I may have mentioned this before, we here at Frank’s Place are avid golf fans and players. I’m not going to say it’s a condition of employment, but if you don’t know the difference between the US Open and the Open Championship, don’t waste our time filling out an application. Yeah we’re golf-ists, and we ain’t bashful about it.
This week the greatest game ever invented rolls into Blackwolf Run Golf Club in Kohler, Wisconsin for the Women’s US Open. Yes Kohler, as in the worldwide leader of plumbing products. Quick aside with a question, is there anything that can’t be had in Wisconsin? Cheese, Harley’s, championship football, and faucets; Wisconsin – if we don’t have it, you don’t need it! You’re welcome Don.
It’s a great field of players in Wisconsin. We personally like Paula Creamer and Lexi Thompson, both of the US, to be in the mix on the back 9 on Sunday. However, the top ten will no doubt include other American greats like Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel, and Kristie Kerr, along with Swede Suzzane Petterson, Yani Tseng of Taiwan and Jeong Jeng of South Korea.
If you follow the women’s game at all then you know that is a stacked field. If Tseng wins this week she will have completed the career grand slam; winning all four major championships at least once. She already has five majors, winning the LPGA and British Open twice, and is the #1 ranked woman golfer in the world. Did I mention she is only 23.
Unlike the men’s tour, where there are normally a “big three” of top players and then the top tier of 20 or so guys, the women’s game has a top 15 who are all capable of ripping of victory after victory. Tseng is the Tiger Woods of that group. It’s going to be some great golf.
Speaking of Tiger Woods, his niece, Cheyenne Woods, is teeing it up in her first major championship. She turned pro recently and is already making a big splash, because of her game, not her name. Well maybe her name a little too. But this girl has skills and should be a force on the tour in a few years.
So a lot to watch for the next four days. Tune into our country’s national championship. If you like golf even a little bit, and really who only likes it just a little bit, you won’t be sorry.