Week after cart accident, Kerr toughs it out at US Open
Cristie Kerr hits from the 12th tee, during the first round of the U.S. Women's Open Golf tournament, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, in Houston. She was determined to play Thursday in the U.S. Women's Open just six days after dislocating three ribs when her golf cart slammed into a pole in darkness. The chest pain came from the accident. And that's when Kerr, the 43-year-old former U.S. Women's Open champion and 20-time winner known for her grit and bluntness, was overcome with emotion. “And I feel like I'm going to keep getting better every day.