Monthly Words from Team Asia Captain: Se-Ri Pak
With the return of the Lexus Cup to Asia this year I am very much looking forward to my second year as captain of Team Asia. The team really showed their fighting spirit last year in Perth and I am expecting more of the same in Singapore. Asian women have been performing well this season. They have done particularly well in the majors, including Yani Tseng who won the LPGA Championship, Inbee Park at the U.S. Women’s Open, and Ji-Yai Shin winning the Women’s British Open last month. I think this definitely shows the growth in the Asian game over the last few years.
It will once again be a challenge to go against Annika, captain of Team International. She is very experienced and has been at the top of her game for a long time and will definitely make winning again difficult. The Lexus Cup is the only team event for Asians, so we take it very seriously. I enjoy playing in a team format, as golf is an individual sport and we do not usually get the opportunity to work together with other players.
Monthly Words from Team International Captain: Annika Sorenstam September 2008
It is with mixed emotions that I look forward to this year’s Lexus Cup, as it will be my last LPGA tournament before I step away from competitive golf to pursue other things in life. The Lexus Cup is a tournament that is very special to me, having been captain of Team International since its inception. So I have very fond memories. Singapore was the country of Team International’s last victory so we hope to recapture that form when we return.
The Lexus Cup brings about a sense of team spirit amongst the players that you do not find in other tournaments. With Team Asia beating us last year I know that all the girls will be doing everything they can to win the trophy back. It would be memorable to go out on a winning note.