In San Francisco Lexi Thompson with a closed lap in 66 (-5) signs the best part of the day and, with a total of 206 (69 71 66, -7), at the end of the third round she takes the lead in the US Women’s Open, according to Major 2021 of women’s golf. The American with 18 holes from the end has only one shot ahead of the Filipino Yuka Saso (leading halfway through the game), second with 207 (-6). Another great performance for the 17 year old American Megha Ganne (amateur), 3 / a with 210 (-3) alongside the South Korean Jeongeun Lee6, winner of the competition in 2019. While she is 58 / a with 224 (+11) Giulia Molinaro, the only blue in the race.
Lexi Thompson, US Women’s Open
In California the challenge to win the 76th edition of the US Women’s Open is very open. Thompson, 26, from Coral Springs, Florida, aims to become the first American to win the tournament since 2016, when Brittany Lang succeeded. The American hasn’t won a tournament since June 2019 (ShopRite LPGA Classic) and is chasing the second major in career.
Different speech for Saso and Ganne who, with a success, would establish themselves as the fourth player (after Hinako Shibuno in 2019 and A Lim Kim and Sophia Popov in 2020) to win a Grand Slam event without being a member of the LPGA yet. Tour. Not only that. Saso with an exploit at the age of 19, 11 months and 17 days would equal Inbee Park as the youngest all-time champion of the tournament. While Ganne, who is 17, would become the youngest ever to win the trophy. Numbers, statistics, forecasts. The 76th edition of the US Women’s Open is in its final stages. And in San Francisco it’s business hunting.
Alena Sharp is a 16-year LPGA Tour veteran and Olympic athlete from Canada. He wrote an article for the LPGA web site.
“I’ve been married to my wife Sarah Bowman, who is also my caddie, since November of 2020 and our union is more accepted now than at any point in history. People view us now as married people. We’re the couple, just like any other. That’s a big jump from just a few years ago and lightyears from where society was when I was a kid. I’m 40 now and have been on the LPGA Tour for 16 years. When I was a rookie, my friends and family knew that I was gay. But it wasn’t something that I publicized. I didn’t want to alienate any potential sponsors and didn’t want to put any of my existing sponsors in an awkward spot. I wasn’t closeted. I just lived my life quietly, keeping my orientation out of the public eye. Even that was better than the way society viewed us when I was young. I noticed when I was 15 years old that I was finding women more attractive than men. I tried not to think about it, but it was always there. My last year of junior golf, when I was 17, I realized it more. It’s hard because you’re a kid and having feelings that you don’t understand. But who can you tell? I was raised Catholic where the teachings were clear: is a sin. My grandparents and parents went to Mass and followed the precepts of their faith, so I couldn’t talk to them. I already knew what the priests would say. And this isn’t exactly a conversation that you have with teenaged friends. Then when I went to college. I was really confused because I was dating men and afraid to date a woman. I knew I wanted to; I knew by then that I was strongly attracted to women, but at that time there was an inherent fear. A fear of rejection; a fear of discrimination; a fear of being shut out and closed off from the relationships that mattered most to me at the time. And there was, at times, a palpable fear of physical harm. There were still parts of the United States and Canada where you could be assaulted because of your orientation. So, in addition to all the other things a college freshman goes through, I battled all those questions, feeling, and fears”.