A Truly Grand Feat


Once again Karrie Webb made her way into the history books.
At age 26 Webb ' and in spite of back-to-back bogies on the final two holes - became the youngest female golfer to complete the Grand Slam. Webb did so by recording a final round of 2-under-par 69 to finish at 14-under-par and two strokes ahead of Laura Diaz.
I didnt know what the youngest age was and who that was, Webb professed. But Mickey Wright was an incredible player. I dont sit down and look at record books and try and beat records. I just try and play good golf. Along the way, Ive broken some records, and this is a really big one. It will sink in eventually and I know it will be special.'
Write was 27-years-old when she completed the career Grand Slam.
The McDonalds LPGA Championship title and the trophy will now reside next to the 25 others she has won during her career.
I am at a little loss for words,' Webb went on to say. 'This tournament is obviously a tournament Ive wanted to win, and obviously Ive thought about trying to win this tournament to complete the career Grand Slam.
It was a day that began uncertain and ended in historic fashion. Karrie had learned her Grandfather was gravely ill the day before and was seriously contemplating a flight back to her homeland.

Free Video - Registration Required Karrie Webb comments on her Career Grand Slam

To be honest, I almost didnt play today, said the victorious Aussie. I did have a flight booked to fly back with my parents today at 12:30 p.m., and I decided that with my mom and dad last night at about 1:00 in the morning. My dad didnt sleep very well, and he talked to the rest of my family today, and they all wanted me to play because Granddad would have wanted me to. There was a part of me that wanted to play anyway, and the fact that my family said they wanted me to do it, thats what changed my mind. It wasnt until about 8:00 this morning.
Laura Diaz gave Webb a run for her money today. Diaz recorded her third second-place finish after playing her way to 12-under-par. Diaz made three bogeys and six birdies during her final round to record 3-under-par the final day.
I knew one of the roars was for Laura. I knew she had made birdie, Webb said regarding Lauras birdie on the 17th. But today, I was never really that nervous because I just thought if it was meant to be, it was meant to be. I made some pretty key putts at crucial times today, and a couple of times, I just shook my head because I couldnt believe that I was doing it.
Wendy Ward and Maria Hjorth finished in a tie for third at 10-under-par.
Full-field scores from the McDonald's LPGA Championship