As contenders fell by the wayside Sunday at the U.S. Women’s Open, Jeongeun Lee6 held steady and won the title at the Country Club of Charleston (S.C.). In so doing, the 23-year-old South Korean became the fourth player to make the U.S. Women’s Open her first LPGA victory as a tour rookie, joining Liselotte Neumann (1988), Annika Sörenstam (1995) and Sung Hyun Park (2017). Not bad company.
Lee6 is a Korean golfer with a compelling backstory and loads of talent, facts that are apparently lost on instructor Hank Haney, whose comments denigrating Korean players and women’s golf broadcasts on his PGA Tour Radio show last Wednesday were jaw-dropping in their stupidity, writes Steve Eubanks.
On a Sunday that asked for excellence, Patrick Cantlay delivered at the Memorial Tournament, shooting an 8-under-par 64 in the final round at Muirfield Village Golf Club and coming from five strokes behind to win his second PGA Tour title.
Overcoming adversity and seeking advice from Jack Nicklaus have been part of Cantlay’s journey from can’t-miss kid to PGA Tour winner, writes Ron Green Jr.
It wasn’t everything Tiger Woods wanted – two weekend rounds that started with bursts of birdies only to fade on the closing holes – but with the U.S. Open on the horizon, he left the Memorial Tournament feeling encouraged about his chances at Pebble Beach.
Italy’s Guido Migliozzi won his second European Tour title of the season, capturing the Belgian Knockout at Rinkven International Golf Club in Antwerp on Sunday.
Mid-amateurs Todd Mitchell and Scott Harvey won the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship last Wednesday at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Oregon, defeating collegians Blake Taylor and Logan Shuping, 2 and 1, in the final.
Kyle Williams, a former defensive tackle for the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, displayed his golf chops at the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, advancing to the round of 16 with partner Greg Berthelot, writes John Steinbreder.
There’s a place at Muirfield Village Golf Club, site of the Memorial Tournament, that tells the story of the men and women who shaped the game, this week’s installment of The Divot explains.
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