Archives for: June 2007

Ochoa makes her move: Kerr, Shin, Park atop leaderboard logjam at U.S. Women's Open

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SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. -- Lorena Ochoa enjoyed the day off due to bad weather Friday. "I slept in. I watched a movie, we played some cards at home. That was the idea, just to be away from golf and not think too much." Ochoa needed the rest. She won… more »

Ji-yai Shin: South Korea's most adorable sneak attack at U.S. Women's Open

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SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. -- Ji-yai Shin doesn't have the look of a would-be U.S. Open champion. In fact, I want to pick her up and take her home with me. She's adorable. Compared to most of the other South Koreans, she struggles with English. When you as… more »

South America - not Korea - dominating leaderboard at U.S. Women's Open: Park and Granada rolling

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SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. -- All this "South Korean dominance" talk has all been very premature at the U.S. Women's Open. They're fading fast. Currently, only one South Korean is within three shots of the lead. The rest are falling to 1-over and highe… more »

17-over, Michelle Wie withraws from U.S. Women's Open: "pain brought tears to my eyes"

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SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. -- Michelle Wie has withdrawn from another event - this time the U.S. Women's Open at Pine Needles. She said she started feeling pain after a drive on the 17th (her 8th). When she teed off on her 10th hole, she decided enough was… more »

Sidebet of the century: can Michelle Wie beat 12-year-old Thompson at U.S. Women's Open?

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SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. -- If you thought Michelle Wie had played herself out of discussion at the U.S. Women's Open, well that's just naive. Beginning yesterday, there was a buzz at Pine Needles amid fans and reporters, taking bets on who will finish h… more »

U.S. Women's Open rain delays will one day be a thing of the past

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SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. -- I can't take it anymore! I'm trapped in this media center at Pine Needles, staring at a stagnant leaderboard. I hear nothing but the clicking of keys and the rumble of thunder above me. "What is everyone writing?" I ponder. "T… more »

More rain delays at U.S. Women's Open - and why do spectators wear golf shoes?

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SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. -- Play has been suspended for the second time today due to lightning in the area at the U.S. Women's Open. Play is expected to resume sometime later this afternoon...Bummer that ESPN isn't covering the event in the morning - whe… more »

12-year-old Thompson playing like she belongs with the big girls at Women's U.S. Open

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SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. -- Saw a cute moment walking by the first tee this morning at the Women's U.S. Open... 12-year-old Alexis Thompson's group was teeing off the first at Pine Needles. She went last. As her other two playing partners Angela Jerman a… more »

South Korea, international players dominate day one: Ochoa, Sorenstam in the hunt at U.S. Women's Open

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SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. -- Day one of the U.S. Women's Open was shortened by afternoon thundershowers in the area Thursday. A rain delay from 2:47 thru 6:23 p.m. meant most of the afternoon rounds didn't finish. Among those was defending champion Annika… more »

A morning threesome with Michelle Wie and Natalie Gulbis at U.S. Women's Open - Wie stumbles with an 82

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(SOUTHERN PINES, N.C.) -- 8:06 a.m. - It's too early to be making these kinds of decisions. On the 10th tee of Pine Needles, you've got hall-of-famer Karrie Webb and major winner Morgan Pressel... Teeing off at the same time on the first, market… more »

Ochoa holes out for eagle at U.S. Women's Open - Wie struggles

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SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. -- Lorena Ochoa just dunked it from a fairway bunker on the 14th for eagle at Pine Needles this morning in the U.S. Women's Open first round. This could be the week for the world No. 1's first major breakthrough. Like any U.… more »

2007 U.S. Open venues: I'd rather play Pine Needles than Oakmont

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SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. - After taking my first lap around Pine Needles this afternoon, I've decided I would rather play here versus men's venue Oakmont Country Club. Now don't get me wrong. I didn't say Pine Needles is "harder" - and I will brag to col… more »

Alligator attack on golf course in Florida - and you thought U.S. Open rough was dangerous

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From the "But it was a brand new Pro-V 1" files... Bruce Burger was trying to retrieve his ball in a pond at Lake Venice Golf Club in Florida Monday when a one-eyed alligator jumped out, grabbed his arm and pulled him in. Burger freed himself by b… more »

Tullymore Golf Club in Michigan: Caledonia Golf & Fish Club of the north - or the other way around

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Probably my favorite course during a recent trip to Michigan was Tullymore Golf Club. You may have heard of it, its getting plenty of love from Golf Digest, sitting at the 14th best public course in America. It has a pretty low profile compared to so… more »

Baseball and golf need to ban tobacco before going after steroid users

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One night in a smoky sports bar, some friends and I decided that anything you could do while eating a hot dog or smoking wasn't a sport. Sports are about athleticism, coordination and health - none of which are promoted by chewing or smoking tobacco,… more »