Golf: Longest club is driving sad Kerr to distraction

Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:56am EDT
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By Tony Jimenez

WOBURN, England (Reuters) - Cristie Kerr has bagged more than $17.5 million in career earnings, won two majors and three times occupied top spot in the world rankings but this season has been an 'annus horribilis' for the American.

The 38-year-old from Florida seems completely incapable of finding the fairway off the tee and her chronic problems with the longest club in the bag are beginning to get her down.

"I thought the weather was nice this week," world number 21 Kerr told Reuters through gritted teeth after plunging to a seven-over-par 79 in the final round of the Ricoh Women's British Open on Sunday.

"Are you ready for a cocktail yet?," she then asked of fellow countrywoman Brittany Lincicome as her Solheim Cup team mate walked past.

Kerr, who topped the rankings three times in 2010, appears as though she is at the end of her tether with her PXG driver.

"I've just been struggling with it all season and I don't know if I'm going to get it worked out," she added after finishing way down the field at the Woburn major on 296, eight over.

"I've been using a new driver this year and I can't seem to get a consistent miss out of it.

"I'm now on my sixth different driver. I've been trying really hard, no one's trying harder than me to figure it out."   Continued...

Jul 7, 2016; San Martin, CA, USA; Cristie Kerr on the seventeenth green during the first round of the women's 2016 U.S. Open golf tournament at CordeValle Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports