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Changing Course
JOHN GARRITY
April 05, 2010
The KIA Classic was the first LPGA event in four months to be played on U.S. soil, and some of the tour's stars have made significant changes during that time, both on and off the course.
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April 05, 2010

Changing Course

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PLAYER CHANGES COMMENT
Ai Miyazato Joined an American golf club; won the first two LPGA events of 2010 "I didn't expect that I could win two weeks in a row, but I played really good and I got such huge confidence after that."
Lorena Ochoa Got married; became a stepmother of three; moved to Mexico City "I think it's important to be happy, and I couldn't be happier."
Michelle Wie Completed 20 credits at Stanford; signed endorsement deals with Kia Motors and McDonald's "I'm trying to finish in five years. I don't want to be that 25-year-old undergrad."
Jiyai Shin Moved to Atlanta; started working with a trainer; recorded her first CD as a pop vocalist "There are 10 songs in Korean and four in English. I really enjoyed recording. I'm happy to be using other talents."
Christina Kim Nude photo shoot; recovered from breakup with boyfriend; wrote her first book "I love me! I'm awesome! I'm not going to lie! I'm a huge fan of where I am today."

The KIA Classic was the first LPGA event in four months to be played on U.S. soil, and some of the tour's stars have made significant changes during that time, both on and off the course.

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Under-fun-ded

Three-time national collegiate player of the year Amanda Blumenherst nabbed the first check of her rookie season ($6,433) at the KIA Classic. Allowing 75% for food, shelter, transportation, caddie fee and agent commissions, that leaves $178.69 for the Duke alum to spend on each of the nine "hobbies" she lists in her LPGA biography:

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Baking

Reading

Anything Competitive

Skiing

Sunbathing

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