LPGA Golfer Conquers the Course and Motherhood

ROGERS, Ark. - Playing in the LPGA tour is a full time job but for many of the golfers, it's not their only job. Many of them are conquering golf as well as motherhood. 

"It's been amazing having her on the road," said professional golfer Sydnee Michaels of her 7-month-old daughter, Isla. 

Isla is the newest member of Michaels cheering squad at this year's NWA Championship. 

"She just smiles at everybody and anybody and she's a total ham," Michaels said. 

Michaels gave birth to Isla in November and now manages diapers as well as divots. 

"It's doing two really hard jobs at the same time, it's been really difficult as far as travel is concerned just because I have that many extra bags, I have the pack n play and the stroller," she explained.

These days, she needs more than a caddy to keep up with a busy tour schedule.

"It's awesome when I have family out to help, we have an amazing daycare on tour so that's been huge, and I'm just trying to take it week by week," Michaels said. 

She says patience is key. 

"I think as a working mom, you want to do everything 100 percent," Michaels says. "You can't always do everything 100 percent so you just really have to find balance."

It helps that Isla is a pretty good sport. 

"She likes it, I mean she heard me hitting golf balls when she was in my belly so I think it's just second nature to her," Michaels said. 


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