Tag Archives: Morgan Pressel

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
Korda and Pressel

Korda and Pressel celebrate

Partnered with Morgan Pressel in the Friday morning’s foursomes (alternate shot) matches, Solheim Cup rookie Jessica Korda hit her opening drive, which found the left rough. As she was walking up the fairway, she started eating a banana, and just after Pressel struck the approach shot, Korda basically lost her breakfast, according to Golfweek’s Julie Williams:

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Aug
4
2013
The 2013 U.S. Solheim Cup (Photo via LPGA's Twitter)

The 2013 U.S. Solheim Cup (Photo via LPGA’s Twitter)

Following Stacy Lewis’s victory at the Women’s British Open, the American and European Solheim Cup captains took to the stage and announced the teams, including their respective wildcard picks.

Morgan Pressel played her way onto the team with her T4 finish, bumping Jennifer Johnson from automatically qualifying for the final of the two spots on the team via world ranking. Johnson, who won the LPGA Mobile Bay Classic in May, was also passed over as one of Meg Mallon’s two captain’s picks.

Instead, Mallon went with Gerina Piller and Michelle Wie, who is 4-3-1 in two previous appearances. 

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Aug
4
2013
Stacy Lewis

Stacy Lewis wins in dramatic fashion

At the start of the week, Stacy Lewis said she kind of wanted to be the person “that kind of spoils history a little bit,” referring to Inbee Park’s attempt to become the first professional golfer to win the first four majors of the season in the same calendar year.

Park had her own problems at the Women’s British Open, feeling the weight of the pressure with all eyes focused on her, not to mention getting the “bad” side of the draw (with 

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Aug
1
2013
Park eyeing history

Park eyeing history at St. Andrews

In her quest to become the first golfer to win four majors in the same calendar year, Inbee Park opened with a 69 in the first round of the Women’s British Open. Although the 25-year-old South Korean had a disappointing finish with a bogey on the 16th and then a double-bogey on the 17th at the Old Course, she only trails co-leaders Morgan Pressel and Camilla Lennarth.

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May
21
2012

Pressel pouting

I’ve watched the replay of Golf Channel’s tape-delayed coverage of the semifinals match between Morgan Pressel and Azahara Munoz, with a particular interest on the 12th hole, where Pressel went over the allotted time — she had 2:09 to play her three shots — by 39 seconds. I’ve also read just about every article of coverage by the scribes on-site.

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May
21
2012
By Stephanie Wei under Announcements

No. 17 at Ocean Forest Golf Club

My sincere apologies for the respite in regular posting. I should’ve put up a message that I’d be taking a few days off. My bad. Good news is I’m back now.

Even better news? So is Jason Dufner…on Twitter.

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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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Sep
25
2011

Heart, sweat and tears

Karen Stupples won the 12th match on Sunday to give the Europeans a one-point advantage 9-8 over the Americans. And she didn’t even have to hit a shot. Her slated opponent American Cristie Kerr was forced to withdraw due to a wrist injury and forfeited the match:

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Sep
24
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Solheim Cup

Pressel: YES!

If you knew what was good for you, you would have been watching Solheim Cup matches held at Killeen Castle, where the USA staged an impassioned comeback to win Saturday’s afternoon fourball session 3-1 to tie Europe 8-8 going into Sunday’s singles.

Some highlights and must-read articles from scribes reporting in Ireland:

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