Taylor Collins Wins 'Big Break Mexico'

Congratulations to Taylor Collins, your Big Break Mexico champion. Collins played Matthew Galloway in an 18-hole championship match, and beat Galloway by a 2-up score.

And what does Collins win as the BBM champ? A cool $50,000 first-place check, plus more than $50,000 in additional cash and prizes chipped in by various show sponsors.

Oh: Taylor also gets to play in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in November on the LPGA Tour.

Collins graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2011 with a degree in sports management. Taylor won three individual titles while at Nova Southeastern, and her team won the NCAA Division II National Championship three times. And one of Taylor's three individual wins was the NCAA Division II National Championship in 2011.

In 2012, Collins made 15 starts on the LPGA Futures Tour, which included one Top 10 finish (fifth place at the Riviera Nayarit Classic). Her best showing so far in 2013 on the Futures Tour is a tie for 29th.

Here's a screen cap of Collins from the bio video made by Golf Channel:

You can watch that video here.

Beatriz Recari Wins Again

Win No. 3 for Bea! Beatriz Recari won the LPGA Marathon Classic on July 21. Recari battled with Paula Creamer all through the final round until finally emerging the 1-stroke victor.

Recari now has won twice on the LPGA in 2013. She previously won the Kia Classic. And her career total on the LPGA is now three victories, her first coming at the 2010 CVS LPGA Challenge. (Bea also won the Ladies European Tour, in 2009, before joining the LPGA.

More photos of Beatriz Recari

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Hee Young Park



Hee Young Park claimed her second career win on the LPGA Tour at the 2013 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic, and she did it in recordsetting fashion. Or, rather, record-tying fashion.

Park and Angela Stanford finished 72 holes tied at 26-under-par 258, and then Hee Young won with a birdie on the third playoff hole. It's Park's second LPGA win, after the 2011 CME Titleholders, but her ninth career victory as a professional (six wins in Korea plus one win on the Ladies Asian Tour).

About that record business: Both Park and Stanford now share the LPGA's all-time 72-hole scoring record of 258. That mark was first established by Karen Stupples in 2004, and Park and Stanford are the first golfers to match it since. Park and Stanford also came within a stroke of tying the tour's all-time record for most strokes under par. Annika Sorenstam holds that record at 27-under, set in 2001.

So a pretty good week for "Rocket," Hee Young Park!

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Carly Booth in ESPN Body Issue

It turns out that Gary Player isn't the only golfer appearing nude (but strategically covered) in ESPN the Magazine's 2013 "Body Issue." That's Scottish golfer Carly Booth above.

Booth has been a "name" on the golf scene for a long time now, which is pretty amazing given that she's still only 21. But she continues to grow and improve and is a candidate for the European Solheim Cup squad this year. Booth won twice on the Ladies European Tour in 2012 and finished fifth on the LET order of merit.

Read more about Booth in an interview that appears in the Body Issue.

Carly's tattoo reads, "It is not the stars to hold our destiny, But it is ourselves," which is a paraphrase from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (I, ii, 140-141).