WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – The news emerging from back rooms at this Solheim Cup is potentially doubly good for the struggling Ladies European Tour. LPGA commissioner Mike Whan told GolfChannel.com that he is seriously interested in “helping” the LET and has already initiated discussions, with the tours coming together formally for the first time at the Aberdeen Asset Scottish Ladies Open three weeks ago when Whan met with LET board members. Whan and his staff agreed to formulate a plan to present to LET board members before the year’s end in what could potentially bring the LET under the LPGA’s umbrella, though Whan said no specific plan is being worked through yet and he’s open to creative options.
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
There’s an endless stream of ways to putt, but that doesn’t mean a particularly peculiar method won’t catch other golfers’ eyes. Ollie Schniederjans fired a 7-under 63 on Friday at the Wyndham Championship to move himself into contention (he’s currently two back heading into the weekend). A former World Amateur No. 1, Schniederjans has usually sported a pretty conventional game. He has been the rare PGA Tour player to go without a hat, but that’s a unique fashion choice rather than something peculiar about his play. But here’s something that really might capture your attention … Schniederjans employing a one-handed finish on a putt at the Wyndham Championship: OK, yeah that’s not something you