Amy Olson, a professional golfer, will be competing in the U.S. Women's Open Championship this weekend at Pebble Beach Golf Links while being seven months pregnant. This is not Olson's first time playing in a major tournament while pregnant, as she previously competed in one during her pregnancy. The U.S. Women's Open Championship at Pebble Beach is particularly special for Olson as it is the first time a women's major tournament is being held at this iconic course.
Olson expressed her excitement about the upcoming tournament, stating that it will be a memory she will talk about forever. She also mentioned how cool it is that the tournament is taking place at Pebble Beach and that there will be two pregnant women walking down the fairway together.
Olson qualified for the U.S. Women's Open in May while six months pregnant, earning medalist honors with an impressive score. This will be her final tournament before she gives birth to her child. Olson mentioned that she is taking a day-by-day, week-by-week approach to her strategy in the tournament.
Despite being pregnant, Olson has been facing some challenges with her golf game. She has noticed a decrease in distance off the tee and has had to adjust her mechanics to avoid contact with her belly during her swings.
When asked about her future in golf after maternity leave, Olson expressed uncertainty. She stated that she wants to see how things go and that she has been blessed and thankful for her career thus far. She mentioned that she may not continue playing at the same level as she has in the past.
Olson has had success in majors before, with her best finish being a tie for second in the 2020 U.S. Women's Open. During that tournament, she held the lead in the back-9 before being overtaken by another player. Olson was dealing with the sudden death of her father-in-law during that weekend.
Overall, Olson's participation in the U.S. Women's Open Championship while being seven months pregnant is a noteworthy and admirable achievement. She will undoubtedly be a player to watch during the tournament, and her performance will be a topic of interest for golf fans.