Earlier today I came upon a 1999 profile of Juli Inkster in the archives of SI Vault.
Described in the quaint parlance of the day, as a "Soccer Mom", Julie was in fact, a mother of two at that point, and had just won the 54th U.S. Women's Open at Old Waverly Golf Club.
With that win she effectively advanced a couple of points toward her Hall of Fame goal and proved that her "comeback from the distracting joys and responsibilities of motherhood" was legit.
At that time few would have guessed that 10 years and two children later... with Hall of Fame membership in her pocket... the 49 year old would still be topping leader boards. But she is.
Tonight Juli Inkster shares a two-shot lead with Ai Miyazato going into the HSBC Women's Champions. If she wins tomorrow. she'll be the oldest winner in LPGA history.
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