Juli Inkster Back in US Without Swine Flu


LPGA Hall of Famer Juli Inkster returned home to the United States thinking family and friends back home this past weekend were probably more nervous about the swine-flu outbreak in Mexico than the players competing at the Corona Championship in Morelia.
“I felt pretty comfortable there,” Inkster said. “The LPGA did a great job keeping us updated on what was going on. To me, it wasn’t a big deal, I felt fine being there.”
Morelia is about 200 miles from Mexico City, a city reported on Sunday to be slowed to a snail’s pace by the threat. Richard Besser, acting director of the U.S. Center for Disease Control, said Monday that the center will recommend non-essential travel to Mexico be postponed.
Inkster said she flew out of Morelia and did not go through Mexico City. She said the airlines did a great job helping reroute players who were scheduled to fly through Mexico City on their way out.