Tuesday, March 14, 2006

LPGA Golf 2006

I have had numerous "discussions" regarding the LPGA and its current status, mostly online. Personally, I find the LPGA way more fascinating this year than the PGA tour and the reason is you have a player, Annika Sorenstam, who in my opinion is the greatest female player of all time, who may just be at the absolute prime of her career, and you also have a batch of young players, Paula Creamer, Michelle Wie and Morgan Pressel, who are full of confidence, hype and expectations. Now I contend that Sorenstam is going to spend the next couple of years giving the winner speech while the youngsters watch and learn.

Now I just came across this on the LPGA website.

Sorenstam's career three-peats and more

Tournament Years Won
Michelob Light Classic 1997, 1998, 1999
McDonald's LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola 2003, 2004, 2005 (attempting a four-peat in 2006)
Mizuno Classic 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 (attempting a six-peat in 2006)

Sorenstam's possible three-peats in 2006

Tournament Years Won
Safeway International Presented by Coca-Cola 2004, 2005 (also won in 2001)
John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic presented by Ford 2004, 2005 (also won in 2002)
Samsung World Championship 2004, 2005 (also won in 1995, 1996, 2002)
ADT Championship 2004, 2005 (also won in 1997, 2002)

Lets look at that in more depth. Sorenstam won 10 times last year. That means she will defend 10 titles. Now she already successfully defended the first of the 10 so its one down, nine to go. But for the remainder of the year, she has a shot to 3-peat at Safeway this week, 3-peat at John Q. Hammons, Samsung and ADT. In addition, she has the chance of a 4-peat at the McDonald's LPGA, A MAJOR, and 6-PEAT at Mizuno. How impressive is that?

Has anyone ever been so dominate in a sport?

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