Recent Performance Sports News
Karrie Webb’s drought ended…in the desert of all places. Oakley’s Aussie Golfer nabbed her second straight LPGA Tour victory on March 20 at the LPGA Founders Cup in Phoenix after a long two years without a win. All on the heels of a resounding victory at the HSBC Women’s Champions in the tour’s second event of the year. With a final round of 6-under 66, Karrie powered to the top of the leaderboard and fought off fierce challenges from Americans Brittany Lincicome and Paula Creamer to emerge triumphant by a mere shot. Both Webb and Creamer shot their way to a 66, but Karrie had just enough of an edge through 36 holes to snatch the contest.
When in Rome…Oakley Cycling dominates. O’s Aussie Star Cadel Evans emerged with the victory in the ancient city’s Tirreno-Adriatico Stage race on March 15 – after grabbing the overall race lead the previous Sunday. All while fellow Oakley’s World and Olympic Time Trial Champion Cyclist Fabian Cancellara sped his way into a San Benedetto del Tronto Time Trial triumph. “First stage race of the year is done and a good start to 2011 if I say so myself,” Cadel said, rockin’ his Radar (and new Fast Jacket™ performance eyewear off the course).
Kris Freeman is a veteran…and it shows. The long-time US Ski Team speedster grabbed his third national 50 KM gold medal on March 26 at the US XC Ski National Championship event in Sun Valley, Idaho – skiing the smartest race on the 7-lap course with 4,491 vertical feet of climbing on freshly fallen snow. “I knew it was going to be a race of attrition,” Kris said, rockin’ his Oakley eyewear. “When we went up the big hill at the end of each lap (South Bench climb) we’d lose a few more skiers, and over time the group got smaller and smaller. I didn’t feel like I put a hard move in, but eventually people got tired and I was able to ski away.”