“I mean, I played great this week. Just felt like it wasn't really meant to be,” said Anna Nordqvist who finished second at –18. “On the back nine hit a lot of good putts; they just didn't go in. Two bad drives that kind of killed me a little bit.”
Though the eight-time LPGA Tour winner may not have won, she sure put up a good fight, putting pressure on Austin Ernst until the final hole. Throughout the three days, Nordqvist posted 20 birdies and 32 pars hitting 30 of 39 fairways and 48 of 54 greens.
With her game where she wants it to be, the Swedish golfer is already thinking about the next event: the ANA Inspiration.
“A lot of positives this week. Felt like I did a lot of good things today, too. Just wasn't meant to be.
The last couple weeks been a little bit of a struggle, so I'm glad things are moving in the right direction.”
CME GROUP CARES CHALLENGE – SCORE 1 FOR ST. JUDE
The CME Group Cares Challenge is a season-long charitable giving program that turns aces into donations. CME Group donated $20,000 for each hole-in-one made on the LPGA Tour in 2019, with a minimum guaranteed donation of $500,000 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which is leading the way in how the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
There were no holes-in-one at the 2020 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G. The 2020 season has seen five aces, for a total of $100,000 donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The 2019 LPGA Tour season saw 32 aces from 31 different players, for a total of $620,000. This more than covers the average cost of $425,000 needed to treat a pediatric cancer patient.