Karrie Webb is one of the greatest golfers of all-time. She notched her 41st career victory last week at the JTBC Founders Cup to tie Babe Zaharias for 10th place on the all-time wins list. At the pre-tournament press conference for the Kia Classic, Webb said it was “very special” to tie Zaharias at a tournament created to honor the 13 original founders of the LPGA.
Webb is currently in first place in the Race to the CME Globe with two victories on the season (Webb won the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open in February). Both wins have been dramatic come from behind victories, by six strokes at the Founders and by five strokes at the Australian Open. Webb felt she had nothing to lose, and she closed out both tournaments in style, “I think it’s a good situation to be in because you don’t really have anything to lose, and you can go out there and post a number.”
Webb is one of the favorites to win the Kia Classic. She tied for sixth place last year, and attributed her high finish to learning how to putt the poa annua greens, and managing her game well.
The season’s first major, the Kraft Nabisco Championship, will take place next week. Webb’s last major victory was at the 2006 Kraft Nabisco, and she is looking forward to continuing her excellent play throughout the next couple weeks, “I know that my game’s in a fairly good place, and I don’t have to grind too much before next week. So I think I’ll just prepare well today and tomorrow and then, hopefully some of that good golf gets me going on Thursday.”