Friday, June 20, 2008

How About Some LPGA News?

Since my last 10 posts were probably about Tiger Woods, let's try to talk about something else - namely the Tour that people may care about more with Woods gone for the entire season. The LPGA Tour is at Rochester for the Wegmans LPGA and Lorena Ochoa is T37 after day one. What got her? Puttin'.

Her reaction:

"Frustrated," Lorena Ochoa said. "It was a tough day for sure."

"I had trouble with my putting," the Mexico native said. "I had a bad day on the greens and missed a few short putts."

"I'll just try to make the right club selection and make birdies [on Friday]," she said. "I'll be ready."
Michelle Wie fired a 71 and seems to be on the right track these days after a T6 on the Ladies European Tour and qualifying for the US Women's Open.

I found this part of her game story ridiculous and simultaneously interesting:

She is still protective of her mending wrists — she signed dozens of autographs Thursday but won't sign golf balls — but says she is gaining confidence with each passing week.

"I can't look back,'' she said. "I have to move forward.''

Asked if she has anything to prove to critics or fellow golfers, Wie shook her head.

"The only one I have to prove anything to is myself,'' she said.

And who leads this thing? Cristie Kerr, with six others, on -4.

1 comment:

The Constructivist said...

Dude, try to keep up. Pressel and Pettersen shot 65s tday--and so did Meena Lee. Laura Davies goes 79-66 and Shi Hyun Ahn goes 76-66--and they weren't the only ones with huge improvements from Thursday to Friday. Scoring conditions were perfect and are likely to get even better as the fairways dry out more and the greens remain receptive while the weather gets warmer over the weekend. Plus the webcasts are pretty cute (and not just b/c a buddy of mine from college golf is co-anchoring.)