Tag Archives: 2012 U.S. Women’s Open

Jul
10
2012
By Stephanie Wei under Gossip

I joined John Maginnes on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio on Monday evening to chat about all things golf. I’m told it was basically like two friends having a conversation about the past week’s news pegs or other random ramblings. In case you missed it, the show’s producer offered to send me the audio file to post here. Cross-platforming!

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Jul
10
2012

It's a beautiful day for NYC

For those wondering why I didn’t cover the U.S. Women’s Open, please see the explanation at the bottom of the page. Since I wasn’t there–and truly wish I had been–I’ll leave most of the commentary on the tournament to my colleagues who were. 

Heading into the final round with a six-shot lead, Na Yeon Choi was lapping the field and seemingly cruising to her first major victory at Blackwolf Run, the same venue where Se Ri Pak won the legendary ’98 U.S. Women’s Open in a playoff, inspiring thousands of girls in her native South Korea (and beyond, in my opinion) to pick up the game and sparking the popularity and rise of the dominance we’re seeing today on the LPGA.

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Jul
6
2012

Wie has chosen to see the glass "5% full" this season

Former child phenom Michelle Wie has struggled in the 2012 season, to say the least. She’s made only 6 cuts in 8 starts, with her best finish T33.

When she was 10, Michelle Wie became the youngest player to qualify for a USGA amateur championship. At age 13, Wie became the youngest player to make an LPGA cut at the 2003 Kraft Nabisco Championship. That same year in June, she became the youngest to win the Women’s Amateur Public Links. At age 16, she turned professional.

Now, she’s 22 and only won twice on the LPGA the 2009 Lorena Ochoa Invitational and the 2010 CN Canadian Women’s Open. Last month she graduated from Stanford with a degree in communications — since she enrolled in 2007, she split her time as a college student and a professional golfer on the LPGA.

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