Martin's historical 3-wood staying in her bag


Mo Martin’s 3-wood became a part of history Sunday in her Ricoh Women’s British Open victory, but she isn’t mounting it on a wall at her home just yet, or shipping it off to some Hall of Fame.

No, Martin is hoping there’s more magic in her Callaway X-Hot 3-wood.

“It’s definitely going to go down in history, but it's not coming out of my bag any time soon,” Martin said.

Martin won nearly making albatross at the 72nd hole. She hit a 3-wood from 240 yards, a laser that bounded up on to the green and hit the flagstick, kicking 6 feet away to set up a closing eagle. Martin will draw upon that shot for all the good feeling and confidence it can bring her. Before leaving England, Martin bought a new head cover for her 3-wood from Royal Birkdale.

“I thought that would be a fun reminder,” Martin said.

And about that little dance after her shot caromed off the flagstick, Martin says there’s no name for it.

“I'm a little bit embarrassed about that jig,” Martin said. “My mindset, what was going through my head, I thought the cameras would not be on me anymore. I just looked at my caddie, Kyle [Morrison], and that was just my moment.  It was just a jig that came out. I have no idea why I did that, or where it came from. I love to dance, so that was not anything unusual. And I am sure I do stuff like that with him all the time.  It's just not usually on national TV at a major.”

Martin is playing this week at the LPGA's Marathon Classic in suburban Toledo, Ohio. She is paired with Michelle Wie and So Yeon Ryu in the first two rounds.