It will be no problem to see the competitor with the widest smile while the biggest event in the women's competition, the US Open, gets underway in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina on Thursday.
The Bronte Law of Stockport creates its own story after following a play-off loss in San Francisco earlier this month with a stunning breakthrough victory on the LPGA Tour in Virginia on Sunday.
Nothing underlines its value more than how rare it is for a woman from England to triumph on American soil. The last one was Charley Hull in 2016. For that you have to go all the way back to Karen Stupples in 2004.
Bronte Law enjoyed a stunning breakthrough on the LPGA Tour in Virginia on Sunday
During the Pure Silk Championship, the law showed pure steel, while keeping nerves and fatigue at bay while the temperature rose well above the 90s.
Leading an event from start to finish is one of the hardest things to do and it was seen when the 24-year-old hit a few stray rides on the final lane.
& # 39; It was the hardest fight of my life, certainly & # 39 ;, said Law (with trophy above). & # 39; I started struggling with my driver and there were a few times that it looked like it became pear shaped. I really had to stay calm and strong and it feels great to win my first victory. & # 39;
Law had a great amateur career, won a number of tournaments as she studied sociology in America at the prestigious UCLA – but the obvious highlight came in her third Curtis Cup in 2016, when she was the first British or Irish player in the long time became history of the biennial match against the Americans to claim five of the five points.
Wet, left, is splashed with water and shaving cream after winning the Pure Silk Championship
Over the past two years, she has learned her trade on the LPGA Tour before popping up in San Francisco, where she returned 10 shots to force a play-off.
& # 39; Although I lost, I learned so much, and I don't think I would have won this event without going through that experience, & # 39 ;, the law reflected. & # 39; I came to believe in the pro-game that I had the tools to do well, but that was the week in which I deeply believed that I could compete at the top. & # 39;
The victory of the law means that, besides British Open Champion Georgia Hall and Hull, there are now three players from England in the world's top 25. Is that not something?
& # 39; We are all so similar in times that we have known each other forever, and we certainly push each other & # 39 ;, said Law. & # 39; If one of us achieves something, the others want it too. We all want to be the best British player and so it is a very healthy rivalry. & # 39;
So for Charleston, the kind of staid, literary city that might suit a girl named Bronte (and yes, her mother was a big fan of the three novelists).
& # 39; It is golf, so you never know what can happen, but I have gained momentum and I will go there hoping to get back into conflict & # 39 ;, said Law. & # 39; That is what I live for. The feeling you get when you have a chance to win is why I play the game. & # 39;
Generous Kevin Na handed the keys of 1973 to Dodge Challenger to his caddy Kenny Harms
Quote of the week
& # 39; Oh wow, that car is beautiful. A Dodge Challenger from 1973, a true classic and completely renovated. I knew months in advance that it would be here as a prize for the winner, and it is beautiful. & # 39;
He is sometimes slow and painful to see, but American Kevin Na is certainly one of the good ones. Not only did he give his caddy Kenny Harms a six-figure bonus after winning the Charles Schwab Challenge in Texas on Sunday, when he handed him the keys to the $ 120,000 (pictured above) car.
Good to see Tiger Woods looked fresher during several trips to the American West Coast last week, after his tired showing at the American PGA Championship.
In addition to losing a poker game with celebrities for a good cause in Las Vegas and hosting his own foundation, the 43-year-old Masters champion played a practice round on Pebble Beach – scene of the US Open next month – and then announced that he will play in the Memorial tournament, starting on Thursday, and an event he has won five times.
Woods does that as & # 39; the world's fifth player, his highest position since June 2014. In total, he has spent 841 weeks in the top five – more than 16 years! File with staggering statistics that illustrate: there will never be a Tiger again.
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