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selesfan1
Apr 23rd, 2006, 10:17 PM
I just absolutely have fallen in love with women's golf as of late. I like Lorena Ochoa,Natalie Gublis and Annika Sorenstam. It provides some excitement especially with some up and coming players such as Michelle Wie who I don't like at all but it provides for interesting situations. It is better than men's golf because the men can get away with being fat. Phil Mickelson and 1/2 the PGA can have beer bellies and still be great golfers and call themselves athletes. the women seem to actually put effort in their fitness to help their golf game. I can only imagine what would happen in mexico for tennis if what is happening for golf with Lorena ochoa. There are already 2 LPGA events in Mexico and wouldn't be surprised if a couple more pop up soon. Anyone else a fan?

Tennisballova
Apr 23rd, 2006, 10:24 PM
No, I don't follow golf at all. But I do play golf myself. FORE!!!

bw2082
Apr 23rd, 2006, 10:43 PM
I'm a golfer and a golf fan and watch the LPGA sometimes. I'd rather watch the PGA but I'll watch the LPGA over the European Tour, Champions Tour, or the Nationwide Tour.

Sometimes I'l lwatch it over the PGA if the PGA is having a tournament without a lot of stars. One thing about the LPGA is that the big stars come together and play the same tournaments more than the top men do.

and Phil may be fat and have boobs but he's one of the exceptions now. Most of the guys are in top condition thanks to Tiger.

John A Roark
Apr 24th, 2006, 01:24 AM
Juli Inkster.

GoSandrine
Apr 24th, 2006, 02:51 AM
Kathy Whitworth is my alltime fave. :hearts:

I also always liked Judy Rankin, Joanne Carner, Sally Little, Dottie Pepper, Amy Alcott, Meg Mallon, Juli Inkster.

There are a lot of good American youngsters coming up. The LPGA has to be excited about that.

pav
Apr 24th, 2006, 08:14 AM
I love watching those women the odd time they are on,and when I can. They look much better than all those buggers with funny names who someone said all look like hardware salesmen from Indiana. Tiger is down here tonight driving in a celeb stockcar race in Huntly(banjos)and people in N.Z. are trying to leave him in peace but it is nearly killing them:)

*JR*
Apr 24th, 2006, 01:00 PM
I love it (and was shocked that Annika blew a 3rd round lead with a 3 ova, to lose by 2 strokes yesterday). I can't stand Kourniklone (Gulbis, who's still never won a title either) :lol: or her pal Crisitie Kerr. (Both advocate "selling sex", WTA style, like Jan Stephenson used to say).

I like "glamour girls" Grace Park and "JRo" (Jennifer Rosales) though both have battled chronic injuries for ova a year. The LPGA even has its own Peppermint Patty (49 y.o. Sheehan, who rarely makes the cut anymore). Though 45 y.o. Juli Inkster actually won a title this year. 46 y.o. (and fading) Rosie Jones plays with maybe the most pure joy on the tour.

The most beautiful swing off the tee IMO belongs to one of the many "Seoul Sisters", as the Koreans are referred to, Jeong Jang. She virtually creates a perfect circle with the clubhead. And Ochoa is perhaps the biggest choker in recent memory, as she showed yet again in the recent Major @ the Dinah Shore club, losing in a playoff to Ozzie veteran (and Hall of Famer) Karrie Webb, after shooting a record (for a Major) opening round 10 under 62.

selesfan1
Apr 24th, 2006, 01:32 PM
Well, but at least Lorena made it to the playoff when it seemed all was lost and she did win in Las Vegas 2 weekends ago.

shadowsecret
Apr 24th, 2006, 01:51 PM
ooh i love lpga golf!! esp michelle wie and paula creamer :P

*JR*
Apr 24th, 2006, 02:35 PM
ooh i love lpga golf!! esp michelle wie and paula creamer :P
@ least the Pink Panther had to make it from being an ordinary rookie last year (unlike their other rookie blogger, Erica Blasberg, a total washout) without getting 8 figures in advance endorsements like Wiesy. (Sharapova comparisons, anyone?) And Michelle thinks she's (no height pun) "bigger than the tour" as she really wants to play with PGA guys (especially @ the Masters) with the LPGA as a convenient fallback.

shadowsecret
Apr 24th, 2006, 02:43 PM
@ least the Pink Panther had to make it from being an ordinary rookie last year (unlike their other rookie blogger, Erica Blasberg, a total washout) without getting 8 figures in advance endorsements like Wiesy. (Sharapova comparisons, anyone?) And Michelle thinks she's (no height pun) "bigger than the tour" as she really wants to play with PGA guys (especially @ the Masters) with the LPGA as a convenient fallback.

oh ya what happen to erica blasberg anyway? she's not making much noise lately.. i mean even morgan pressel has more press time than her..
ok so michelle wie is a little over the top hyped up but whenever she plays there's always drama don't you think? and you can't deny her potential talent..

Sally Struthers
Apr 24th, 2006, 03:11 PM
I love it (and was shocked that Annika blew a 3rd round lead with a 3 ova, to lose by 2 strokes yesterday). I can't stand Kourniklone (Gulbis, who's still never won a title either) :lol: or her pal Crisitie Kerr. (Both advocate "selling sex", WTA style, like Jan Stephenson used to say).

I like "glamour girls" Grace Park and "JRo" (Jennifer Rosales) though both have battled chronic injuries for ova a year. The LPGA even has its own Peppermint Patty (49 y.o. Sheehan, who rarely makes the cut anymore). Though 45 y.o. Juli Inkster actually won a title this year. 46 y.o. (and fading) Rosie Jones plays with maybe the most pure joy on the tour.

The most beautiful swing off the tee IMO belongs to one of the many "Seoul Sisters", as the Koreans are referred to, Jeong Jang. She virtually creates a perfect circle with the clubhead. And Ochoa is perhaps the biggest choker in recent memory, as she showed yet again in the recent Major @ the Dinah Shore club, losing in a playoff to Ozzie veteran (and Hall of Famer) Karrie Webb, after shooting a record (for a Major) opening round 10 under 62.

cristie kerr is alright

you have to respect a woman who gives a blowjob to a crystal dildo on tv :haha:

http://www.drewvogel.com/gallery2/d/6670-2/aby.jpg

Sally Struthers
Apr 24th, 2006, 03:14 PM
... she used to be a big girl like me till she dropped 100 pounds :tape: :haha:


Before:

http://content-golf.live.advance.net/images/gfw200507/kerr2.jpg


After:

http://content-golf.live.advance.net/images/gfw200507/gfwkerr1.jpg


she looks like a totally different person.

*JR*
Apr 24th, 2006, 04:04 PM
Well Shadow, Morgan @ 17 had to go thru a few months of begging for the 18 rule 2B waived so she could turn pro. OTOH, Michelle "just did it" @ 15, because (unlike talented LPGA rookies like Paula last year, and Morgan now) she's "bigger than the tour". Wiesy can get all the sponsor exemptions (golf's equivilant of WC's) she wants, including some for men's events. And indeed Erica has disappeared. (She was only hyped for her looks, IMO).

Funny pic of Cristie with that trophy, Sal. :lol: (I knew about her weight loss, and admire her for that). The other thing I don't like about her besides her being Kourniklone's best buddy is that she's a close friend of
the Donald. :tape: (A round and lesson with her was even the prize on his trash TV show 2 years ago).

The "animated" players like Morgan (and Christina Kim) are fun to watch, but I like the "ice queens" (like Annika, and Candie Kung).

Sally Struthers
Apr 24th, 2006, 04:29 PM
Sally just hates Pressel. omg the little bitch cries after every fucking round ... boo fucking hoo :sobing:

And Gulbis ... why do people think she is attractive? She looks like a blonde troll!

Barrie_Dude
Apr 24th, 2006, 04:44 PM
I just absolutely have fallen in love with women's golf as of late. I like Lorena Ochoa,Natalie Gublis and Annika Sorenstam. It provides some excitement especially with some up and coming players such as Michelle Wie who I don't like at all but it provides for interesting situations. It is better than men's golf because the men can get away with being fat. Phil Mickelson and 1/2 the PGA can have beer bellies and still be great golfers and call themselves athletes. the women seem to actually put effort in their fitness to help their golf game. I can only imagine what would happen in mexico for tennis if what is happening for golf with Lorena ochoa. There are already 2 LPGA events in Mexico and wouldn't be surprised if a couple more pop up soon. Anyone else a fan?Well, I admit that a big part of why I follow the LPGA is my love for Annika!

roooobert
Apr 24th, 2006, 04:44 PM
yeaaah. GO ANNIKA

*JR*
Apr 24th, 2006, 07:13 PM
Annika's first sport as a kid was... tennis! Her backhand sucked, so she switched to golf, with still active Liselotte Neumann (6 years older than her) as a role model.

martinafan
Apr 24th, 2006, 10:08 PM
Yeah, been sort of following it for the last 6-7 years.....

Karrie Webb is my fave by far, and was so happy to see her finally win a major again. Hope that's the stepping stone to her starting to challenge for the top again - which i KNOW she can!!!!

*JR*
Apr 24th, 2006, 10:40 PM
Yeah, been sort of following it for the last 6-7 years.....

Karrie Webb is my fave by far, and was so happy to see her finally win a major again. Hope that's the stepping stone to her starting to challenge for the top again - which i KNOW she can!!!!
She's a class act (unlike her compatriot Jan Stephenson, a racist bitch who said a few years ago that the Korean influx was ruining the tour). The only bad thing I could say about Webb is that her first name is pronounced "Kerry". :o

selesfan1
May 12th, 2006, 11:37 PM
From yahoo Sports



Sorenstam misses first cut since 2002; Webb leads by oneBy HANK KURZ Jr., AP Sports Writer
May 12, 2006

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Annika Sorenstam failed to the make the cut in a golf tournament for the first time since 2002 Friday, shooting a 2-over-par 73 in the second round of the Michelob Ultra Open on a course that has always frustrated her.

The women's top-ranked player had made 68 consecutive cuts before struggling for a second straight day while playing partners Karrie Webb and Cristie Kerr did well.

Webb, the first-round leader, is at 8-under 134 after a 68 and leads Kerr by one shot and Pat Hurst by two. Kerr shot a 66, and Hurst had her second consecutive 68.

For Sorenstam, who had finished no better than sixth in three prior appearances at the $2.2 million event, it marked only the second time in 143 events that she failed to make the cut, dating to June 1999, and the first time in 198 non-major events. The last time she missed the cut in a non-major was the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic in July 1994.

Sorenstam started the day tied for 68th, but appeared poised to make a push into contention when she made consecutive birdies on the second and third holes.

I was hoping it was going to turn around. I really was," she said. "But then it just kept on going the way it's been going. Obviously, I'm very disappointed."

Her putter, known for being streaky, didn't stay hot long.

She immediately gave a shot back on the par-4 4th, missing a 5-footer to the right. She made bogeys at the par-4 6th and 9th holes, each time needing three shots to get down from the back fringe, and missed a short putt for another bogey at No. 10.

That put her at 4 over, well outside the cut line, and left tour officials pouring over the record books to help put some perspective on her potential failure.

A birdie at No. 12 brought her closer, but she gave that back, too.

"This year, it's really not going my way at all, so I've got to keep on going, keep on grinding. It's all I can do," Sorenstam said. "I've just got to keep on working."

Sorenstam had made 74 consecutive cuts before missing at the British Open in 2002, and said she knew it had been a long time, but only pays attention to victories.

That might serves as a warning to everyone else on tour. She followed that missed cut in 2002 with three consecutive victories, and had won 27 of 65 starts since.

Despite Sorenstam's troubles, Webb and Kerr didn't let it drag them down.


Webb, who won the season's first major, the Kraft Nabisco, and had finished second in her last two starts, the second round continued her career turnaround. The two-time player of the year was winless last year and 125th on the money list.

"I think you appreciate it more the second time around," she said, crediting maturity with inspiring attitude changes. "It's not as life-or-death anymore."

Webb made four birdies and only one bogey, and Kerr had six birdies, including three in a row on Nos. 11-13, and finished by making a 30-foot birdie putt.

"I just started seeing all the lines and all the putts and just got on a roll," Kerr said after putting herself in position to defend the title she won last year.

A nine-year veteran, Kerr agreed that Webb is looking like the player who won player of the year trophies in 1999 and 2000, and also claimed three money titles.

"She's playing with a lot of confidence right now and putting extremely well," Kerr said. "I think she's back to where she was when she made the Hall of Fame."

Another Hall of Famer, Julie Inkster, moved into contention with a bogey-free 67. She's at 137, one better than Hee-Won Han (67) and Jeong Jang (70).

Hurst, whose three-putt bogey on her final hole on Thursday left her two shots behind Webb, she said she's still trying to shake off some early season rust.

"I'm hitting the ball pretty well and putting pretty good," she said. "I just want to keep going and not think about it and just try to do the best I can out there."

Updated on Friday, May 12, 2006 7:12 pm EDT

Barrie_Dude
May 13th, 2006, 03:07 AM
I just absolutely have fallen in love with women's golf as of late. I like Lorena Ochoa,Natalie Gublis and Annika Sorenstam. It provides some excitement especially with some up and coming players such as Michelle Wie who I don't like at all but it provides for interesting situations. It is better than men's golf because the men can get away with being fat. Phil Mickelson and 1/2 the PGA can have beer bellies and still be great golfers and call themselves athletes. the women seem to actually put effort in their fitness to help their golf game. I can only imagine what would happen in mexico for tennis if what is happening for golf with Lorena ochoa. There are already 2 LPGA events in Mexico and wouldn't be surprised if a couple more pop up soon. Anyone else a fan?I am and Annika is it for me! She is just too awesome!