Battle emerges for No 1 on LPGA
At the beginning of Kraft Nabisco Championship week, it emerged that Ai Miyazato and Jiyai Shin have a mathematical chance of over-taking No.1 Lorena Ochoa. Now comes another name, Suzann Pettersen. One would have to assume Pettersen's chances are slim at best, and would no doubt require a faltering from Ochoa. But a first-round 67 has done Norway's Female Athlete of the Year no harm in her quest. We're told by the stat gurus that if the tournament had ended after Round 1, Pettersen would have moved to second, with Ochoa remaining at the helm.
The LPGA needs a little help from Lady Luck these days. A fight for the world's No. 1 spot, which will most likely last all season, will be a very nice sub-plot to the 2010 season.
Fowler among 5 to skip WGC-Match Play
ORLANDO, Fla. – Five of the top 64 players in the world will skip next week’s WGC-Dell Match Play.
Korda happy to finally be free of jaw pain
She is inspired finally getting to play without recurring headaches.
Korda, 25, said the headaches caused by her overbite even affected her personality.
“Affects your moods,” Korda said. “I think I was pretty snappy back then as well.”
“I'm much happier now,” Korda said. “Much calmer.”
“Chips are totally out of question,” Korda said.
Finally adapted to short putter, Martin near lead
PHOENIX – Mo Martin loved her long putter.
In fact, she named her “Mona.”
And that has her excited about this year.
Well, that and having a healthy back again.
“Just a beautiful day,” Martin said. “I was able to play my game, make my putts.”
Martin, by the way, says Mona remains preserved in a special place, “a shrine” in her home.
Clanton rides hole-out eagle to lead at Founders
Clanton shot a 5-under 67, playing the back nine at Desert Ridge in 5-under 31 to reach 9-under 135.
Jessica Korda and Mo Martin were 7 under, and Michelle Wie topped the group at 6 under.