Tag Archives: Cristie Kerr

Jul
11
2017

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Former LPGA pro and major champion Karen Stupples, who is now a Golf Channel broadcaster, joined me to discuss the impossible position that the competitors at the U.S. Women’s Open have been put in, the various “controversies” and distractions that have put a cloud over the championship, and the likely circus that will ensue if/when Trump goes through with his plan to attend the U.S. Women’s Open over the weekend.

Listen after the jump — or download in the Android/iPhones Podcast apps. Don’t forget to subscribe to the pod on iTunes!

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Jul
11
2017

*RELATED*: New podcast talking with former LPGA pro and now Golf Channel broadcaster Karen Stupples on the Trump factor and the U.S. Women’s Open. Listen here and/or subscribe via iTunes.

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Photo: USGA/Chris Keane

To be perfectly clear, this isn’t necessarily about politics. I repeat, THIS IS NOT ABOUT POLITICS. This is not about whether you lean left or right on the political spectrum, or if you’re a registered Democrat or Republican — Donald Trump has switched parties in various points of his life (which, of course, isn’t that unusual). This is not whether you support the GOP healthcare bill or if you believe in universal healthcare. For what it’s worth, I’m an Independent.

Mind you, this conversation could’ve been avoided had the President divested from his company and real estate properties, like all individuals in public office, including Presidents have in the past and are supposed to. Trump broke from this long-standing tradition and still owns the buildings and golf courses (which is arguably using the office of the President to enrich himself and bring business to his properties), so spare me the “stick to golf” comments — I’m just following the example set from the top.

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Jun
9
2015

Welcome to a major week on the LPGA! — the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, formerly known as the LPGA Championship, is taking place at Westchester Country Club.

Last May, the LPGA, KPMG and the PGA of America announced they were collaborating to create a multi-faceted program focused on the development, advancement, and empowerment of women on and off the golf course. The event was given a new identity — and not per se replacing the LPGA Championship, rather “elevating” it.

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Jun
30
2014

 

For world no. 1 Stacy Lewis, there are six majors in women’s golf — along with the five Grand Slam events, there’s also the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. With the event at Pinnacle Golf Club being only a twenty-minute drive from the University of Arkansas, where she spent five years playing an esteemed college career, Lewis felt added pressure competing in her adopted state. 

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Jun
8
2014

 

World no. 2 Inbee Park shot the best round of the year to win the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic in Ontario, Canada. The 10-under 61 gave Park a three-stroke victory over Cristie Kerr, and momentum heading into the U.S. Women’s Open in a couple weeks.

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Aug
17
2013
The Spaniards FTW! (Photo via Facebook)

The Spaniards FTW!

For the second day in row, the Solheim Cup was filled with drama and controversy, not to mention painful — and embarrassing — rulings that unnecessarily lasted nearly 30 minutes (maybe longer, but I fell asleep around the 22nd minute) over a drop from a hazard. 

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Aug
16
2013
Wie shines in match play

Wie stands out in match play

Europe has never won the Solheim Cup playing on American soil, but took a 5-3 lead on Friday after the first two sessions. On the American side, Jessica Korda and Morgan Pressel were the only pair able to salvage one of the four available points in the morning foursome matches, and the U.S. managed to split the afternoon fourballs, for two points apiece.

The top-ranked American player, Stacy Lewis, went 0-for-2 in day one. Suzann Pettersen and Carlota Ciganda trailed Lewis and Lexi Thompson for most of the match, but rallied for the 1-up victory.

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Aug
29
2012

Notah and his little bro

Well, no ones cares about the atmosphere on Wednesday at the Deutsche Bank Championship and other interesting tidbits, aka gossip on the range. like the handful of Americans who have one last week to make a case and impress Team USA captain Davis Love III before he announces his four wildcard picks on Tuesday morning… right?

Okay, that’s what I thought, but in case you do, the short version: pretty chill and most relaxed and friendly I’ve seen it in months, with the exception of the half-dozen guys who are freaking out about making the Ryder Cup.

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Jul
7
2012

Sophie Gustafson: honesty the only policy.

Sophie Gustafson endured a difficult day at the US Women’s Open Friday, shooting a dismal 77 at Blackwolf Run to scrape inside the cut-line.

The score tells its own story – specifically one of a player struggling to come to terms with the season’s most demanding layout – but it neglects to touch on a couple of issues, not least the Swede’s spiky collision with a former US Open champion.

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