Youth will be served, but Kerr won't be denied


NAPLES, Fla. – With so much focus on the youth movements in men’s and women’s golf, Cristie Kerr relished reminding golf fans she isn’t done making her mark.

Kerr, 38, won the CME Group Tour Championship Sunday for her second LPGA title this year.

“I think good golf is just good golf,” Kerr said. “It doesn't really matter what age. I think I proved that. Again, I hope you are still asking me when I'm 45. Hopefully, I'll still be winning tournaments.”

Kerr closed with a 4-under-par 68 at Tiburon Golf Club. At 17-under 271, she finished one shot ahead of Gerina Piller (67) and Ha Na Jang (69) and two better than Lexi Thompson (68).

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While the men’s game is getting a lot of attention for its young winners this year, the women’s game is even younger. The average age of the top 10 men in the Official World Golf Ranking is 32. The average age of the top 10 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings is 23.

Kerr, who won Sunday with new Parsons Xtreme Golf clubs in her bag for just the second week, moved to 11th in the latest Rolex rankings.

“It feels pretty cool to win the last tournament of the year,” Kerr said.