LPGA Tour star says her secret to success is ‘lots of wine’

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Cristie Kerr of the United States hits her tee shot on the fifth hole during the four-ball session of the 2016 UL International Crown at the Merit Club. | Matt Sullivan/Getty Images

LPGA Tour Star Cristie Kerr has some serious drive and seems to have everything under control as she balances being the mother to her 3-year-old son, while remaining relevant in her professional golf career.

Kerr is regarded as one of the most dominant and consistent female golfers of her time. She has racked-up 18 top fives in majors, including two wins, since she turned professional in 1996.

She’ll be looking to add a third major this week at the U.S. Women’s Open at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster.

Before the tournament’s first round Wednesday, a reporter asked Kerr what’s her secret to longevity and success.

“Wine. Lots of wine,” Kerr joked.

She also said her caddie, Mike Heady, made himself a “Make Wine Great Again” hat, before she actually revealed the reason she’s been so dominant.

“I honestly think it’s desire,” Kerr said. “I love to practice, I love to compete and win and have a chance to be contending and it’s a rush and it’s — I often say, you know, golf was the first thing I ever fell in love with and it’s a relationship that you can have for a lifetime.

“I feel like as long as I feel like working at it, feel like training and trying to keep my body fit — and you know, it’s walking. You can walk and hit. You can play for as long as you want.”

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