INDIANAPOLIS | Two weeks later, the glow still burned bright. As Ally McDonald walked out of the scoring tent on Friday at Brickyard Crossing Golf Club as the sun dipped below the infield pagoda at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a stranger said, “Great Solheim Cup, Ally. It was wonderful to watch.”
“I can’t tell you how many times people have said that,” McDonald said a minute later. “I think just being a part of it – I know we lost – but being a part of that moment for Suzann (Pettersen) and how she was able to cap off her career like that; being a part of an event that was that big, people have told me for two weeks that it was the best Solheim Cup they’ve ever watched.”
When you’re in the moment of a big event, you lose perspective; you focus on what’s happening in the moment, on the emotions of winning or losing. How it’s playing to the world is something you consider later, if at all. But normally, those who are in the middle of events overestimate their impact. Sure, Tiger Woods’ Masters victory was big and at the moment...
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