83-Year-Old Golfer JoAnne Carner competes in the U.S. Senior Women’s Open and shoots her age

JoAnne Carner
JoAnne Carner

JoAnne Carner has mastered the art of golf, which is often regarded as one of the most challenging and frustrating sports worldwide.

The 83-year-old woman competed in the U.S. Senior Women’s Open at NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio on Thursday, and she shot her age. In her career, this is the fourth time Carner has shot her age or better, and last year, at age 82, she set a record as the oldest woman to compete in a USGA championship.

In spite of her success, Carner was unhappy with her 10-over-par score.

According to Golfweek, Carner said, “the whole swing was basically off.” I wasn’t accelerating toward it; rather, I was firing, then drawing back and ducking into it.

This achievement is just the most recent one in Carner’s illustrious career. Carner has won the U.S. Women’s Open twice (1971 and 1976), and she has been a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame since 1982. In addition to her eight USGA titles, which are more than any other woman, she has amassed a total of 43 victories on the LPGA tour. With nine victories each, Tiger Woods and Bobby Jones are the only golfers to have more than that.

Carner, who is scheduled to play again on Friday, is currently tied for 94th place.

Seven-time LPGA Tour winner Tammie Green shot a bogey-free 5-under 68 to take the early lead.