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08:47 AM ET 06.25 | When Minea Blomqvist's name hit the leaderboard at the Wegmans LPGA Championship Friday, the tournament storylines took some crazy twists and turns. They turned to Minnie Mouse, Elmo, Scrooge and Donald Duck, and Blomqvist's humorous Finnish family connections to cartoon characters. After posting back-to-back 3-under-par 69s to move into contention, Blomqvist detailed how the challenges of rebuilding her game weren't really related to becoming a first-time mom a little more than a year ago. But the mention of motherhood set off a colorful tale. Blomqvist's 14-month-old son is named Elmo Aku Kakko. Elmo, of course, is the name of the popular character on the children's show Sesame Street. Aku is Finnish for Donald Duck. "He was born on March 31," Blomqvist explained. "It's Donald Duck's birthday." Blomqvist's boyfriend is a European Tour pro named Roope Kakko. The name Roope is the Finnish version of Uncle Scrooge in Donald Duck.

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June 25, 2011  10:14 AM ET

Zowie. I'm going to start paying more attention.

Well, she must be proving Ben Wright wrong from what I can see.

June 25, 2011  04:06 PM ET

Those Finn's, they have a different word for everything.

June 25, 2011  04:17 PM ET

Sidebar:

Anybody seen that new show "Feherty" on the Golf Channel?

A word of caution.

You'll never that hour of your life back.

June 25, 2011  04:21 PM ET

Get, you'll never GET that hour of your life back.

June 25, 2011  04:49 PM ET

golf is dead...

June 26, 2011  11:52 PM ET

That picture shows she's got a pretty high finnish.

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June 28, 2011  01:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Those Finn's, they have a different word for everything.

I wonder if her child is the daughter of Michael Blomqvist, the lead character in The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo. He pretty much slept with everyone in that book.

June 28, 2011  01:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Those Finn's, they have a different word for everything.

I wonder if the child's father is Michael Blomqvist, the lead character in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo? He pretty much slept with everyone in that book.

June 28, 2011  07:54 PM ET

Weird headline, but the boredom of golf thwarted my effort to read the entire article.

June 29, 2011  04:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Those Finn's, they have a different word for everything.

Helen, it has been along time since we've talked! KC is always a fan of your comments.

June 30, 2011  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#42):

Helen, it has been along time since we've talked! KC is always a fan of your comments.

KC! The man of mystery!

How have you been?

I wondered if we'd see you brightening these hallowed threads again.

Welcome back, brutha.

June 30, 2011  08:58 AM ET

Gary Van Sickle. The last human being interested in Tiger Woods.

Poor puppy.

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July 2, 2011  09:59 AM ET

golf threads just suck now, if and when there is one...

September 7, 2011  09:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Those Finn's, they have a different word for everything.

xs

 
September 7, 2011  09:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#91):

xs

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