Sheboygan Press: Blackwolf Run ready for moment in spotlight

U.S. Women’s Open here this weekend

KOHLER — The last time championship-caliber golfers descended en masse on Blackwolf Run, they left a bruised and battered bunch.

That was in 1998, the last time the U.S. Golf Association hosted the Women's Open championship in Kohler — a town now known as much for its pristine golf courses as for the porcelain thrones that originally gave the town its fame.

Some of the world's best female golfers didn't make it through the week — Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez, who failed to make the cut in 1998, famously waved a white towel in surrender. And that year's winner, 20-year-old Se Ri Pak of Korea, only walked away after surviving a 20-hole playoff.

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