May 28, 2014 | 12:47 pm

Kidding Around

Before she became famous for becoming the youngest person ever to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open at age 11 last week, not to mention winning her age group in the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship at Augusta in April, Lucy Li made this incredible video where she hits 20 drivers in a row when she was just eight years old. She absolutely flushes everyone of them. Her instructor, Jim McLean, posted it three years ago, but it's only now really gaining notoriety after her history-making rounds (74-68) at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay's Old Course south of San Francisco that punched her ticket to Pinehurst.

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May 27, 2014 | 11:37 am

Return To Normalcy

Now that’s more like it. After a largely forgettable winter and spring's worth of competitive golf, Memorial Day Weekend gave us all something to smile about, beginning with Rory McIlroy’s come-from-seven-behind win at Wentworth, continuing through Adam Scott’s playoff victory in the Colonial, and Colin Montgomerie’s first major—and long-awaited first win on U.S. soil—in the Senior PGA Championship. As if that wasn’t enough, 21-year-old Jessica Korda charged home in 30 strokes to win her second LPGA title of the year, while on Monday, Stanford’s Cameron Wilson—playing and handling himself like the next Jordan Spieth—won the NCAA individual title. Let’s hope all this continues with a memorable Memorial Tournament and a summer to savor. 

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May 23, 2014 | 09:13 am

More Holes In Cheese-land?

It’s official: Herb Kohler wants to build another golf course near the Wisconsin town that bears his family name. At a local Plan Commission meeting earlier this week, the general manager of Destination Kohler said, “We believe it can be as good or better than the Straits course,” referring to the Pete Dye-designed Whistling Straits (above). In fact, one of the selling points of the new course is that it will be among the top 50 in the world, yet there was no mention of who would do its design. According to the Sheboygan Press, the course—which will be on Kohler Co.-owned land near Kohler-Andrae State Park—would have four holes along the Lake Michigan shoreline and open in July 2017. Unless it is stopped by a group called Friends of the Black River Forest, which turned up at the meeting even though no public comment was allowed. Kohler Co. officials say they are looking into the environmental impact on the region’s sand dunes and white pines, and have requested an easement to begin building maintenance roads.

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May 22, 2014 | 04:00 pm

When Love Breaks Down

How do you mend a broken heart? If you’re Rory McIlroy, playing well might help a little. The 25-year old broke off his engagement with Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki this week, just days after sending out wedding invitations (how long before one of those pops up on the Internet?). She updated her Twitter avatar and bio earlier today (tweeting, “Happy I support Liverpool right now because I know I’ll never walk alone”). He fulfilled his commitment to play in this week’s BMW PGA Championship at England’s Wentworth Club. “I'm not going to lie. It's going to be very difficult,” he said. “But you know, at least when I get inside the ropes I can just try and concentrate on the shot at hand. But yeah, it's obviously going to be difficult.” Not so much so that he couldn’t shoot a 4-under 68 in today’s first round. 

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