Thursday, June 11, 2009

Some Nice Pre-LPGA Championship Profiles Out There

Randall Mell wins the prize for best profile of an LPGA player with his look at Helen Alfredsson, but check out Beth Ann Baldry on Ya Ni Tseng and her new home, Ron Sirak on Suzann Pettersen, Glenn Graham on Cristie Kerr (and another on Christina Kim, who's being miked by Golf Channel for today's round), David Ginsburg on Lorena Ochoa, and Joe Juliano and Mike Kern on Michelle Wie.

[Update 1 (6:15 am): Give Mell extra credit for trying to start a new Wie meme: "the breakthrough is coming, the breakthrough is coming!" He may well be right, and if he is, I'll be even more than impressed. I've been waiting on Ai Miyazato for 3 and a half years now, Angela Park for 2 and a half, and Moira Dunn since 2004! (Not to mention the rest of the best without a win as an LPGA member.)]

[Update 2 (6:27 am): Here's Armchair Golfer on Tseng (and don't forget to enter his drawing for Rocco's new book), Stephanie Wei's reaction to Kim being miked, and be sure to check out The Tour Blog for Golfweek's up-to-the-minute updates and Shag Bag for Golf Channel's usually-better on-site blogging.]

[Update 3 (6:36 am): Rodney Page profiles Brittany Lincicome.]

[Update 4 (7:14 am): Brian Heard is almost singlehandedly profiling the best of the Korean players on the LPGA (as well as Tseng and Shiho Oyama). Way to go, Brian!]

[Update 5 (8:19 am): Most of the golf writers are going off the pre-tournament interviews, so you may as well go read them yourself if you've gotten this far in this post! Best line of them all: the sentence Ya Ni Tseng didn't finish to kick off her interview!]

[Update 6 (2:35 pm): Somebody should tell Stephanie Wei about the PakPicker at Seoul!]

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