It was one of those moments when all of life’s turning points flash before you; when all the sights, sounds, smells and feelings from seven decades wash over you like a warm wave, triggered by one simple sentence.
Judy Rankin, the 74-year-old member of the World Golf and LPGA halls of fame and a staple of golf television coverage for the past 35 years, was going through the myriad preparations that continue to occupy her life 57 years after she began her professional career. Whether it’s getting from her home in Midland, Texas, to the next event – the trip to the recent U.S. Senior Women’s Open in Southern Pines, N.C., where she was the celebrity starter, proved more challenging than she would have liked – or meandering from spot to spot on a tournament practice range, peeking into a golf bag and sharing a few words with a player, or pondering what she will say once the producer counts down “3 … 2 … 1 … ” and the red light of the camera comes on, Rankin never stops. She is the nearest the game has to perpetual motion, always pressi...
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