Kerr impressing 1 win at a time

(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Cristie Kerr always talked bigger than her game, and she might last long enough on the LPGA Tour to back it up.

Nearly five months after knee surgery, and a recovery that took twice as long as expected, Kerr won the LPGA Lotte Championship in Hawaii last week in a manner that surprised everyone but her. She was on the wrong side of the cut 11 holes into her second round, ran off 21 birdies over the next 43 holes at Ko Olina, won by three shots and set the tournament's 72-hole record.

She referred to the final round as an "epic day."


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2 Lexi Thompson $489,387
3 Ariya Jutanugarn $484,479
4 Inbee Park $472,644
5 Cristie Kerr $468,341
6 Mirim Lee $406,912
7 In Gee Chun $395,959
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