79-Year-Old JoAnne Carner Just Shot Her Age at U.S. Senior Women's Open
"Big Mama" just slayed at the Open with a birdie on her final hole to finish with a six-over par 79 to match her age.
If you haven't heard of JoAnne Carner, you certainly won't forget her after this one. Carner, officially known as "Big Mama" (and once known as "The Great Gundy"), is an absolute stud on the links. As if her Hall of Fame-worthy 41 wins on the LPGA circuit weren't impressive enough, she just racked up a new milestone: shooting her age at 79-years-old.
Carner participated in the U.S. Senior Women's Open at Chicago Golf Club yesterday after not walking a course for 14 years. The lack of golf cart meant little to her, she's still got it. I mean, just take a look at what we're up against here:
My god, Big Mama. You are an inspiration.
Oh, and yes, there was her golfing, too. Just look at the purity of this swing:
An absolute legend. And, duh, she's got mad groupies:
Here's her tee shot to start the tournament, which smoked her competition:
And here she is teeing off at 18, needing a birdie to match her age:
Big Mama ended up shooting six-over par (the course was stretched to a 73 par for the day) to make the magical number of 79. She surely wouldn't have had it any other way. Go enjoy a celebration cig. You earned it.