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Live U.S. Women's Open Blog: Jessica Wallace Has Best Seat In The House For Lucy Li At U.S. Women’s Open

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014 17:07 Thursday, 19 June 2014 16:42

by Alfie Lau
 

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How often do two players get to play with a third who isn’t even half their age?
 
Well, North Carolina Tar Heel grad Catherine O’Donnell, 24, and Langley’s Jessica Wallace, 23, found out early Thursday morning as they played with 11-year-old Lucy Li in the opening round of the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst #2.
 
Forget the fact that Wallace had the low score amongst the three, a (+4) round of 74, four better than the (+8) rounds of 78 O’Donnell and Li both carded.

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Live Blog At The U.S. Women's Open: How Young Is Too Young At The U.S. Women’s Open

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 15:53 Wednesday, 18 June 2014 15:44

by Alfie Lau
 

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When 17-year-old Lydia Ko talked about her inaugural LPGA season and what it’s been like to win 3 LPGA events already – including back-to-back Canadian Open championships as an amateur – she looked and sounded like a seasoned veteran.
 
“My first tournament (as a professional) was the CME Championship in November last year.
 
And I was really nervous. And it did kind of feel a little different,” said Ko. “But I’ve been having lots of fun. It’s already June and I’ve turned pro like eight months ago and it kind of feels like yesterday.
 
“I think my first (U.S.) Open was when I was 15. I thought I was pretty young then,” said Ko.

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Nail Polish, Crying And Trash Talking At The U.S. Women’s Open

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014 23:37 Tuesday, 17 June 2014 23:16

by Alfie Lau
 

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This was an actual question asked in the U.S. Open Media Centre today: “I notice sitting here in the front row that you have different nail polish on your fingers.
 
Is that to help you with your grip or is there a reason for that?”
 
It’s safe for you to assume that the object of that question was not Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson or 2014 U.S. Open Champion Martin Kaymer, but that’s how different it is during Week 2 of the U.S. Open at Pinehurst.
 
Michelle Wie was asked that question and answered it was just a whim that she painted her fingernails different colours on Tuesday. 

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Another Live Blog: Women's U.S. Open From Pinehurst

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 23:08 Monday, 16 June 2014 15:49

by Alfie Lau
 

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The two-week celebration of golf continues at Pinehurst, albeit in a more intimate environment.
 
The men have hightailed it for Connecticut, the next stop on the PGA TOUR, the media centre is much quieter and even the merchandise tent is halved in size.
 
The weather at Pinehurst has gotten even hotter, as temperatures are nearing 100 degrees Fahrenheit and with little to no wind, the Humidex is well over 100.
 
Perhaps it’s a good thing that the women are playing in these oven-like conditions because unlike the men, who have to wear long pants during tournament rounds, the women get to wear shorts and short skirts while swinging their clubs.

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Live Blog From Pinehurst: Martin’s March: Kaymer Goes Wire-To-Wire, Wins 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 June 2014 19:28 Sunday, 15 June 2014 17:01

by Alfie Lau
 

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Martin Kaymer’s victory parade lasted 36 holes at Pinehurst #2.
 
In one of the most dominating U.S. Open performances in the last 20 years not performed by Tiger Woods (2000) or Rory McIlroy (2011), the smooth swinging and unflappable German never saw his lead fall to less than four strokes on Sunday and he would win by 8 strokes after a final round (+1) 69 left him at (-9) for the tournament.
 
Kaymer’s margin of victory would equal McIlroy’s but still fall far short of Tiger’s 15-stroke evisceration of the field 14 years ago.

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