2009 Rookies - Question Five

The rookies of the 2009 LPGA Tour are beginning to make a name for themselves. Get to know the rookies as they share their thoughts on a few topics. Check back towards the start of the season to find out more about your favorite rookies as LPGA.com shares some insight into their lives.

What tournament are you looking forward to the most? And why?
Rookie
Country
Answer
Tania Elosegui
Spain
If I can get into them, they would be the Kraft Nabisco (because I played the golf course at the first stage of Qualifying School and I really liked it) and the U.S. Open (because it's the major I have always wanted to play).
Janell Howland
(not a rookie but participated in rookie orientation)
United States
Any that I'll get into. I want to get out there as much as I can. But probably the Jamie Farr because I had a good tournament there in '05.
M.J. Hur
South Korea
The Evian Masters tournament will be in France, where I have never been, and it's the country I'd most like to go to.
Mindy Kim
United States
I am looking forward to playing in Hawaii just because I have never been there and my friend told me that it's a great venue.
Jeehae Lee
South Korea
SBS Open at Turtle Bay - it'll be my first time teeing it up as a LPGA member. I'm looking forward to making it a good one to start off my season on the right note.
Stacy Lewis
United States

The U.S. Open because I just love the tournament and it was my first event as a pro last year.

Mika Miyazato
Japan
I look forward to playing with the top players in the world in any of the tournaments.
Anna Nordqvist
Sweden
Since I am a rookie and haven't been to any of the tournaments yet, I would rather say I look forward to all of them! :)
Angela Oh
United States
I'm looking forward to playing in every tournament, but I would have to say the McDonald's Championship - that's if I get in. Hundreds of family and friends attend that tournament every year, and I think it would be cool if they got to see inside the ropes. :)
Sunny Oh
United States
I am looking forward to the Hawaii tournament to start off the new season on the right track.
Shiho Oyama
Japan
The majors. I would like to try my best to earn my way into the major tournaments.
Pornanong Phatlum
Thailand
HSBC - because I can play on this tournament and it's very close to Thailand which is my country.
Samantha Richdale
Canada
I am most looking forward to the CN Canadian Women's Open because it is very exciting to play on the LPGA in your home country!
Jessica Shepley
Canada
Every one I get into with my conditional status.
Jiyai Shin
South Korea
The season-opening SBS tournament will be the one since that would be my official debut as a rookie on the LPGA. I played well last year as a sponsor exemption, however I would like to play better than last year this time.
Nontaya Srisawang
Thailand
All of the tournaments in the LPGA.
Kim Welch
United States
Whichever one will be my first! :)

Topics: Kim, Mindy, Lee, Jeehae, Lewis, Stacy, Miyazato, Mika, Nordqvist, Anna, Oh, Angela, Phatlum, Pornanong, Richdale, Samantha, Shepley, Jessica, Shin, Jiyai [+]

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