No longer a surprise, Shibuno leads by 3 at US Women's Open
Hinako Shibuno, of Japan, smiles after putting on the 17th green during the second round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament in Houston, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. That was bright as ever Friday as the Japanese star posted a 4-under 67 and opened a three-shot lead going into the weekend of the U.S. Women's Open. She looked the part of a major champion at the U.S. Women's Open, where the forecast of rain and strong wind never quite materialized. The USGA used two courses for the first time because the pandemic forced the Women's Open to be postponed six months to December with limited daylight. Kerr played bogey-free at Jackrabbit and shot 69, and the 43-year-old former Open champion says the injury at least has tempered her expectation.
Week after cart accident, Kerr toughs it out at US Open
Cristie Kerr hits from the 12th tee, during the first round of the U.S. Women's Open Golf tournament, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, in Houston. She was determined to play Thursday in the U.S. Women's Open just six days after dislocating three ribs when her golf cart slammed into a pole in darkness. The chest pain came from the accident. And that's when Kerr, the 43-year-old former U.S. Women's Open champion and 20-time winner known for her grit and bluntness, was overcome with emotion. “And I feel like I'm going to keep getting better every day.