Azahara Munoz - November 16, 2011


Munoz is a former NCAA Individual Champion with Arizona State University and after turning pro, was named 2010 LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year and was a Captain’s Pick for the 2011 European Solheim Cup team. She had played for Spain’s national team as an amateur so she knows about team play and the Solheim Cup experience was unbelievable. Going into her Singles Match on Sunday, she was aware of what was happening and despite early U.S. success, the matches turned in Europe’s favor at the end. Her best memories of the Solheim Cup will likely involve Suzann’s 3 closing birdies, the last few holes of her match with Hedwall, and celebrating with the European team.

Seve Ballesteros as well as Sergio Garcia and Alvaro Quiros have really elevated the status of men’s golf for Spain but she feels that it will take more time for women’s golf in Spain to reach a similar level. She then properly pronounced Miguel Angel Jimenez’s name and said that she had never attempted the stretching motion that he does to warm up.

She is a fan of the format of the Titleholders where 3 players qualify from each event and what makes it extra special is the fact that it had never been attempted before.

The possibility of an Olympic-style event in 2012 is exciting because it will bring her back to the days when she played on Spain’s national team and she is looking forward to playing an event that involves so much national pride.