Tag Archives: Annika Sorenstam

May
28
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under Jack Nicklaus

18-time major champion

Jack Nicklaus is the host of the Memorial Tournament, and he spoke today about several topics including Tiger’s health, getting Muirfield Village back in shape after the Presidents Cup last fall, winning the career grand slam, the state of the golf industry, and whether or not he could have hit the ball 400 yards with today’s equipment.

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May
28
2014
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Annika to return to competition...briefly

Annika is coming out of retirement…well, kind of. 

Annika Sorenstam is working on her game again — or, in her words, she’s “grinding.” Sorenstam, who is being honored at The Memorial Tournament, announced on Wednesday that she will tee it up with the men again at the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe, July 18-20. 

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Mar
23
2014
By Stephanie Wei under World Golf Hall of Fame
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Tour Commissioner TIm Finchem, Gary Player, Nancy Lopez, Arnold Palmer and WGHOF COO Jack Peter

The World Golf Hall of Fame (WGHOF) introduced a new procedure for individuals to be inducted beginning with the Class of 2015, which was unveiled in a press conference today by PGA Tour Commissioner and chairman of the World Golf Foundation Board of Directors, Tim Finchem, along with Gary Player, Nancy Lopez, Arnold Palmer, Annika Sorrenstam (via the phone) and WGHOF COO Jack Peter.

The changes were made after a review of the ballot and nomination process, which included an evaluation of the ballot system and voting body, along with criteria such as tournament victories and age. 

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Nov
28
2012

Charlie Beljan's Cinderella story started when he earned his card at Q-school finals in 2011

As longtime WUP readers know, Q-school is my favorite tournament to cover all season. (Heck, I even went to second stage this year!–talk about the nerve-wracking atmosphere I’ve ever experienced.) Rather than going to Tiger Woods’ member-guest 22-man invite-only World Challenge in the L.A. area, I drove about three hours east to the desert, more specifically PGA West in La Quinta, for what I consider the most intriguing event of the year. Especially since 2012 is the LAST Q-SCHOOL EVER (as we know it — there will no longer be a direct pathway to the PGA Tour).

Let’s take a moment of silence to celebrate and remember 45 years of the only professional sporting event where you can start at Q-school pre-qualifying with no status and then play up to four different stages (full tournaments with strong fields) in the grueling process, which ends with the six-round finals, to earn full status on the PGA Tour for the following season. Ain’t that great?

Everybody loves a “Rudy” and Cinderella story.

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Nov
2
2011

Yani

Yani Tseng, the No. 1 ranked women’s golfer who has dominated this season with 11 worldwide wins, revealed to reporters after the second round of last week’s tournament (which she eventually won) that she would be interested in playing in a PGA Tour event to learn from the big boys. She may get her shot next March at the Puerto Rico Open, which is held the same week as the WGC at Doral.

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Oct
18
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Architecture

Golf returns to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but there’s one tiny problem — the city doesn’t have a course that can host the competition…yet. Organizers are asking architects interested in designing the golf course for the Games to submit proposals by the end of this month, with a winner to be decided by Christmas, according to the AP:

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Jul
6
2011
By Stephanie Wei under LPGA

Yani looks to add to her trophy collection

Considering Yani Tseng is the youngest player in history to win four major championships, she doesn’t have the best US Women’s Open record: two MCs, T42 and T10. It’s the only major to elude her so far, and just a few weeks after wiping away the field by ten shots at the LPGA Championship, Yani seeks to add the last one to complete the career grand slam this week at Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.

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