Even though Team USA basically got their heads handed to them at the 2013 Solheim Cup on Sunday afternoon, the LPGA scored a huge success in selling their sport. The crowds at Colorado Golf Club weren’t as large as those at Medinah last September, but they were as exciting. Almost everyone I know in the Golf Community was on top of the action for the large part of the weekend even though Team Europe dominated most of the matches.
Every young girl who has aspirations of someday playing in a Solheim Cup was treated to a fabulous 17 year-old who was a Captains Pick, take a veteran Paula Creamer to the woodshed on Sunday afternoon in singles matches, then ask her to autograph a golf ball. What a match, and what a moment. I’ll have to admit, even as a writer for a Golf Blog, I didn’t know who Charley Hull was, but I do now. I was very impressed with her game, but I was more impressed with her demeanor as she embarrassed Paula, but refused to disrespect her by rubbing it in along the way.
Although I have been rooting Jordan Spieth all year, I still love it when someone new wins their first tournament. With his wife on the bag, Patrick Reed gets his first win, and his life, along with his caddie’s life will change forever. This article speaks to the future of golf, and the young stars who will compete for the next twenty years.
This 7400 yard monster awaits the start of the PGA Tour playoff season which gets underway on Thursday morning. Tiger Woods leads in FedEx Cup points, but will lead a world class field to the green flag for what should be a very exciting playoff. I can’t wait.
The happy couple has finally announced their engagement, but as per Morning Drive, don’t expect to see Paulina on Dustin’s bag like Patrick Reed’s wife. Maybe she can convince her new beau to spend as much time on his short game as he does the driver, and help get him to victory circle at a major championship soon.
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