“Tutta” wins Canadian Women’s Open

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A text message from Tiger Woods helped give Suzann Pettersen (28) the confidence she needed to end a long winless streak at the LPGA Canadian Women’s Open golf tournament on Sept. 6, reports AP.

Woods, the greatest closer in golf, sent the Norwegian golfing star a short note, urging her to keep doing everything that had allowed her to build a five-shot lead in the first three rounds of the Canadian Women’s Open. Pettersen ended up cruising to a comfortable victory.

“You’ve got to believe you can do it,” said Pettersen, who played a final round of 70 to put her at 15 under to win the tournament.

“Don’t fear anything, the door is wide open. You’ve just got to keep doing what you’re doing. In that way, I usually use a lot of other sports and performances in kind of an inspirational way,” Pettersen told AP.

Pettersen, who is know as “Tutta” in her native Oslo, made her LPGA debut in 2003.

The victory in Canada was Pettersen’s sixth on the LPGA Tour — the previous five all came during a breakout 2007 season — and pushed her season’s earnings over $1.1 million.

Read more: Associated Press

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