The swirling winds, slick greens, and hidden sand dunes of Royal Birkdale Golf Course in Southport, UK, separated the weak from the strong, the one-dimensional from the versatile, and the girls from the women.
After four grueling rounds across the pond, Yani Tseng arose victorious Sunday, finishing -11 (68-68-68-73) for the RICOH Women's British Open Championship. Though Australian Katherine Hull made a final round charge, Tseng was resilient to the challenge and captured her second major championship of the year.
With three major championships etched in the LPGA record books, who has the upper hand headed into the final leg of the season?
Is Song-Hee Kim, who has 11 top-10 finishes in 14 events this season, the favorite for the LPGA Player of the Year? Or will Ai Miyazato's four victories cast a shadow over her peers?
From youthful stars who continue to visibly improve various facets of their game, like Michelle Wie, to renown, inspiring veterans of the Tour, like Cristie Kerr, the LPGA has never been as suspenseful and consistently competitive as in this 2010 season.