The Loop

But What About Hot Dogs?

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France -- Negotiating a French menu is a little bit like reading the greens at Augusta National. Not everything is what it appears to be. So here at the Evian Masters, Morgan Pressel and Brittany Lincicome have decided that discretion is the better part of valor and putting shame aside, they took the safe road to culinary satisfaction. Let me explain.

The Ermitage Hotel is a swanky joint where almost all of the players and LPGA officials are housed this week. It's not as opulent as the Royal Hotel, where the top-10 finishers from last year get to bunk, but it is pretty cool. In fact, way cool.

Pressel and Lincicome, who are 19 and 21 years old respectively, have figured out a rather brilliant way to get food with which they speak the same language. They order off the children's menu, which offers up chicken nuggets and French fries. (The don't call them Freedom Fries here.)

-- Ron Sirak