Thursday, May 1

Family First: Juli Inkster’s Majors Streak to End


Juli Inkster (Eddie Honeyfield/Flickr)

Hall-of-Fame golfer Juli Inkster will miss next month’s McDonald’s LPGA Championship, ending a streak of competing in 56 consecutive majors.

The reason? Inkster’s youngest daughter, Cori, is graduating from junior high. Mom will be there. Golf can wait.

“You only graduate once, right?” Juli told the AP.

The last major Inkster missed was 14 years ago. She had a good reason for not showing up to the 1994 Kraft Nabisco Championship. She was giving birth to Cori on the day the tournament started.

Juli will also miss the Corning Classic to attend the high school graduation of her oldest daughter, Hayley.

Inkster has 31 LPGA Tour wins, including seven majors. Her last major victory was the 2002 U.S. Women’s Open. She is third on the LPGA career money list.

−The Armchair Golfer

2 comments :

Tom Blogical said...

I really like her. Very classy

The Armchair Golfer said...

With all the travel, tour golf is not easy on family life. Inkster has managed a successful career and family life, it seems, as best as one could when playing tournaments all over, which is admirable.