Cristie Kerr wins U.S. Women's Open
SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. - Many thought the winner of this week’s U.S. Women’s Open would be a someone who’d proven herself on the LPGA Tour, but had yet to win a major.
It happened, but she just wasn’t the player everyone expected.
American Cristie Kerr out-dueled World No. 1 Lorena Ochoa Sunday to finish on top of the leaderboard at 5-under-par here at Pine Needles and win the U.S. Women’s Open Championship, her first major. Ochoa, the hands-on gallery favorite, was also looking for her first major, but key mistakes late in her round Sunday cost her the title.
It was Kerr’s 10th career win.
“Whatever it took I was going to win this tournament,” Kerr said. “Hitting it bad, hitting it crooked, I would have made putts from everywhere.”
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The play was again dreadfully slow. The tedium was obvious even to the live spectators.
Pitty-pat golf ruled the day.
When the final threesome of Morgan, Christie, and Lorena didn't have a single player reach the green on a 478 yard par five in THREE SHOTS, I quit watching.