Morgan Pressel and I have much in common.
She's blonde, petite and the youngest winner of a modern women's golf major. And I'm . . . well, other than all of that, neither of us are particularly good at taking our lumps.
When I was given a ticket for talking on my cell phone while driving recently, I told the cop that I rarely ever do it and that it was my wife on the other line with a very important call, which was true.
And we were stopped at a red light, so it's not like I was actually driving and talking.
And it's not like anyone was going to get hurt because I was on the phone, so while I may have broken the letter of the California law, I certainly didn't break its spirit.
He listened and nodded in acknowledgment . . . and continued writing the ticket.
It wasn't really fair that I got that ticket, just as it wasn't really fair that Pressel was assessed a slow-play penalty at the Sybase Match Play Championship over the weekend.