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Karrie Webb: ' I grew up in such humidity and probably will adapt a bit better ... although no one ever gets used to humidity.'
PETALING JAYA: World No. 7 Kerrie Webb believes that having played here before, she has what it takes to win this year’s Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, which begins Thursday at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (KLGCC).
Webb – who was born in Queensland, Australia, and now lives in Florida, United States – feels that the heat and humidity here will take its toll on the star-studded field of golfers.
“I grew up in such humidity and probably will adapt a bit better ... although no one ever gets used to humidity,” said Webb, who played well last year to finish third with a 272 total.
South Korea’s Park In-bee won the title last year when she birdied the last seven holes en route to beating compatriot Choi Na-yeon by two strokes.
The 38-year-old Webb also feels that her knowledge of the course, having played here last year, will also come in handy.
“I have good memories of this course and I don’t see myself playing it any differently this time around,” she said, adding that she would stick to last year’s strategy and hopefully do better this time.
“In-bee nearly let me win it last year but she capped it off with a perfect bunker shot,” recalled Webb.
The seven-time Major winner will definitely have to raise her game if she is to win her first title of the year as the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia will be featuring a star-studded cast.
This will be the fourth edition of Malaysia’s only LPGA tournament and the total prize money has been increased from US$1.9mil (RM6mil) to US$2mil (RM6.4mil) – the highest ever in the tournament’s history.
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