Sophie Gustafson endured a difficult day at the US Women’s Open Friday, shooting a dismal 77 at Blackwolf Run to scrape inside the cut-line.
The score tells its own story – specifically one of a player struggling to come to terms with the season’s most demanding layout – but it neglects to touch on a couple of issues, not least the Swede’s spiky collision with a former US Open champion.
Gustafson, a four-time winner of the LET Order of Merit, spent time before and after the round asking her colleagues to sign a flag she intended to donate to charity.
All, with the notable exception of one, obliged.
Incensed and in no mood for quiet conciliation (I mentioned the 77, right?) the Swede took to Twitter.
As consensus built (remarkably quickly) around the name of Cristie Kerr, Gustafson interjected to offer a mock-defence of the two-time major champion. Cutting.
Hell hath no fury like a straight-tweeting Swede scorned.