Sunday, July 12

Ji Wins U.S. Women’s Open with Climactic Birdie


Final round highlights.

I MISSED IT. On the road all day, I didn’t see a single shot of the final round of the U.S. Women’s Open at Saucon Valley. So here’s a quick snapshot.

Eun-Hee Ji recovered from a double-bogey on the 10th hole and went on to play the last six holes in three-under par to snatch the title. The late charge included a dramatic 20-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole.

“I didn’t even dream about winning this tournament, but, well, I did it, and I think this is going to be one of the most memorable moments in my life,” Ji said.

Third-round leader Cristie Kerr struggled to a 75 and tied for third with In-Kyung Kim. Candie Kung finished alone in second.

−The Armchair Golfer

3 comments :

Heather said...

I saw the birdie, but missed most of the rest on Sunday. I really enjoyed watching Cristie Kerr's run on Saturday. I wish they had showed more of Paula Creamer's comeback on Sunday too.

Lancer said...

I watched both Saturday and Sunday because the golf being played there was much more exciting than any competing tournament. Creamer showed just how much class she has by the way she handled the adversity on Saturday. I agree with Heather's comments regarding them showing her comeback on Sunday. It was good stuff, nevertheless.

Phil said...

I watched the final nine. Ji deserved to win because she was by far the best in the clutch. And, though the media keeps harping on how important it is for US players to win majors, the fans at greenside, almost to a one, didn't seem to mind that a foreign player won as they raised their arms in jubilation when Ji's winning putt fell in.