Sunday, April 1

Morgan Pressel Becomes Youngest Major Winner

Morgan Pressel posted a final round 69 and then watched as leader Suzann Pettersen faltered down the stretch in the Kraft Nabisco Championship in Rancho Mirage, Calif. The 18-year-old Pressel broke into tears when Petterson left a birdie putt short on the final hole that would have tied the young challenger.

Pressel's Nabisco win is historic. She is the youngest ever -- male or female -- to win a professional major. Favorites Lorena Ochoa, Karrie Webb and Annika Sorenstam finished 10th, 20th and 31st, respectively.

The Armchair Golfer

(Photo: LPGA)

1 comment:

Dave said...

I'm no expert on golf history, but I believe that Young Tom Morris won the 1868 British Open at age 17.