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Taiwan’s Yani Tseng stood taller than every-
body else on golf’s world stage Sunday with her
convincing victory at the Women’s British Open
despite the fact that feared Carnoustie was
more Care-Nice-tie than it was Car-Nasty.
Still, benign weather and a tame course
setup couldn’t diminish the fact that Tseng, at
22 years and 6 months, is the youngest golfer
to have won five majors. Maybe we need to re-
think the focus of that chase to Jack Nicklaus’
record of 18.
On the men’s side there was much ado about
caddies. Not to take anything away from Olin
Browne’s popular victory at the U.S. Senior Open.
But Zach Johnson’s full-time looper, Damon
Green, turned a busman’s holiday into
a T13 finish and beat, among others, Kite,
Lehman, Sutton, Sluman, Cochran and Tway.
CaddieGate at the Irish Open centered
around a hissing contest between an off-
form Rory McIlroy and Yank commentator Jay
Townsend. Townsend ripped J.P. Fitzgerald,
McIlroy’s bagman. And Rory slashed back
at Townsend in another one of those Twitter
wars that are mostly sound and fury signifying
Speaking of caddies and catfights, hats
off to Mike Lupica, who asked on ESPN-TV if
the deposed Stevie Williams writes a prom-
ised tell-all book about his time with Tiger,
won’t that lower Williams to the level of all the
gold-digging dalliancers who publicized their
sexting messages with Woods?
By the way, Woods returns to golf this week
in Ohio. It’ll be in all the papers.