April 2, 2009 |
Michelle Wie says she has stopped dwelling on the past. She's satisfied with another passing quarter at Stanford: A's and Bs in engineering, neuroscience, art and Korean drama. Wie will find out soon if her report card as an LPGA Tour pro warrants a spot on the refrigerator. "I'm very happy about it," Wie said of her grades.
March 23, 2005 |
They will play in the same group Thursday at the LPGA's first major of the year at the Kraft Nabisco Championship -- 15-year-old Michelle Wie, 19-year-old Ai Miyazato and 22-year-old Natalie Gulbis. It may be the first grouping in history that needs a chaperon. Wie is the junior partner of the trio, but she also provides senior leadership because this is her third trip around Mission Hills.
March 22, 2005 |
Jane Park appreciates the quiet, so she tries to enjoy it while she can. She's in no hurry to join the media circus that follows teen golfer Michelle Wie and is relieved that she doesn't have that degree of limelight. "I'm not ready to be a superstar," Park said. But were it not for the exploits of other high-profile teens, she probably would be one. Her accomplishments rival -- and in some cases even surpass -- those of Wie and other well-known peers such as Morgan Pressel and Paula Creamer.
August 20, 2004 |
The Kraft Nabisco Championship, the first major of the year on the LPGA Tour, is changing its dates in 2006 so the tournament will end the first weekend in April. Since 1991, the event has been held the last week of March and has consistently run into television scheduling competition, not only against golf events such as the Players Championship on the PGA Tour, but also the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments. The 2006 dates are March 30-April 2.
April 4, 2010 |
The trouble with buying a house from Annika Sorenstam was twofold for Yani Tseng. First, she considered Sorenstam an idol, and Tseng became tongue-tied in her presence. Second, the size of the trophy room left an indelible impression. "It's huge," Tseng said. One problem resolved itself this year when Sorenstam visited Tseng to give the young Taiwanese star some career advice. As for the trophy room, well, a few more days like Sunday won't hurt. Tseng, 21, gathered some hardware for the shelf by shooting four-under-par, final-round 68 to win the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage.
April 5, 2002 |
Annika Sorenstam wore ruby-red slippers last weekend, golf shoes that seemed created for Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz." Sorenstam clicked those heels and won the LPGA's first major of the season, the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Everybody noticed Sorenstam's shoes. They glittered on the TV set. The sun bounced off them and the shoes sparkled. Sorenstam seemed surprised at the notice her shoes had received. She is, after all, in the prime of her athletic career, 31 years old and winner of 10 tournaments in the last two seasons, winner of this year's first major, biggest name at this week's Office Depot Championship at El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana.