February 17, 2006 |
With all the attention focused on the youngsters, some veterans proved they still have game. Grace Park shot a bogey-free six-under 66 on Thursday to take the clubhouse lead in the suspended first round of the LPGA Tour's season-opening SBS Open. Becky Iverson was six under through 15 holes when play was halted because of darkness. Sherri Turner, the oldest player in the event at 49, matched Allison Hanna and Meena Lee at 68, and Keyong Bae was four under through 15.
March 23, 2005 |
Grace Park's defense of her first major championship might turn out to be shorter than expected ... like not at all. Park hasn't swung a club since back pain prompted her to withdraw Sunday from the LPGA tournament at Phoenix. She said Tuesday that the injury that caused her to sit out the first day of the pro-am at the Kraft Nabisco Championship also might prevent her from playing Thursday, when the $1.8-million event begins at Mission Hills Country Club at Rancho Mirage.
October 17, 2004 |
If it really is lonely at the top, it also might be uncomfortable, which is what Grace Park could be feeling today, if Annika Sorenstam and Cristie Kerr are right. Park shot a third-round 71 Saturday and holds a three-shot lead at the $825,000 Samsung World Championship, pursued by Sorenstam and Kerr, who promptly suggested that Park probably should feel a little unsettled right about now.
October 16, 2004 |
Soon now, somebody is going to have to tell Grace Park where she is, that she's not playing in the Bob Hope, even though her scores might remind everybody of what happens in those birdie playpens down the road. Park followed up her first-round 62 with a five-under-par 67 Friday and opened a four-shot lead at 15-under 129 after 36 holes of the $825,000 Samsung World Championship at Bighorn Golf Club in Palm Desert.
October 15, 2004 |
Annika Sorenstam and Michelle Wie attracted most of the attention Thursday in the first round of the Samsung World Championship at Bighorn Golf Club in Palm Desert, but Grace Park played one group behind them, shot a tournament-record, 10-under-par 62 and took the lead. Park birdied the last three holes, including a 25-foot putt at the 18th when she was hoping just to get it close enough to putt for par. "It was a big bonus at the end," said Park, who was second last week at the Asahi Ryokuken.
April 2, 2004 |
Grace Park is happy again, and not only because she just won her first major golf championship. Her victory last week at the Kraft Nabisco Championship helped, of course, but that was more a byproduct of an overall attitude change that began taking shape during a soul-searching session two years ago.