"I'm crying. I'm so proud of her," Lopez said by telephone after watching the celebration on the green. "She looked great out there, just very confident and swinging great. ... Like she said on TV, she was ready. It was time."
"I am so excited to see the LPGA Championship take another huge leap forward," said Nancy Lopez, a three-time LPGA champion. "For me, it has always been a special event that every player strives to win. But now, with the addition of network television, the awesome jump in prize money and the rotation of world-class venues - plus the opportunity to impact women in golf and in business - this is big time."