Adam Scott is sharing the spotlight this week with golf’s latest prodigy, Lucy Li. The 11-year-old Li qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open on Monday, the same day that Scott surpassed Tiger Woods for the world No. 1 ranking. Scott spoke about Li’s incredible achievement at the Crowne Plaza Invitational:
At 11, the club championships weren’t even on my radar screen. It’s staggering. She is Lydia Ko’s next rival. It’s quite incredible to imagine. What did she shoot, a good score obviously, yeah 74-68. Incredible, I didn’t shoot in the 60s when I was 11. I think it’s just got to be a good thing. A little like I was saying about the young guys and depth of talent out here. It’s obviously the same across the board in women’s golf as well. It’s exciting to see, I mean it’s a little scary, but looking at the amateur (Guan Tianlang) playing The Masters last year at 14. Did he make the cut, yeah. It’s hard to comprehend really, I think about how nervous I was playing as a professional for the first time, let alone as an eighth grader. It’s really hard to comprehend.
Lucy Li will be one of the must watch stories at the U.S. Women’s Open. Can’t wait!
–Bernie D’Amato (@bdamato711)