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August 22, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Defending champion Juli Inkster continued her domination of the Atlantic City golf tournament Friday with a four-under-par 67 to take a one-stroke lead over second-year pro Patty Jordan at Galloway Township, N.J. Inkster led or shared the lead after every round of last year's inaugural tournament, and she showed no willingness to have that change this year.
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March 31, 2010 | By Peter Yoon
Michael Whan considers himself somewhat of a fix-it man, so his association with the LPGA Tour is sort of a mixed blessing. The good news is he's here, having taken over as LPGA commissioner in October and instantly becoming the man who could save the LPGA Tour, someone veteran golfer Juli Inkster calls "decisive and organized." The bad news is that this is a tour in need of saving. The LPGA has been hemorrhaging tournaments and title sponsors over the last two years, partly because of the downturn in the economy and partly because of mistakes made under the leadership of Carolyn Bivens, the commissioner he succeeded.
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April 4, 1985 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
Defending champion Juli Inkster teed off Wednesday with former President Gerald Ford, Bob Hope, former hockey star Bobby Orr and F. Ross Johnson, chief executive officer of Nabisco Brands, sponsor of Dinah Shore's $400,000 tournament. At stake in the pro-amateur were silver loving cups for the winners. Today, Inkster will tee off with Donna Caponi and Patti Rizzo in the first round of a Ladies Professional Golf Assn. tournament.
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March 24, 2010 | By Peter Yoon
In some ways, Michelle Wie is still the teenage girl we remember bursting into the spotlight with braces and a 300-yard drive. "I still eat Happy Meals and I'm proud to say it," Wie said the other day at a news conference here. "I would say it's more for the toy." In other ways, she's a grown woman hardened by years in the spotlight during which the normal peaks and valleys of adolescence have played out on a national stage. "Slowly but surely, I'm growing up," she said.
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October 28, 1999
RESULTS / SCHEDULES *--* Date Tournament Winner Jan. 15-17 The Inaugural Kelly Robbins Jan. 21-24 Naples LPGA Memorial Meg Mallon Jan. 27-30 The Office Depot Karrie Webb Feb. 12-14 Valley of the Stars Championship Catrin Nilsmark Feb. 18-20 Hawaiian Ladies Open Alison Nicholas Feb.
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February 21, 1986 | United Press International
Juli Inkster shot a five-under-par 67 Thursday to take the first-round lead in the $250,000 Standard Register-Samaritan Turquoise golf tournament at the Arizona Biltmore Adobe Course. Inkster held a one-shot lead over Rosie Jones, Sherri Turner, Mary Beth Zimmerman, Shelley Hamlin and rookie Michelle Berteotti. Inkster's round was highlighted by an eagle at the par-five 15th hole, where she hit a 5-wood approach shot within 12 feet of the pin and sank the putt.
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September 25, 1999 | Associated Press
Juli Inkster, needing one more victory to qualify for the LPGA Hall of Fame, shot a five-under-par 67 Friday to grab a share of the first-round lead in the Safeway LPGA Golf Championship at Portland, Ore. Inkster, who won the U.S. Open and LPGA Championship and is battling Karrie Webb for player-of-the-year honors, had four birdies and five pars over her final nine holes at the 6,307-yard Columbia-Edgewater Country Club course. Minutes after Inkster finished, Rosie Jones birdied No.
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December 17, 1990 | From Associated Press
Juli Inkster became the first woman to win a mixed professional golf tournament when she won the Spalding Invitational at Pebble Beach Sunday. Inkster shot a one-under-par 71 to finish the 72-hole tournament with a four-under 284 and a one-stroke victory over Mark Brooks. "It was a good win for me. I needed it for my confidence," said Inkster, winner of 13 titles and nearly $2 million during her seven-year LPGA career.
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March 22, 1985 | JIM MURRAY
Jack Nicklaus never did it. Neither did Bobby Jones, Arnold Palmer, Gene Littler, nor any other household name in the game. More to the point, neither did Babe Didrikson, Patty Berg, JoAnne Carner or Louise Suggs. Of all the modern players, only Juli Inkster ever won three straight national Amateur golf championships. Before that, you had to go all the way back to Glenna Collett and Virginia Van Wie to find players who had so dominated an event.
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July 31, 1999 | From Associated Press
Juli Inkster isn't playing her best golf in the du Maurier Classic at Priddis, Canada. The bad news for the rest of the field is that she's still in the lead, halfway home to a third consecutive major championship title and a place in the LPGA Hall of Fame. Despite bogeys on two par-five holes and a constant battle to find a swing she could trust, Inkster shot a three-under-par 69 Friday that left her tied with Dawn Coe-Jones of Canada at seven-under 137.
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August 3, 2008 | Chuck Culpepper, Special to The Times
SUNNINGDALE, England -- It's some sort of mystical golf-geezer summer here in the motherland, and so for the second Saturday in the past three, a person raging against the onset of decrepitude walked up a British Open 18th fairway waving to applause from the inspired. As Greg Norman did in first place at age 53 at Royal Birkdale, so did Juli Inkster in hot contention at 48 at Sunningdale Golf Club on Saturday, both weekends alive with the question, Could he/she become the oldest to win a major?
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July 27, 2003 | From Associated Press
Juli Inkster set a tournament record in winning the LPGA Tour/Ladies European Tour Evian Masters Saturday at Evian-les-Bains, France, closing with a seven-under-par 65 for a six-stroke victory over Hee-Won Han. Inkster, who entered the day tied for the lead with Rosie Jones, finished at 21-under 267 to break Annika Sorenstam's tournament mark of 19 under last year. This year, Sorenstam shot a 69 to tie for 17th at 281. Inkster is the first American to win the $2.1-million event.
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February 20, 2003 | Michael Arkush
1 Can Annika Sorenstam do it again? "I'm not sure she even has to," ABC commentator Judy Rankin said. "All she has to do is have a really good year, and I believe she will. She's too good right now to completely fail." True enough, yet there is room for Sorenstam to perform better in the majors. Of her 11 LPGA victories last year, only one (the Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills) came in the big tournaments.
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November 18, 2002 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
Rich Beem and Peter Lonard didn't have much of a strategy entering the Hyundai Team Matches, they didn't have much experience with match-play events and had never before played together as a team. None of that mattered Sunday during the PGA Tour final of the team matches at Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point, where Beem and Lonard overcame an early 2-down deficit and upended defending champions Fred Couples and Mark Calcavecchia, 2 and 1.
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July 8, 2002 | From Associated Press
Juli Inkster whipped the Kansas crowd into a frenzy at every turn Sunday in the U.S. Women's Open, the cheers becoming more deafening with every crucial putt she made. When the greatest round in her Hall of Fame career was over and her second Open title was all but assured, she jogged up the hill next to the 18th green, slapping hands with a gallery that was crowding around her.
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November 26, 2000 | DOUG FERGUSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
After the fourth ring, the voicemail system on her cell phone kicks in and shows why Juli Inkster is more than just a Hall of Fame golfer. "Hi! My mom can't come to the phone right now," says the voice, which Inkster later identifies as 10-year-old Hayley. "Please leave a message. Knowing my mom, she'll call you back sooner or later." All 84 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame have left some kind of legacy. The unbridled charisma of Arnold Palmer. The indomitable will of Jack Nicklaus.
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November 11, 1999 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two weeks ago it was Japan. Last week it was Japan. And beginning today, the LPGA is here at the Desert Inn on the Strip for the PageNet Championship, where the big issues are jet lag and whether Karrie Webb can finish off Juli Inkster. Of course, another issue is the LPGA's scheduling, which sends its players to tournaments in Japan for a couple of weeks before staging on another continent its season-ending, $1-million tournament featuring the year's top 30 money winners. The fallout?
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January 18, 1998 | From Associated Press
Juli Inkster holed a nine-iron for eagle to cap a remarkable four-hole stretch Saturday that took her from the middle of the pack to the lead after two rounds of the HealthSouth Inaugural in Orlando, Fla. Inkster was five strokes back when the second round began at Grand Cypress Resort. Despite a bogey on the 18th hole, she finished with a six-under-par 66 for 139 and a two-stroke lead going into the final round. "I play a lot on momentum," Inkster said.
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November 2, 2000
Jan. 13-16 The Office Depot KARRIE WEBB Jan. 20-23 Subaru Memorial of Naples NANCY SCRANTON Feb. 11-13 L.A. Women's Championship LAURA DAVIES Feb. 17-19 Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open BETSY KING Feb.
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June 26, 2000 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Juli Inkster turned in a repeat performance in every way but one Sunday in the LPGA Championship at Wilmington, Del. She was too tired to dance. When Inkster tapped in for par on her 20th hole to end an exhausting afternoon and win the LPGA Championship for the second year in a row, she whipped her putter over her head, wrapped up her 6-year-old daughter in her arms and whispered, "I'm getting too old for this."
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