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Els Close Again
Stacy Edges Lexi In Mobile
Summer is officially still seven weeks away
and yet suddenly all sorts of overheated hooks
and cuts are appearing on and off golf courses
around the world.
In New Orleans, the city known as “The Big
Easy” winning got hard late. South Africa’s
Ernie Els, the player known as “The Big Easy,”
took turns trading golden opportunities with a
late-blooming American journeyman named
Jason Dufner. Dufner finally prevailed on the
second hole of sudden death.
In Alabama, Lexi “The Future of American
Women’s Golf” Thompson sizzled her way to
a final-round 65 in Mobile to miss winning by
a shot on the LPGA just days after posting a
You Tube video (both praised and criticized)
seeking a prom date with an American
serviceman. Hey, soldier.
Meanwhile on the men’s side, the season-long game of No. 1 Ping Pong continued
apace. Englishman Luke Donald finished
high enough in New Orleans to cozy back into
the top spot ahead of Ulster’s idle idol, Rory
McIlroy. All great Twitter fodder.
Across the pond in the UK, R&A boss Peter
Dawson put the venerable BBC on notice
because its Open Championship coverage
hasn’t kept up with the times.
In Oregon, an unforgettable 13-hole,
Coore-Crenshaw short course called Bandon
Preserve opens Tuesday. The Post got a sneak
preview. It’s the goods.
Finally, the USGA confirmed it has added
a bunker at the 11th hour to the 17th hole at
The Olympic Club for the U.S. Open in San
Francisco. Can you say, “The Big Uneasy”?
Zurich Classic of New Orleans winner Jason Dufner