The U.S. Solheim Cup team took down the European side 16.5 to 11.5 in a thrilling team event in Iowa over the weekend. I watched most of Sunday's action with my daughter, and we had a blast. As I noted on the First Cut Podcast, I'm here for any kind of team event/match play golf you have to offer. The ratings reflected two things. The first is that many golf fans are with me. The second is that women's golf continues to grow.
I woke up on Monday still reeling from that astonishing U.S. Amateur finale on Sunday in which Clemson's Doc Redman beat Texas' Doug Ghim in 37 holes after trailing 2 down with two to play. For a tournament that often gets over-romanticized (with yours truly being culprit No. 1), this was one of the few years in which it actually exceeded its billing as the biggest and best amateur tournament in the world. It can be a life-changer for its participants, too. Think about Redman.
It doesn't get much better than what took place at iconic Riviera Country Club in the 117th U.S. Amateur on Sunday afternoon. Doug Ghin and Doc Redman battled for 37 holes for the Havemeyer Trophy in a match those who watched will be talking about for a long time. In the first 18 holes of the 36-hole match of the U.S. Amateur final, Ghin shot a 67 but Redman clipped him by one with a 66 and held a 1 up lead going into the final 18.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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