Amy Olson will likely be enjoying for 2 on the US Open this week – taking to the course at Pebble Seashore in California seven months pregnant.
Olson certified for the event – held at Pebble Seashore for the primary time – a month in the past, taking pictures a rating of six-under par at a qualifier in Minnesota.
Olson, who turns 31 on July 11, two days after the event ends, reveals she kind the opinion of different mothers on tour to work out how late in her being pregnant she ought to play.
Pebble Seashore is about 4 miles lengthy and like all elite golf programs, removed from utterly flat.
‘Once I discovered I used to be pregnant, I texted a few of the mothers on tour,’ she advised Golf Digest. ‘I requested about what the candy spot was for them and when was their cutoff.
Amy Olson (left) will play the US Open at Pebble Seashore seven months pregnant this week
Her husband Grant shared a video of her on the driving vary Monday forward of the occasion
Olson admits it is going to be tough to compete however enjoying is ‘greater than golf’ for her this week
‘I saved listening to from individuals who performed from 28 to 30 weeks. Past that was fairly borderline. I assumed, « I’ll be 31 weeks when Pebble rolls round »‘.
Olson’s husband Grant shared a video of her on the driving vary on his Instagram on Monday, and Olson additionally spoke about how her strategy to her sport has modified since she knew she was anticipating.
‘One of many hardest issues for me throughout my being pregnant was stopping and beginning,’ she defined. ‘It used to take me 5 balls to heat up. Now, it takes me 50 to 55, and by then I’m drained.
‘I do know what it takes to play on the elite stage and play in a significant championship.
‘Realistically, my ball-striking is just not there proper now. Do I believe I can publish rating? Sure. However to say I might be aggressive, that’s most likely a stretch. With the load achieve, I don’t assume that is going to be anyone’s method for achievement.
‘That’s OK. That is simply a lot greater than golf. Golf has been a dream of mine for thus lengthy, and so is being a mother.
‘I get to do each of this stuff, and I don’t need to put them at odds with one another. Each are actually particular, and I’m excited.’
Olson has profession earnings of round $2.6m however has not performed Pebble Seashore earlier than.
When she certified for the event, she joked she would ‘waddle up there and do no matter I can.’
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