February 9, 2012
The Women’s Open at Royal Melbourne is another chance for some of the best players in the world to solve the mysteries of one of the world’s great courses. Jiyai Shin, the brilliant Korean, here plays a long second shot into the par five 17th hole on Thursday. She flipped a little chip close to the hole and tapped in for an easy four. A group behind the 14 year old, Lydia Ko hits a rescue club to twenty feet at the final hole. She made the putt for a three and a 73.
Royal Melbourne playing tough for the ladies.
A group behind the 14 year old, Lydia Ko hits a rescue club to twenty feet at the final hole. She made the putt for a three and a 74.
The youngest player to win a professional event, 14 yr old Lydian Ko.
Finally the 16th East, the downhill par three showing off the design skills of Alex Russell. This hole was a star at the Presidents Cup only two months ago but this week it sits on the bench, replaced by the uphill 4th hole on the East.
The design skills of Alex Russell at Royal Melbourne's 16th East.
:: Michael Clayton