The formerly named Volunteers of America Classic will be played for the 10th time this week in the Longhorn state and last year awarded winner Jin Young Ko not only a trophy but a pair of boots.
Research has failed to clarify whether Ko – who had only recently bought a house in Texas at the time – was the first to receive the footwear for winning but it seems it should be a given from now on.
DEFENDING CHAMPION: She didn’t have her best stuff and had only the week before been deposed as World No.1 but Jin Young Ko wasn’t to be denied an eighth LPGA title. Seven straight pars to cap a two-under-par 69 was enough to claim the title by a shot from Matilda Castren.
Ko sadly won’t be able to defend this week because of injury but six of the world’s top-10 players are in the field and that should ensure another compelling week of golf.