THE LPGA plays its fourth major of 2014 this week with Karrie Webb leading a contingent of seven Aussie women golfers.
Webb has two LPGA wins this year, beginning with the Women’s Australian Open at the Victoria Golf Club in February, and would love to add to her substantial major tally at the Monroe Golf Club in New York state.
Webb, the current world No.8 and a former winner and two time runner-up in this event, will be joined by Katherine Kirk, Lindsey Wright, Sarah Jane Smith, Stacey Keating, Sarah Kemp and Julia Boland.
If Webb doesn’t add her eighth major to her collection this week, many of the signs point to Kiwi teenager Lydia Ko.
The three previous women’s majors this year have each had a first time winner and Ko would certainly continue the trend – winning her first major in her first year as a professional.
America’s Lexi Thompson won the first major of the year, the Kraft Nabisco Championship, Mo Martin took the Women’s British Open and Michelle Wie the Women’s US Open.
Wie is out this week with a finger injury and many see the event as a prime opportunity for current world No.2 Ko to fulfil her huge potential.
The 17 year old Kiwi would also likely take the world No.1 spot from the current incumbent Stacy Lewis should she win.
Live coverage on Fox Sports beginning Friday 2.30am – 5am, with (thankfully) later replays.
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