Wednesday

Azahara Munoz - Just the Latest Spanish Winner

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Sports-wise, Spain is on a roll.  So much so that some are calling the past few years a "Spanish sports Golden Age",  and there are solid reasons for such enthusiasm: A Spanish tennis player is number one in the world,  Spanish cyclists have won the past 5 Tours de France and Spain's team won the the 2010 FIFA World Cup... to name a few.  And now there's an impressive new Spanish winner in golf.

With two events left on the LPGA Tour 2010 schedule,  Spain’s Azahara Munoz has clinched Rookie of the Year.  The ASU grad... who happens to be ultra-pretty... has also been ultra-consistent on the golf course.  Her rookie campaign thus far includes two top-10 finishes and10 in the top 25, giving her an insurmountable 313-point lead for the title of "Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year".

The fact that Munoz was one of three Spanish rookies in contention for the title is a testament to the depth of women's golf talent coming out of Spain. Beatriz Recari, who won the CVS pharmacy LPGA Challenge, and Maria Hernandez are currently 3rd and 5th in the standings. 

It sounds to me like the "Spanish sports Golden Age" is in good hands.