Some contestants here are young. Very young. One of the players is 12. Another is 11. This poses some interesting little situations, such as keeping score. An official in one of the scoring tents said one of wee ones had a little trouble adding up her score. It can happen. Ask Jackie Pung or Roberto DeVicenzo. “Just make sure the score for each hole is right,” the official told the young player. “We’ll add them all up.”
In the 2000 WAPL. Michelle Wie had qualified for the first time. She was 10 and qualified for match play. The starter handed her the scorecard and told her to keep score for the match. “Do I have to?” Wie asked. “Do you have trouble adding” the official asked, a natural enough question to ask a fourth-grader. “Of course I know how to add,” Michelle said. “I take algebra in school. I just don’t like to keep score.” Somehow, they worked it out.