Before the start of her third day of competition at the Annika Sörenstam tournament, Emily Pedersen said she wanted to do things differently to finally open the doors to success. After more than six years on the LPGA, this Floridian week, doing nothing like the others, seems set to be the right one.
Emily Pedersen, results
But this week, Pedersen seems detached from the issue that has been holding her back until now. However, she had to win at Belleair so as not to see her season end. In these circumstances, the Dane has excelled since Thursday by being the only player in the field of players to only return cards under 66 (par 70).
This Saturday it was even a 64 (-6) without bogey to give her a three-length lead in -18 before the last round over two players in -15 total. Among the slew of pursuers, there is precisely the world number 2 Lilia Vu, completely put back in the race for victory this Saturday thanks to an incandescent 62 (-8).
A victory on Sunday, potentially her fourth of the season, would propel her back to the top of the world hierarchy. In the absence of Céline Boutier this weekend, everything will also depend on the performance of the current boss of women's golf, the Chinese Ruoning Yin, in ambush in the top 10, at -11 total, four strokes behind her American rival .
Whatever happens, she will be at the LPGA final next week for the first time in her career and that alone is a huge accomplishment. But we also can't help but imagine what Perrine Delacour's season could have produced with a bit more regularity.
The French player will often have missed one or even two laps to transform places of honor into the first victory of her career. This week, it is this third round that will be lacking. The Rules of Golf are a set of standard rules and procedures by which the sport of golf should be played.
They are jointly written and administered by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, the governing body of golf throughout the world, outside of the United States and Mexico, which are the responsibility of the United States Golf Association.
An expert commission made up of members of the R&A and USGA oversees and refines the rules every four years. The latest revision is effective January 1, 2016. Changes to the rules of golf generally fall into two main categories: those that improve understanding and those that in certain cases reduce penalties to ensure balance.
The rule book, entitled "Rules of Golf", is published on a regular basis and also includes rules governing amateur status. In Italy it is up to Federgolf to supervise the competitions by enforcing the rules issued by the R & A, checking that these rules are observed by the Clubs, Associations and their members and managing the resulting sporting justice, protecting their interests abroad.