Stupples said that she enjoyed being around “the buzz” of The Open. She applauded winner Darren Clarke’s play over the week and said that she picked up some tips, not only on being part of the media, but also on how the men play links style golf. The 2004 Weetabix Women’s British Open champion is certainly familiar with links golf, having grown up in England. Stupples has never played at Carnoustie Golf Links, where next week’s RICOH Women’s British Open will take place, but she has seen the course.
“I was very fortunate to do 5 Live when the men played at Carnoustie as well,” Stupples said. “Hopefully that will give me a heads up to the kind of shots I'm going to have to play. Very different to the kind of golf we're playing this week, so you're going to have to be a little bit flexible with your preparation. Hopefully by getting there Monday I'll be able to work on those Darren Clarke shots, the ones that were about head high.”