Saturday, July 2, 2011

Way to Go, Tiffany Joh!

It must have been the interview, that's all I can say. Yup, I'm taking credit for Tiffany Joh's big win on the Futures Tour today. Couldn't have been that she played her last 12 holes bogey-free and -3 to vault past Mallory Blackwelder, Jane Rah, and Tiffany Tavee by 2 shots. [Correction: Apparently she started hot on the back, struggled a bit on the front, but finished strong!] Nope, I'm sure it was the 5-plus minutes she spent talking with me after shooting a 74 playing alongside Amy Yang in the final round of the Wegmans LPGA Championship, which was good enough for a top-25 finish. T-Joh's now 3rd on the FT money list and on a roll heading into the FT's northeastern swing. Looking forward to saying "you're welcome" to her at Syracuse at the end of the month!

Now in honor of her win I think I'll go transcribe our interview. Been having way too much summer fun with the family to be as diligent as I should be about my Wegmans blogging! Quite a night: finally get to see Cars 2 with the girls and find out one of my favorite golfers won right afterwards. Sweet!

[Update 1 (10:56 pm): Joh must be extra happy that Brianna Do from her alma mater UCLA won the WAPL on the same day! Now B-Do's only 1 WAPL behind T-Joh!]

[Update 2 (7/3/11, 3:00 am): Man, it takes a long time to transcribe interviews! But it's done!]

[Update 3 (3:36 am): The FT's news and notes gives a good sense of how Joh's win came about.]

[Update 4 (9:24 am): Nice story in a big-time Chicago paper!]


pearshapedhuman said...

I'm really happy Tiffany won. Hard not to be a fan of hers.

She did start on #10, so I guess her first 12 holes were the key. Or it was your interview. Either way, nice to see her back in the top 5. I wonder where she'd be if she dedicated all her efforts the the Futures tour, but that's not the dream, is it.

Tony Jesselli (Tonyj5) said...

Met her on more than one occasion, she has a great sense of humor.

PS. When I saw the rhyme in your title, I thought I wrote it. :)

The Constructivist said...

Oh, oops! Better fix that. And I choose really easy rhymes.... Leave the tough ons to you, Tony!