Monday, June 9

No Happy Meal for Ochoa and Sorenstam

(Yani Tseng)

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

3 comments :

Jim McCarthy said...

I am happy to join you on your mission for Golf.

My personal part of that mission will be to overcome my lack of skills and experience and to bring as many women to the course as possible, if for no other reason than to break up the monotonous parade of dudes.

The Armchair Golfer said...

Great, Jim. Glad you're on board. Good luck with your part of the mission. Keep me updated.

Jim McCarthy said...

Will do.

In fact, I just gave away a used club to a 26-year old non-golfing woman on my blog because she identified one of the toys from "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer's" Island of Misfit Toys...

Doing whatever it takes, you know.