BY NEAL REID
Few great champions ever achieved success without having a number of specific personal goals. That's definitely true in professional golf, where the world's best players set high standards for themselves on a regular basis.
For Brittany Lang, achieving goals has become a way of life, especially where her golf career is concerned. After winning eight American Junior Golf Association titles, Lang was a force to be reckoned with at Duke University.
Despite only playing there for two years before turning pro, Lang won six times - including two Atlantic Coast Conference championships - and led her Blue Devils to an NCAA title in 200x. She was also a member of the victorious 2004 U.S. Curtis Cup Team and tied for second with fellow amateur Morgan Pressel at the 2005 U.S. Women's Open.
After turning pro in 2006, Lang's success continued. She has recorded 33 top-10 finishes as a pro, including five additional second-place finishes, and has earned more than $3 million in the process.
Through it all, Lang has enjoyed her time as a member of the Tour and keeps setting the bar higher for herself.
"I'm really trying to enjoy what I'm doing," said Lang, who lives in Dallas. "I want to win and to win a lot of tournaments, but I want to keep putting myself in position to win. I know that, if I keep doing it, eventually I will win a tournament and then win a bunch of them."
Lang was also a member of the U.S. Solheim Cup Team in 2009 and 2011, a dream come true for the patriotic player.
"Words really can't describe what the Solheim is like. It's just amazing," she said. "We all pull together, and everyone roots for each other. It's so cool and is so important, and it's really the biggest tournament we have.
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