This week it is all about... Morgan Pressel


Today we are kicking off a new “Player of the Week” feature on LPGA.com. Every week throughout 2012, we will spotlight one LPGA player and provide an in depth look into her life -- both on the course and off of it. This week we begin the series with Morgan Pressel.

 

 

Morgan's Trip to Israel
This off season Morgan Pressel is spent part of her time off on a mission trip to Israel. This year, I have been given the opportunity to go on the trip of a lifetime – a mission to Israel. I am finally relaxing after our third busy day! This is the first moment I have had to sit down and collect my thoughts, and think about everything we have seen and learned so far. Read her blog >>

 

Media Buzz from 2011

Read about Pressel's recent charity event, take a closer look at her trip to Israel. See what Golfweek has to say about Pressel's South Florida home and find out from USA Today the goal that she and Cristie Kerr have to help find a cure for breast cancer. More>>

 

Coming of age
Pressel maturing, learning as career continues to evolve

The ascension of Morgan Pressel to the LPGA Tour six years ago was a widely publicized and much talked-about phenomenon.

After tying for second at the 2005 U.S. Women’s Open, Pressel petitioned then-Commissioner Ty Votaw to waive the Tour’s 18-year-old age requirement so she could attempt to become a member of the association. Votaw allowed Pressel to compete in that year’s LPGA Qualifying Tournament, where she promptly tied for sixth and gained exempt status for 2006.

The spotlight shone brightly on Pressel from the start, and she didn’t wilt under the pressure. But she also struggled to find personal balance and conquer the immensely important mental aspect of the game.

“I think the mental part is the most difficult part of the game, for me at least,” said Pressel, now 23. “That’s something that I’ve worked more on now than I ever have, and I think that’s helped me.” Read full article >>

 

 

2011 STATISTICS
  • STARTS: 22
  • VICTORIES: 0
  • ROUNDS UNDER PAR: 44 of 77: 0.571 (7)
  • DRIVING ACCURACY: 625 of 818: 0.764 (26)
  • BIRDIES: 277 (6)
  • SAND SAVES: 34 of 70 (32)
  • TOP 10 FINISHES: 7
  • EARNINGS: $845,466
  • EAGLES: 3 (T24)
  • PUTTS PER GREEN: 1.78 (14)
  • GIR: 699 of 1044: 0.670 (40)
  • DRIVING AVERAGE: 240.1 (116)

 

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Topics: Pressel, Morgan, Player Feature, This week it is all about Me, Player Spotlight

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