WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – All losses are not created equal. Sure, Europe has now lost back-to-back Solheim Cups but the one here at Des Moines Golf and Country Club felt a lot better than the one two years ago in Germany where the coughed up a 10-6 lead on Sunday to lose by a point. This week they lost by 5 points, and it didn’t feel so bad. “We were just talking about that coming in here,” Catriona Matthew said. “We felt like last time in Germany, we felt we had lost. This time we don’t feel as we lost it. They just played better than us. “We played well, but they just played some amazing golf.” Both Matthew and European captain Annika Sorenstam have been on winning and losing teams over their
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.
Davis Love III has a lot on his plate this week at the Wyndham Championship. Not only is the reigning U.S. Ryder Cup captain in contention to become the oldest winner in PGA Tour history, he also has one eye his son Dru, who also initially made the cut this week.