Surprise! Karrie Webb will challenge Annika Sorenstam for LPGA dominance
Funny how things change, yet remain the same. In 2000 Karrie Webb was clearly the No. 1 female golfer in the world, and only 25 years old. In 2001 at age 30, Annika Sorenstam started working long & hard in the gym to Tiger-ize her body and it paid off in spades by 2002. What Annika has done in the last 4 years has left everyone scrambling to see who can be number 2. It’s not even close.
While Annika’s game has hit stratospheric heights, Karrie’s has gone the other direction. Until now.
Word from Down Under is that Karrie has finally accepted the challenge and spent the off-season in the gym. While she admittedly “hates it", she will love the results. Another telling item is that Karrie has acquired a coach to help her with the mental side of the game. No longer does she intend to just rely on natural talent. She wants to see just how good she can be.
We should remember that she only recently turned 31 - the same at which Annika made her physical adjustment. Webb is already in the LPGA Hall of Fame - the youngest ever to qualify. Apparently that induction set off a period of soul-searching. And it says here that the golfing world will soon be excited by the results of her efforts.
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the gym ... read sean cochran's book and work out once with Tiger (Karrie could swing the date.)
Caterers all over the LPGA tour are preparing for massive layoffs after these gals stop eating.
Wie needs to hit many more LPGA Sponsor's Buffets before she could ever catch up to the girls I mentioned above and compete.
I would say Michelle doesn't deserve to stand in their shadow, but unfortunately they "eclipse" everyone around them.
As regards Karie Webb, I too am skeptical. I think Paula Creamer will have a better year than Karie Webb in the season ahead.
Oops, are we allowed to mention Paula Creamers name. Maybe the new blog moderator could let us know. Careful.
Sorry to go off topic, but since nobod has a Dubai tournament topic, I just want to predict here that Ernie will take the title again.
For his round he hit 17 greens in regulation, which shows that he is swinging very well.
He had 33 putts, which is huge for him. I think he will find his range over the remaining rounds and his score will improve, and pull him away from the field. Go Ernie.
Tiger will not win more majors than Ernie this year. Probably 1 each.
Funny what you said about the lay off. Last night on Euro Tour weekly, they were going through the odds and Goosen was 4th favourite, & they said he doesn't have any chance cause he hasn't played in 6 weeks, and they were really dismisive of him saying it would be throwing money away to back him. Then he shoots 8 under.
I agree with the point on coming back after injury, and it taking a while. It was the putting stat versus all the rest that amazed me. 17 GIR shows he's striking it exceptionally well.
I hope the way he loves Dubai will help him to adjust to the green over the next day or two, and anyone will be hard pressed to stop him.
Last week I backed McGinley for the title and Els was in the same field.
I reckon Els will win this week, although with golf the chances of picking a winner are always difficult.
With respect to Karrie Webb, the difference this year might be that rather than thinking about what she has to improve, she has committed to a course of action that might bring her thoughts to fruition. That seems to have happened to several plays on the Men's Tour.
I hope so, things aren't really interesting unless there are three or four horses in the race. If you add Karrie to Annika, Paula and "She Who Must Not Be Named" the races could get pretty interesting.
Go ahead and hit the buffet with Laura, that exercise stuff is overated Karrie.
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