WOBURN, England – Lydia Ko can wear a trophy as if it’s an accessory. She really knows how to tote sterling silver cups and other prizes. But she wears black and blue well, too. At 19, with a staggering 14 LPGA titles, two of them majors, Ko doesn’t really have any competitive scars, but she has sported her share of bruises. This remarkable journey she is on as she prepares for this week’s Ricoh Women’s British Open hasn’t been without its share of hard blows in tough losses. Ko isn’t just showing she knows how to win more than any teenager we’ve ever seen in the game. She knows how to lose, too. Nobody in contention as often as she is today rebounds as quickly or effectively. Take this year
Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson is more excited about the chance to be an Olympian than he is about the opportunity to win a gold medal at the Rio Olympics. "A gold medal is not really what I'm looking at, just being on the team and being part of this," Watson said. "The reason we brought golf to the Olympics was to try to get the world involved and grow the game.
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