Making Headlines ... Suzann Pettersen

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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 Suzann Pettersen and get to know her.

 

Pettersen developed the Nike FI Impact golf shoe

Just as Tiger Woods helped in designing the first Free-Inspired golf shoe from Nike Golf, LPGA star Suzann Pettersen has helped develop the first Free-Inspired footwear for women – the Nike FI Impact. According to Nike, the shoe provides the flexibility to unleash the full power of an athlete’s swing.

The Nike FI Impact is designed to mimic and conform to the natural motion of the foot while delivering all the protection and traction of the lightweight performance golf shoe. Nike said the shoe allows the athlete to keep contact with the ground longer, better harnessing the energy of the foot to the shoe and then the shoe to the ground. More>>

Suzann Pettersen wins LPGA Lotte Championship in Hawaii

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Suzann Pettersen won the LPGA Lotte Championship on Saturday, beating Lizette Salas with a par on the first hole of a playoff after Salas chunked her approach shot into the water.

Pettersen, the leader after the second and third rounds at Ko Olina, bogeyed the final hole of regulation to set up the playoff on the par-4 18th. The 32-year-old Norwegian closed with a 5-under 67, and Salas had a tournament-record 62 to finish at 19-under 269.

Salas had a double bogey on the playoff hole. She played a nine-hole stretch in 9 under, birdieing Nos. 8-9, holing out from the fairway for eagle on the par-4 10th and adding birdies on Nos. 12-16. More>>

Pettersen is a model of consistency

 If you are looking for a consistently good golfer, it's hard to overlook Suzann Pettersen.

The Norwegian claimed her 11th LPGA Tour title last Saturday and moved back to No. 5 in the world rankings thanks to the victory.

Pettersen has been so consistent over the years that the win only helped her move up one spot in the rankings.

There is a reason she barely moved. She has been ranked in the top 10 for 306 consecutive weeks. If she remains there until the middle of June, and there's no reason that she won't stay there, Pettersen will have been in the top 10 for six straight years. More>>

Europe wins Solheim Cup

DUNSANY, Ireland -- Europe won the Solheim Cup for the first time since 2003 on Sunday, finishing powerfully to beat the United States 15-13 at Killeen Castle.

Norway's Suzann Pettersen turned the momentum Europe's way when she recovered from 1 down with birdies at the last three holes to beat Michelle Wie by one hole.

Her win left Europe needing just one point from the last two singles to win the trophy but the side captained by Alison Nicholas did even better.

Caroline Hedwall of the Netherlands -- 2 down with two holes to play -- earned a crucial halved match to give Europe a 14-13 lead when rookie Ryann O'Toole bogeyed the 17th and 18th. More>>

 

Suzann Pettersen Wants to Be the Best Female Golfer in the World

In 17 starts this year, Suzann Pettersen has wins at the Sybase Match Play Championship, the Safeway Classic, the Ladies Irish Open and also the Solheim Cup. She also has nine more top 10 finishes (including a T3 at the Wegmans LPGA Championship) and has earned more than $1.2 million in 2011 thus far. To say this has been a good year for her would be an understatement. More>>

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