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Fri, Jun 20 2014 12:10 PM by duffer19. 12 replies.
  • TallAcePaul United Kingdom
    1,450 Posts
    Wed, Jun 18 2014 8:06 PM

    Great to see it being played on the same course as the men's but can someone explain to me how an 11 year old can qualify and yet the world 35, Charley Hull, cannot. What is, or more to the point who is, more important for the women's game? 

    Pull your finger out organizers.

  • TheAceFactor United States
    2,140 Posts
    Wed, Jun 18 2014 9:02 PM

    TallAcePaul:
    What is, or more to the point who is, more important for the women's game?
    "Both"

    TallAcePaul:
    Pull your finger out organizers.
    Next year they will.

     

     The USGA said it was changing its criteria for the U.S. Women's Open next year. Instead of the top 25 from the women's world ranking being exempt from qualifying, the top 50 will get in.

    That's one year too late for Charley Hull of England.

    The teenager who starred in the Solheim Cup last year is No. 34 in the world, the same as Bill Haas in the men's ranking. The U.S. Open takes the top 60 for the men — two weeks before the championship, and the final ranking before the tournament begins.

    Special exemptions typically are reserved for past champions, though there have been exceptions. Michelle Wie received a special exemption in 2004 when former USGA executive director said her LPGA earnings — if she had been a pro — would have been enough to qualify.

    On the men's side, the USGA gave an exemption in 2000 at Pebble Beach to 19-year-old Aaron Baddeley.

    The only news Hull made Wednesday came from a news release out of the Ladies European Tour. Hull leads the money list in Europe. She is the feature attraction at the Allianz Ladies Slovak Open.

  • TallAcePaul United Kingdom
    1,450 Posts
    Thu, Jun 19 2014 1:55 AM

    Thanks for that Ace, good to see some sense is actually prevailing. Hull is a breath of fresh air to golf, not just the women's game and needs to be in the worldwide spotlight.

  • TheAceFactor United States
    2,140 Posts
    Thu, Jun 19 2014 7:10 AM

    TallAcePaul:
    Hull is a breath of fresh air to golf, not just the women's game
    Absolutely...in talent and personality. Wonderful young lady.

  • TheAceFactor United States
    2,140 Posts
    Thu, Jun 19 2014 11:33 AM

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  • TheAceFactor United States
    2,140 Posts
    Thu, Jun 19 2014 11:34 AM

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  • MichaelStroke United States
    2,066 Posts
    Thu, Jun 19 2014 9:33 PM

    Short skirts and nice legs are most important. Think of how Kournikova made watching women's tennis bearable.

  • alanti Australia
    10,515 Posts
    Fri, Jun 20 2014 1:25 AM

    MichaelStroke:

    Short skirts and nice legs are most important. Think of how Kournikova made watching women's tennis bearable.

    Incredulous to believe that some people still think like apemen. Congratulations.

  • YankeeJim United States
    25,355 Posts
    Fri, Jun 20 2014 6:30 AM

    alanti:
    Incredulous to believe that some people still think like apemen. Congratulations.

    Did he really just say that? Wow. 

  • russellfahey United Kingdom
    4,268 Posts
    Fri, Jun 20 2014 9:53 AM

    Oh boy! Not the most smartest of comment to make,expect an onslaught of backlashes from the Women on this site.Even i cringed reading it and that's saying something.

     

    Russell

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