Tag Archives: Christina Kim

Jun
11
2015

Three-under was a very popular score amongst the morning wave that teed off in the first round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Westchester Country Club. At one point, there were 14 players tied at -3, but it appears scoring conditions have improved for the afternoon wave and there are several players that have gotten to four- or five-under.

I had the chance to catch up with a few of the ladies who played in the morning. First, I chatted with Christina Kim, who shot a two-under 71, which included a long birdie putt on the 18th from off the green — and a kickass celebration with plenty of fist pumps.

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Nov
16
2014
By Stephanie Wei under LPGA
Viva la Mexico!

Viva la Mexico!

Christina Kim’s victory at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational might not be the biggest story of the LPGA’s blockbuster season, but in my book, it’s certainly the best one, not to mention the most feel-good (tissue, anyone?). It’s also definitely a fan favorite, as Kim wins hearts and minds everywhere she goes, whether it be an exchange on Twitter or an encounter at a tournament — she’s one of the most popular figures in women’s golf.

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Feb
20
2012
By Conor Nagle under PGA Tour

At least you're trending, Keegs.

Impressive though Keegan Bradley’s performance over the closing holes of the Northern Trust Open was – and it really was; he’ll be a very good player, even after his putter is banned – it didn’t exactly endear him to international audiences.

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Feb
9
2012

Sarah Kemp: formerly "the next Karrie Webb".

It should come as little surprise, given the idiosyncrasies of Royal Melbourne’s test, that an Australian should lead the way after the opening round of the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open.

Few, however, could have anticipated that it would fall to New South Wales native Sarah Kemp to lead the field into the tournament’s second day.

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Jan
12
2012
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Gore already liked Twitter, but now he really loves it

Don’t ever underestimate the power of social media — you know, I try to explain that to skeptics, who don’t understand, because you have to join and experience Twitter (and at least follow people, you don’t have to actually tweet) to grasp the concept and its awesomeness. Here now, we have a perfect example of a success story, facilitated by social media.

On Thursday the Northern Trust Open, which is held at Riviera Country Club, February 14-19, announced it had granted Jason Gore a sponsor’s exemption for the event, thanks largely to the Twitter campaign launched by Eric Magidson, a fan who struck up conversation with Gore at the Nationwide Tour’s Boise Open last year.

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Oct
9
2011

Now that's a ride for a champion!

World’s No. 1 Yani Tseng notched her sixth LPGA victory of the season at the LPGA Hana Bank Championship in South Korea. She shot 67 in the final round to beat Na Yeon Choi by a stroke. It was also Tseng’s 10th title worldwide of the year. I’ve got one word in Twitter-speak: #dominant

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Sep
21
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Solheim Cup

Wie's 3 1/2 points were a major contribution to the U.S. win at the '09 Solheim Cup

Two years ago, Michelle Wie not only helped the U.S. retain the Solheim Cup, the biennial match between the U.S. and Europe that starts Friday at Ireland’s Killeen Castle, she also won over many naysayers with her team spirit, which helped bring her out of her shell. This week Wie is representing her country again, but she still feels like a rookie.

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Aug
22
2011

And here's the complete U.S. team

Christina Kim clinched the final and 10th points spot on the US Solheim Cup team on Sunday and captain Rosie Jones selected Vicky Hurst and Ryann O’Toole as the two wildcard picks to round out the squad that will compete against the Europeans in Ireland next month.

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Jul
2
2011

Captain America!

Bubba Watson dominated the Friday afternoon news cycle — and not necessarily for the right reasons. Apparently Bubba was very homesick after his poor showing (and attitude) at the French Open. Several of his fellow Tour pros, along with LPGA player Christina Kim, took to Twitter to add their two cents.

I must say Christina hit the nail on the head with these lines:

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