History to be Made in England

By Lpga Tour MediaJuly 26, 2004, 4:00 pm
04 Weetabix WomenBERKSHIRE, England -- There's a good chance some history will be made at this week's Weetabix Women's British Open, the LPGA's fourth and final major of the season.
But will it be the history that goes hand-in-hand with an exciting week or history that defines careers and is talked about for years to come?
Winning one major is a cornerstone for any player's resume, but this week a handful of players have the ability to carve out their own foundation as some of the greatest players the game has ever produced.
Laura Davies, the long-hitting and always entertaining Englishwoman, will be teeing it up in her home country this week with a chance to etch her name among the game's elite. A win would earn her the requisite two points she needs to qualify for the LPGA Tour and World Golf Halls of Fame.
Davies has been two points shy of qualifying since her last win in 2001 and would like nothing more than to join the game's greatest with a victory at Sunningdale Golf Club.
A win by LPGA Tour and World Golf Halls of Fame member Juli Inkster would make her only the second person to complete the Super Career Grand Slam-winning five different LPGA majors. Inkster has triumphed at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, U.S. Women's Open, McDonald's LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola, and the former du Maurier Classic. A win at the Weetabix Women's British Open is all she needs to join Karrie Webb in the Super Career Grand Slam club.
Fellow LPGA Tour and World Halls of Fame member Betsy King can complete the LPGA Career Grand Slam with a win at Sunningdale. King, who has six majors, won the Kraft Nabisco Championship in 1987, 1990 and 1997, went back-to-back at the U.S. Women's Open in 1989 and 1990, and the 1992 McDonald's LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola.
LPGA Tour and World Golf Halls of Fame member Annika Sorenstam has a chance to do something extremely rare this week: successfully defend four majors in her career. Sorenstam won the U.S. Women's Open in 1995 and 1996, the Kraft Nabisco Championship in 2001 and 2002, and the McDonald's LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola in 2003 and 2004.
Sorenstam won last year's Weetabix Women's British Open, and a win this week would make her the first player to defend all four modern-day majors. LPGA Tour and World Golf Halls of Fame member Mickey Wright is the only player in LPGA history that successfully defended all four designated majors during her career.
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