ESPY given to Ochoa but Kerr deserves it more
Similarities between Lorena Ochoa and Tiger Woods have become all too evident this year. Both are certainly not showing their stripes as best golfer of the LPGA and PGA Tour although each have done justice to their own careers with several minor wins this season.
Ochoa has two victories (and possibly three if she can hang on at the CN Canadian Women’s Open). Woods has five events under his belt but both have missed opportunities to shine at the majors, allowing those with less experience to take the trophy.
But it is surely improbable that any golfer should be able to stand out year after year like the great ones; most just have their year of glory (or two, take Vijay Singh, for example) and then fade into the middle of the pack, occasionally showing their mettle and believing that they still have what it takes to beat Tiger Woods who, with his “C” game, still has the wherewithall to maintain top ten finishes week after week.
Even though Lorena Ochoa had bountiful years in 2007 and 2008 winning eight and seven times respectively, making every cut year after year, she has now become just another good golfer on the LPGA Tour. This season’s stats are all out of the top-ten but, in spite of her middle-of-the-road performance she still won two Espy’s for Best Female Golfer and Best Female International Athlete.
The ESPY’s kind of make you wonder if Cristie Kerr, who currently leads both the 2009 Official Money List, 2009 Rolex Player of the Year list and has five more top-ten finishes this season playing four more events than Ochoa believes that SHE was more deserving of those ESPY honors!
The distinction for Kerr just might come down to becoming the first American in sixteen years to top the money list. Perhaps she’ll just be content to pop open a bottle of “Curvature Wines”?
This week on Golf for Beginners we wonder if Lorena Ochoa’s idea to use a 9-iron out of a bunker is a good one. We also discuss the fitness levels between walking and riding; do calories really count?
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