PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Hall of Famer Betsy King is rekindling fond memories with Cristie Kerr running away with the LPGA Championship.
King won the LPGA Championship by a record 11 shots in 1992 at Bethesda Country Club in Maryland. Kerr has a chance to break that mark today.
“I did think back about it checking the scores last night,” King said from her home in Pennsylvania Sunday morning. “It’s interesting, because no matter how big your lead is, it doesn’t seem big enough.”
King started the final round that year with a six-shot lead. She built it to 10 shots stepping to the 18th tee.
“I do remember thinking, `I could probably play this hole left-handed and win,’” King said.
Of course, King played normally and made birdie right handed.
'It was probably the best performance of my career,' said King, who won 34 LPGA titles, six of them majors. 'It was a tough golf course.'