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.
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.