Local Qualifying - 2004 US Womens Open

By Golf Channel NewsroomMay 25, 2004, 4:00 pm
Local Qualifying Results - 2004 U.S. Women's Open
 
05/17/04
CARY, ILL. - FOXFORD HILLS GC

Mee Lee - Korea 70
Meredith Ward - Crystal Lake, Ill. 74
Seon Hwa Lee - Korea 75
Sarah Sasse - Lincoln, Neb. 75
Laura Myerscough - Charleston, Ill. 75
Katie Connelly - Beloit, Wis. 75
Joellyn Erdmann-Crooks - Little Chute, Wis. 75
Bomi Suh - Korea 75
Heather Zielinski(a) - Sylvania, Ohio 76
Kerry Postillion(a) - Burr Ridge, Ill. 77
Noriko Nakazaki(a) - Hanover Park, Ill. 78
Cindy Pasechnik - Canada 78
Christina Miller(a) - Miami, Fla. 78
Becca Huffer(a) - Denver, Colo. 78
A - Erica Bieniek - Scottville, Mich. 78
A - Amy Langhals - Kalida, Ohio 78
 
MONROE, N.C. - ROLLING HILLS CC
Kristina Engstrom - Sweden 69
Joan Pitcock - Fresno, Calif. 69
Niloufar Aazam-Zanganeh(a) - Switzerland 70
Lea Bagwell-Venable(a) - Simpsonville, S.C. 70
Yvonne Cox - Charleston, W.Va. 71
Michelle Jarman(a) - Wilmington, N.C. 72
Marcy Hart - Scottsdale, Ariz. 72
Tai Perry(a) - Conway, S.C. 73
Sharon O'Neill - Australia 73
Anne Fraser - Deerfield Beach, Fla. 73
Kimberly Lewellen - Raleigh, N.C. 74
Blair Lamb(a) - Flat Rock, N.C. 74
A - Laura Crawford(a) - Lancaster, S.C. 74
A - Lindsay Robinson(a) - Huntington, W.Va. 75
A - Laree Sugg - Petersburg, Va. 75
A - Charlaine Coetzee Hirst - South Africa 75
 
NAPLES, FLA. - IMPERIAL GC
Kim Augusta - Rumford, R.I. 69
Julieta Granada(a) - Paraguay 69
Kristin Tamulis - Naples, Fla. 70
Sue Ertl - Bradenton, Fla. 71
Kyeong Eun Bae - Korea 72
Brittany Lincicome(a) - Seminole, Fla. 72
Rebecca Kuhn(a) - Miami, Fla. 73
Maria Gallegos(a) - Argentina 73
Lynde Baltrusaitis(a) - Fort Myers, Fla. 74
Leigh Mills - Tampa, Fla. 74
Kathi Poppmeier - Austria 74
Jordan Cherebetiu - Rapid City, S.D. 74
Jennifer Gleason - Clearwater, Fla. 74
Cathy Edelen - North Port, Fla. 74
Taylor Leon(a) - Dallas, Texas 75
Nicole Perrot - Chile 75
Michele Fuller - Jupiter, Fla. 75
Carrie Dykstra(a) - Waupun, Wis. 75
Lara Tadiotto - Belgium 76
Kim Benedict - Rochester Hills, Mich. 76
Jennifer Hong(a) - Windermere, Fla. 76
Jennifer Bodemann(a) - Palm City, Fla. 76
Dana Lacey - Australia 76
A - Hana Young(a) - Wesley Chapel, Fla. 76
A - Alexandra Bodemann(a) - Palm City, Fla. 77
A - Alina Lee(a) - Bradenton, Fla. 77
A - Lorie Mc Cabe - Naples, Fla. 77
 
ROSWELL, GA. - HORSESHOE BEND
Juli Hilton - Saratoga, Calif. 70
Christina Harrell - Greenville, S.C. 72
Nicole Hage(a) - Coral Springs, Fla. 73
Bernadette Luse - Orlando, Fla. 73
Whitney Frykman(a) - Acworth, Ga. 74
Tonya Gill - Stone Mountain, Ga. 74
Marilyn Lovander - Punta Gorda, Fla. 74
Danielle Downey - Spencerport, N.Y. 74
Courtney Swaim - Duluth, Ga. 74
Margaret Shirley(a) - Roswell, Ga. 75
Joan Delk - Alpharetta, Ga. 75
Cortney Reno - Grosse Ile, Mich. 75
Chiharu Yamaguchi - Japan 75
Celeste Troche - Paraguay 75
Leanna Wicks - Brighton, Mich. 76
Kristen Samp - Moberly, Mo. 76
Alison Hiller - Atlanta, Ga. 76
Abigale Schepperle(a) - Birmingham, Ala. 76
A - Patricia Martinson - Marion, Iowa 77
A - Jennifer Cassidy(a) - Dalton, Ga. 77
A - Jen Hanna - Greenville, S.C. 77
A - Diane Irvin - Pacific Palisades, Calif. 77
 
SALINAS, CALIF. - CORRAL DE TIERRA CC
Vikki Laing - Scotland 72
Bridget Dwyer(a) - Kailua, Hawaii 72
Vivan Phosomran - Long Beach, Calif. 74
Ria Quiazon - Union City, Calif. 74
Teresa Ishiguro - Ione, Calif. 75
Laura Luethke(a) - Clovis, Calif. 75
Jaejean Kang - San Jose, Calif. 75
Casey Gee(a) - Sacramento, Calif. 75
Rebecka Heinmert - Sweden 76
Ji-Yun Lee - San Jose, Calif. 76
A - Dana Ebster - Modesto, Calif. 77
A - Tasha Browner - Tarzana, Calif. 77
A - Joanne Lee(a) - San Carlos, Calif. 77
A - Hannah Summerhays(a) - Carmichael, Calif. 78
 

05/18/04
PORT ORCHARD, WASH. - TROPHY LAKE G & CC

Kim Shin(a) - Shoreline, Wash. 75
Kwan-Chih Lu(a) - Chinese Taipei 76
Hoi Ning Eva Yoe(a) - Ppls Rep. of China 77
Julie Wells - West Linn, Ore. 78
Johnna Nealy(a) - Grants Pass, Ore. 78
Jill Phillips(a) - Auburn, Wash. 78
A - Nicole Keller - Hillsboro, Ore. 79
A - Eom Ji Park(a) - Canada 79
A - Jeannine Fiorito - Las Vegas, Nev. 79
A - Miho Murata(a) - Bellevue, Wash. 81
 
05/19/04
CHINO HILLS, CALIF. - LOS SERRANOS (SOUTH)

Walailak Satarak - Thailand 71
Amber Lundskog(a) - San Diego, Calif. 71
Yeo Jin Kang - Korea 72
Wendy Modic - Pasadena, Calif. 72
Stella Lee - Irvine, Calif. 72
Carling Cho(a) - San Juan Capistrano, Calif. 72
Angela Park(a) - Torrance, Calif. 72
Amie Cochran(a) - Torrance, Calif. 72
Sydnee Michaels(a) - Temecula, Calif. 73
Minny Yeo - Newport Beach, Calif. 73
Jennie Lee(a) - Huntington Beach, Calif. 73
Allison Goodman(a) - San Diego, Calif. 73
Tiffany Lua(a) - Rowland Heights, Calif. 74
Taya Battistella - Bend, Ore. 74
Natalie Wong - Montebello, Calif. 74
Hsiao-Ching Lu(a) - Chinese Taipei 74
Christel Tomori - Hilo, Hawaii 74
Caryn Wilson - Rancho Mirage, Calif. 74
Selanee Henderson(a) - Apple Valley, Calif. 75
Mary Ritchie - Canada 75
Jenny Kim(a) - Los Angeles, Calif. 75
A - Ashley Forbes(a) - La Quinta, Calif. 76
A - C J Kim(a) - Rowland Heights, Calif. 76
A - Katherine Hoey(a) - Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. 76
A - Colleen Mc Gough - Huntington Beach, Calif. 76
 
HOUSTON, TEXAS - CHAMPIONS GC
Ashley Winn - West Monroe, La. 73
Nicole Dalkas - Palm Deset, Calif. 74
Marcela Leon - Mexico 74
Kristin Dufour - Austin, Texas 74
Angela Hendershot - Midland, Texas 74
Stefanie Page(a) - The Woodlands, Texas 75
Stacy Lewis(a) - The Woodlands, Texas 75
Randi Meadows - Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas 75
Olof Jonsdottir - Iceland 75
Jan Dowling - Canada 75
Sherry Heller(a) - Houston, Texas 76
Shellie Wenzel-Maricle - Jonesboro, Ark. 76
Shannon Hanson - Sulphur, La. 76
Melanie Willhite - Clarksville, Tenn. 76
Christi Cano - San Antonio, Texas 76
Michelle Simpson - New Smyrna Beach, Fla. 77
Marilyn Hardy(a) - Houston, Texas 77
Lori Sutherland - Desoto, Texas 77
Jennifer Ackerson(a) - Allen, Texas 77
Jennifer Tannehill - Oklahoma City, Okla. 78
Jennifer Huber - Anna, Texas 78
Randi Gauthier - Sugar Land, Texas 79
Elisa Kase - Albuquerque, N.M. 79
A - Carolyn Creekmore(a) - Dallas, Texas 79
A - Ashley Frey(a) - Katy, Texas 79
A - Mina Hardin(a) - Ft Worth, Texas 80
A - Stacy Dennis(a) - Huntsville, Texas 80
 
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - SAN JOSE CC
Natasha Lopez Moreira(a) - Wesley Chapel, Fla. 71
Sachie Yoshida - Japan 72
Jan Kleiman - Lakeland, Fla. 72
Kylie Pratt - Australia 73
Tiffany Faucette - Ormond Beach, Fla. 75
Sasha Medina - Ponce, Puerto Rico 75
Linda Ishii - Los Angeles, Calif. 75
Jeanne Cho - Orlando, Fla. 75
Andrea Sarratt - St Matthews, S.C. 75
Heidi Lowe(a) - New Smyrna Beach, Fla. 76
Young Jo - Korea 77
A - Mika Arito - Japan 77
A - Kimberly Goedecke(a) - Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 77
A - Tobi Probst(a) - Pensacola, Fla. 77
A - Mary Ann Plunkett(a) - Lecanto, Fla. 78
 
05/20/04
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. - BUNKER HILLS GC

Megan George(a) - Plymouth, Minn. 73
Mara Larrauri - Argentina 73
Carolyn Barnett-Howe - Menasha, Wis. 74
Barbara Moxness - Edina, Minn. 74
Brittney Bacon - Minot, N.D. 75
A - Lauren Huhnerkoch(a) - Burnsville, Minn. 77
A - Dee Forsberg-Voss - Minneapolis, Minn. 77
A - Sarah Butler(a) - Roseau, Minn. 77
A - Kathryn Detlefsen(a) - Eagan, Minn. 79
 
OWINGS MILLS, MD. - GREEN SPRING VALLEY
Jessica Lewis - Bethesda, Md. 72
Youn Bae(a) - Centreville, Va. 76
Kathleen Robinson - Alexandria, Va. 76
Deborah Harmon - Harrisburg, Pa. 77
Sara Hurwitch(a) - Potomac Falls, Va. 78
Amy Powell - Lakewood, Colo. 78
A - Connie Isler(a) - Annapolis, Md. 79
A - Liza Abood - Bethesda, Md. 80
A - Christy Larrimore(a) - Baltimore, Md. 80
A - Meredith Loosse - Charlottesville, Va. 81
 
PITTSBURGH, PA. - FOX CHAPEL GC
Emily Bastel - Upper Sandusky, Ohio 68
Laura Torrisi - Lunenburg, Mass. 72
Missie Berteotti - Pittsburgh, Pa. 75
Michele Thompson - Columbus, Ohio 76
Faith Egli - Mogadore, Ohio 76
Carly Truitt(a) - Marysvile, Ohio 76
Becky Berzonski(a) - Erie, Pa. 76
A - Vanessa Bell - England 78
A - Susan Romano(a) - Chesterland, Ohio 78
A - Cheryl Fox - Tiffin, Ohio 79
A - Allyson Hatcher(a) - Wheeling, W.Va. 79
 
05/24/04
PHOENIX, ARIZ. - PHOENIX CC

Eileen Vargas(a) - Colombia 71
Charlotte Mayorkas(a) - Murrieta, Calif. 72
Tiffany Tavee(a) - Gilbert, Ariz. 73
Kelly Cavanaugh - Palos Verdes, Calif. 73
Kalen Anderson - Minnetonka, Minn. 73
Nicole Cutler(a) - Cherry Hills Village, Colo. 74
Kristine Reese - Carefree, Ariz. 74
Ki-Shui Liao(a) - Alameda, Calif. 74
Karen Davies - Scottsdale, Ariz. 74
Julia Kraschinski - New Zealand 74
Sunhyo Oh(a) - Las Vegas, Nev. 75
Melanie Holmes-Smith - Australia 75
Maru Martinez(a) - Venezuela 75
Lauren Todd(a) - Phoenix, Ariz. 75
Krystal Shearer(a) - Northridge, Calif. 75
Kristen Campos(a) - Mesa, Ariz. 75
Elena Kurokawa(a) - Redondo Beach, Calif. 75
Carolina Llano(a) - Colombia 75
Tami Shibata - Las Vegas, Nev. 76
Jennifer Greggain - Puyallup, Wash. 76
Erin Kerr - Phoenix, Ariz. 76
Angela Won(a) - Irvine, Calif. 76
Kim Kouwabunpat(a) - Upland, Calif. 77
Joanna Whitley - Scottsdale, Ariz. 77
Carrie Roberts - Farmington, Utah 77
A - Hwanhee Lee(a) - Los Angeles, Calif. 78
A - Kristi Larsen(a) - Scottsdale, Ariz. 78
A - Theodosia Mazzuca - Santa Cruz, Calif. 78
A - Kimberly Rowton - San Antonio, Texas 78
 
05/25/04
AGAWAM, MASS. - CRESTVIEW CC

Loraine Lambert - Australia 71
Violeta Retamoza(a) - Mexico 72
Patricia Baxter-Johnson - Lake Worth, Fla. 72
Clarissa Childs - Glendale, Calif. 72
Cheryl Anderson - Stamford, Conn. 72
Riko Higashio - Japan 73
Nicole Jeray - Berwyn, Ill. 73
Kelly Cap - Boardman, Ohio 73
Ji Yeon Lee - Korea 73
Carri Wood - Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 73
Carmen Hajjar - Australia 73
Siew-Ai Lim - Malaysia 74
Megan Grehan(a) - Mamaroneck, N.Y. 74
Lynn Valentine - East Lyme, Conn. 74
Lisa Depaulo - Austin, Texas 74
Laura Rowe - Bedford, N.H. 74
Briana Vega(a) - North Aandover, Mass. 74
Russamee Gulyanamitta - Thailand 75
Katie Allison - Mahwah, N.J. 75
Karen Noble - New York, N.Y. 75
Janell Howland - Boise, Idaho 75
Allison Finney - Winnetka, Ill. 75
Allie Blomquist - Afton, Minn. 75
Tanya Holl - Australia 76
Michelle Dobek - Chicopee, Mass. 76
Kristy McPherson - Conway, S.C. 76
Holly Reynolds - Morrisville, Vt. 76
Chin Huei Hung - Rowland Heights, Calif. 76
Angela Aulenti - Fairfield, Conn. 76
A - Suzy Whaley - Farmington, Conn. 77
A - Kelly Lagedrost - Brooksville, Fla. 77
A - Isabelle Lendl(a) - Goshen, Conn. 77
A - Angela Buzminski - Lakeland, Fla. 77
 
KAPOLEI, HAWAII - KO OLINA GC
Amanda Wilson(a) - Hilo, Hawaii 71
Chie Yoshida - Japan 74
Ko-Chen Yeh(a) - Taiwan 75
Kira-Ann Murashige(a) - Hilo, Hawaii 75
Camie Hoshino - Hilo, Hawaii 75
Julie Miyagi - Honolulu, Hawaii 76
A - Akane Oshiro - Japan 76
A - Eriko Moriyama - Japan 77
A - Mari Chun(a) - Pearl City, Hawaii 77
A - Summerset Lovett - Honolulu, Hawaii 78
 
ST LOUIS, MO. - ST LOUIS CC
Allison Hanna - Portland, Ore. 72
Meghan Bolger(a) - Haddonfield, N.J. 73
Denise Knaebel(a) - Moberly, Mo. 74
Alena Sharp - Canada 74
Sarah Martin(a) - Grosse Ile, Mich. 75
Danah Ford(a) - Indianapolis, Ind. 75
Christine Boucher(a) - Canada 75
Ashley Tait(a) - Littleton, Colo. 75
Elizabeth Dotson(a) - White Bluff, Tenn. 76
Aimee Cho(a) - Korea 76
Nikki Hadd(a) - Crestview, Fla. 77
Lyndsey Adams(a) - Joplin, Mo. 77
Jenna Pearson(a) - Wheaton, Ill. 77
Heidi Chua - Philippines 77
Deborah Munoz - Far Hills, N.J. 77
Courtney Mahon(a) - Topeka, Kan. 77
Amanda Costner(a) - Claremore, Okla. 77
A - Jill Womble(a) - Pleasanton, Calif. 78
A - Nisha Sadekar - Canada 78
A - Ashley Freeman(a) - Belleville, Ill. 78
A - Marie-Josee Rouleau - Canada 78
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Lincicome grouped with two rookies in Barbasol

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 17, 2018, 9:54 pm

Brittany Lincicome will tee it up with a pair of rookies when she makes her first start in a PGA Tour event Thursday at the Barbasol Championship at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Ky.

Lincicome, an eight-time LPGA winner, is scheduled to go off the 10th tee at 9:59 a.m. ET in the first round with Sam Ryder, 28, and Conrad Shindler, 29. They’re off the first tee Friday at 2:59 p.m. ET

Lincicome will become just the sixth woman to play in a PGA Tour event, joining Babe Zaharias, Shirley Spork, Annika Sorenstam, Suzy Whaley and Michelle Wie.

“The first three or four holes, I’ll be a nervous wreck, for sure,” Linicome said.

 

 

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Lincicome thrilled by reception from male pros

By Randall MellJuly 17, 2018, 8:31 pm

Brittany Lincicome wondered how PGA Tour pros would greet her when she arrived to play the Barbasol Championship this week.

She wondered if there would be resentment.

She also wondered how fans at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Ky., would receive her, and if a social media mob would take up pitchforks.

“I can’t stop smiling,” Lincicome said Tuesday after her first practice round upon arriving. “Everyone has been coming up to me and wishing me luck. That means a lot.”

PGA Tour pro Martin Piller, husband of LPGA pro Gerina Piller, welcomed her immediately.

Other pros sought her out on the practice putting green.

She said she was also welcomed joining pros at a table in player dining.

Fans have been stopping her for autographs.

“It has been an awesome reception,” said Dewald Gouws, her husband, a former long-drive competitor. “I think it’s put her much more at ease, seeing the reception she is getting. There’s a lot of mutual respect.”

Lincicome, 32, wasn’t sure if she would be playing a practice round alone Tuesday morning, but when she made her way to the first tee, Domenico Geminiani was there, just about to go off.

He waved Lincicome over.

“He said, `Hey, Brittany, do you want to join me?’” Gouws said. “Come to find out, Dom’s a pretty cool guy.”

Geminiani made it into the field as a Monday qualifier.

“The two of us were both trying to figure things out together,” Lincicome said.

Keene Trace will play to 7,328 yards on the scorecard. That’s more than 800 yards longer than Highland Meadows, where Lincicome finished second at the LPGA’s Marathon Classic last weekend. Keene Trace was playing even longer than its listed yardage Tuesday, with recent rains softening it.

Nicknamed “Bam Bam,” Lincicome is one of the longest hitters in the women’s game. Her 269.5 yard average drive is 10th in the LPGA ranks. It would likely be dead last on the PGA Tour, where Brian Stuard (278.2) is the last player on the stats list at No. 201.

“I think if I keep it in the fairway, I’ll be all right,” Lincicome said.

Lincicome is an eight-time LPGA winner, with two major championships among those titles. She is just the sixth woman to compete in a PGA Tour event, the first in a decade, since Michelle Wie played the Reno-Tahoe Open, the last of her eight starts against the men.

Lincicome will join Babe Zaharias, Shirley Spork, Annika Sorenstam, Suzy Whaley and Wie in the elite ranks.

Zaharias, by the way, is the only woman to make a 36-hole cut in PGA Tour history, making it at the 1945 L.A. Open before missing a 54-hole cut on the weekend.

What are Lincicome’s expectations?

She would love to make the cut, but . . .

“Just going to roll with it and see what happens,” she said. “This is once in a lifetime, probably a one-and-done opportunity. I’m just going to enjoy it.”

Lincicome grew up playing for the boys’ golf team at Seminole High on the west coast of Florida. She won a couple city championships.

“I always thought it would be cool to compete against the guys on the PGA Tour,” Lincicome said. “I tend to play more with the guys than women at home. I never would have gone out and told my agent, `Let’s go try to play in a PGA Tour event,’ but when Tom Murray called with this opportunity, I was really blown away and excited by it. I never in a million years thought I would have this opportunity.”

Tom Murray, the president of Perio, the parent company of Barbasol and Pure Silk, invited Lincicome to accept one of the tournament’s sponsor exemptions. Lincicome represents Pure Silk.

Lincicome said her desire to play a PGA Tour event is all about satisfying her curiosity, wanting to know how she would stack up at this level. She also wants to see if the experience can help take her to the next level in the women’s game.

As a girl growing up, she played Little League with the boys, instead of softball with the girls. She said playing the boys in golf at Seminole High helped her get where she is today.

“The guys were better, and it pushed me to want to be better,” Lincicome said. “I think playing with the guys [on the PGA Tour], I will learn something to take to LPGA events, and it will help my game, for sure.”

Lincicome has been pleased that her fellow LPGA pros are so supportive. LPGA winner Kris Tamulis is flying into Kentucky as moral support. Other LPGA pros may also be coming in to support her.

The warm fan reception Lincicome is already getting at Keene Trace matters, too.

“She’s already picked up some new fans this week, and hopefully she will pick up some more,” Gouws said. “I don’t think she’s putting too much expectation on herself. I think she really does just want to have fun.”

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Stunner: Inbee Park steps aside for Int. Crown

By Randall MellJuly 17, 2018, 4:00 pm

There was a big surprise this week when the LPGA announced the finalized lineups for the UL International Crown.

Rolex world No. 1 Inbee Park won’t be teeing it up for the host South Koreans Oct. 4-7 in Incheon.

She has withdrawn, saying she wanted another Korean to be able to experience the thrill of representing her country.

It’s a stunner given the importance the LPGA has placed on taking the UL International Crown to South Korea and its golf-crazy allegiance to the women’s game in the Crown’s first staging outside the United States.

Two-time major champion In Gee Chun will replace Park.

"It was my pleasure and honor to participate in the first UL International Crown in 2014 and at the 2016 Olympics, and I cannot describe in one word how amazing the atmosphere was to compete as a representative of my country,” Park said. “There are so many gifted and talented players in Korea, and I thought it would be great if one of the other players was given the chance to experience the 2018 UL International Crown.”

Chun, another immensely popular player in South Korea, was the third alternate, so to speak, with the world rankings used to field teams. Hye Jin Choi and Jin Young Ko were higher ranked than Chun but passed because of commitments made to competing in a Korean LPGA major that week. The other South Koreans who previously qualified are So Yeon Ryu, Sung Hyun Park and I.K. Kim.

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Na: I can admit, 'I went through the yips'

By Rex HoggardJuly 17, 2018, 3:35 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Following his victory two weeks ago at A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier, Kevin Na said his second triumph on the PGA Tour was the most rewarding of his career.

Although he declined to go into details as to why the victory was so gratifying at The Greenbrier, as he completed his practice round on Tuesday at the Open Championship, Na shed some light on how difficult the last few years have been.

“I went through the yips. The whole world saw that. I told people, 'I can’t take the club back,'” Na said on Tuesday at Carnoustie. “People talked about it, 'He’s a slow player. Look at his routine.' I was admitting to the yips. I didn’t use the word ‘yip’ at the time. Nobody wants to use that word, but I’m over it now so I can use it. The whole world saw it.”


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Na, who made headlines for his struggles to begin his backswing when he found himself in the lead at the 2012 Players Championship, said he asked other players who had gone through similar bouts with the game’s most dreaded ailment how they were able to get through it.

“It took time,” he said. “I forced myself a lot. I tried breathing. I tried a trigger. Some guys will have a forward press or the kick of the right knee. That was hard and the crap I got for it was not easy.”

The payoff, however, has steadily arrived this season. Na said he’d been confident with his game this season following a runner-up showing at the Genesis Open and a fourth-place finish at the Fort Worth Invitational, and he felt he was close to a breakthrough. But being able to finish a tournament like he did at The Greenbrier, where he won by five strokes, was particularly rewarding.

“All good now,” he smiled. “I knew I was good enough to win again, but until you do it sometimes you question yourself. It’s just the honest truth.”