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Streaking Ariya Jutanugarn puts driver in play in Canada


AP
6:28 p.m. EDT August 31, 2016

CAMBRIDGE, Ontario (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn is trying to complete another hat trick — and she’s giving a misbehaving old friend another chance.

Jutanugarn said she will use a driver in the LPGA Manulife Classic, the first time she has put the wild, but long club in play since winning the Kingsmill Championship in May for the second of third straight victories.

Hammering 2-iron and 3-wood on the driving holes, she started another streak at the Women’s British Open, then rebounded from a knee injury that forced her to withdraw during the Rio Olympics to run away with the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open last week in Alberta.

“Actually, I try to bring it out every week, but some course I can’t hit my driver,” the 20-year-old Thai player said Wednesday, the day before the start of play at Whistle Bear. “But this course, I feel like it’s wide enough to hit driver. My distance, I’m not going to get me to have a problem….

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