Sunday, June 22, 2008

A Bit of an Upset in Rochester

Eun-Hee Ji won the Wegmans LPGA just outside of Rochester by two shots over Suzann Pettersen. Pettersen, looking for her first win on the LPGA Tour since last season, struggled all day and only managed even par 72. Ji finished with 67 to post -16.

In a round that included 7 birdies and two bogeys, the most important stretch in terms of momentum was on the back nine. On 13-15, Pettersen played in 2 over while Ji was 2 under. The four shot swing was enough to win the event despite Pettersen's resilient birdie on 17 to match Ji's.

Following the final putt, there was a F bomb on ESPN air from one of the caddies. (It wasn't a female voice, at least, but it may have been someone else.) That seems to be a common celebratory word nowadays. Tiger dropped a very visible "F yeah!" after he sank his birdie putt on the 72nd hole at Torrey to force the playoff.

1 comment:

The Constructivist said...

You're giving me an image of a comic book dialogue thingie over Tiger's head with that "visible" of yours! ;)