PHOENIX — Anna Nordqvist drained a birdie putt on the second playoff hole, pumped her fist and gave a slight wave to half-dozen people clapping near the green. The tournament title in hand, the two-time major champion turned to playing partner Lisa Pettersson and hesitated.
The customary post-round hug was out of the question, so the Swedish players touched elbows and walked off the green with a laugh.
The major golf tours may have shut down during the coronavirus outbreak, but a handful of mini tours are playing through.
“I’m sure there’s a lot of people questioning why we’re playing,