I can actually focus on the golf, and not be so distracted by the parties.
But, as Rosie Jones’ girlfriend reveals, it’s not all fun and games.Plus, the women that I know who have LPGA player girlfriends are usually at home bored while their girlfriends are gone for months at a time, out on tour. Open has 156 players and a .1 million dollar purse, the largest purse of any event on tour.Or they’re stuck out on the course, carrying a 45-plus-pound golf bag, making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches between breaks. Here are some of the top players on tour right now. Women’s Open coverage starts Wednesday and ends Sunday (on ESPN, ESPN2 and NBC — visit the official website for details).She represented Norway in the World Amateur Team Championship in 19, becoming World Amateur champion in her second showing.She also represented Europe in the Junior Ryder Cup in both 19.
Having turned professional at just 19, the current world No.12 had a rookie season to remember in 2001.
She won the French Open, finished second on the Order of Merit and was named the Ladies European Tour Rookie of the Year.
Like many top golfers, Pettersen was encouraged by her family at an early age to take up sport.
She played many different sports and competed in her first golf tournament at the tender age of six, with the youngster quickly realising that golf was her main passion.
Pettersen’s golf career surged when she broke onto the amateur scene.
She won the Norwegian Championship five times, back-to-back between 19.