Originally posted on CBS New York:
By Ann Liguori
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The U.S. Women’s Open is underway for the first time ever on Long Island at the breathtaking Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y.
With its expansive layout of rolling fairways, severe, undulating greens, spectacular views of the Peconic Bay and a beautiful, towering clubhouse which overlooks neighboring National Golf Links and Shinnecock Hills, the USGA made a statement when selecting Sebonack as the host of our country’s Open.
Could this spectacular venue in the New York metropolitan area, in the No. 1 media market, provide the boost that women’s professional golf needs in our country?
I feel it can — if an American wins and if U.S. players can get on a streak. Stacy Lewis, ranked No. 1 for four weeks earlier this year, won twice already in 2013 and has six wins in the past two seasons, including one major, the 2011 Kraft…
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