Catriona Matthew Opens Her Bag
Catriona Matthew became the first-ever Scottish LPGA major championship winner today at the RICOH Women's British Open. The 39-year-old mother of two carded a 3-under-par 285 (74-67-71-73) to record a three-stroke victory over Karrie Webb at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club. The victory is Matthew's first major title and third-career LPGA Tour win.
"Coming up the last hole was a feeling I don't think I've ever had before. Just a tear in my eye trying to hold myself together for the last two putts," Matthew said, acknowledging the support she received from the fans throughout the week. "It's just it really has not sunk in yet."
Matthew's victory is even more impressive considering that she gave birth to her second daughter, Sophie, just 11 weeks ago. The Scot is the first British Open winner from the United Kingdom since Karen Stupples won the event in 2004. With the victory, she takes home $335,000.
Catriona Matthew's bag at the 2009 RICOH Women's British Open
|Driver||TaylorMade Burner (8.5 degrees with Fujikura Reax TP 55 shaft)|
|3-wood||TaylorMade 200 T(13 degrees with Graphite Design YS-7 shaft)|
|Hybrids||TaylorMade Rescue (19 and 21 degrees with Grafalloy Hybrid Proto Comp NT shafts)|
|Irons (4-PW)||TaylorMade Tour Burner|
|Wedges||TaylorMade rac (54 and 60 degrees)|
|Putter||Scotty Cameron by Titleist Newport 2 Detour|
|Ball||Titleist Pro V1x (2009)|