Promising stroke of Pettersen

Next big thing for Tutta, the LPGA Championship at Locust Hill. PHOTO: MICHAEL COHEN - AFP

Next big thing for Tutta, the LPGA Championship at Locust Hill. PHOTO: MICHAEL COHEN - AFP

Fourth place in New Jersey alerts all that Suzann Pettersen is in form. The timing is perfect. At the weekend LPGA Championship in New York.

Seven birdies for the Norwegian golf girl in Sunday’s final round.

Now waiting LPGA Championship, the tournament that Suzann Pettersen won in 2007 – the year when Pettersen was the first Norwegian to win a tournament on the LPGA Tour.

Tee shot will be crucial because of the narrow fairways, thick rough and trees in the way if they are taken from the tee,” said Pettersen.

This year’s tournament played on the Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford, New York. Foreigners are often successful in the prestigious competition. Juli Inkster is currently the last American woman to win. It happened in 2000.

Starting now

All season, the goal has been to be in tip top shape for “major-period” which starts this week,” said the Norwegian golf queen.

And we believe sports chief Frode Scheie (Norwegian Golf Federation) that Tutta (aka Suzann Pettersen) is where she should be a few days before the fun in New York starts.

In my opinion, her close game and putting is very good,” says Scheie.

I think Pettersen played great golf this week and she seems to be in good shape, says the verdict on the sports boss.

$2,250,000 is in the prize pool at New York. Swedish Anna Nordqvist is the defending champion.

In this weekend’s LPGA tournament was 29-year-old Pettersen just one stroke away third place. Japanese Ai Miyazato won, but the distance up to her is not daunting. Five strokes were the difference this time.

Source: Aftenposten

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