Records in the major championship continue to fall as In Gee Chun now holds the record for lowest score to par in any major.
Oh, what may have been. The LPGA’s final round of the HSBC Women’s Champions was poised for a major showdown. The top three female golfers in the world sat a few strokes apart and were paired together in the final group. Inbee Park (2) had a two shot lead over Lydia Ko (1) and Stacy Lewis (3) at the start of round four. With the three of them so tightly packed on the scoreboard and on the course the stage… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner The 2014 golf season just keeps getting better for the LPGA. With new tournaments, new sponsors, fresh new faces and plenty of publicity the U.S. Women’s Open started with much anticipation. So far it hasn’t disappointed at all. With the women following the men at Pinehurst No.2 Mike Whan couldn’t have written a better script for the first two rounds. He should send the USGA a big thank you note. The week started with plenty of buzz… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner Brandel Chamblee may have received some behind the scenes criticism for his Golf.com article banging on Tiger Woods and his “cavalier attitude” towards the rules but there are plenty that think he was right on the mark. I am one of those who thought Chamblee’s piece was on target and in this morning’s USA Today, national sports columnist Christine Brennan supports Chamblee’s comments and says there was no need for any apology. Brennan thinks Chamblee’s remarks should… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner Tim Finchem’s Sunday matinee at the Match Play has resulted in the anchoring debate becoming the number one topic in golf. That may be just what the Commish wanted but he has now put himself and the PGA Tour right in the crosshairs of the argument. Geoff Shackelford publishes a letter from former USGA Executive Director Frank Hannigan who spares no one with his sharp tongued commentary. Finchem is called out for his public rebuke of the… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner 2011 was a difficult year for the LPGA Tour. With sponsors leaving and the number of tournaments dwindling it was a challenging year for the best female golfers of the world. One golfer that made the best of a bad situation was world number one Yani Tseng. Tseng had a year most golfers would trade a kidney for. At 22 years old she became the youngest golfer, male or female to win five majors when she successfully… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner The best female golfers in the world are at The Broadmoor today for The U.S. Women’s Open and Annika Sorenstam seems to have called out one of the highest profile ladies of the LPGA Tour. In an interview yesterday and again on “The Morning Drive” today, Sorenstam challenges the way Michelle Wei approaches the game and says she hasn’t fulfilled her potential. “I think really her focus, in my opinion, should be more on the golf,” Sorenstam… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner Contrary to popular belief, golf’s major season doesn’t begin next week at The Masters. It begins tomorrow at the LPGA’s Kraft Nabisco Championship. The start and stop LPGA season kicks into high gear at one of their highest profile events of the year. It does not get bigger than the Kraft for ladies golf. The Kraft Nabisco has all the requirements of a worthy major championship. It’s played on an excellent course at Mission Hills Country Club… Continue Reading