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Golf Australia Express : Launch
THE EVENT The world’s best female golfers gather this week for the 66th US Women’s Open. As the longest-running event on the LPGA calendar, there’s never a shortage of quality players and this week is no exception with the entire top-20 players in the world rankings teeing it up. Players will have to navigate the East Course at Broadmoor in Colorado, a course that hosted the 2008 US Senior Open and the 1995 US Women’s Open, which was Annika Sorenstam’s first of 10 major titles. At 7047 yards (6443m), the par-71 layout is more than 400 yards—or 365m—longer than Oakmont in 2010. But that can be put down to the course’s altitude. When the East Course at Broadmoor was completed in 1918, it was the highest golf course in the USA at 6400 feet, so spectators can expect to see some drives resembling those of the elite male professionals. WHO TO WATCH With more than 20 weeks under her belt as the world’s number one player, Yani Tseng headlines the field. But defending champion Paula Creamer, World No.2 Cristie Kerr and two-time winner this year, Karrie Webb, will be nipping at the Taiwanese star’s heels. With three wins already this season, Tseng goes in as the undisputed favourite this week. She’s claimed three of the last six majors, including the most recent LPGA Championship only two weeks ago. The 22-year-old will be pushed by 2007 US Women’s Open champion, Cristie Kerr. The 33-year-old Kerr has recorded a staggering eight top-10s in the past 14 majors. Her missed cut at the Kraft Nabisco in April was only a blip on the radar. Karrie Webb’s stocks are well up on this time last year, much to the delight of fans back home. A slight concern is the fact that the 36-year-old Queenslander has been devoid of majors since 2006 and could only manage a tie for 20th at the LPGA Championship. July 7-10, 2011 The Broadmoor (East Course), Colorado Springs, COLORADO Purse: US$3,250,000 Defending Champ: Paula Creamer (USA) What’s happening on the LPGA Tour this week Words by Henry Peters PEEK THE “The greens here can make you look silly,” — Defending champ, Paula Creamer OPENING UP DID YOU KNOW? This year’s event could actually challenge the tournament’s crowd record of 131,000 set in 2005. Organisers perennially predict bold crowd figures so let’s also hope this year’s predictions are somewhere close to the mark. USGA/L.C. LAMBRECHT USGA/JOHNMUMMERT