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F Women’s British Open Champion Yani Tseng
Taiwan’s Yani Tseng stood taller than every-
So much for loyalty.
body else on golf’s world stage Sunday with
her convincing victory at the Women’s British
Open despite the fact that feared Carnoustie
was more Care-Nice-tie than it was Car-Nasty.
Still, benign weather and a tame course
setup couldn’t diminish the fact that Tseng, at
22 years and 6 months, is the youngest golfer
to have won five majors. Maybe we need to
re-think the focus of that chase to Jack Nick-
laus’ record of 18.
On the men’s side there was much ado
about caddies. Not to take anything away from
Olin Browne’s popular victory at the U.S. Senior
Open. But Zach Johnson’s full-time looper,
Damon Green, turned a busman’s holiday into
a T13 finish and beat, among others, Kite,
Lehman, Sutton, Sluman, Cochran and Tway.
CaddieGate at the Irish Open centered
around a hissing contest between an off-form
Rory McIlroy and Yank commentator Jay
Townsend. Townsend ripped J.P. Fitzgerald,
McIlroy’s bagman. And Rory slashed back
at Townsend in another one of those Twitter
wars that are mostly sound and fury signify-
Speaking of caddies and catfights, hats off
to Mike Lupica, who asked on ESPN-TV if the
deposed Stevie Williams writes a promised
tell-all book about his time with Tiger, won’t
that lower Williams to the level of all the
gold-digging dalliancers who publicized their
sexting messages with Woods?
By the way, Woods returns to golf this
week in Ohio. It’ll be in all the papers.