Play Suspended At US Women's Open
- Author: Leroy Wright Jul 15, 2017,
Jul 15, 2017, 17:46
President Donald Trump made it official.
With the president watching from his perch a few yards away, Thompson hurried her chip. "Wave to me, man!" one shouted. He's a Trump supporter, and a member of this golf club. She leads a pack that includes world number one Ryu So-yeon, former number one Lydia Ko and perennial Women's Open contender Amy Yang.
"I like where I am positioned right now".
"To shoot two under in the first round of a major championship, that's great", Henderson said. "But I had a lot of 5-irons and hybrids into par-4s and a 3-wood on No. 9". She wasn't up to speed on the changing rules, either, such as the decision the USGA provided in April that players can avoid a penalty if a violation cannot be detected by the naked eye. "Three more days to go, so I'm excited about that".
"Yeah", she said, "not towards the golf". Wie said she had felt alright until returning after the 125-minute weather stoppage.
President Trump has a box waiting for him at the U.S. Women's Open and the Federal Aviation Administration has posted a notice to its pilots saying there will be a VIP Temporary Flight Restriction in the Bedminister area throughout the tournament.
"I don't think it's a problem. To be in my fifth U.S. Open and have it happen is really cool". Her supporters were ecstatic after her putts on the 17th and 18th. "I am going to take a really long nap when I get back to my house". "Whatever we can say can be taken out of context, and we are here to just play golf".
Even though Ko is in contention heading into Friday, she did give two shots back with bogeys on Nos. "The golf course is a little hard today". "So I'm kind of hoping to see one at some point".
Activists angered by Trump's controversial comments about women during his presidential campaign had urged the USGA to move the tournament, the richest event in women's golf. Although Trump's schedule has not yet been confirmed, tournament organizers have built a special glass-enclosed skybox overlooking the 16th tee so the president could watch the competition on what's said to be one of his favorite courses. "He tweeted about coming to the U.S. Women's Open". "But they're human and a lot of times they see people they know, or they see a crowd". And then there was 2010, when he opened with a 60 and still wasn't the best score Paul Goydos shot 59.
Nobody was saying what Trump's plan is (he is staying at his residence on the property Friday and Saturday), so that remains a wild card for the weekend.
She birdied the par-5 18th and par-5 first holes for back-to-back birdies from three and 20 feet respectively. Putting is really working.
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