THE MCDONALD'S LPGA CHAMPIONSHIP had a full menu of golf drama, including a playoff and 19-year-old rookie winner named Yani Tseng, but it was no happy meal for Lorena Ochoa and Annika Sorenstam. Both finished one shot back in a tie for third.
Ochoa’s bid for the Grand Slam fizzled in the searing Maryland heat due mostly to a balky putter. Sorenstam also struggled on the greens.
“It was a strange day,” Lorena said. “Almost like … it wasn’t my time.”
“I am not ashamed. I'm proud of my finish. And I guess, you know, now I move on and continue and try to win the next few tournaments.”
“I felt good all week,” Annika said. “I thought this was going to be my week. So close and not being able to finish.”
The next major is the U.S. Women’s Open in two weeks at Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minnesota.
−The Armchair Golfer