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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Meadow slow out of the blocks on LPGA Tour return

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I Dreamed a Dream*

'It feels as if we have forsaken this beautiful game. We haven’t. We’ve just been biding our time under a swell of anger. Who among us has not practised a swing with nothing in our empty hands but hope?'

High time golf made a comeback

'My hope is that we’ll be playing golf again next week, and that those funnelling into green spaces with nowhere else to go will be given a few more options'

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'Certain factions of the media take great pleasure in the portrayal of Dustin – and brother and caddie Austin on occasion – as being a little dim witted at best, and downright dumb at worst. This is a particular pet hate'

So Rory, where did it all go wrong?

Net worth of over $100million, four Majors, fourth best golfer in the world and on his Christmas holidays in mid-November, all at 31 years young. Still, no green jacket

Stephanie Meadow showed understandable signs of rust as she made her eagerly anticipated return to the top tier of women’s golf at the LPGA Tour’s Drive On Championship in Ohio.

As the Tour prepares to head for August’s Ladies Scottish Open the week prior to the AIG Women’s Open, players finally got the chance to return to the fairways competitively for the first time since lockdown.

For Meadow, it proved a tricky first day back to work as she carded four bogeys with two birdies on the card in a two-over par round of 74.

It was a bit of a scramble out there for the Jordanstown native who hit just 8 of 15 fairways and 11 of 18 greens while she took 31 putts in her opening salvo that leaves her just inside the top-50 after day one.

An intimidating target was set on the opening day by American Danielle Kang who lit up the Toledo course with a scintillating 66 to head the field at six-under par.

Kang’s card was immaculate with six birdies and no bogeys and leads England’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff by a single shot atop the board.

Only 18 players broke par on a difficult opening assignment.

Full scoring HERE

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