Anna Nordqvist overcomes argumentative LPGA loss

GALLOWAY, N.J. – Anna Nordqvist had a movement on a final day of a 2016 U.S. Women’s Open. She shot a low measure of a final round, a 67, to convene from 6 shots behind and benefit a three-hole playoff opposite Brittany Lang.

But afterwards it all came apart. She finished a customary on a second hole, though a member of a Fox Sports prolongation organisation beheld that she might have grounded her bar in a fairway bunker, a defilement of a Rules of Golf. A slow-motion, high-definition replay reliable a anticipating and she was assessed a 2-stroke penalty.

She mislaid a playoff, though as most as a outcome stung, Nordqvist rubbed a beating with beauty and class.

“I still felt like a leader that week and there was zero we substantially could have finished most different,” Nordqvist, 29, of Sweden, pronounced Monday during a luncheon compelling a ShopRite LPGA Classic, where she is two-time fortifying champion. The contest starts Jun 2. “I didn’t get a trophy, though we had extensive support on amicable media, had people reaching out.

“Winning a U.S. Open is substantially one of my biggest golf dreams. we didn’t win it final year, though there were so many other things we gained, like removing a lot of support. A lot of people kind of saw my impression and a approach we like to be. You have to be a category act even in defeat. we feel like there’s so many usually focusing on winning though during a finish of a day, we know if we do your best, that’s all we can do.”

The U.S. Golf Association recently announced a preference on a Rules of Golf that will extent a use of video to what it calls “reasonable customary of judgment” and “naked eye.” Nordqvist’s conditions falls underneath a latter tenure – she was unknowingly she overwhelmed a silt and usually a high-def replay speckled a violation.

Nordqvist pronounced what unhappy her about a statute was that Lang was told about a defilement before she strike her third shot during a final playoff hole, while Nordqvist wasn’t sensitive until after she struck her third.

In her ninth year on a LPGA Tour, Nordqvist has not authorised a abrasive detriment to delayed her down. In March, she prisoner a Founders Cup eventuality in Phoenix, her seventh career LPGA Tour victory. She is 10th on a income list with $345,502.

She has won a final dual years during a Bay Course of a Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club. Only LPGA Hall of Famers Annika Sorenstam and Betsy King have won 3 ShopRite LPGA Classics, though Nordqvist is a usually one who can accomplish that in uninterrupted years.

“That never unequivocally crossed my mind,” she pronounced of a three-peat. “Just fortifying is flattering cold since we know there’s always additional attention. we know how tough it is to win in general, so usually a unequivocally cold experience.”

A opinion on Twitter

Tournament officials are looking to Twitter to brand who will accept a mark in a field. Fans who revisit www.twitter.com/shopritelpga can expel a opinion for one of 4 players – Susana Benavides of Bolivia, Carly Booth of Scotland, Sharmila Nicollet of India, and Blair O’Neal of Macomb, Ill. Voting closes during 11:59 a.m. subsequent Monday.

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