Didn’t see any ESPN coverage but that won’t stop me from chiming in.
As many were thinking – openly or otherwise – Pinehurst #2 may be too much golf course for ‘the best women golfers in the world’. So far it’s mixed bag.
Bogey free round for Lewis. May be the only one all day.
+7 for Giulia Sergas. Saved face with an ace on # 15 with a 7 iron.
The buzz concerning Lucy Li should be all but muted. +8
How about Julie Inkster? Opens with +1. The competitive juices are flowing again.
Woods won’t be a factor in this Open either. Cheyenne is at a very familiar +8.
88 was the highest round. That would have been below my estimate.
A lot of black on the board. For some, it’s more like black and blue.
It’s early but don’t be surprised if the women’s Open is a banal mirror image of the men’s. The outcome may be a fait accompli by Sunday. Stacy
Kaymer Lewis may be uncatchable. Like I said, it’s early. Michelle, Paula, Karrie and So Yeon are lurking.
A stellar group of former Open champions pose for a classic.
Front row, left to right: Murle Breer, Carol Mann, Hollis Stacy, Annika Sorenstam, Catherine Lacoste, Mary Mills. Second row, left to right: Na Yeon Choi, Sandra Palmer, Sandra Haynie, So Yeon Ryu, Jerilyn Britz, Amy Alcott, Betsy King, Susie Maxwell Berning, Inbee Park, Donna Caponi, Cristie Kerr, Karrie Webb, Se Ri Pak, Alison Nicholas, Eun-Hee Ji.
Back row, left to right: Kathy (Baker) Guadagnino, Liselotte Neumann, Pat Bradley, Lauri Merten, Meg Mallon, Janet Anderson, Juli Inkster, Hilary Lunke, Paula Creamer, Birdie Kim, Jan Stephenson, Jane Geddes and Laura Davies.
Tweets: Beth Ann Nichols
No. 2 is playing 6,296 total yards today for the women. Tees have been moved up on 5 and 10, both reachable par 5s. Tee up and right on 18.
Inbee Park’s 6-over 76 ties her worst round of 2014. “I didn’t feel like I played horrible, but the score is bad.”
New woman RT
@alexmiceli: Michelle Wie is -1 thru 16 holes. 4 of her last 6 opening rounds in the USWO have not broken 80 w/ her best a 74