Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Inkster's Competitive Side Unrivaled on Tour

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Inkster's Competitive Side Unrivaled on Tour

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WILMINGTON, Del. -- She fooled us again.

A year ago, Juli Inkster snatched the two missing pieces of the Grand Slam by winning the U.S. Open and the LPGA Championship just 21 days apart. Then, she capped a dream season by winning one last tournament to qualify for the Hall of Fame.

She had every reason to call it a career.

Her daughters are 10 and 6, and Inkster spends as much time watching them play softball and soccer as they do watching her win golf tournaments. Her husband, Brian, is the head pro at Los Altos Golf and Country Club, an exclusive membership in Northern California.

There have been times this year when Inkster would chop up the back nine and wonder what she was doing out there. What else was there to prove?

She answered that herself after winning the LPGA Championship on the day after she turned 40, becoming its first repeat champion in 16 years and winning her third major championship in the last five played.

"I love to compete," she said. …

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