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Monday, July 11, 2016

Sportswoman of the Week Ending 7/10/2016

Summer is a busy time for sports, with action across Europe (Tour de France, Wimbledon, Euro 2016) and the United States (MLB, NASCAR, MLS, NWSL).  But it's the United States Women's Open (golf) that anointed a new winner this week.  Brittany Lang of McKinney, Texas, went to the three extra holes to beat Sweden's Anna Nordqvist by three strokes, two of which were by controversial penalty (in true USGA style).  Nordqvist grounded her club in the sand on the 74th hole incurring a two shot penatly, but then lost by one stroke on the 75th and final hole of the 3-hole aggregate playoff.  But Lang is the story here, busting through for only her second tour victory and doing it on the biggest stage.  She

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