Making Headlines...Karrie Webb

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Karrie Webb of Australia poses for a portrait on March 22, 2011 at the Industry Hills Golf Club in the City of Industry, California.

As we spotlight a new player each week we will provide an in depth look into her life on and off the course. This week be sure to read the buzz all about Karrie Webb and get to know her.

 

Karrie Webb rallies to win ShopRite LPGA Classic

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Karrie Webb won her first LPGA Tour title in two years, rallying from five shots down for a two-stroke victory over Shanshan Feng on Sunday in the wind-whipped ShopRite LPGA Classic.

The 38-year-old Hall of Famer shot a magnificent 3-under 68 in blustery conditions to win for the 39th time on tour, the most among active players. The Australian had a 4-under 209 total on The Bay Course at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, tying the highest winning score at the course. More>>

 

5 Things: Keys to Karrie Webb’s longevity

by Beth Ann Baldry

Karrie Webb became the second player in LPGA history to cross the $16 million mark in career earnings (Annika Sorenstam is the other) with her victory last week in Singapore. Golfweek caught up with her swing coach, Ian Triggs, to talk about Webb’s longevity:

1. Off and running: Webb’s offseason, according to Triggs, had a large emphasis on off.

“Massive rain and floods really hampered us in training,” Triggs wrote in an e-mail. “In fact, devastated most of the state (Queensland). Karrie continued to train in the gym, but we had no preparation together at all.”

Triggs said when the pair arrived in Melbourne for the Australian Open in January, her game was a little off, her sequence, timing and coordination needed work. But the Aussie vet was fresh, and as evidenced by her T-3 in Thailand and Singapore victory, played her way into form. More>>

 

Hall of Famer Karrie Webb finds peace, wins on golf course

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — When Karrie Webb was winding up on the wrong side of par the past few years, she struggled to put bad shots, bad rounds and bad days behind her.

"I didn't know how to quiet my brain down. It sort of sounded like a train was running through my ears," Webb said.

Now the Hall of Famer with 38 LPGA tour wins finds relief in the trees. More>>

 

Karrie Webb takes title for record eighth time

GOLD COAST, Australia — Karrie Webb won her eighth Australian Ladies Masters title on Sunday, coming from two strokes behind in the final round with birdies on three of her last five holes for a 5-under-par 67 and a two-stroke victory.

The 38-year-old Webb birdied the 14th hole at Royal Pines to take the lead for the first time during the final round, and then tapped in for birdie after her eagle putt just missed on 15. More>>


Golf ace Karrie Webb wants to represent Australia at 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

It was a diplomatic, velvety swipe rather than a two-iron to the back of the cranium but it perfectly summed up the still smouldering fire for achievements within Australia's greatest golfer, male or female.

Putting the seven-time major winner on a pedestal beyond Greg Norman and Peter Thomson is the bold and earnest tribute from Bob Tuohy, the founder of the Volvik RACV Ladies Masters for which Webb is the headliner from today on the Gold Coast. More>>

 

Karrie Webb still has golf left in her at age 37

COQUITLAM, B.C. — Karrie Webb isn’t old. Lydia Ko just makes her seem that way.

As Ko, a 15-year-old amateur from New Zealand, took a share of the halfway lead at the CN Canadian Open, Webb soldiered through a ragged back nine to quietly make her 40th consecutive cut on the LPGA Tour.

The Hall of Fame golfer from Australia emerged from the scoring tent to discover only a single newspaperman waiting, which would have been one too many a decade ago when Webb was often curt with the press and generally just wanted to be left alone. More>>

 

2006: Karrie Webb's seventh major victory

by Beth Ann Baldry

Karrie Webb sat in her plush white bathrobe sipping a chilled Fosters and answering questions with ease. She’d just pulled off one of the most jaw-dropping victories in major championship history, then taken a dip in a nearby pond.

She’d done this 30 times before – sat before a roomful of curious reporters inside the winner’s circle. But this time was different. More>>

 

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