That's the big question on the minds of many as the U.S. Women's Open takes place at his golf course in Bedminister, N.J. this weekend. She was never more than two strokes over par at any time during the round.
China's Shanshan Feng shrugged off the effects of jet lag to fire a six-under-par 66 for the clubhouse lead in the weather-disrupted opening round of the US Women's Open at Trump National Thursday. While this is her first time in the United States she is a successful player on the KLPGA Tour where she is now 3rd on their money list.
Two-time major championship victor Brittany Lincicome put words to concerns about how the president's arrival might affect the event and change the focus of the championship. "I can't complain at all". "So I'm already very happy with what I'm doing and I'm not going to feel any pressure".
Yang has two seconds, a third and a fourth in the event in the last five years. Play went on Friday without a stoppage but the rain fell heavily at times before stopping around 4 p.m.
South Korea's Amy Yang had a 67.
Lydia Ko played in the same threesome with Feng and finished at 68 along with top-ranked So Yeon Ryu, the only two-time victor this year on the LPGA Tour. Carlota Ciganda was four under through 17 holes.
Feng shot a second-round 70 to be atop the leaderboard at eight-under alongside South Korean amateur Hye Jin Choi, who was still on course.
Notable players still in contention include Cristie Kerr and Stacy Lewis at 2-under and Lexi Thompson at 1-under.
Sixty-two players made the cut, set at two over par. "My ball striking was decent but it wasn't as good as it sometimes is and I felt like my putting really bailed me out".
"Because it rained (Wednesday) the course was playing a little bit softer", she said. "I'm really with where I put myself the last two days". To see it pay off at KPMG. "I was like waiting for them to pull me out of my vehicle and nothing". When Shanshan asked Gilchrist why he said that, he replied: "Because you don't practice".
"It rained really heavy on my front nine so I had to nearly add 10 yards on my second shots".
Henderson's best putt of the day was that one for birdie on the first hole.
Feng, who played a tournament last week in China and arrived in Bedminster exhausted on Monday after an overnight flight, birdied three in a row starting on the 11th, her second hole, and then made another birdie trio from the 17th through the 1st in a bogey-free round. That's because her Thursday afternoon round featured a 2-hour, 5-minute weather delay and she only played 15 holes when action was halted at 8:33 p.m. "Two birdies back-to-back and not bogeys today, which is great".