2009 Daily Press sports stories of the year

5. LPGA's last call: Cristie Kerr, above, wins the Michelob Ultra Open at Kingsmill in May, and four months later European brewing giant InBev announces that it is pulling the plug on sponsorship of the annual LPGA tournament. The area's only major-league sporting event became the LPGA Tour's unofficial "fifth major" because of the purse, the course, the setting and the hospitality and professionalism of the staff. The winners' list was top-shelf: Kerr, Annika, Karrie Webb, Se Ri Pak, Suzann Pettersen.
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5. LPGA's last call: Cristie Kerr, above, wins the Michelob Ultra Open at Kingsmill in May, and four months later European brewing giant InBev announces that it is pulling the plug on sponsorship of the annual LPGA tournament. The area's only major-league sporting event became the LPGA Tour's unofficial "fifth major" because of the purse, the course, the setting and the hospitality and professionalism of the staff. The winners' list was top-shelf: Kerr, Annika, Karrie Webb, Se Ri Pak, Suzann Pettersen.

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