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Showing posts from April, 2014

How Are Ya? Hawaii-Wie

Michelle Wie is doing just fine, thanks. Which is kind of remarkable when you stop to recall how much crap she got (and sometimes still gets) from haters for things she did as a teenager. When, in reality, the things she was doing as a teenager were, for the most part, the kinds of things that would earn most people praise for precociousness. It's also easy to forget that the problems with her game Wie encountered after those years of 2003-6, when she did many things that nobody had ever done before, were brought on by injuries. All that is past, and just when you might think she's going to be written off Wie comes back with her first victory since 2010. It happened at the Lotte Championship in her home state of Hawaii. She did it by hitting green after green, and by putting solidly. Not great, but good. And "not terrible" is really all you have to be as a putter when you are hitting greens like Wie was in the Lotte (like she has been all year). Can she keep it

Lexi's First Major

(Photo: @Lexi/Instagram) Congratulations to Lexi Thompson on her first victory in a major championship. The first of many? Thompson won the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship, and did so rather comfortably. Her ultimate margin of victory was three over a very game Michelle Wie, but Lexi's lead was in no danger from the early point of the round where she first stretched it to four. How many more majors do you think Lexi will win? She's only 19. It's easy to envision her winning many more - she's a special talent. But when you think about that question, keep in mind how many majors the "Big 3" of the late 1990s/early 2000s won: Se Ri Pak has 5, Karrie Webb has 7, Annika had 10. More Lexi Thompson pics

Sydnee Michaels Responds to GD's Controversial Fitness Cover

Don't know if you've been following the controversy, but a lot of people are upset that when Golf Digest finally put another woman on its cover the magazine chose a pseudo-celebrity (Paulina Gretzky) instead of, you know, an actual professional golfer. I can see Golf Digest 's side of things: The magazine is purchased overwhelmingly by men, so let's put a hot babe on the cover (and far be it for the proprietor of Golf Babes to scold some other publication for running pics of hot babes!) and maybe we'll sell more copies. But there are plenty of hot babes who play golf on the LPGA Tour. And given that the issue in question is the fitness issue, they weren't even limited to photographing top players. An actual LPGA golfer hasn't appeared on a Golf Digest cover since 2008. LPGA Tour member Sydnee Michaels made the point her own way, posting this on Twitter : Real pros can pose with clubs too! #golftan #GolfDigestCover #LPGASeeWhy #nofilter #muscle p