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 golf.
“When I was 15,” said American Solheim Cupper Angela Stanford, “I was a carhop at Sonic.”
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 no accident.”
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 threeputts 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.
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