Trump protests staged at US Women’s Open

There has not been a shortage of controversy at the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open given that it’s being held at President Donald Trump’s Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.

A quick glance over her shoulder revealed that Melania, other than looking slightly exhausted, was bouncing back from the transatlantic trip better than most would.

Jay Sekulow, who is part of Trump’s outside legal team, appeared on several Sunday morning talk shows to defend the president, saying that he had nothing to do with his son’s meeting. She had a couple of 10- to 15-footers for birdie on the back nine that never threatened the hole and she did not convert until hitting her third on the par-5 18th to about 5 feet. Wayne’s Marina Alex was the top American finisher, tying for 11th at 4-under par.

Choi was the story for most of the final round. “Putting didn’t really work today”, said the Chinese world No. 6, victor of seven LPGA Tour events including the 2012 LPGA Championship. She began the second round with two bogeys and then had a double bogey in the eighth hole.

Kerr had three birdies and bogey in the first six holes and then parred out the rest of the way. She pumped drive after drive down the middle, driving it well past her playing partner Shanshan Feng, who was the third-round leader. She ended seventh among the amateurs. “But I think my primary goal was to come here and compete so, to me, getting this second place in runner-up actually means more to me and it’s a greater honor for me so I am not really focusing on the prize money for now”. She added four birdies and two more bogeys in her final 15.

Feng, meanwhile, birdied the last after a run of 17 successive pars to stand nine under par.

There was potential for trouble on No. 18, after Park hit her approach over the green.

First Lady Melania Trump and her dad joined them late in the afternoon, followed by daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner – just back from the annual summit of media, tech and finance moguls in Sun Valley, Idaho – and their kids. With the way golf shoes have evolved, I just don’t feel I have as snug of a fit as I used to.