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Lydia Ko Makes Time’s 100 Most Influential People List

by Jeff Skinner Lydia Ko certainly has many goals as a professional golfer.  Short term goals may be playing well, making cuts and winning a few more tournaments.  Long term goals may be winning major championships and reaching number one in the world.  But making Time’s 100 Most Influential People In the World list probably wasn’t one of her goals at the start of the season. Nonetheless the teenage phenom was named to the list along with 99 other people… Continue Reading

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Annika Sorenstam Goes After Michelle Wie Again

by Jeff Skinner The LPGA kicks back into gear this week with the LPGA LOTTE Championship at the Ko Olina Golf Club in Oahu, Hawaii.  Ai Miyazato will defend her 2012 crown against a solid field. Nine of the top ten players in the Rolex Rankings are in Hawaii including number one, Inbee Park and number two Stacy Lewis.  Fifteen year old amateur and youngest winner in LPGA history, Lydia Ko will join the professionals and amazingly Ko has climbed… Continue Reading

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Lydia Ko Leads in Australia

by Jeff Skinner One of the most remarkable stories of this young golf season started to write another chapter yesterday.  Down under at the LPGA’s 2013 opening tournament fifteen year old, amateur Lydia Ko continued her amazing run with a ten under par first round to take a one stroke lead at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open. The South Korean born New Zealander is fresh off her win at the New Zealand Open and on a run that many… Continue Reading

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Wie Finally Addresses Her Game

by Jeff Skinner Few golfers have had to deal with grand expectations like the former teenage phenom Michelle Wie.  Since the time she’s been twelve years old she has been on the national golf scene.  Wie was slapped with any and every title that even had the hint of “potential.”  Much of it was due to her phenomenal golf skills but plenty of it was due to the way she was handled during her early years.  Remember, Michelle was playing… Continue Reading

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Lexi Thompson Proves She’s Ready for The LPGA

by Jeff Skinner Lexi Thompson did what no other player in the history of the LPGA Tour could do yesterday.  She won as a sixteen year old.  Thompson, who turned 16 in February, is the youngest winner in LPGA history eclipsing Paula Creamer’s record of 18 years and 9 months when she won in 2005.  Marlene Hagge won twice as an 18 year old in the 50’s but the tournaments were only 18 holes. Thompson’s victory at The Navistar LPGA… Continue Reading

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