Pernilla Lindberg isn’t big, at 5-foot-5, so she’s no Big Swede out of Sweden, the Scandinavian country in Scandinavia, but she can claim a professional major on her resume, which puts her in the company of countrypersons Annika Sorenstam and Henrik Stenson, the original Big Swede.
Lindberg is the defending champion at this week’s ANA Inspiration, otherwise known as The Dinah, the first major of the season in pro golf. Last year, Lindberg survived eight playoff holes to defeat Inbee Park for her first and only LPGA victory.
At The Dinah, women’s golf fans of every stripe and persuasion flock to the desert. It’s a party, y’all.
Andrew Landry, neither big nor Swedish, but a Texan, is the defending champeen at the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio. He’s kinda the answer to the question, “Who?”
Early warning: Tickets are available but going fast for prime gallery viewing for the Bent Shaft Classic April 6 at Capitol City Golf Club in Lacey, Wash., a Mecca among destination-golf destinations.
The par-3 11th, with its tee ball over a pond (known widely as The Pond), has long been a favored hole by galleries and geese for its panoramic sightlines, which encompass the sloping green here and literally one or two other holes; thereupon the stalwarts of the Grey Goatee Golf Association, in their 2019 season opener, shall cavort.