The 2018 L.P.G.A. season has signaled a transition for Karrie Webb of Australia, who reduced her tournament schedule to eight events.
And while the 22-year veteran and L.P.G.A. Hall of Fame member still hopes to add to her record of 41 career L.P.G.A. wins, seven major championships, 207 top-10 finishes and the distinction as a super career Grand Slam winner — winning every available major during her career — Webb’s modified season is more of a gradual move to her next stop than a goodbye tour.
Webb, 43, has played in three majors this year and had planned to compete in this week’s Evian Championship, but when she was informed that she was receiving an upgrade in her Order of Australia — bestowed on citizens of the Commonwealth for achievements and meritorious service — Webb had to forego her spot in the L.P.G.A.’s final season major.
The conflict of events will send her to Brisbane rather than to France to compete in the championship where she won in 2006 and finished second twice. Here’s what Webb had to say about the state of her game. The following conversation has been edited and condensed.
What is the honor that will take you away from the Evian Championship…