On-course betting? Pettersen says no more
The ultra-competitive Suzann Pettersen might be a sucker for a side bet, but on Saturday at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, she ended up, well, just a sucker. Paired with an on-form Brittany Lang, who won her first LPGA Tour event last week at the Manulife LPGA Classic, Pettersen decided to make things interesting on the back nine in the sweltering heat.
Brittany Lang shot a second-round 8-under 63 in 99-degree temps in Rogers, Ark.
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"Suzann was saying it was getting kind of boring out there, so she wanted to play a birdie game -- $20 per birdie," Lang explained after the round. Lang, who had shot one under par on the front, proceeded to make five birdies and an eagle in the next nine holes and coming home in 29. "At the end she told me she's not playing the money game ever again because she made three birdies and still lost $80," Lang said.
Lang's eight-under 63 put her tied for fourth going into Sunday's final round, five shots behind Venezuelan rookie Veronica Filibert who leads by four. Pettersen shot a two-under 69 and is T19 at -3.