Taking A Look At The LPGA Championship

Leonard Shapiro of the Washington Post takes a look at the LPGA Championship in Havre De Grace, Maryland.

Oddly, Shapiro says that although it’s a major, it doesn’t feel like a major:

Over the first few practice days, this place does not look or feel much like a major championship.

Talk about irony. Just the other day I was complaining about the way that golf announcers are overusing the phrase “this tournament has the feel of a major.”

Now we have come full circle with a major that doesn’t.

At any rate, there are a number of good stories in Shapiro’s column, as he dissect’s Michelle Wie’s impact on the Tour, and muses over young phenoms who never made it as adults.

There’s also an interesting bit about budding superstar Lorena Ochoa, a native of Mexico. Ochoa apparently makes it a point to visit with the grounds crews before tournaments:

Before the start of a number of tournaments this year, she makes it a point to head toward the course maintenance areas to say hello and occasionally have lunch with her countrymen, many of whom are employed keeping up the golf course.

“They work so hard,” Ochoa said. “So on behalf of the LPGA and all the players, we just appreciate their hard work. Then we talk about soccer, and we talk about how proud it is to be Mexican and represent them. There are a lot of good people that work really hard to live out here and to maintain their family, so we appreciate that.”

Given the current controversy about legal and illegal immigration, I’m not sure what to do with that one. I haven’t yet made up my mind about that particular issue …


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  1. I don’t have any problem with her support of her countrymen.  She is young and is in a whole different class and so her understanding is skewed a bit.  Regardless of all that, she is Mexican and should support Mexican citizens.  Life is bad there and it is fully understandable why so many folks would flee their homeland to come here to make money.  I would too if my parents and family was in poverty and I could cross a fence and make enough to eat and send it back home for them to eat too.

    But as an American- that border (and the one to the north) needs to be sealed tight—as for the folks here- it is not reasonable to do a mass deportation.  But we cannot proceed to any type of legalization of those aliens until those borders are sealed to the point where the next 25 million can get here in anticipation of the 2016 amnesty program.  But that is all pie-in-the-sky.  The border won’t be sealed, and we are about to grant citizenship to 12 million voters that each party hopes will vote for them.


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