Bodacious birdie

Updated: June 24, 2013, 12:53 PM ET
By Mechelle Voepel | espnW.com

Birdie Kim, 2005

Playing in the U.S. Women's Open for the first time, Birdie Kim was tied for the lead on the 72nd hole.

The closing hole at Denver's Cherry Hills was tough; there had been just three birdies there previously during the tournament. Kim was in the bunker below the hole, 30 feet from the pin. She had changed sand wedges about two weeks earlier and was still adjusting to the new club.

But Kim had observed the bunker shot ...

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