Making Headlines ... Morgan Pressel

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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 Morgan Pressel and get to know her.

Morgan Pressel makes Solheim Cup

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Morgan Pressel played her way onto another Solheim Cup team at the Women's British Open. Michelle Wie is returning as a captain's pick.

The American team was completed Sunday at St. Andrews when Pressel tied for fourth and bumped Jennifer Johnson from the last of two spots through the world ranking. Mallon took Wie and Solheim Cup rookie Gerina Piller as her captain's picks.

Wie was a captain's pick for the second time in the last three Solheim Cups.

European captain Liselotte Neumann used one of her four picks on 17-year-old Charley Hull of England, making her the youngest player in Solheim Cup history. The other picks went to Jodi Ewart Shadoff of England, Caroline Hedwall of Sweden and Giulia Sergas of Italy. Read More>>

 

Pressel comes up short, energized for summer run

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Morgan Pressel fell short in her bid to win the Wegmans LPGA Championship Sunday, but her strong play bodes well for her summer run at majors and making the U.S. Solheim Cup team.

After an injury-riddled year of struggles between the ropes, Pressel looks like she is back on her game, a game that gives her chances to win on the toughest setups in golf.

Pressel started Sunday’s 36-hole marathon with a two-shot lead. She ended up missing out on a playoff by a single shot, a stroke that could have come if her 40-foot putt at the 14th inthe final round had not horseshoed out after going nearly halfway into the hole. Pressel tied for third. Read More>>

 

MORGAN PRESSEL BOLTS UP SOLHEIM LIST

PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Morgan Pressel couldn't stop the tears from leaking Sunday in the immediate aftermath of falling short at the LPGA Championship.

Pressel's final-round 75 left her a shot out of the playoff between eventual winner Inbee Park and Catriona Matthew, as she tied for third with Suzann Pettersen.

It was Pressel's best finish on the LPGA Tour in more than a year, but she was still upset by having come so close to her first victory since 2008. It also would have given the United States its first LPGA major champion since early 2011. One thing that did get Pressel to perk up a bit, though, was that she had moved up in the Solheim Cup standings. Read More>>

 

Morgan Pressel and Brittany Lincicome show signs of returning to form

PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- When Morgan Pressel signed her card after the first round of a major championship Friday, she turned to her friend and playing companion Brittany Lincicome and said, "That's a little better for the two of us. You know what I mean?"

What she meant was that Pressel, despite being one of the most popular and recognizable players in women's golf, is only 67th on the LPGA money list and has not won a tournament since 2008.

Lincicome, like Pressel a major champion and a hope for American prominence on the women's pro circuit, knew the feeling. She admitted that her confidence was so low entering the Wegmans LPGA Championship that she wrote "5" on her golf ball to remind her that she has won five pro tournaments and that she can, in fact, do this.

Both were encouraged Friday, with Pressel shooting 4-under-par 68 and Lincicome finishing only one stroke behind, each in good position in a delayed and soaked tournament. Chella Choi of South Korea held the first-round lead at 5 under despite having played in the afternoon, when it was raining. Read More>>

 

Pressel shares emotions of Israel visit

The girl was 3 years old when the war began. Morgan Pressel listened to her tell stories of a childhood spent in a concentration camp. The Polish Jew came to America as a 10-year-old orphan not knowing how to read or write in any language. Pressel, on a tour of Yad Vashem, the Jerusalem center dedicated to the Holocaust, described the unnamed survivor in an essay she wrote on her December mission to Israel.

Standing in the Hall of Names and seeing the names of nearly 6 million Jews that perished during the Holocaust, it is hard to imagine how the world could even let this happen. It was a difficult hour-plus at the museum, but there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.

The “light” she refers to is the Holocaust survivor who shared her experience with Pressel. Read More>>

 

Boca Raton’s Morgan Pressel has wedding on her mind along with a better LPGA season

BOCA RATON — With her wedding set for this month and a pesky thumb injury behind her, Boca Raton’s Morgan Pressel has reason to be excited as she prepares for her seventh year on the LPGA Tour.

“I finally feel I’m back to a little bit of normal golf,” she said this week while hosting her sixth annual Morgan and Friends Fight Cancer Tournament at St. Andrew’s Golf Club. “Maybe even a little better than when I was injured.”

Pressel, 24, injured her thumb by repeatedly hitting out of thick rough at the LPGA Championship last June in Pittsford, N.Y., a suburb of Rochester.

“The rough was almost ridiculous,” she said. “It was almost a week of hitting out of that … I was working too hard. Read More>>

 

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