Jun 14, 2009

LPGA's Nordqvist and PGA Tour's Gay - Some Awesome Golf

Even thought a lot of attention was focused on the upcoming weeks U.S. Open through conventional media as well as the likes of Twitter, you may of missed two pretty fine displays of golf. If you hadn't tuned into any of the action at the 2009 McDonalds LPGA Championship as well as the PGA Tour's St. Jude Classic here's what you might of missed.

2009 McDonalds LPGA Championship:
Sweden's Anna Nordqvist did the unthinkable capturing her first LPGA win at a "Major" and by 4 shot no less. She's a "rookie" no less with limited status. Pretty cool for a rookie right. her putting was pretty amazing all week. I loved her second shot into #18 at Bulle Rock a beautiful hybrid to about 5 feet. A pretty menacing hole with water along the left side. Nice going Anna you made a lot of people proud including fellow Swede Annika Sorenstam who's tweet read: "Grattis Anna!! Unbelievable performance!! Very proud of you!!" I'm also sure a few of your sponsors are pretty excited including Puma Golf who's Tweet read: "FTW!!! Anna Nordqvist!! We love you! "

2009 St. Jude Classic
Brian Gay goes wire to wire on a course the likes of Padraig Harrington, Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson couldn't figure out (missed cut) as well as Phil Mickelson who made the cut but faded on the weekend (Glad I didn't pick him in my Fantasy Leagues). This guy has won twice this year and is riding a hot putter that saw him finish with 100 putts over 4 days. Just goes to show you, you don't have to hit it far you just have to make some putts. The big thing as well for Gay is he gets to change his plans this week and head to the U.S. Open at Bethpage's infamous Black Course where he played before back in 2002.

Sligo Wear a Canadian based company and one of Brian's sponsors was again more than happy with a second victory from Brian his year. Their brand is receiving much deserved attention and now they get to show it off at the U.S. Open. Love the pants Brian!

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