The 38-year-old Australian has already accomplished the Super Career Grand Slam, winning five separate major championships: du Maurier, Kraft Nabisco (twice), Wegmans LPGA Championship, U.S. Women’s Open (twice) and the RICOH Women’s British Open. Does winning another major still motivate the veteran?
“I would like to add to that number just for myself personally,” Webb said. “I hold the majors as the five most important tournaments of the year and I want to add to that title before I finish up.”
The Aussie’s recent stretch of tournament suggest she is a favorite this week in Rochester, following a victory at the ShopRite LPGA Classic and a tied for fourth at the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic, where she shot 19-under-par for the week to finish two shots off the lead.
Since the Wegmans LPGA Championship moved to Locust Hill Country Club in 2010, Webb has experience success – T5 in 2010, T20 in 2011, T6 in 2012 – although she admits to battling some demons at the Donald Ross layout in Pittsford, NY.
“I feel like I have a love/hate relationship with (Locust Hill),” she said. “I either play really well here or I struggle with my emotions and patience, even when we playd a regular event here. It's a course that always requires a lot of patience, and the weeks that I'm on top of that are the weeks that I've done pretty well.”
Karrie Webb – Major Championship Wins
1999 du Maurier Classic
2000 Kraft Nabisco Championship, U.S. Women’s Open
2001 U.S. Women’s Open, 2001 LPGA Championship – completed the Career Grand Slam (4 different majors)
2002 Women’s British Open – completed the Super Career Grand Slam (5 different majors)
2006 Kraft Nabisco Championship
Webb was 26 years, 6 months, 3 days old when she completed the Career Grand Slam
Webb was 27 years, 7 months, 18 days old when she completed the Super Career Grand Slam