Solheim Cup observations
I’ve had the great pleasure of covering the Solheim Cup before. So perhaps I’m a bit melancholy about not being there this year.
Maybe that’s why I decided to perfect my new tomato-basil vodka tonic recipe and settle down on the couch and watch this year’s Solheim Cup.
A couple of observations spring to mind today:
1) I just watched Michelle Wie close out her morning foursomes match with a rock-solid 4-foot putt, and heard this stat: Wie is 5-0-1 as a captain’s pick. I don’t know whether the putt or the record will even momentarily hush her habitual detractors, but even if not, good for her.
2) Is there anyone who is more of an adorable warrior than Paula Creamer? I covered the 2004 U.S. Women’s Open where Creamer competed as an amateur (as did Brittany Lincicome and Wie), and I recall her padding barefoot out to the practice green one evening after most everyone had left. We had a nice 20-minute chat, and I found her to be absolutely delightful. But at the same time, she’s as intense a competitor as you will find on any tour. Really a rare combination.
3) Um…why is it that the best U.S. players so often sit in the afternoon? I ain’t no captain, and I’ve had way too many tomato-basil vodka tonics, but this doesn’t seem particularly wise.
We’ll see, though. I’m going to add some chili peppers to my recipe and see how that works…go USA!
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