The Saga of the $20 Bet


The Big Sister-Little Sister relationship between Juli Inkster and Morgan Pressel is unique. There was a matter of $20 at the last tournament in Phoenix ' a bet that Inkster won.
Thats good, Inkster said. She keeps handing me $20s every week.
Pressel explained that the bet was made during a practice round. Pressel was playing alone behind a threesome of Inkster, Beth Daniel and Meg Mallon, and Inkster invited the 17-year-old to join them. But I could have gotten out of that bet easily, Pressel said. I didnt pay her until yesterday. And she had forgotten all about it.
Many people believe Michelle Wie was the reason the rules were changed at the British Open regarding womens right to qualify. But Wie says she wont be trying to qualify this year. I am most grateful for the opportunity, but I dont think my schedule is such that I can try this year, she said. There just is not enough time for me to do it this summer.
Christina Kim is at 33 pounds and holding. Thats the amount of weight shes lost since the LPGA season ended last year ' at a cost of approximately $6,000 for six weeks of hard work. I had an acupuncturist, a dietician, a massage therapist I saw three times a week, a personal trainer and a yoga instructor, she said of her vacation in Korea.
The massage therapist left a lasting impression. I did 3 hours per visit, Kim said, three times a week for six weeks. He would beat me with bowls ' its not like relaxation massages. This is stuff you couldnt tell the pressure was too hard. They would wait until you bled ' well, I didnt bleed, but I could have a baby now, and boop ' my threshold of pain has gone up.
The field for the Nabisco topped out an even 100 after legend Nancy Lopez and Bo Bee Song withdrew. Lopez has long been plagued by nagging physical maladies. Song also withdrew due to physical problems.
The win at the LPGAs last tournament by 45-year-old Juli Inkster was not lost on 35-year-old Annika Sorenstam. Sorenstam praised the longevity of Inkster, but said she herself could not envision playing another 10 years. No, I really dont, said Sorenstam. Juli is a unique person, what she has achieved, she won early on and continues to win. Shes been able to combine family with career.
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