Thursday, June 5, 2008

LPGA Championship Backstory: Se Ri Pak and Mi Hyun Kim (plus Amy Yang news)

Reason #54 to be checking out the discussion boards over at Seoul Sisters: great stories!

Check out the cross-stitch a Se Ri-super-fan's mother-in-law made for him and his wife to give to Pak. You won't regret the click!

Special bonus in this week's tournament thread: pics of Mi Hyun Kim with her fiance, South Korean judo gold medalist Won Hee Lee, during the practice round. Talk about a cute--and tough--couple!

Seoul Sisters gets some hard news scoops, as well. Guess who just cleared her LET schedule through mid-July? Yup, Amy Yang, who just followed up her runner-up to Suzann Pettersen 2 weeks ago in Switzerland with a win of her own in Germany--her 1st as a professional and 2nd on the LET--and promptly donated the entire check to earthquake relief in China. Smart move for Yang to strike while the iron(s) is (are) hot, try to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open, and maybe make enough LPGA top 10s to pull a Na On Min/Eun-Hee Ji (get your card for the next season through great play in relatively few LPGA events this season).

Who knows, if Yang plays well enough in the LPGA's European swing to get back on top of the LET money list, she could give herself the ultimate tough choice: try to stay atop the LET or qualify for the LPGA's late fall unofficial playoff series? Actually, given how thin the LPGA's August and September are, event-wise, she could try for both: she could stay in Europe for Annika's LET event after the Evian Masters and Women's British Open, assess her position on both money lists and either be a jet-setter for a couple of months and play as many of the 6 LET and 4 LPGA events as possible or commit to one tour, then join the LPGA's Asian swing, stay for the LET's Korea event, play the ADT Championship (if she qualifies), and end her season with the 2 LET events in December.

Sounds tiring, but she's young and the rewards are potentially huge, including cards on both tours and exemptions to majors in 2009.

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