In the latest LPGA Twitter Q&A, Paraguay native Julieta Granada discussed her win at the 2006 ADT Championship, representing her country at the Summer Olympics Games and reflected on her 15-year LPGA Tour career, among other topics.
— LPGA (@LPGA) July 7, 2020
“It  was just an amazing year for me, golf-wise; I played really well,” said Granada, who captured a LPGA record (at the time) $1 million winner’s check with her victory at the 2006 ADT Championship. “It wasn’t stressful, wasn’t hard, but then later I found out that yes, professional golf is hard and stressful.
“To finish the season with a win, it was just so exciting. At the time, I didn’t care if I won a dollar. I just wanted that trophy and to say I won the event. The million dollars, having the record, and all the perks that came with it was a result of being hungry for wins, continuing to work hard and believing in myself. Looking back on it—wow, what a blessing.”
Across a total of 297 career starts on the LPGA Tour, Granada has made 189 cuts with 28 top-10 finishes. That includes 45 starts in majors with 26 cuts made and six top-10 results.
In 2019, she competed on the Symetra Tour with the goal of improving her LPGA Tour status. Granada captured 14 top-20s in 19 events played including three runner-up performances to end the year as a Symetra Tour graduate, finishing at No. 6 in the Volvik Race for the Card.
“Once I finished runner-up three times in the first four events, the decision was made," Granada said. "I had to play on the Symetra Tour because that was the best way to get my [LPGA] card back and based on the results, the smart thing to do. Then I hit the reality that I was not on the LPGA, that it was different and didn’t feel like home. It was humbling and showed me that I was still hungry to get back.
“It was nice, gave me a change of pace. Most Symetra Tour events are only three days, so an extra day of rest. It put things in perspective for what life as a pro is, appreciating the little things on the LPGA and appreciating my career. Overall, the experience was amazing. I learned a lot about myself. It was a grind and the players deserve to be on the LPGA. It’s quite an accomplishment.”
— Symetra Tour (@ROAD2LPGA) July 7, 2020