Annika Sorenstam and Lorena Ochoa neck and neck at the Michelob Ultra Open
The pair have finished 1st and 2nd at two other tournaments this season, but Ochoa’s always gotten the best of Annika, by five strokes at the Kraft Nabisco, and by eleven at the HSBC Women’s Champions. Annika’s two victories this season, meanwhile, have both come on weekends when Ochoa opted to stay home. Is Annika, with her bogey-free scorecard, going to turn this trend around and show Ochoa who’s boss?
Joining them in their group tomorrow will be former major winner Jeong Jang, who’s currently tied for second with Ochoa. Interestingly, the third player in their threesome for the first two rounds was none other than Suzann Pettersen, number three in the current world rankings. “Doesn’t seem like it’s random, does it,” quipped Sorenstam of the pairing.
Neither Sorenstam nor Ochoa have ever won the Michelob Ultra Open, although Ochoa’s come close as a three-time runner-up. Something tells me she’s not interested in playing for second this time around.
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Hmmm, does that sound familar?
Yesterday, one announcer said that Bubbles was so severely injured last year that she shouldn't have played at all. He went on further that she was recovering from wrist surgery.
Another genius offered that Bubbles was merely a part time golfer while being a full time student at Stanford. He then corrected himself by saying that Bubbles was taking some time off from school, not that she had in fact dropped out of Stanford.
Judy Rankin said that Bubbles needs to play more competitive golf, but never mentioned how this would happen. Judy didn't say that Bubbles carefully avoided "Q" school or that she should get in some additional play on the Duramed tour or the LET.
What doesn't seem to occur to these so-called experts is that except for a brief period two years ago, Bubbles has never accomplished anything of note. They can't bring themselves to the realization that Bubbles just isn't as good as they would like her to be, that she is just another ordinary young golfer with a little bit of promise. In fact, several young golfers have left her in the dust.
Alex USMC 1969-73
Since it would still be women's golf, it would be about as exciting as a Fischer-Spassky chess match.
Alex USMC 1969-73
I DID check the leaderboard...looked in vain for Ms Wie...then found her name in the 'missed the cut' section. She sure doesn't appear to be making much of her "time off" from college.