As the Solheim Cup teams prepare to square off in Sugar Grove, one US team member is finding herself in the Number 1 spot in an increasing array of categories. I've written about Cristie Kerr's awesome ascent over the past several weeks, and it just keeps getting more impressive. Let's review her Roster of Ones.
* LPGA Official Money List
* Rolex Player of the Year
* Scoring/Vare Trophy
* Rounds under par
* Top-10 finishes
Now add to those the GolfWeek Sagarin Performance Index, which just put CK at #1, a smidge ahead of Lorena Ochoa and Paula Creamer. It was
The Constructivist, writing about Cristie's consistency in his excellent blog, Mostly Harmless who called the feat a quantum leap.
I've seen Cristie on the golf course and have always been impressed, A few days ago however, I got to observe her in another roll, that of hostess at the fifth annual Birdies for Breast Cancer Charity Golf Classic and Gala. The exciting event took place just this past Friday at stunning Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City, NJ. The full day event featured a golf tournament with More than 20 LPGA players and a number of celebrities from the entertainment world. The on-course action was followed by a Todd English dinner, a silent auction, and a poker tournament.
And you know what? Cristie was every bit as dynamic in the hostess roll as she is when playing tournaments. Wearing a gorgeous strapless dress of fuchsia silk, she animated the evening with aplomb. It was several hours of glamorous, glittery, fun and Early estimates are that $350,000 was raised for Cristie's charity, Birdies for Breast Cancer. This year all proceeds will go towards the establishment of the Cristie Kerr Women’s Health Center at Liberty Health’s Jersey City Medical Center.
I've made a little collage with some the photos from that awesome evening and will post more, along with some video, over the next couple of weeks. I've got to admit I didn't do as much photography/videography I would've liked... Sorry, I was just too busy having fun.