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The Rochester area will host the first Courage Games over the Labor Day weekend. From August 31 through September 2, active duty military, veterans and civilians will join together to compete in a variety of sporting events. The event is intended to heighten awareness of our military’s sacrifices and their courage in persevering.
The Summer Olympics will take place in London From July 27 to August 12, 2012. Hundreds of thousands of Americans will travel to England to see the show and they will be bringing lots of souvenirs home with them. Without precautions, those souvenirs may include mumps or measles.
The United Kingdom has been struggles with large numbers of cases of these two illnesses for a decade. Much of the British public lost faith in childhood vaccines in the late 1990′s when the now debunked Wakefield paper on a link between the MMR vaccine and autism was published. An 2009-20010 outbreak of mumps in the New York City region that grew to almost 2,000 patients was traced to one tourist who had traveled to England.
If it was war, Locust Hill would look like Berlin after its surrender. Christie Kerr was that good. The people fortunate to be in the gallery for the final round of the 56th LPGA Championship have seen history made.
With this landslide victory, Kerr set a new record for lowest score in LPGA Championship history in relation to par (besting Betsy King’s 17-under at Bethesda CC in 1992), a new record for largest winning margin in LPGA Championship history (her 12-shot advantage was one better than King’s in ’92) and she is projected to become the first American to take the top spot in the Rolex World Rankings since its inception in 2006.
Kerr romps to 12-stroke win at LPGA Championship – AP
“It’s a dream performance,” Kerr said Sunday after winning her second major title by a whopping 12-strokes at Locust Hill Country Club. “It’s like you wake up or you dream — I can’t even speak right now. Winning by two or three is great, but winning by 12 shots is ridiculous. It’s obscene.”
Final Leaderboard – BBC
-19 C Kerr (USA) -7 S-H Kim (S Kor) -5 A Miyazato (Jap), J Shin (S Kor) -4 I-K Kim (S Kor), K Webb (Aus) -3 M Pressel (USA), I Park (S Kor), M Francella (USA), J Kang (S Kor)
Sully on Sports – Buffalo News
It wasn’t a round of golf. It was a coronation. Cristi Kerr just completed one of the most dominant performances in major golf history, shooting 66 in the final round to win the LPGA Championship by 12 strokes at Locust Hill Country Club.
I imagine this was how it felt when Tiger Woods won the Masters by 12 shots in 1997 — or the U.S. Open by 15 strokes in 2000. No one is supposed to tear up the course this way in a major. But Kerr grabbed this tournament by the throat in the second round and never let up. She shot 68-66-69-66 on the par-72 Locust Hill layout. Kerr led by eight shots to begin Sunday’s round and played as if she were behind by a shot. On the final hold, Kerr landed the ball a few feet above the hole at the back of the green and made an easy three-foot birdie putt to finish in style.
ANordqvist Finally done… It has been a long week at the LPGA championship! The tournament staff has done a tremendous job hosting the event…
ANordqvist …it has been a lot of hard work behind it. I couldn’t get the ball in the hole this week but looking forward to a week off b4 the us open!
TheVickyHurst Great week here in Rochester for the Wegmans LPGA!!! The course is amazing….. from the fairway and Greens..:D, can’t wait to be back:)
Brittany1golf Nothing good to say about today very disappointed in my attitude and my game. It makes me sad when I act like that! I’m taking tue off
minaharigae Rochester was an awesome course! Played pretty tough can’t wait to be back. Going to cleveland to meet the boy’s fam
ThePCreamer Congratulations Cristie on your win! You played awesome! Very Very impressive.
ThePCreamer Tough tournament for me. All I can say is that I am glad I am back playing and getting the rust off my clubs. Patience and time is key.
ThePCreamer Thank you Wegman’s for a great week. All the fans and volunteers I take my hat off for you! Already looking forward to next year.
Brittany1golf Thank you so much to Wegman’s for a great week. And to all the fans and volunteers. Can’t wait for next year.
ANNIKA59 Impressive performance from Cristie Kerr at the LPGA championship. Cruising to victory.
SophieGustafson Hit lots more fairways (and greens today) which made for a better score. Now on my way back to O-town. Might have to sleep in IAD tonight..
TheChristinaKim Many many thanks to the wonderful people with Wegmans for being the presenting sponsor of the LPGA Championship! Way to go, Cristie!!!
Table of contents for LPGA Championship presented by Wegmans
- LPGA returns to Rochester this week
- LPGA today – the Paychex Shootout
- LPGA today – Wegmans Pro-Am
- LPGA today – Excedrin Pro-Am
- LPGA today – LPGA Practice Round
- LPGA today – Round One of LPGA Competition
- LPGA today – Round Two of LPGA Competition
- LPGA today – Round Three of LPGA Competition
- LPGA today – Final Round of LPGA Competition
- LPGA today – Kerr Klobbers Kourse