124th U.S. Open

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Charley Hull has cheeky response to fan asking her to light up another cigarette

June 03, 2024

It was quite a week for Charley Hull at the U.S. Women's Open. She even played a little golf.

First, a video went viral of the LPGA star signing autographs while smoking a cigarette. Then, a photo went viral of Nelly Korda showing Hull a photo of her smoking a cigarette. Not the greatest images for #TheKids to see, but a lot of people seemed to enjoy it. In fact, Hull's agent told her she gained over 70,000 followers on Instagram—and that probably had very little to do with her T-19 at Lancaster Country Club.

"It's been a bit of a wild week," Hull said after. "Pretty cool, and I wish the crowds were like this more often."

A video captured one particular interaction with those crowds as a fan said, "Come on, Charley, rip that thing," clearly referring a cigarette, as Hull walked off a tee box. And Charley looked back and gave a cheeky response: "Hope you're talking about my driver." Have a look and listen:

Well played, Charley.

Like with Phil Mickelson getting gambling requests from fans, she should probably expect more of this in the future. And from the looks of it, she'll be ready.