Sunday, August 23

U.S. Wins Third Straight Solheim Cup

I MISSED IT, but the U.S. team staged a back-nine rally to win the Solheim Cup 16-12 over a very competitive European team that came into the matches as a heavy underdog. The teams were tied going into Sunday’s singles matches, and Europe was poised for the upset until a few key matches turned the Americans’ way. Morgan Pressel secured the Cup-clinching point.

Unfortunately, except for watching a few holes from the Sedgefield Country Club pro shop to escape the Friday heat at the Wyndham Championship, I didn’t see any of the Solheim Cup. That’s a shame. I especially would have liked to see Juli Inkster since it was her last appearance as a Solheim Cup player.

Moore Wins Wyndham in Playoff

I did catch the final few holes (including the playoff) of the Wyndham Championship on the tube. Ryan Moore prevailed in a playoff against Kevin Stadler and Jason Bohn to get his first PGA Tour win.

I can tell you from being at Sedgefield that the 507-yard par-4 18th is a mean finishing hole. The approach shot is long (even by pro standards) from a downhill lie to an elevated green. It was giving the players fits, except for Moore, who twice bombed his drives far down the slope, leaving himself just an 8-iron and, later, a 6-iron. It turned out to be the difference.

−The Armchair Golfer

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