Webb has love-hate relationship with Locust Hill


PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Karrie Webb tees it up at the Wegmans LPGA Championship as a favorite off last week’s victory at the Shoprite LPGA Classic.

Webb is chasing her eighth major championship title. If she gets it, she will surpass Juli Inkster as the active player with the most major championship titles.

It has been seven years since Webb won her last major, the Kraft Nabisco Championship, but she is in good form having also won the Australian Ladies Masters earlier this year.

“Karrie is in my top five of greatest players that have ever played on the LPGA tour,” U.S. Solheim Cup captain Meg Mallon said Wednesday. “I also think she’s one of the most underrated that have ever played.”

Webb is looking for her second LPGA Championship title. She won it in 2001 at DuPont Country Club in Delaware. She won the Wegmans at Locust Hill Country Club before it was a major, claiming the title in 2002. Locust Hill has been good and bad to her over the years.

“I feel like I have a love-hate relationship with it,” Webb said. “I either play really well here, or I struggle with my emotions and patience, even when we played a regular event here. It’s a course that always requires a lot of patience, and the weeks that I’m on top of that are the weeks that I’ve done pretty well.”