Suzann Pettersen, who withdrew from the Kia Classic last week after feeling a sharp pain in her back, confirmed Tuesday that she will miss the LPGA's first major tournament of the season, this week's Kraft Nabisco Championship.
Nine amateurs will compete on sponsor exemptions at the Kraft Nabisco Championship on April 3-6 in Rancho Mirage, Calif., including 15-year-old Nelly Korda, who made the cut at last year’s U.S. Women’s Open.
Moriya Jutanugarn isn't just working on her putting after making her first five LPGA cuts – she seeks out ways to gain experience early in her pro career as well, and that's no different at this week's Kraft Nabisco Championship.
As the LPGA looks to spice up Kraft Nabisco Championship week, it paired celebrities with star golfers in the EA Sports LPGA Shootout. Natalie Gulbis and Anthony Anderson defeated Michelle Wie and Bruce Jenner in the final.
<strong>Five things:</strong> The list of players who had the opportunity to win the Kraft Nabisco is too long to count on one hand, but in the end, Sun Young Yoo captured the victory in a sudden-death playoff against I.K. Kim.
Sun Young Yoo won the Kraft Nabisco Championship with an 18-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole, earning her first major title after I.K. Kim missed a 1-foot putt on the final hole of regulation.
Lindsey Wright struggled with depression and anxiety, leading her to step away from the game. She thought she may never return to inside the ropes. But the Aussie is smiling again, committed to enjoying life.
From Stacy Lewis' title defense to Morgan Pressel saying that birdies will be at a premium to Caroline Hedwall's chances this week, here are 5 storylines to watch this week at the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
The caddie/player relationship can be a confounding puzzle. Yani Tseng fired her caddie, Dave Poitevent, after winning the Kraft Nabisco Championship, their second victory in 2010. The pair also posted two top-3 finishes in Asia.
Further proof that the Masters holds a special place in golf: Yani Tseng, winner of last week’s Kraft Nabisco Championship, left her Orlando home at 6 a.m. Saturday and drove seven hours to watch the Masters.
Yani Tseng and Suzann Pettersen wore matching outfits Saturday at the Kraft Nabisco Championship while matching each other for the low round of the day. Their 67s moved them into second place, and helped them earn spots in Sunday’s final threesome.
Lorena Ochoa posted five birdies to shoot 2-under 70 and enter the weekend at the Kraft Nabisco Championship tied for second place. And, oh yeah, she also announced the launch of the Lorena Ochoa Golf Foundation, which will begin with an academy in Southern California and ambitiously grow to programs around the world.
Karen Stupples hasn’t won since 2004, but it’s hard to tell this week at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. As <strong>Beth Ann Baldry</strong> writes, Stupples is re-focused and ready for another major breakthrough.
Jennifer Song said she’s been “pulling my hair out” this week at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Not because she’s playing in a major championship, or because she had to scramble like crazy after hitting only six greens in regulation on Friday.
Alexis Thompson, 15, comes to LPGA majors expecting to win. Her opening 2-over 74 wasn’t what she hoped for, citing putting as her main trouble spot. Meanwhile, Thompson’s older brother, Nicholas, opened with a 3-under 69 at the PGA Tour’s Shell Houston Open.
Golfweek.com is on the ground at Mission Hills Country Club to bring you an up-close look at the 2010 Kraft Nabisco Championship. Check back daily as Golfweek.com brings you all the action from Rancho Mirage, Calif.
I am sad to say that the college golf season is starting to wind down, but I’m also really excited for what’s happening this week. Five of the best female college golfers are competing in a major, and some bubbles may get busted over the weekend.
The quote of the week from the Kraft Nabisco might already have been said. See how Laura Davies described what would probably go down as the best victory lap in golf history. <strong>Beth Ann Baldry</strong> reports
Three players, including a past champion, are at risk of being disqualified from the Kraft Nabisco Championship for missing their pro-am tee times. The DQs are not yet official because the LPGA is waiting to see if the players appeal the ruling.
Michelle Wie has moved on from last Sunday’s rules ruckus at the Kia Classic. As <strong>Sean Martin</strong> writes, Wie plans to hop into a different pond this week at the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
Kristy McPherson will be a favorite when the LPGA’s first major – the Kraft Nabisco Championship – tees off Thursday. <strong>Beth Ann Baldy</strong> caught up with the affable McPherson at home in South Carolina.