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Karrie Webb sets sights on British Open

Australian Karrie Webb has her sights on the British Open title after winning the McDonald's LPGA Championship on Sunday to become the youngest player to complete a career Grand Slam.

"My goal this year was to peak for the four majors, they are the most important events," said Webb. "I'm delighted the way it has all gone to plan."

When the British Open is played at Sunningdale, England, in August it will be the first time the event has been classed as a major, replacing the Du Maurier Classic which is now off the schedule due to Canada's ban on tobacco sponsorship.

Webb's triumph in the McDonald's was her fifth victory in the last eight majors, an achievement she described as "quite a trip".

"I just feel very fortunate I've been given the talent to be able to put myself in those positions and to pull it off as many times as I have," the Australian said.

"I don't sit down and look at record books and try and beat records. I think I just try and play good golf. Along the way, I've broken some records, and this is a really big one.

"It will sink in eventually, and I know it will be really special."

Webb, who flew back to Australia on Monday to be with her family, has joined Louise Suggs, Mickey Wright, Pat Bradley and Juli Inkster as members of the career Grand Slam Club.

Her Grand Slam run started at the 1999 du Maurier Classic, she then won the 2000 Nabisco Championship and the U.S. Open, and three weeks ago she retained the U.S. Open.

Webb's win in the McDonald's crowned her sequence of mounting personal achievement.

 


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