LPGA legend recalls 'extravagant' encounter with late Queen Elizabeth II

LPGA legend recalls ‘extravagant’ encounter with late Queen Elizabeth II

Millions of people paid their respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II and golfers also joined in paying their respects. Dame Laura Davies is one of Europe’s most accomplished golfers. Davies had the pleasure of meeting Her Majesty after winning the US Women’s Open in 1987.

The Iron Lady expressed her condolences for the death of the late Queen. She also spoke about her first meeting with the late Queen Elizabeth II.

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Laura Davies on the first time she met the late Queen Elizabeth II

Their first conversation may not have been long, but Davies held her in high regard. The Queen congratulated Davies on his Major Championship victory. It meant a lot to the 20-time LPGA Tour winner, just like anyone else.

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Laura spoke about her conversation with the Queen. “She said, ‘Well, make sure you win’, and I went on and won” Davies called back. I said to someone the other day, I wonder if she looked at the results. I know she didn’t. In my mind, it would be nice to think that she pulled out the paper on Monday and looked at the scores.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – APRIL 21: Queen Elizabeth II waves during a walk around Windsor on her 90th birthday on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Having the queen wish you good luck and maybe even seeing you doing well must feel like a dream come true. The professional golfer also shared her condolences on Her Majesty’s passing. She acknowledged that it was a great loss for the nation. The 58-year-old also explained how the atmosphere has changed in England since the Queen’s disappearance.

Laura on the PGA-LIV controversy

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Laura Davies is one of the biggest names in women’s golf. She also shared her perspective on the ongoing controversy between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf.

Dame Laura Davies has urged the PGA Tour and LIV Golf to work together. The main winner of the LET wants the two tours to be at odds to ensure that the best players in the world are constantly playing against each other in the future.

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Davies’ point doesn’t seem so wrong on this. But is it no longer possible? Well, only time will tell. What do you think of Davies meeting Her Majesty? Share your views in the comment sections below.

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