We think the best sound bite in all of golf in 2014 came from Pinehurst.
And it was just one word.
Then, raucous laughter, and, if you watch the full clip here, you’ll hear it…clapping.
The biggest story entering the 69th U.S. Women’s Open – bigger than whether Pinehurst No. 2 would hold up (it did, which we heard first from Michelle Wie during the first player news conference of the women’s week) – was how 11-year-old Lucy Li would fare on the world stage in the biggest women’s golf event of the year.
Her team – basically just her mother and father – did not grant interviews before the tournament week, and settled on one media meeting before the tournament – in the large media center interview room on Wednesday. In less than 2 minutes, the little girl had charmed the entire room, breaking up seasoned journalists with quips about her favorite golfers, and in this memorable moment, her dad’s game.
“Can your dad beat you?”
Li giggles, and can barely get the word out.
That was it. From there, Lucy Li owned the first few days of the U.S. Women’s Open.
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And her caddie, Pinehurst’s own Bryan Bush, wasn’t bad either: