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SBD/Issue 48/Leagues & Governing Bodies
LPGA Hopes Recent Events Are A Sign Of Brighter Days Ahead
Published November 18, 2009
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BUZZ FACTOR: GOLFCHANNEL.com's Randall Mell wrote Wie's "breakthrough victory" last week was "all the buzz" yesterday at the LPGA Championship in Houston. Wie: "It's been crazy. It's a lot of fun, but my focus is on this week. I want to play even better." Golfer Morgan Pressel said, "Michelle's created a buzz with her win. You knew it was going to happen. I'm glad for her, that she doesn't have that cloud hanging over her head anymore." Golfer Brittany Lincicome: "The better she does, the more exposure we all get. We are all rooting for her. We are obviously trying to promote our tour to be the best we can be. If that's her playing well, or Paula Creamer, we are rooting for them to do well" (GOLFCHANNEL.com, 11/17). Meanwhile, author John Feinstein said of Wie, "Let’s also hope that the LPGA, with all its financial troubles, doesn't start pushing her to do too much too soon" ("Golf Central," Golf Channel, 11/17).
LIFE AFTER GOLF: Retired golfer Annika Sorenstam said of her retirement, "I'm lucky in that if I wanted to come back, I could. But I'm very content with where I am today and what I'm doing and all the businesses and family life. So today I have no plans whatsoever, but things change. ... With all this other fun stuff, there's more to life than golf. I'm glad that I've found other things in life and can enjoy a different chapter" (ESPN.com, 11/17).