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Pettersen Holds Off Emerging Salas

It seems that Suzann Pettersen can beat you with her eyes closed. Pettersen won the LPGA Lotte Championship on Saturday with a stellar putting performance and she did it with her eyes closed. “It’s just something I did a lot in 2007,” said Pettersen, who won five tournaments that year. “I practiced a lot with it. Back then I was like, ‘Why not bring it to the golf course?’ I have a lot better feel. I don’t really try to steer the putt. I kind of visualize everything in my head. I visualize the line that I’ve read, the ball, the speed — I’ve read it, and that’s it.” Pettersen’s victory was her 11th LPGA title and it took a playoff to secure the win, despite her 5under 67 in the final round. She was caught by 23-year-old Lizette Salas, who shot a 10-under 62 on Saturday at Ko Olina Golf Club.


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