Juli Inkster has a daughter the same age as Michelle Wie and the 46-year-old won her first two majors six years before the 16-year-old from Hawaii was even born.
In Lytham St. Annes, England, the woman seeking to become the oldest golfer to win an LPGA Tour major was much more impressive than the teen trying to become the youngest to accomplish the feat.
Inkster shot a 6-under-par 66 to take a three-shot lead over Sweden's Maria Hjorth and Italy's Silvia Cavalleri after the first round of the Women's British Open yesterday.
``I played very well all day. It's a tough golf course. If someone had offered me a 66, I would have gone to the bar and watched," Inkster said.
Wie began her first visit to the Royal Lytham links with three bogeys and finished at 2-over 74, eight shots off the lead.
Annika Sorenstam had a double bogey on 17 and a bogey on 18 to go from 3 under to even-par 72; Karrie Webb had an 8 and two 6s on her card to finish with a 76; and Lorena Ochoa, who was 2 under at the turn, wound up with a 74.
PGA -- Tiger Woods birdied his first five holes and closed with a 6-under 66 in Grand Blanc, Mich. That wasn't enough to take the early lead in the Buick Open.
Mike Weir matched his best round of the season with a 63 to top the leaderboard in the suspended first round, one shot ahead of two-time defending champion Vijay Singh and three in front of Woods.
LPGA Legends -- LPGA Tour veteran Heather Drew and former touring tennis professional Caryn Wilson took the final two spots in this weekend's BJ's Charity Championship by finishing on top in the qualifier at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy. Drew shot 78 and will be paired with Alice Miller this weekend. Wilson (80) will team with JoAnn Prentice. The BJ's Charity Championship is one of four stops on the Legends Tour of the LPGA.
European -- Marc Warren, Benn Barham, and Nicolas Colsaerts shot 5-under 67s in Loddekopinge, Sweden, to share the first-round lead at the Scandinavian Masters.