A Grand Win In Honor Of a Grand Grandmother
By Torleif Sorenson on 6/3/13
Karrie Webb almost didn't play in this past week's ShopRite LPGA Classic in Galloway, New Jersey; her beloved grandmother was in dire straits back in Australia:
"My grandmother is ill at home and we thought she was going to pass. She told me that I had to win this tournament for her. She's on the mend now but still in the hospital.

"It never gets old and it never gets any easier. I am just glad I pulled it out."
The victory also ended an LPGA drought for Webb, whose last LPGA win came at the Founders Cup in March of 2011. However, she won the Australian Ladies Masters for the eighth time earlier this year. In order to capture this event, played at the Seaview Hotel & Golf Club, had to battle gusty winds and hold off Feng Shanshan, defeating her by two shots.

This makes 39 LPGA victories for Webb, whose World Golf Hall of Fame career includes seven major championships and four other wins at the Women's Australian Open.

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[ comments ]
GolfSmith7 says:
Thats awesome!
legitimatebeef says:
I like Webb, she is good. I mean, her ballstriking is in a different class than the majority of lady pros. Lots of them can play great tournament golf and put up low scores but few if any them swing with that kind of swagger and determination.
C-4 says:
Aweome story..did it for "Granny"
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