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.
Yesterday, we learned Michelle Wie was no Phi Beta Kappa. Today, she played like Phi Beta Krappa. In the first round of the US Women’s Open, Michelle shot 11-over 82. While scores were predictably high, there weren’t that many higher. What went wrong?
Since it’s been well established that Oakmont is playing excruciatingly difficult and scores are going to be discouragingly high, what’s the over/under on anyone breaking par in the first round of the US Women’s Open? There’s gotta be someone who lights up the course and fires even par, right? With all the reports of the grueling challenge the ladies have ahead of them, it’s hard to say.
Oh, this is classic. It appears Arnie does indeed have a wandering eye.
Paula Creamer tweeted a picture of “The group” — Arnold Palmer, Cristie Kerr, herself and Jerome Bettis — that hosted a clinic at the range at Oakmont. Um, I think Arnie was momentarily distracted by something(s) he was more interested in than smiling for the camera.
In the spirit of Kodak moments, let’s have a caption contest. You know, like, “Look: Arnie’s About to Palm-Her” or “AP Requests Best Ball Match with CK,” etc. I’m having a good week (jinxed!), let’s have some fun.
What are the chances that if you have three Kims and one Choi in a playoff, Choi wins? In just about any other game, the probability is bad. But in golf, well, it’s impossible to rely on odds; predicting the outcome is like a roll of the dice.