Lorena Ochoa won the Sybase Classic for the third year in a row. The Mexican star shot a 1-under 71 and beat five players by one shot. She stole Annika Sorenstam’s thunder in the process as Sorenstam announced Tuesday that she would retire from golf after the season. Sorenstam, who was in contention to win, finished tied for 11th, five strokes behind Ochoa.
Kelsey Conway, of Ventura was named a Presidents’ Youth Leadership Award recipient. Below is the release from the AJGA:
The USGA today announced a new four-year agreement with the Royal Bank of Scotland. Here’s more info from today’s morning conference call with Jack Nicklaus, USGA officials and RBS officials.
The Associated Press is reporting that Annika Sorenstam will retire at season’s end. Here’s the story:
Click hereto read Tom Hoffarth’s Off the Wall post complete with pictures from Torrey Pines. We played the course yesterday, one month before the U.S. Open tees off. The rough is tough stuff, that’s for sure. Tom played, I hacked around a bit on a few holes. On the 13th hole, it took me six shots to move my ball 10 feet out of the rough. And that was child’s play. The rough will continue to grow for the next month.
I’ll have a column in tomorrow’s Daily News detailing the state of Torrey Pines and what it will be like when the pros tee it up.
May is PGA free lesson month. I did this a couple of years ago, and it was quite beneficial. You get a free, 10-minute lesson with participating pros across the country. To find a PGA pro near you who’s participating, go to www.playgolfamerica.com.
I did a search for ten miles within Woodland Hills, and here’s some I found who are partiicpating:
The Dodgers Dream Foundation Charity Golf Tournament is May 22. Read the Dodgers release below to find out how to play in it. Each foursome is paired with a celebrity, current or former Dodger player, broadcaster or the like.