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I want to thank Bangkokbobby for this wonderful review of Na Yeon Choi’s victory at the 2012 US Women’s Open Championship. What an astounding win for the 24-year old Korean.

Fairways and Forehands

After Na Yeon Choi blitzed the field with a course record 7-under 65 in the 3rd round of the 2012 US Women’s Open, 12 shots better than the average round that day and building a 6 shot lead, it looked like the final round might turn out to be more of a coronation than competition. But this is sports and strange things can happen en route to championships, particularly when a golfer is seeking their first Major. With Amy Yang refusing to roll over and give up, NYC found her fortitude tested after a triple bogey on the 10th hole put the tournament in doubt. As she walked away from the par 5 10th with a snowman (8), Na Yeon Choi had the opportunity to show what she was made of. Would she shrink from the pressure or emerge a champion? We found out the soft-spoken Choi has fire inside…

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