Hull, 17, life of the European party at Solheim Cup


PARKER, Colo. – Charley Hull is the life of the party. Even if she’s still four years away from legal drinking age.

The 17-year-old from England charmed the media Thursday at Colorado Golf Club, on the eve of her first ever Solheim Cup appearance. She was funny, witty and naïve all in one 15-minute session.

Here are some of the best moments:

Expectations this week: “It would rock my world if I went out there this time and won a couple of points.”

About Suzann Pettersen, who was sitting right next to her: “She’s really experienced, but she’s not really that old, to be honest. I meant that in a nice way. Next question, please.”

What it’ll be like to hit her first tee shot in the Solheim Cup: “Really is no different to hitting a tee shot at my home golf club. It’s the same swing and stuff, it’s a lot of people, obviously, but I’m just going to think of it like that.” (Pettersen sat there shaking her head the whole answer.)

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Has she ever been intimidated on the course: “Well I played with Karrie Webb and Laura Davies the other day in the European Masters, and I look at it as I was playing good golf and it was a great experience to play with them, but when I got out there and played I thought, ‘You know, they’re just normal people who are just good golfers.’ … I don’t see any point in being really intimidated over it. But I don’t know, I’m still young.”

Who will she play with: “I think they’re probably thinking someone more experienced, but yeah, I think that with the old… the experienced should I say, sorry. I think I’m digging myself a big hole here.”

Pettersen commenting on Hull: “I think it’s just fantastic to listen to because we were probably all like this once back in the day, you know. We didn’t know better. I think it’s fantastic. It’s so genuine. And I don’t blame her, why should you go out and be intimidated on a golf course? Usually that’s why all these young players play so well, they don’t know better. It’s good.”