Wow this is quite a big and sudden deal. Lorena Ochoa, #1 female golfer, announced that she’s retiring. Must be nice to be able to retire at the age of 28.
More details and hopefully the reason she’s retiring will be announced on Friday.
Press release below (click read more).
I receive about 20-30 press releases a DAY. Most are the same tired old ones, but this one seemed worth posting, because it meant that HOG readers would have a chance at winning free stuff. Free stuff is the best!
Mirassou Winery is giving away a golf getaway and tickets to the LPGA CVS/Pharmacy Challenge:
One winner and a guest will receive the California wine and golf getaway of a lifetime, including round-trip air transportation to San Francisco, hotel accommodations, VIP passes to the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge tournament, a meet and greet with a LPGA player, and more. Plus, the winners will also dine California-style at a special dinner with wine expert David Mirassou. Visit http://www.mirassou.com/golf/sweepstakes.asp to enter now through July 31.
Also at www.mirassou.com/golf is the “Perfect Pairings” online cookbook, which features delicious recipes and Mirassou wine pairings from LPGA Tour members Kristy McPherson, Laura Diaz and Jill McGill, along with video golf tips from the players.
Maybe I’ll enter the thing myself. I’ll win and the unnamed LPGA player I’ll get to meet will be Anna Rawson… 😉
As I predicted a few days ago, Carolyn Bivens has quit the LPGA commissioner gig. Had she not quit, she would have been booted out.
Marsha Evans is the interim commissioner until a replacement can be found. The LPGA hopes to have a permanent (as permanent as is possible) replacement by year’s end.
Michelle Wie has failed to qualify for the women’s US OPEN, and stuff. She missed qualifying by one stroke, like.
The LPGA Tour announced that this year will be the last for the Corning Classic, a tourney which has had the same sponsor since 1979. They were unable to find new sponsors.
LPGA Corning Classic Jack Benjamin:
“This is a most difficult decision for all of us. Everyone involved with the event is passionate about it and about the LPGA players who have been a part of it for more than three decades.
But the realities are that the revenue opportunities in the marketplace will not support the components needed to successfully host a major event like this in our community moving forward.”