Tag Archives: Lizette Salas

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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May
19
2014

Time to celebrate

Lizette Salas went into the final round of the Kingsmill Championship with a three-stroke lead and came out with a four-stroke victory, her first on the LPGA.  Salas’ final round 71 gave her plenty of breathing room, but the emotions that go with winning for the first time started to creep in on the final two holes, “I felt the nerves on 17, just to have that four-footer, and then I looked over and I had a pretty nice cushion.  But still, the nerves were still there.”

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Jun
28
2013
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IK Kim in good position to secure first major championship

Don’t worry, the USGA wasn’t going to go all soft on the ladies two days in a row at the U.S. Women’s Open. Along with breezy conditions on Friday at Sebonack, the pin placements were much less accessible than Thursday’s setup.

Second-round play was suspended due to fog, but here’s the Top Five from the second round: 

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Jun
27
2013
By Stephanie Wei under US Women's Open
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Natalie Gulbis looking pretty in pink!

With mild conditions and an extremely benevolent setup by the USGA — words you never thought you’d hear! — Sebonack was for the taking in the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open, which certainly didn’t make it “easy,” either. Without further ado (and because I’m starving), Thursday’s top five…

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