OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW: RHYTHM OF LYTHAM
VOLUME 3 ISSUE 27
U.S. Women’s Open
winner Na Yeon Choi
Tseng’s Surprising Collapse
At The Greenbrier: Ted Who?
It was Wisconsin in July and it was hot.
It was a U.S. Women’s Open. And playing
Blackwolf Run was harder than recalling
Nor was it surprising that a South
Korean won this event for the fourth time
in five years. Na Yeon Choi survived a
triple-bogey on the 10th hole Sunday and
navigated her way to a four-shot victory over
countrywoman Amy Yang.
In France, a German, Marcel Siem, won
and nobody in England paid a crumpet’s
worth of attention because of a simultaneous
Wimbledon final that included a losing Brit.
On the PGA Tour, a Web.com Tour event
broke out Sunday when Tiger Woods and
Phil Mickelson forgot their “A” and “B”
games and undershot the weekend. Ted
Potter Jr., not even a legend in his own mind,
won what remained at historic Greenbrier, in
a playoff with equally anonymous Troy Kelly.
Anyhow, it’s becoming clearer that the
difference between Tiger “then” and Tiger
“now” is the difference between “dominant”
and “dangerous.” Dangerous especially to
monied title sponsors and TV ratings when
his trunk slams Friday.
When Woods and Mickelson both miss
the cut – and Tom Watson makes it – the big
winner is classicist C.B. Macdonald, who
designed Greenbrier’s Old White a century ago.
Finally, Woods is clearly the Comeback
Player of the Year. But the Comeback Round
of the Year was Michelle Wie’s second-round
66. Nobody saw that coming. And very few
foresaw world No. 1 Yani Tseng’s distressing
pair of 78s on the weekend in Wisconsin.