Players Share their Thanksgiving Thoughts

Recently lpga.com caught up with some members to and asked them about Thanksgiving. What are their favorite dishes, does football and Thanksgiving go hand-and-hand or if they have any holiday traditions. See what each had to share:

Amanda Blumenherst
Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? Yes! I love Thanksgiving
What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Besides Turkey, I love stuffing and green bean casserole.
Who usually cooks Thanksgiving dinner? Me and my mom. My dad's one job is to cut the turkey.
Do Football and Thanksgiving go together in your home? Yes! Besides watching Thanksgiving day games, we play touch football between meals.
Do you like homemade or canned cranberry sauce? Homemade!
Any family traditions? Touch football and the wish bone
What are you thankful for this year? My family!
Will you participate in Black Friday? I hate traffic! Of all types; cars, people, lines...so no Black Friday for me.

 

Chella Choi
Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? Absolutely! I enjoy America's Thanksgiving.
What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Roasted Turkey
Who usually cooks Thanksgiving dinner? Actually, me and my family don't know Thanksgiving dishes well - so we just spend time with friends on that day.
Do Football and Thanksgiving go together in your home? I don't watch football.
Do you like homemade or canned cranberry sauce? Homemade!
Any family traditions? No
What are you thankful for this year? Good result in Tour and me and my family's good health.
Will you participate in Black Friday? Oh course! I've been waiting since last year's black Friday :-)

 

Natalie Gulbis
Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? Yes
What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Turkey and my grandma's Pumpkin Pie.
Who usually cooks Thanksgiving dinner? All the women in my family (4-6 of us)
Do Football and Thanksgiving go together in your home? Absolutely!
Do you like homemade or canned cranberry sauce? Homemade!
Any family traditions? We have an annual Tennis Turkey Tournament!
What are you thankful for this year? My family, friends and good health.
Will you participate in Black Friday? I usually go shopping with my best friend Stef.

 

Mina Harigae
Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? Yes
What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Stuffing! Any kind of stuffing, store bought is good with me.
Who usually cooks Thanksgiving dinner? Depends on who I spend it with but it's never me!
Do Football and Thanksgiving go together in your home? Don't like football.
Do you like homemade or canned cranberry sauce? Homemade!
Any family traditions? Not really
What are you thankful for this year? Everyone who has supported me and my golf. Especially my family and boyfriend.
Will you participate in Black Friday? No, it is not worth standing in line starting at 2 am and I hate lines.

 

Jimin Kang
Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? Yes, we celebrate the same Thanksgiving! :-)
What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Korean or American?
Who usually cooks Thanksgiving dinner? Mama
Do Football and Thanksgiving go together in your home? Nope
Do you like homemade or canned cranberry sauce? As long as they are great!
Any family traditions? None
What are you thankful for this year? Thankful for the opportunity to play the best competition in the whole world as a pro golfer on the best women's tour which is the "LPGA" :-)
Will you participate in Black Friday? Oh yeah!

 

Christina Kim
Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? Yes, I love to celebrate Thanksgiving!
What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Stuffing, hands down!
Who usually cooks Thanksgiving dinner? My mother and me
Do Football and Thanksgiving go together in your home? Not really. I won't turn off the TV if it's on, but I don't live and die for Thanksgiving football.
Do you like homemade or canned cranberry sauce? Both
Any family traditions? No
What are you thankful for this year? My health, my family and my life.
Will you participate in Black Friday? No. Not when internet shopping is so easy!

 

Paige Mackenzie
Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? Yes
What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Green bean casserole
Who usually cooks Thanksgiving dinner? My mom
Do Football and Thanksgiving go together in your home? Yes
Do you like homemade or canned cranberry sauce? Canned
Any family traditions? No
What are you thankful for this year? My family
Will you participate in Black Friday? Yes - online

 

Anna Nordqvist
Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? Yes and no. I never realized how big Thanksgiving is since I moved from Sweden. We don't celebrate it there, but now I always get invited to celebrate at friends places.
What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish? I'm a big dessert fan when it comes to Thanksgiving, so I always make sure I save room for that! Probably cheesecake or chocolate.
Who usually cooks Thanksgiving dinner? My friends parents.
Do Football and Thanksgiving go together in your home? I never watched football growing up, so I'm not a big fan. I rather enjoy the part of just "hanging out" for Thanksgiving.
Do you like homemade or canned cranberry sauce? Neither
Any family traditions? No
What are you thankful for this year? Having so many people and friends around me that cares a lot about me
Will you participate in Black Friday? No, I don't have the patience shopping at all, especially not with lots of people around.

 

Pornanong Phatlum
Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? I do not celebrate Thanksgiving, but the closest holiday is Thai New Year.
What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish? For the Thai New Year I like to cook BBQ.
Who usually cooks Thanksgiving dinner? Family members cook together for the Thai New Year.
Do Football and Thanksgiving go together in your home? No, my family likes to karaoke.
Do you like homemade or canned cranberry sauce? Homemade
Any family traditions? Young generation are blessed by old generation.
What are you thankful for this year? Thank you for a wonderful year.
Will you participate in Black Friday? Not this year because I have to go back to Thailand.

 

Morgan Pressel
Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? Yes
What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Sweet potato casserole!
Who usually cooks Thanksgiving dinner? My grandmother usually cooks
Do Football and Thanksgiving go together in your home? Absolutely! Our team, the Detroit Lions, almost always plays on Thanksgiving!
Do you like homemade or canned cranberry sauce? I don't like either.
Any family traditions? No traditions other than everyone coming together for dinner.
What are you thankful for this year? I am thankful that my family can all spend another holiday season together, and we are all healthy.
Will you participate in Black Friday? I can't take the crowds! I love to shop, but black Friday morning is too much for me.

 

Dewi Claire Schreefel
Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? In the Netherlands there's nothing like Thanksgiving so I don't really have a connection with it. However, I've attended many celebrations since I've been in the United States.
What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish? I like green bean casserole, but love corn bread. The turkey thing doesn't really do it for me.
Who usually cooks Thanksgiving dinner? It depends on the party I attend. I will bring the dessert, because all others will need a traditional recipe.
Do Football and Thanksgiving go together in your home? Football fits with anything, right?
Do you like homemade or canned cranberry sauce? Anything homemade is better.
Any family traditions? No
What are you thankful for this year? My and my family's health, and for all I've learned on the LPGA this year.
Will you participate in Black Friday? No!

 

Jenny Shin
Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? Yes
What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Turkey with Raspberry sauce and Korean food, cranberry sauce
Who usually cooks Thanksgiving dinner? Mom!
Do Football and Thanksgiving go together in your home? Nope
Do you like homemade or canned cranberry sauce? Both, whatever I can get!
Any family traditions? We are all so busy, getting together is a miracle.
What are you thankful for this year? Everything, my health, my parents' health, being able to play on the LPGA, being here at the CME, being able to play next year!
Will you participate in Black Friday? Not sure!

 

Karen Stupples
Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? Yes I do.
What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Love turkey but roast it with bacon on top.
Who usually cooks Thanksgiving dinner? I do :)
Do Football and Thanksgiving go together in your home? Oh yes, we all love football and food.
Do you like homemade or canned cranberry sauce? I don't like either.
Any family traditions? None yet, but we are still new to it.
What are you thankful for this year? Family and Friends
Will you participate in Black Friday? Definitely not!

 

Lexi Thompson
Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? Yes
What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Everything
Who usually cooks Thanksgiving dinner? Mom
Do Football and Thanksgiving go together in your home? No, golf and Thanksgiving!
Do you like homemade or canned cranberry sauce? Canned if I have to eat it.
Any family traditions? Go out into our backyard and play the loop (which is 5 golf holes) on TPC-Eagle Trace.
What are you thankful for this year? Winning Navistar. Making it to the LPGA. My health and family.
Will you participate in Black Friday? No, I hate shopping unless it is for dresses.

 

Amy Yang
Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? We have different Thanksgiving day in Korea. Yes we celebrate Korean Thanksgiving. But this year we going to celebrate American Thanksgiving :-)
Who usually cooks Thanksgiving dinner? Parents, but I'll try to help this year.
Do Football and Thanksgiving go together in your home? No
Will you participate in Black Friday? Not going to go out so early but I will shop :-)

 

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