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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Reporter | June 6, 2007
Ever since the LPGA Championship came to Bulle Rock in Havre de Grace in 2005, the event has seemed as much a soap opera as a golf tournament. It has been fraught with friction, often involving Michelle Wie. Two years after sponsors rankled many veteran tour members for making Wie the first amateur to be invited in the tournament's 50-year history, the now 17-year-old prodigy found herself getting blasted again yesterday by the tour's most accomplished player....
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By RICK MAESE | June 5, 2007
Michelle Wie played golf with the men yesterday, and in an exciting twist, it wasn't entirely painful to watch. In fact, it didn't look like it was painful to play, either - and therein lies a bit of a problem. Last week, Wie ended her four-month break and played in her first LPGA event of the year, the Ginn Tribute in Mount Pleasant, S.C. By mid-round on the first day, her card was chock full of bowling scores, and she withdrew with two holes remaining. She claimed her wrist - the reason for that long layoff - was hurting too much to continue.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN REPORTER | June 4, 2007
The portrait of Se Ri Pak was painted nearly a decade ago, at the 1998 LPGA Championship and later that summer at the U.S. Women's Open. It was at those major championships that the shy 20-year-old rookie from South Korea showed little emotion but lots of ability in winning her first two LPGA tournaments. Not only didn't Pak pump her fists, she barely blinked her eyelids. It didn't change much over the next eight years and 20 victories, including two majors. Then came an afternoon last June at Bulle Rock in Havre de Grace when Pak finally let the world see what was stirring inside.
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June 3, 2007
Several players could be in the running for the LPGA's No. 1 ranking by the end of the season, or within the next couple years. Along with current No. 1 Lorena Ochoa of Mexico and former No. 1 Annika Sorenstam, there are a handful of LPGA players who could make a case for themselves should they win a major or two this season. Name Age Country Wins Majors Rank* Skinny Lorena Ochoa 25 Mexico 11 0 No. 1 Needs her first major to be solid No. 1. Annika Sorenstam 36 Sweden 69 10 No. 2 Coming off first significant injury.
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June 3, 2007
Schedule Tomorrow and Tuesday -- Pro-am, 7 a.m. Wednesday -- Practice round, time TBA. Thursday-Friday -- First and second round, 7 a.m. (TV: 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m., Golf Channel). Saturday-Sunday -- Third and fourth rounds, 8:30 a.m. (TV: 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Golf Channel). Tickets Daily pass -- Tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday, $20; Thursday and Friday, $22; Saturday and Sunday, $25. Weeklong badge -- $65. Kids -- 16 and under receive free admission when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Note -- Advance sales have ended.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,sun reporter | June 3, 2007
The torch was passed quietly earlier this year, not surprising given the reserved personalities of the two players involved. It had been long anticipated, considering how Lorena Ochoa had already replaced Annika Sorenstam on top of the LPGA money list at the end of last season. Yet it still takes a little getting used to that Sorenstam, after a five-year reign as the game's dominant female golfer and maybe the best in LPGA history, is no longer ruling her sport as the No. 1-ranked player in the world.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun reporter | June 3, 2007
The LPGA Championship returns to Bulle Rock in Havre de Grace for the third straight year. Designed by legendary golf architect Pete Dye, and opened for play in 1998, Bulle Rock is ranked the 26th best public course by Golf Magazine and 49th by Golf Digest. Rick Rounsaville, Bulle Rock's general manager and director of golf since its inception, provides Sun readers with an inside look at the course, with a list of the toughest holes, the easiest holes, his favorite holes and other interesting characteristics of the course.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN REPORTER | May 31, 2007
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. -- After a nearly two-month layoff, Annika Sorenstam will return to the LPGA Tour today at her own tournament, and the former No. 1-ranked player said she plans to be at Bulle Rock Golf Course in Havre de Grace next week for this year's McDonald's LPGA Championship. "My intentions are to play next week, and I'm going to try to follow the schedule I had in mind during the year," Sorenstam said yesterday during a news conference at the RiverTowne Country Club for the inaugural Ginn Tribute Hosted By Annika.
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April 14, 2007
Good morning--Annika Sorenstam--Hope you are back swinging in time for the LPGA Championship at Bulle Rock.
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By DAVID SELIG and DAVID SELIG,SUN REPORTER | June 12, 2006
As Annika Sorenstam made the turn and walked toward the 10th tee yesterday, a young boy asked if he could have her golf ball. "No, I have more to play," Sorenstam responded with a smirk. Despite starting the day six shots off the pace, Sorenstam attacked that back nine like she was among the leaders. She rallied to 6-under before a three-putt on 18 left her at 5-under and ended her streak of three straight LPGA championships. "I knew I had to go low today," said Sorenstam, who had her best round of the weekend with a 68 and tied for ninth place.
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