PURKEY: AUGUSTA NATIONAL’S DUE PROCESS
VOLUME 3 ISSUE 34
Foley’s ‘No Win’ Ryder Cup Dilemma
Watney Busts Slump At The Barclays
Woodley: Unflappable Lydia Ko
champion Lydia Ko
Lydia Ko, the 15-year-old Korean Kiwi
who made history Sunday in Canada, also
prompted what may be the quote of the year in
“When I was 15,” said American Solheim
Cupper Angela Stanford, “I was a carhop
All Ko has done in her supersonic summer
is commandeer the U.S. Women’s Amateur
and the CN Canadian Women’s Open. The
latter accomplishment makes her the
youngest winner, by more than a year, in the
history of the LPGA.
“This,” said Hall of Famer Judy Rankin, “is
Somewhere Lexi Thompson is feeling, like,
sooo last year.
Meawnhile back in the States, all sorts
of weird things happened at the FedEx Cup
playoffs. Tiger Woods registered four three-putts Saturday at The Barclays where rival
Phil Mickelson, apparently equally desperate,
putted with a claw grip Sunday.
Sergio Garcia, arguably the hottest player in
golf, coughed up a two-shot, 54-hole lead and
a chance for two straight PGA Tour victories.
Nick Watney, mired in a mysterious slump,
broke out with a win.
We also learned last week that none of
their friends will be inviting feuding Padraig
Harrington and Jose Maria Olazábal to the
same dinner party any time soon. And they
both have lots of friends.
The relevance? Don’t expect Ollie to name
Paddy to his Euro Ryder Cup team when the
captain’s selections are announced today.
Finally, congrats to the five Scots, led by
winner Paul Lawrie, who finished in the top
10 in their homeland at the Johnnie Walker
played at Gleneagles.