Peanut butter days were special for Charley Hull

Fri Jul 3, 2015 2:10pm EDT
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By Tony Jimenez

LONDON (Reuters) - Charley Hull and the Solheim Cup go together like toast and jam but for the teenage Briton the 2013 edition is almost as memorable for her first taste of peanut butter as it was for a virtuoso golfing performance.

At the age of 17, the youngest player in the history of the biennial team event, she won two of her three matches and handed the experienced Paula Creamer a 5 & 4 drubbing in the singles to inspire Europe to their first victory on U.S. soil.

Hull was completely swept up by the whole whirlwind experience and she says it is a struggle to remember too much detail from that remarkable week in Colorado.

"I played in the Canadian Open, my first LPGA Tour event as a professional, the week after the Solheim," the Englishwoman told Reuters in an interview held during the European Masters at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club just outside London.

"I was a couple of shots off the lead after three rounds so with that and what happened before, those weeks were all a bit of a blur.

"I can't really remember too much about them but what I do remember is that I'd never had peanut butter before the Solheim. I tried it and that was all I ate that week," giggled Hull.

"I would walk into the players' team room, the doorman would say, 'There's some peanut butter on the table for you Charley', I'd say 'Thank you' and eat a whole pot of it. I put on a few pounds that week."

Hull certainly made a weighty impression on the golfing world in 2013, winning the Rookie of the Year title after accumulating 10 top-10 finishes in 15 appearances on the Ladies European Tour (LET).   Continued...

Jun 13, 2015; Harrison, NY, USA;  Charley Hull hits from the number two tee during the third round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Westchester Country Club - West. Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports