All of us should be intrigued by Hinako Shibuno, the 20-year-old champion of the AIG Women’s British Open.
Why? Because Shibuno may be the fastest professional golfer on earth. Furthermore she has the temperament and star power to influence golfers around the world.
Golf the game is too slow. Shibuno the Speed Demon is the antidote for what ails us. She is a sprinter in golf clothing. Say goodbye to all those counterproductive swing thoughts on the golf course. Pull the trigger and off she goes.
Hinako Shibuno makes a birdie putt on the 18th hole to win the AIG Women’s British Open Photo: Peter Cziborra, Reuters/Action Images
Shibuno, who earlier this month in England was playing in (and winning) her first major championship, also has a captivating, world-class smile. Thus her Japanese nickname of “Smiling Cinderella.” This is not an act.
With her bubbly personality, Shibuno captured the attention of thousands of golf fans at Woburn Golf Club in Little Brickhill, about 50 miles northeast of London. Not only did she smil...
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