Webbs best golf memory lives here


RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Karrie Webb still can’t walk the 18th hole of Mission Hill’s Dinah Shore Tournament Course without feeling her spine tingle.

A wave of good vibes hit her again today in a practice round for the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

They hit Webb when she passed the spot where she holed out with a wedge from 116 yards for eagle to set up her playoff victory four years ago. Her long-time caddie, Mike Paterson, couldn’t let the moment pass without reminiscing. Paterson was on the bag that day four years ago.

“Mike and I talk about the shot every time we play the hole,' Webb said. 'Probably my best memory in golf is here.'

That’s saying something. The Hall of Famer has won 36 LPGA events, with two Kraft Nabisco titles among her seven major championship titles.

“It’s funny, when I remember the shot, I don’t see it the way I saw it that day,” Webb said. “I see it the way everyone else did. I remember the TV replay.”

Webb, 35, brings good form to this year’s championship after winning the Australian Ladies Masters three weeks ago with a final-round 11-under-par 61. She likes the Dinah Shore Tournament setup, where a winter with more rain than usual has helped thicken the rough.

“The course is in the best shape I have seen it in years,” Webb said.