Thursday, July 31, 2008

Ricoh Women's British Open - Day 1

Here we go! We have reached the last major of the 2008 LPGA season, which means to me that the LPGA golf season is sadly almost over. But, we have so many great tournaments left and I can't wait to see what happens.

Now onto the Day 1 of the Women's British Open. It seems like today was a great scoring day in Sunningdale, England. There was no wind and the greens were "soft". However, there were still quite a few shots that rolled to the back of the green once they bounced onto the front. Juli Inkster had an amazing round today and she finished at the top of the leader board with seven under. Even though I am always rooting for Paula Creamer to win it would be great to see Juli Inkster back in the winners circle again.

Another player who I would like to talk about is Helen Alfredsson. She had an amazing win last week at the Evian Masters by defeating Na-Yeon Choi and Angela Park in a three hole playoff. I hope Helen continues to play well this week and for the rest of the season, since she has been battling injury after injury, and it would be great to see her come back and play well again.

Here are a few other players I would like to mention.

Lorena Ochoa (last years winner) had a semi-decent round of 69. She hit some errant shots into the green and seemed pretty frustrated as well as many other players.

Paula was another player who was frustrated today that she did not make enough putts. But, she finished her round at even par and tomorrow is another day and she still has a chance to win.

Last but not least, Annika Sorenstam. This is going to be her very last major so the crowds have been turning out to see her. Annika shot a round of even par so she still has a chance to win her last major.

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