WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Cristie Kerr has been a star for the U.S. team all week, salvaging a brilliant half-point in the opening session and following with two more victories on Saturday. She’s done it all boasting a certain swagger, too. “Clutch,” she described her putt to salvage a half point on Friday. “I took a lot of deep breaths before I even went back to mark my ball. I didn’t have any nerves.” But during Sunday Singles, that swagger came back to bite her. After a victory on the opening hole, she was a short putt away from goign 2UP through two. She hit the putt, liked it, started walking after it before it went in the hole and then…oops. Never celebrate early, kids.
The FedExCup Playoffs begin this week at The Northern Trust at Glen Oaks Club in Old Westbury, N.Y. The event, previously known as The Barclays, is the first of four playoff tournaments, in which field size will decrease from 125, to 100, to 70, to 30. For some basic playoff knowledge and history, click here to check out our FedExCup 101.
LOS ANGELES – Doc Redman and Doug Ghim squared off Sunday at Riviera, but they’ll return to LA in a few weeks as teammates. Both U.S. Amateur finalists were named as part of the 10-man U.S. Walker Cup team that will take on Great Britain and Ireland Sept. 9-10 at Los Angeles Country Club. In the championship match, Redman defeated Ghim in 37 holes. Also named to the Walker Cup team: NCAA champion Braden Thornberry, Hogan Award winner Maverick McNealy, Western Amateur champion Norman Xiong and Cal star Collin Morikawa. Cameron Champ, the long-hitting senior at Texas A&M, and Scottie Scheffler and Will Zalatoris, a pair of USGA champions, also will represent Team USA. Stewart Hagestad, 26, is the