Eun Hee Ji nailed a twenty-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to win the U.S. Women’s Open, avoiding a potential playoff against runner-up Candie Kung and setting into motion a sticky and wet celebration shown above. Ji hit an even-par 71 and finished even for the tournament. American Cristie Kerr’s quest to win her second Open of her career was ultimately derailed after bogeys on 13 and 16 . Kerr finished two strokes off the lead at 2-over.
“I know probably a lot of Americans who were here must have rooted for Cristie,” Ji said through a translator, “but just to hear my country people, countrymen talk, say my name, chant my name, was a huge boost for me.”
Not so fast there, Ms. Ji. You can count me as one American who is very happy that you won – usually I have to pay outrageous fees to web sites to view images like the above photo. You have provided a teriffic service to sickos across the internets. And for that we thank you, Eun Hee Ji.
Ji Wins Open on Final Hole [The Washington Post]