ATTENTION, READERS in the 28 EUROPEAN VAT COUNTRIES: Because of the new VAT law, you probably can't order books direct from my site now. But that's okay -- just go to my Smashwords author page.
You can order PDFs (as well as all the other ebook formats) from there.

Friday, August 31, 2018

How Long Can Brooke Keep It Going?

The next FedExCup event starts today (2:30pm ET on GC). The Tour is in their second playoff event as well. And the European Tour is trying to finalize their Ryder Cup team.

But it's Brooke Henderson up at the Cambia Portland Classic who has my attention today.

Brooke Henderson

I love this photo, with her hair flying all over the place. That's probably a good metaphor for how she feels after her win last week -- everything is in motion, and she has no idea where it's going to end up! I know both she and her caddie/sister said they were worn out after Thursday's round.

And I can't help but believe she feels some pressure this week. Although a win in Portland wouldn't be as big as her win at the Women's Canadian Open last week, she has won this event two times before. A third win would tie her with Nancy Lopez, the only three-time winner of the event.

Given Brooke's aggressive mindset, I imagine she's putting some pressure on herself regardless of what she says.

For those of you who haven't already checked it out, Tony Jesselli's preview of the event is at this link. You should already be aware that defending champ Stacy Lewis isn't defending because she's on maternity leave from the tour. Again, Brooke has already won this event two times -- in 2015 (when she Monday qualified her way in) and in 2016, making her the most recent champion of the event to be playing.

Despite being tired, Brooke fired an eight-under 64 on Thursday, putting her just two strokes behind leader Marina Alex (who went just stupid low with a 62). Can she keep it up? You can find out at 6:30pm ET today, just after the PGA Tour broadcast.

No comments:

Post a Comment