Jul
11
2010
US Women’s Open Final Round Open Thread
By Stephanie Wei under US Women's Open

Well, look what we have here: Two Americans atop the leaderboard at Oakmont, and they’re fantastic personalities, no less! Paula Creamer, who has been battling a thumb injury, leads Christina Kim by two shots. Creamer has won eight times on the LPGA tour, but she’s looking to capture her first major victory today.

Through four holes, she’s one-over on the day and even-par for the tournament.

15-year-old Lexi Thompson started the final round trailing by five shots. On the first hole — one of Oakmont’s most treacherous this week — she kicked off with an unfortunate double, but she birdied the fourth to get back to five-over-par for the tournament. Can she rally to become the youngest US Women’s Open champion in history? It’ll be tough, but one thing’s for sure, she’s played a spectacular tournament.

Can Paula Creamer break through for her first major? Same with Christina Kim? Hell, will an American be hoisting the trophy at the second major in a row? Will people watch the coverage today over the World Cup final?

Drop your thoughts below.

By the way, if you’re wondering, my heatstroke story while playing at National is coming later this afternoon. I promise! I’ve been busy getting ready for Scotland.

Update, 2:10PM: Christina bogeyed the fifth to drop to three-over and T4. Meanwhile, Brittany Lang is making a charge with three birdies through seven to put her at T2, along with Suzann Pettersen.