Irons ( 5)
Graeme McDowell ( 12)
Northeast Amateur ( 20)
It was all about the breakthroughs Sun-
day in golf.
A little-known Englishman named David
Horsey trotted off with his first European
Tour victory in Munich. Pretzels and Ein-
becker for everybody.
In Connecticut, a long-hitting, South-
ern-fried Yank named Bubba Watson
crashed through a winless barrier, much
of it his own making, and prevailed in a
playoff against a pair of American mites –
Corey Pavin and Scott Verplank.
In New York, last but not leased, Cristie
Kerr is poised to take full ownership of the
No. 1 spot in women’s golf after humiliat-
ing the field at the LPGA Championship by
12 shots. Previously, no American woman
had ever ascended to the top spot in the
Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings.
This was the same weekend the U.S.
and English men departed from the World
Cup, while tennis took Sunday off at
Wimbledon to recover from that three-day,
mid-week singles ordeal between a tall
American and a hustling Frenchman.
Which brings us to this closing point:
Make a score of 8 on a hole in golf and you
have shot a “snowman.” Fashion a round
of 77 and you have shot a “pair of hockey
sticks.” Now there is a new entry. Ted
Purdy and James Driscoll in Hartford and
Shane Lowry in Munich all carded 70-68 in
their first two rounds.
With a bow to that instant classic fifth-
set marathon at the All-England Club,
Purdy, Driscoll and Lowry now can be said
to have shot an “Isner.”
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