/US Women's Open: Trump visits, China's Feng leads

US Women's Open: Trump visits, China's Feng leads


AP

Published 10:04 a.m. ET July 14, 2017 | Updated 9:07 p.m. ET July 14, 2017

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Shanshan Feng increased her lead in the U.S. Women’s Open and lost the spotlight.

It happens when the president of the United States shows up.

Returning from a short trip to France, President Donald Trump pulled into his Trump National Golf Club on Friday in middle of the second round of the biggest tournament in women’s golf. A few hours later, he watched from an enclosed glass box next to the 14th green and stole the show.

While Trump waved at the fans, gave them the thumbs-up and pumped his fist, three of the top players — Lexi Thompson, Brooke Henderson and Stacy Lewis — were putting on the green.

As they worked, the more than 100 or so fans looked at the president.

Thompson noticed where the attention had gone.

“Not toward the golf,” she said matter of factly.

Henderson, a Canadian, didn’t seem to mind.

“It’s really amazing that…

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