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Karrie Webb weighs in on Carnoustie

Karrie Webb
Winner of the 1995, 1997 and 2002 Women’s British Opens
Winner of 38 LPGA Victories, including 7 major championships
2005 Inductee to the LPGA Tour and World Golf Halls of Fame

What are you thoughts on playing Carnoustie?  Excited/daunted by it?
Having watched the last two men’s British Opens there, obviously Carnoustie will be very challenging.  It will be interesting to see how they have it set up for us but I am looking forward to getting there and playing it.

Do you like the UK/Scottish Links courses…why or why not? Can you please provide a few tips for playing a links course?
Yes, I love the links courses.  I think links golf is very different from a lot of other different courses you play around the world but I think it brings out a lot of imagination and creativity.  There is not one way to play a links course.  Tip:  Bring your rain gear.

Who do you think will contend at the final major of the year?  
I don’t think there is one favorite. No one has played an event there so no one has an advantage.  It’s anyone’s to win.

What are you thoughts on No.1 Yani Tseng?  She set the record as the youngest to win 4 majors after she won the LPGA Championship. 
She is a really talented player.  She has had all aspects of her game firing this year and that is why she has been having a great year.

You’ve won the Women’s British Open three times (1995, 1997, 2002). Which memory from each of these wins Women’s British Open stands out the most?
1995 was my first win as a professional so that will always stand out to me.  In 1997, I played extremely well and had a great lead coming into Sunday.   2002 was at Turnberry where Greg Norman won one of his Open Championship so that was special place to win for me.

You won two consecutive tournaments earlier this year.  Can you talk about those two wins and how they have changed your outlook for the rest of the season?
It was great to be in the winner circle again on the LPGA.  It hasn’t really changed my outlook for the rest of the year.  In many ways it has taken the pressure off.

What are your thoughts about and goals for the final major of the year?
I am just looking forward to playing Carnoustie. Obviously it would be really great to have a chance to win on Sunday but otherwise I am just looking forward to playing one of the greatest Scottish links courses.

What is your favorite meal when playing in the UK?
A good Indian curry and a pint of Guinness.

What do you like most about playing in Europe?
I like playing in all parts of the world.  It’s a nice change to be in Europe playing different courses.

Do you plan on visiting any other parts of Scotland or Europe when you’re in town for the RWBO?
No, not during the tournament, it’s all golf.

Topics: Webb, Karrie, Ricoh Women's British Open

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