Sporting Life

Sporting Life: On Sunday, just a few feet separate elation and anguish

Jenny Shin of South Korea tees off from the 12th hole on the Tanjong Course during the HSBC Women's Champions golf tournament at Sentosa, on March 3, 2018. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

This is why we keeping coming back, this is why we stay till the finish. Because of Sundays like this. Because of the unbearable uncertainty. Because after four days and 17,681 shots at the HSBC Women's World Championship, just two shots late on Sunday will decide it.

Both shots come at the last hole, on the last day, and from off the green. One is a bold 45-foot putt from Michelle Wie, the other a hesitant chip from Jenny Shin. One brings a roar, the other a groan. On any given Sunday only a few feet separate elation from anguish.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 05, 2018, with the headline 'On Sunday, just a few feet separate elation and anguish'. Subscribe