DUNBLANE, SCOTLAND | Alison Nicholas, the past U.S. Women's Open and Women's British Open champion, called for a massive cheer for Heather MacRae, the Ladies European Tour player who had organised Tuesday’s pro-am at Dunblane – it was for Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust – by way of a prelude to the Solheim Cup up the road.
MacRae’s efforts were sterling to say the least. Though diagnosed with cervical cancer in March, the 35-year-old Scot played in the Women’s PGA Professional Championship in May at Trentham Golf Club while awaiting her operation and, against all the odds, she won the event by a couple of shots. It was the second time she won the Women’s PGA Professional Championship after she triumphed in the 2016 event. By winning this year, she emerged as the top qualifier for this October’s inaugural Women’s PGA Cup, an international team event in Austin, Texas.
Heather MacRae won the Women's PGA Professional Championship for the second time in May after being diagnosed with cancer in March. Photo: Richard Martin-Roberts/Getty I...
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