LPGA star Cristie Kerr anticipating emotional week

LPGA star Cristie Kerr anticipating emotional week

Published Aug. 13, 2014 12:31 p.m. ET

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Inbee Park is back to defend her LPGA Championship title.

Park won last year in dramatic fashion at Locust Hill Country Club, with players having to play 36 holes on Sunday because of a first-round postponement due to rain.

Park nearly squandered a one-shot lead with a final-round 75. But when Catriona Matthew forced a playoff, Park rallied with a 20-foot birdie on the third playoff hole to win her second straight major.

This year's tournament is the last in Rochester. The LPGA announced in May that the tournament was getting a new name, two big partners, more exposure and a change in venue. It will move to Westchester Country Club in the suburbs of New York City.


Cristie Kerr expects it will be an emotional week starting Thursday.