“Top-ranked Yani Tseng played a seven-hole stretch on the back nine in 7 under and finished with a 7-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the first-round lead with Hee Young Park in the LPGA Founders Cup.
Tseng birdied the 11th, 13th and 14th holes, eagled the par-5 15th, and birdied the 16th and 17th. She had a 4-foot try for another birdie on 18, but pulled her putt just left.”
To continue reading article, click HERE.
For the full 2012 Founders Cup leaderboard, click HERE.
There’s lots of stuff out there worth taking a moment or two to gloss over with regard to the weekend festivities in the Solheim Cup, but the Golf Channel’s Randall Mell offers a most interesting take on what he refers to as the “Gaelic Classic” HERE, with Mell opining that despite the American dominance in the Solheim over the past 3 events, “The Europeans, who had lost the last three competitions, transformed the event with a comeback as thrilling as any you’ll see in this sport.“
Congrats to the European ladies for winning the 2011 Solheim Cup.
American Players Performance (matches won – matches lost – matches halved):
Michelle Wie 1 – 3 – 0
Paula Creamer 3 – 1 – 1
Cristie Kerr 2 – 1 – 2 (Sunday Singles Match conceded because of injury)
Brittany Lang 1 – 3 – 0
Brittany Lincicome 2 – 2 – 0
Vicky Hurst 1 – 1 – 0
Stacy Lewis 1 – 3 – 0
Morgan Pressel 4 – 0 – 0
Angela Stanford 0 – 3 – 0
Julie Inkster 0 – 2 – 1
Christina Kim 1 – 0 – 1
Ryann O’Toole 2 – 0 – 2
Amanda Blumenherst leads Kia Classic – Tours & News – Golf.com.
Blumenherst had 9 birdies and 2 bogeys, heading into the second round of the Kia Classic on Friday with a 1-shot lead over Germany’s Sanda Gal.
Could this be a Duke Blue Devil winner weekend? We’ll see….
Yani Tseng beats Michelle Wie by five shots at LPGA Thailand – Tours & News – Golf.com.
“I have lots of confidence and I’m looking forward to next week to see if I can win,” she said. “I feel very excited every week. I just focused on this week. I think to myself, ‘Last week has passed, don’t put pressure on this week.’ Next week is a new week and I’ll enjoy it.” - Yani Tseng commenting on her win at the LPGA Thailand Championship.
I like her quote. In fact, a lot of weekend warriors would be well served to take precisely that same attitude with them every round they play.
I’ll also say that while a lot of people have given up on Michelle Wie – I haven’t. She had every reason in the world to throw in the towel and leave the game, but has somehow moved on from the trainwreck that was the start of her career and has worked hard to put herself in contention on a more consistent basis. I still go back a few years ago when she was a major contributor in the Solheim Cup, and was well received by her teammates, and that has totally changed the direction of her career. Good on her for sticking it out and not completely giving up. She has overcome a lot of adversity, no doubt about it.
For the recap of the LPGA Thailand Championship, click the Golf.Com link at the top of the article.
Not sure what to make of this… on one hand I think it could send a message to some of the fans across the country that the ladies aren’t above coming out and playing for charitable reasons and the love of the game, but could it also send the (obvious) message that their product is overvalued to begin with? (Not because they’re women, but because of the lack of overall interest….)
Is this a compassionate gesture, or has Michael Whan and Co. basically run out of ideas to better market their product?