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September 19, 2002 | Washington Post
Suzy Whaley, a teaching pro in Connecticut who became the first woman to qualify to play in a PGA Tour event, now must decide whether she will follow the encouragement of the tour, her family and fellow competitors and play in next summer's Greater Hartford Open. "I'm not going to make up my mind for a while. I have until 2003," Whaley said Wednesday. "I need to be doing it for the right reasons for me. When I play I want to be competitive.
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July 26, 2003 | From Associated Press
Peter Jacobsen and Jay Haas should start to get the attention that leaders at a PGA Tour event should get. Suzy Whaley, who stole the spotlight in the first two rounds of the Greater Hartford Open at Cromwell, Conn., didn't make the cut Friday, and now all the focus will be on the men who did. Whaley, a local club pro, was the first woman to qualify for a men's tour event since Babe Zaharias in 1945.
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July 24, 2003 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
Suzy Whaley tees off today in the Greater Hartford Open, a PGA Tour event. Remember Suzy Whaley? She's the club professional who earned a spot in the Hartford event by winning a Connecticut PGA section qualifying event last year. She is the first woman to qualify for a PGA Tour event since Babe Didrickson Zaharias in 1945 and was supposed to be the first woman to play on the PGA Tour since then.
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July 25, 2003 | From Associated Press
Fears that Suzy Whaley would have the worst score in the opening round of the Greater Hartford Open were unfounded. That distinction belonged to slumping David Duval. Making her much-heralded appearance on the PGA Tour, Whaley shot a respectable but ultimately-out-of-contention five-over-par 75 on Thursday in Cromwell, Conn. That was good enough to win over the hometown galleries but not the 137 men ahead of her on the leaderboard. "I am extremely proud of the way I played.
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July 26, 2003 | From Associated Press
Peter Jacobsen and Jay Haas should start to get the attention that leaders at a PGA Tour event should get. Suzy Whaley, who stole the spotlight in the first two rounds of the Greater Hartford Open at Cromwell, Conn., didn't make the cut Friday, and now all the focus will be on the men who did. Whaley, a local club pro, was the first woman to qualify for a men's tour event since Babe Zaharias in 1945.
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July 25, 2003 | From Associated Press
Fears that Suzy Whaley would have the worst score in the opening round of the Greater Hartford Open were unfounded. That distinction belonged to slumping David Duval. Making her much-heralded appearance on the PGA Tour, Whaley shot a respectable but ultimately-out-of-contention five-over-par 75 on Thursday in Cromwell, Conn. That was good enough to win over the hometown galleries but not the 137 men ahead of her on the leaderboard. "I am extremely proud of the way I played.
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December 11, 2002 | Geoff Shackelford, Special to The Times
In announcing last week that she would play in the PGA Tour's Greater Hartford Open -- which she qualified for by winning a PGA sectional event in September -- professional golfer Suzy Whaley told Golf Magazine: "It may seem like a no-brainer that I would grab the opportunity to be the first woman to play in a PGA Tour event, but there were many pros and cons to weigh." One potential "con" is that Whaley will not be the first woman to play in a PGA Tour event.
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July 20, 2003 | Donna Tommelleo, Associated Press
Suzy Whaley is running late. The 36-year-old teaching pro pulls into her club parking lot 15 minutes before her tee time in a charity tournament and still has a couple of interviews to do. "I'm sorry I'm late," Whaley says. "My children have been sick for a week and I just can't seem to get them past it."
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October 25, 2003 | From Associated Press
Se Ri Pak became the first female golfer to make the two-round cut in a men's professional event since Babe Zaharias in 1945. Pak, the latest female to play against men this season, shot a two-over-par 74 Friday in the SBS Super tournament on the Korean tour. She is at two-over 146. Annika Sorenstam became the first woman in 58 years to play on the PGA Tour at the Colonial.
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December 4, 2002 | From Associated Press
Suzy Whaley has two young daughters who like to mimic her swing on the golf course. She may soon be a role model for many other girls. The 36-year-old golf pro has accepted an invitation to play in the Greater Hartford Open, a decision that will make her the first woman to play in a PGA Tour event. Whaley qualified for the GHO by winning the PGA Connecticut Sectional in September. "I took a long time to make this decision," Whaley said Tuesday.
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July 24, 2003 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
Suzy Whaley tees off today in the Greater Hartford Open, a PGA Tour event. Remember Suzy Whaley? She's the club professional who earned a spot in the Hartford event by winning a Connecticut PGA section qualifying event last year. She is the first woman to qualify for a PGA Tour event since Babe Didrickson Zaharias in 1945 and was supposed to be the first woman to play on the PGA Tour since then.
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July 20, 2003 | Donna Tommelleo, Associated Press
Suzy Whaley is running late. The 36-year-old teaching pro pulls into her club parking lot 15 minutes before her tee time in a charity tournament and still has a couple of interviews to do. "I'm sorry I'm late," Whaley says. "My children have been sick for a week and I just can't seem to get them past it."
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December 11, 2002 | Geoff Shackelford, Special to The Times
In announcing last week that she would play in the PGA Tour's Greater Hartford Open -- which she qualified for by winning a PGA sectional event in September -- professional golfer Suzy Whaley told Golf Magazine: "It may seem like a no-brainer that I would grab the opportunity to be the first woman to play in a PGA Tour event, but there were many pros and cons to weigh." One potential "con" is that Whaley will not be the first woman to play in a PGA Tour event.
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September 19, 2002 | Washington Post
Suzy Whaley, a teaching pro in Connecticut who became the first woman to qualify to play in a PGA Tour event, now must decide whether she will follow the encouragement of the tour, her family and fellow competitors and play in next summer's Greater Hartford Open. "I'm not going to make up my mind for a while. I have until 2003," Whaley said Wednesday. "I need to be doing it for the right reasons for me. When I play I want to be competitive.
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August 22, 2003 | From Associated Press
Michelle Wie, the 13-year-old sensation, showed she can play with the men in Thursday's first round of the Bay Mills Open Players Championship, the final event of the Canadian Tour season. Wie, whose drives were frequently over 300 yards, had a birdie and three bogeys in a round of two-over-par 74. That put her seven shots behind Michael Harris, the leader when play was stopped for the second time by a thunderstorm.
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September 22, 2002 | Mal Florence
Tony Kornheiser of the Washington Post, on golfer Suzy Whaley, who qualified for next year's Greater Hartford Open: "There are two PGA tours now--the one Tiger is on, and the other one. And the other one is withering. Corporate sponsorship is drying up. Tournaments without Tiger are actually endangered species. There is a very technical scientific term for what a woman playing in a PGA tournament would do. The term is: cha-ching! "Ultimately, this is about entertainment.
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