WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Brittany Lincicome was on a roll, on and off the golf course. She birdied the first six holes in her fourball match with Brittany Lang against Carlota Ciganda and Mel Reid and ended up making 10 birdies in the first 15 holes. Yes, the U.S. won the match, but the Europeans still took them to the 18th hole. Afterward, with a vodka-cranberry drink planted firmly in hand, Lincicome went through her round, although she left it to Lang to remember the lengths of each of Lincicome’s six consecutive birdie putts. Lincicome couldn’t remember a time in her career when she’s ever made that many birdies in a row. “I feel like maybe four or five, but never six,” she said. “Like, six
When Doug Ghim's winning putt dropped on the 17th hole of his U.S. Amateur semifinal, he immediately realized he has a second chance at a missed opportunity. Ghim narrowly lost the chance to play in the Masters in 2014 when he blew a lead on the final hole of the U.S. Public Links Amateur, a failure that annoys and motivates the University of Texas senior to this day. After reaching the final of the U.S. Amateur along with Doc Redman on Saturday, he is almost certain to get an invitation to play at Augusta next year.
Green Jacket Auctions has temporarily complied with a demand from Augusta National Golf Club to remove three green jackets from its bidding site, including Byron Nelson's jacket that was likely going to fetch $150,000 or more. The auction site didn't really have a choice, though, after ANGC filed a lawsuit and a judge agreed with the club. Here is the report from ESPN. A judge on Thursday temporarily halted the sale of a Masters champion's green jacket and other items from Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters golf tournament by a golf memorabilia company. U.S. District Chief Judge J. Randal Hall said the club's policy concerning the jackets weighs in its favor and that there were sales