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If you had any last doubts about how
inarguably global golf has become, check
out this post:
On the game’s biggest stages Sunday,
a German (Bernhard Langer) won in Scot-
land, a South Korean (Jiyai Shin) triumphed
in France and a self-described “Swedish
Redneck” (Carl Pettersson) captured first
place in Canada. One day earlier, a girl and
a boy with Asian surnames (Doris Chen
and Jim Liu) finished first in America’s
two biggest junior championships.
Striking a blow for home-cooking –
Stockholm, after all, is famous for its
meatballs and Mike Weir looked fried
while trying to grab the Canadian bacon
near Toronto – another Swede (Richard
Johnson) won in Sweden. Sweet.
Dean Wilson stacked up 18 birdies in
the first 54 holes and led by four Saturday
night in Canada. But he wilted (38 on the
back nine) instead of tilted Sunday. And
Pettersson, born in Sweden and schooled
in North Carolina, picked up the pieces.
Shin, meanwhile, looks to have recaptured the women’s world No. 1 spot from
a Japanese player (Ai Miyazato), who
one week earlier had wrested it from an
American (Cristie Kerr), who had muscled it last month from Miyazato, who had
taken it, also in June, from Shin.
By the way, there will be a quiz on all
of this. In five languages. Extra credit if
you can name the Finn who won the Scottish Boys or the Swedish girl who came in
first at the European Young Masters.
All the answers are inside the following