MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND | When Shaun Micheel, the 2003 PGA champion, was playing in Bangkok one year, he volunteered that the next time he played with a Thomas Bjørn or a Colin Montgomerie, he would equip himself with “a whistle, a bell and a pair of boxing gloves.” (The two European Tour players had apparently had a bit of a bust-up in the tournament’s second round.)
Thus equipped, the now 50-year-old Micheel would also be able to challenge either Jin Young Ko or Charley Hull to a quick bout. Both of those golfers have learned to box a bit, while Bronte Law is another leading contender at this week's AIG Women's British Open to have used boxing for the furtherance of her golf.
The boxing theme came up on Wednesday when someone checked if Jin Young’s father, Sung Tae Ko, had been a boxer and whether or not his sporting background had been of any help to his daughter. “Yeah,” replied the winner of last week’s Evian Championship. “I always did jumping rope with dad when I was 10 or 11. Like a minimum of 30 minutes and maximum an ho...
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