Georgia Hall dreamed of one day playing with Tiger Woods. She lived it out at the R&A’s Celebration of Champions over the Old Course earlier this month, joined by Rory McIlroy and Lee Trevino.
“I’m definitely going to get that picture framed sooner rather than later for sure,” said Hall of their epic group photo with Jack Nicklaus taken at the Swilcan Bridge, “and definitely one of the best moments of my career.”
On the eve of the Trust Golf Scottish Open, Hall talked about a conversation she had with McIlroy during that four-hole loop that led to a change in her putting. Both have gone to Brad Faxon for putting lessons and similarly struggle with left-to-right putts.
“I started using a line on the golf ball last week for the first time in a couple of years,” said Hall, “because we briefly spoke about that, and I putted probably the best I have this year. So I’m going to continue to do that. It’s just nice to get some inside information as well and speak to someone who has done it all.”
Hall, who tied for eighth last week at the Amundi Evian, also spent a good deal of time focusing on Woods’ putting while playing alongside him.
Hall, 26, called Dundonald Links her favorite venue for the Scottish Open and links her favorite style of golf. The 2018 AIG Women’s British Open champion said she appreciated the fact that McIlroy shows an interest in the LPGA.
“He says that he watches women’s golf and how kind of U.K. players are doing,” said Hall, “and it’s really nice just to meet someone really genuine and interested in our part of the game as well.”
Hall won earlier this year on the LET at the Aramco Saudi Ladies International. Her top-10 finish at the Evian was the first of the year on the LPGA.