Spaniards trying to end major drought at Wegmans


PITTSFORD, N.Y. – For all the bravado the Spaniards showed winning the inaugural International Crown three weeks ago, they’ll tell you they’re lacking that same quality on major championship stages.

They’re not as bold as individuals, and that might just be why no Spaniard has won a women’s major.

Azahara Munoz, Beatriz Recari, Carlota Ciganda and Belen Mozo will tee it up at the Wegmans LPGA Championship this week looking to build on their International Crown success by bringing home a first women’s major for Spain.

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“When we play as individuals, I don't want to say we're not that good mentally, but it's almost like, top ten is good,” Munoz said. “We don't have the fight. It's like Belen said, when we play for each other, we really have the passion. Like I went out there on Sunday, and I mean, I'm not losing. At least, I have that attitude.

“But I think we really need to take that attitude into this event, to be able to be the first ones to win a major. We need to learn from that, but we really need to take it up.

“Carlota went out to the first tee on Sunday [at the International Crown], and I told Belen, `She's going to kill her,' you could see it. Like there's no way she's not winning . . . . Coming to this event, I don't see why we shouldn't have that attitude. If we learn from that, we could definitely win a major. We need to learn from that and have that attitude out here.”