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Webb, Yoo, and Choi ready for great finish at HSBC Women's Champions

LPGA.com caught up with Karrie Webb, Sun Young Yoo, and Na Yeon Choi to discuss how Tanah Merah Country Club suits their games. They've all had top finishes at the HSBC Women's Champions in the past and look to build upon that this year.

 

Karrie Webb

LPGA: Do you do anything different when you’re the defending champion?
Webb: I never really change things when I'm defending champion. I like defending because I have great memories from the year before when I won.

LPGA: What is the key to playing well at Tanah Merah?
Webb: The key to playing Tanah Merah is to keep the bogeys off your card and to stay patient on the greens.

LPGA: How does it match with your game?
Webb: Apart from winning at Tanah Merah last year, I have faired pretty well over the years. I'm not sure what exactly matches up with my game but I think that it's the start of the year which I always look forward to and I have a little more control of my emotions than I tend to do later in the year.

LPGA: What are your favorite holes?
Webb: I think the par 3's 8 and 11 are challenging holes that somedays require a lot of courage to hit a shot close to the pin. 

LPGA: What are you looking forward to that week?
Webb: I am looking forward to defending and hopefully having another crack at holding up the HSBC Women's Champions trophy.

LPGA: What are your favorite things to do while in Singapore?
Webb: I love the multi-cultural nature of Singapore. I love all sorts of Asian food so I look forward to dinner every night. A few of my favorites are Indian, Middle-Eastern foods as well as a Singapore local dish of Chilli Crab!

 

Sun Young Yoo

LPGA: What is the key to playing well at Tanah Merah?
Yoo: My key on that golf course is my driver. Those fairways are tight, so I'm trying not to get scared of that. I'm just trying to make some confidence swings out there.

LPGA: How does it match with your game?
Yoo: It matchs with my game pretty good I think because I'm good at hitting irons and their greens are not that big. Maybe some are but they are not huge so I don't really worry about hitting greens on that course.

LPGA: What are your favorite holes?
Yoo: My favorite holes I would say 17 and 18. They are good finishing holes and the fairways are tight with some good distance as well. Anything can happen on the last two holes. It's fun to play.

LPGA: What are your favorite things to do while in Singapore?
Yoo: Everytime I'm over there the weather is so hot, so I'm staying in my hotel room or going down to the shopping mall to look around. I try to save my energy and stay cool!

 

Na Yeon Choi

LPGA: What is the key to playing well at Tanah Merah?
Choi: I feel the key to playing well at Tanah Merah is driving the ball well and staying cool and hydrated. The finishing holes (16,17,18) are key to playing well there. The lead can really change over those holes. You really need to keep your focus there.

LPGA: How does it match with your game?
Choi: I think the course is difficult. Players who can fade the ball off the tee have an advantage out there. For me, I have to play very conservatively and concentrate on making pars.

LPGA: What are your favorite holes?
Choi: My favorite hole is number nine because it is a good chance to make birdie. From the tee it really fits my eye.

LPGA: What are you looking forward to that week?
Choi: I am looking forward to the fans in Singapore. I feel that they really support me. This will be my fifth time playing at Tanah Merah in the HSBC Women's Champions, so I feel really comfortable playing in Singapore and I am looking forward to this year's event.

LPGA: What are your favorite things to do while in Singapore?
Choi: My favorite thing to do in Singapore is meet my friends. Where we stay has really nice facilities so we can go shopping and find some good restaurants. I really love coming to Singapore every year.

Topics: HSBC Women's Champions, Webb, Karrie, Choi, Na Yeon, Yoo, Sun Young, Get to know [+]

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