Although the two playoff tours (PGA and Web.com) took the week off, golf was never more exciting than the second weekend of September. The Walker Cup showed off the North Course at Los Angeles country club, and new events were featured on the LPGA and Champions tours. This week’s tour mash is buttered, salted, and ready to enjoy.
LPGA Tour: Lexi Overcomes Kristinsdottir To Win Women In Tech
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Normally we’d be all over the name Olafia Kristinsdottir and her fourth-place finish, the highest ever (we have to imagine) for an Icelander on any major, professional tour. Lexi Thompson shoved Olafia to filler news with her second win of 2017. She caught fire in round one with 63, then added 66-68 to finish 19-under par at the Brickyard Crossing Golf Club, four shots clear of a resurgent Lydia Ko.
The Women In Technology event enjoyed a spectacular, inaugural playing. In addition to Thompson and Ko, Minjee Lee (3rd), Brooke Henderson and Lizette Salas (both T5) were in the mix. Add the unique venue (a golf course that plays through the infield of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, site of the Indy 500) and the WIT can expect a long and interesting history.