Cristie Kerr constantly chatted bigger compared to her game, and she could last long enough on the LPGA Tour to back it up.Nearly 5 months after knee surgical treatment, and a recuperation that took two times as long as expected, Kerr won the LPGA Lotte Championship in Hawaii last week in a fashion that shocked every person yet her. She got on the incorrect side of the cut 11 openings into her second round, ran 21 birdies over the following 43 openings at Ko Olina, won by three shots and set the tournaments 72-hole record.She described the final round as an impressive day.I wasnt playing too well, as well as then I just found something as well as was able
to turn it on and also I just maintained going, Kerr said. Like, it was an extraordinary run.About the only point that for a little while cooled her enthusiasm was an inquiry relevantpertaining to her age
. Kerr, who turns 40 in October, was asked what it resembled to compete versus so severalmany gamers virtually young adequate to be her children.You know exactly what? Sergio Garcia just won the Masters, no one chatted concerningdiscussed his age, so I believe we requireshould stop talking regardingdiscussing age out here, shall we?
she stated. Yeah. Thats all I need to claim regarding that.And then she went on to state plenty.Very couple of players are fortunate sufficient like I am to have an occupation as long as Ive had as well as be competitive as long as Ive been competitive, Kerr stated.
Having that experience as well as being competitive, its an advantage.Thats what makes her job so compelling.The best players of Kerrs generation certifiedgot the points-based LPGA Hall of Fame much younger, and also much quicker. Annika Sorenstam was inducted at age 33. Karrie Webb and Se Ri Pak were 30 at their inductions. Inbee Park qualified when she was 27. Probabilities– and age– are against Kerr reaching the 27 factors required for the LPGA Hall of Fame. Players obtain one point for an LPGA triumph, Vare Trophy as well as Gamer of the Year honor, and also 2 points for a significant. Her triumph in Hawaii put her at 21 points.Kerrs characteristic has actually
been remarkable uniformity, a trustworthy putter and also no scarcity of self-belief. Shes a grinder, stated Dottie Pepper, that has turnedcounted on broadcasting after her profession was cut short by a shoulder injury. And also shes sneaking up on some big numbers
. Theres nothing real showy. You don’t hear anyone state, Oh, I desirewish to swing like her. But they absolutely wantintend to
putt like her.Kerr won for the 19th time in an LPGA occupation that started 20 years ago.absolutely want to
putt like her.Kerr won for the 19th time in an LPGA career that started 20 years back. Only 4 players throughout that time have extra triumphes– Sorenstam, Webb, Pak as well as Lorena Ochoa, who is goinged for the World Golf Hall of Popularity later this year.She signed up with the LPGA Trip right out of Sundown High College in Miami, as well as while it took her five years to obtainto obtain her very first
victory, she has gradually developed an impressive career one prize each time. Kerr has never won even more than 3 times in a season (in 2004 as well as 2006), but she has gone only four periods without winning since her first title.Kerrs 2 majors were unforgettable– she held back Ochoa to win the 2007 United States Womens open, and also she lapped the area by 12 shots to win the 2010 LPGA Championship.Her triumph recently deserved $300,000, making her a lock to complete in the leading 50 on the LPGA Tour cash list for the 19th successive year. It also was sufficientsufficed to push her over $18 million for her occupation, No. 3 on the all-time list behind Sorenstam and Webb.But she has
never been player of the year. She has actually never won a loan title or the Vare Prize for cheapest scoring average. She just maintains going, assembling triumphes over a 16-year period and also counting.Is the Hall of Fame in her future?Even if she doesn’t get the 27 factors for the LPGA variation, the World Golf Hall of Popularity has actually mosted likely to a selection process voted on by a bulk of golf administrators. This years induction course includes Ochoa and also Meg Mallon, that had 18 triumphes and also 4 majors.Ive constantly believed about it, Kerr said. I suggest, Ive come this far and I don’t prepare on quitting golf any kind ofat any time quickly. Why not?Kerr has come a long method from her teenage years on tour, with her large hair, Coke-bottle glasses and also a confidence level that massaged veterans the wrong means. She
and her spouse, Erik Stevens, have a 3-year-old boy. Kerr has her very own wine label and markets Curvature Wines and Kerr Cellars. She started Birdies for Breast Cancer cells after her mother was diagnosed in 2003, and she has actually elevated even more compared to $3 million. She likewise opened up the Cristie Kerr Womens Health Facility in Jacket City, New Jacket, in 2010. I assume she got ignored as the 18-year-old in the large glasses, not just with her golf video game however with her solid will and also the fact shes very clever, stated Judy Rankin, a Hall of Famer and also television analyst.She gets the task done, and Im not surenot exactly sure how you don’t appreciate that.constantly talked bigger than her video game, and also she may last long sufficient on the LPGA Excursion to back it up.Nearly five months after knee surgical treatment, and also a recuperation that took two times as lengthy as anticipated, Kerr won the LPGA Lotte Champion in Hawaii last week in a manner that surprised every person but her. Kerr has actually never ever won more compared to three times in a season (in 2004 as well as 2006), but she has gone just four seasons without winning since her initial title.Kerrs 2 majors were unforgettable– she held off Ochoa to win the 2007 United States Womens open, and she splashed the field by 12 shots to win the 2010 LPGA Championship.Her victory last week was worth $300,000, making her a lock to end up in the leading 50 on the LPGA Excursion cash listing for the 19th consecutive year. Kerr has her very own wine tag and markets Curvature Wines and also Kerr Cellars.
Cristie Kerr constantly chatted larger compared to her game, as well as she might last long sufficient on the LPGA Excursion to back it up.Nearly five months after knee surgical treatment, and a recovery that took two times as lengthy as expected, Kerr won the LPGA Lotte Champion in Hawaii last week in a fashion that shocked everybody but her. She was on the wrong side of the cut 11 openings into her second round, ran off 21 birdies over the next 43 holes at Ko Olina, won by three shots as well as established the events 72-hole record.She referred to the final round as an epic day.I wasnt playing also well, and also then I simply discovered something and also was able
to turn it on as well as I simply maintained going, Kerr said. Odds– and age– are against Kerr getting to the 27 points needed for the LPGA Hall of Popularity. Kerr has actually never ever won even more than 3 times in a season (in 2004 as well as 2006), however she has actually gone just 4 seasons without winning because her first title.Kerrs two majors were remarkable– she held off Ochoa to win the 2007 US Womens open, and also she lapped the area by 12 shots to win the 2010 LPGA Championship.Her triumph last week was worth $300,000, making her a lock to complete in the leading 50 on the LPGA Tour cash list for the 19th successive year. Kerr has her very own wine label and also markets Curvature Wines and also Kerr Cellars.