This week it is all about... Julieta Granada

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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. Keep coming back each day to learn more about Julieta Granada.

 

A Change in Perspective
Julieta Granada’s new approach to the 2012 season
By Katie Ann Robinson

It’s been nearly six years since Julieta Granada set a then-rookie record for the most money earned with more than $1.6 million, ending the season with an LPGA record $1 million paycheck at the ADT Championship. Granada was the first Paraguayan-born player to win on the LPGA Tour, going on to make 27 of 31 cuts with six additional top-10 finishes including two runner-ups.

But in the years to follow, Granada was overwhelmed with continuous changes to her golf game. 

“I just thought it was going to be that easy and I expected to win every week,” says Granada. “But I changed a little bit of my golf game so that didn’t really help. Like I was expecting to shoot 5 under but I was shooting 2 over. But I really wasn’t putting pressure on myself, I just wanted to get better and by getting better I made some bad decisions which cost me a little bit. But I’m ok with that.”

In 2007, she recorded three top-10s with two runner-up finishes and a tie for 10th at the U.S. Women’s Open. But between 2008 and 2010, she missed 34 of 61 cuts with a best-finish of 12th place at the Longs Drug Challenge. Despite the divots in her career, the 25-year-old discovered a lot about herself and golfer she wanted to be. More >>

MEDIA BUZZ

Golfweek -- Back on her game, Granada feels like a million bucks
http://golfweek.com/news/2012/mar/07/back-her-game-granada-feels-million-bucks/

Golfweek – 2006 when she won
http://golfweek.com/news/2006/jun/30/2006-julieta-granada-million-dollar/

Palm Beach Post…when Julieta won in 2006
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/content/sports/epaper/2006/11/20/m1a_Stoda_1120.html

Granada’s big rookie season – The Toledo Blade
http://www.toledoblade.com/Golf/2007/07/12/Small-Granada-had-a-big-rookie-season.html

Article from 2005 on Granada from Hartford Courant
http://articles.courant.com/2005-07-08/sports/0507080886_1_paula-creamer-julieta-granada-lpga-events

Lisa Mickey story from December
http://www.lpga.com/golf/news/2011/12/julieta-granada-sees-spark-this-season-after-five-years-of-struggle.aspx

 

MEDIA BUZZ

 

2012 STATISTICS
  • STARTS: 6
  • VICTORIES: 0
  • DRIVING ACCURACY: 74% (20)
  • BIRDIES: 72 (12)
  • SAND SAVES: 52% (39)
  • TOP 10 FINISHES: 1
  • EARNINGS: $121,759
  • EAGLES: 2 (7)
  • PUTTS PER GREEN: 1.79 (24)
  • GIR: 68% (38)
  • DRIVING AVERAGE: 240 (121)
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