Webb Wins Among The Legends - Again
By Torleif Sorenson on 3/24/14

Karrie Webb just keeps winning. The living legend of golf notched her 57th professional victory in the presence of other living legends of women's golf on Sunday. LPGA pioneers Marilynn Smith and Shirley Spork attended, while Louise Suggs contacted Webb by phone prior to the weekend with an emotional boost.

Apparently, that worked. Webb shot a tournament course-record-tying 63 at Wildfire Golf Club in Phoenix on Sunday to capture the LPGA Founders Cup. In fact, she became the first two-time winner of the event. Doing what no man was capable of doing at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Webb birdied six of the last eight holes, closing with a 20-foot birdie.

Because Webb started Sunday six shots back, she had to wait about 90 minutes or so before being confirmed as the winner. As she was as gracious as ever:
"Louise told me that I had to go out and shoot 64 yesterday, which I let her down and I didn't do that. So I made it up to her today, though.

"To be honest, I can't really say I thought about winning today. I thought I could shoot a 63 or 62 and that still wouldn't be good enough, so I didn't set my sights on a number.

"It's a very special event, and you know, I thanked Mike Whan out on the 18th green, but it really was a wonderful idea and concept that he came up with four years ago. I hope it's an event that continues to grow and is around as a part of the LPGA for a very long time."
Webb put the crowning touch on the event by donating $25,000 of her winner's check to LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, and another $25,000 toward production of the film "The Founders," a documentary about the 13 women who were the pioneers of the LPGA.

And because this is Webb's 41st career victory on the LPGA tour, she moved into a tie for 10th place all-time with one of those founders, the legendary Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1911-1956).

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[ comments ]
falcon50driver says:
I've played Wildfire at Phoenix, tho not as well as she did.
falcon50driver says:
Got to looking at the pictures, didn't look familiar, It was "Starfire" Scottsdale. I got the "Fire" and the correct state anyway.
Torleif Sorenson says:
Close enough for government work. Eh, Falcon?   :-P
falcon50driver says:
Getting the right state is important in my business.
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