OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. — The where is sometimes as important as the why.
That’s the case this week, when the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship is played at Olympia Fields Country Club. Yes, that’s the same Olympia Fields that’s been the site of four men’s majors, including the 2003 U.S. Open won by Jim Furyk.
For those who would still dismiss women’s golf as something less, below the caliber of the men’s game, weeks like this make that much harder to do. The PGA will be played on the North Course, just as it was in 2003, and little about the setup has changed.
“Frankly, we can play here,” said Stacy Lewis, who speaks from experience, having won the second of her two majors, the 2013 Women’s British Open, at the Old Course at St. Andrews.
“Just to add a female to that list of past champions, where the guys have played U.S. Opens, it’s really an honor for us to be here,” Lewis added. “It’s nice to see things changing and going in that…