Thompson still having 'nightmares' about 2017 ANA penalty

RANCHO MIRAGE CA- MARCH 27 Lexi Thompson of the United States talks to the media during her pre-tournament conference as a preview for the 2018 ANA Inspiration on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club

Pernilla Lindberg birdied her final hole to grab a one-shot lead after the opening round of the ANA Inspiration, as Charley Hull bounced back from a slow start.

The 2014 U.S. Women's Open victor blamed a bout of the "mad spins" for her woeful beginning.

The seventh hole pretty much summed up how the day went for each competitor. I was never in too much trouble. "I still remember when I was first playing here, and all the memories that I had from that. Rolled in a few good putts and just gave myself a lot of good chances". Fukushima finished fifth that year.

Lindberg sits at seven under, a shot ahead of Ayako Uehara and Beatriz Recari, who carded 66s.

One par save in particular impressed.

Playing under the shadow of last year's four-stroke penalty, which knocked her into a playoff she lost to So Yeon Ryu, Thompson shouldered the burden with the same emotional strength as the physical strength that allowed her to hit a drive on No. 3 that flirted with 350 yards. She dropped another shot on the 16th, but played bogey-free golf over her final 11 holes, picking up six shots along the way.

"I'm just happy to be back in a good state of mind", Thompson said. "Today, I kind of kept adjusting that all day when I kept making birdies, and I even kind of upped my own number".




"I had to dig really deep", admitted Thompson of her immediate reaction to being told of the penalty.

She had a 15-inch par putt on the 17th hole in the third round when she stooped to mark the ball, and then quickly replaced it about an inch away.

In contrast with her demeanor in recent years, Wie exuded a peaceful, easy feeling during her media availability, punctuating many of her answers with a laughter that called to mind the buoyant teen she was before the game crippled her body and crushed her confidence.

This week's showpiece at Rancho Mirage takes the 28-year-old Wie back to a playground of her youth. Since 2014, Wie has struggled with finger, hip, ankle, neck and wrist problems.

Uehara, ranked 121st in the world, said her experience of contending at last year's Evian Major, where she tied for 10th after a late double-bogey, had helped her understand how to control her adrenaline. A visit with her coach, Ted Oh, early this week proved fruitful.

It's not so long ago that there was genuine surprise any time the New Zealander didn't win every time she pegged it up. She won the Vare Trophy and was the Golf Writers Association of America Player of the Year, but she has had mixed results in this young season. She's waiting for a cold putter to heat up.

She ultimately played in eight events on the PGA Tour, and made the cut in a men's tournament on the Asian Tour. 1, 2, 4, 8 and 9. "I feel solid, and I absolutely love this golf course". Both are looking for their second major title, and Jutanugarn has finished in the top ten in her last two starts here (T-4, T-8).

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