Sophia Popov, a 27-year-old German ranked 304th in the world, won the Women’s British Open on Sunday by firing two weekend rounds of 67-68.
If you watched her final round on Sunday (I did), you saw a golfer in total control of her game, her emotions and the elements. Despite a bogey on the first hole, she hit almost every fairway, almost every green, and putted like an angel was sitting on her shoulder.
It was a great performance in the circumstances and I hope she goes on to win a lot more. The women’s game needs some new heroes and some new blood. Remember the name: Sophia Popov. She’s got game.