Tseng Defends at McDonald’s LPGA Championship

(Keith Allison/Flickr) SHE DIDN’T PLAY LIKE a rookie. First-year LPGA Tour player Yani Tseng shot 65-68 on the weekend and outlasted Marie Hjorth in a four-hole sudden-death playoff to win the 2008 McDonald’s LPGA Championship at Bulle Rock. It was quite a twofer for Tseng − both her first LPGA Tour win and first major. … Read more


(Mike Licht/Flickr) Stephanie Wei talks to LPGA Tour player Christina Kim about Kim wearing a mike during the first round of next week’s McDonald’s LPGA Championship at Bulle Rock. (Wei Under Par) Ryan Ballengee interviews Mike Davis of the USGA, the famed U.S. Open setup man. (Waggle Room) Heather Jones fires a 37 and posts … Read more

No Happy Meal for Ochoa and Sorenstam

(Yani Tseng) THE MCDONALD’S LPGA CHAMPIONSHIP had a full menu of golf drama, including a playoff and 19-year-old rookie winner named Yani Tseng, but it was no happy meal for Lorena Ochoa and Annika Sorenstam. Both finished one shot back in a tie for third. Ochoa’s bid for the Grand Slam fizzled in the searing … Read more

Memphis in the Meantime

“Let’s go to Memphis in the meantime, baby.” −John Hiatt This week definitely reminds me of the above lyric from the John Hiatt song. I admit I’m looking ahead with a full shag bag of anticipation to the U.S. Open. Can’t wait. I think most golf enthusiasts feel the same way, especially anticipating the pairing … Read more

Family First: Juli Inkster’s Majors Streak to End

Juli Inkster (Eddie Honeyfield/Flickr) Hall-of-Fame golfer Juli Inkster will miss next month’s McDonald’s LPGA Championship, ending a streak of competing in 56 consecutive majors. The reason? Inkster’s youngest daughter, Cori, is graduating from junior high. Mom will be there. Golf can wait. “You only graduate once, right?” Juli told the AP. The last major Inkster … Read more