

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Yeah, okay, that headline might be overstating it a little bit, but it?s worth thinking about. At the moment my favorite player is T2, just two strokes behind Tiger, and looking to make a move. Showing his usual unflappability, he said, when asked a… more »

It's Michelle Wie versus everyone else at the US Amateur Public Links

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Chris Baldwin's latest blog on Michelle Wie describes her as ?flaming out.? Well, he?s partly right?she is on fire. After beating half the field to make it to the match-play rounds, she went on to beat her first competitor, Will Claxton, of S… more »

Take Your Daughter to the Course: July 11-17

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Today marks the beginning of an important week in the golf world. And no, I?m not talking about Michelle Wie playing in the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, although that is a pretty important event. Think back a few years to the day you fir… more »

Michelle Wie at the John Deere, or Birdie Kim at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic?

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Michelle Wie may no longer be on the schedule for the weekend (waaah!), but let?s not forget that in Sylvania, Ohio, the ladies are still battling it out in the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger. Yes, that Jamie Farr. He lent his… more »

Michelle Wie faces big choices in the John Deere Classic

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Michelle finished her round today with a 70, one under par. That puts her ahead of more than half of the 154-player pack for the moment. Not bad for a 15-year-old girl. Not bad for a 30-year-old PGA pro, actually. Quite a bit has been said and written… more »

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