With the cancellation of the PGA Tour’s 2016 Greenbrier Classic due to devastating floods in West Virginia, the golfing world will shift its focus to the U.S. Women’s Open this week.
The championship will take place on the Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed course that is consistently ranked in the Top 100 in the United States.
19 year old Lydia Ko is looking forward to her return to the U.S. Women’s Open.
The Korean-born New Zealander became the No. 1 ranked woman professional golfer on 2 February 2015 at just 17 years of age, making her the youngest player of either sex to be ranked No. 1 in professional golf.
Ko has already won twice in California this year, including the year’s first major championship.
Six of Ko’s 13 LPGA titles have come on the West Coast of the United States and Canada. She loves the mountainous topography of the region.
“It reminds me of New Zealand,” the Kiwi Ko said. “When you go to places that aren’t home but feel a lot like home, it makes a difference.”
Video with thanks to United States Golf Association (USGA)
Published 7/6/16 by Mark McCluskey