How Hall Stays Grounded Through Sudden Stardom
Steve Eubanks contributed reporting for this story from Orlando, Fla.
There were more fans lining the ropes of the driving range at the inaugural Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions in Orlando than at any non-major on the LPGA schedule, and more media in attendance. One hundred forty credentialed press to be precise. You would like to think that some at least of all these people were there for the past champions of the last two LPGA seasons, though, from the cheers and camera clicks, you had to suspect that the host of celebrities in the field probably had the edge in terms of appeal.
Oblivious to it all, Georgia Hall strode onto the range with her fiancé-cum-caddie, Harry Tyrrell. The two were smiling and speaking to friends they hadn’t seen since November – until it was time to get down to work. At which point, the 22-year-old Englishwoman found herself a spot and didn’t notice that a couple of the more popular celebrity men, a chap named Mark Rypien and another named Tom Gla...
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