If I know you, you’re in Evian-les-Bains, France, strolling the playing grounds of the fifth and final major of the LPGA season. The women have the weekend to themselves, mostly, with the PGA boys taking a week off before the top 30 take on the FedEx Cup final next weekend, with the Ryder Cup the week after that.
So the women should be dominating the golf news this weekend, but, hey, the first day of play earned two column inches on an inside page in the local rag. That’s OK — I know I can find it on my television set. And you — you’re there.
If you have any travel left in you after your voyage a Evian, might I recommend the new hotelier out on Capitol Boulevard in Tumwater USA, a few hundred yards as the raven flies from the Golf Course in the Valley of the Shadow of the Brewery.
You know, without being told, you being you, the event I’m talking about, the global golf championship that is not all about the money, but is played for something bigger, purer, richer, a deeper green … which can only mean The Cardigan, the most coveted golf championship garment in that part of the planet blanketed by Grey Goatee Nation.
The sightlines and gallery amenities are unmatched at the Golf Course in the Valley of the Shadow of the Brewery — let it be said the 3GA Tour knows how to throw a party, and there is none bigger on the Grey Goatee season calendar than this one, El Finale Grande, le 24 septembre.
Book early, is my advice.