RANCHO MIRAGE -- A year ago at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, women's golf's first major of the season, Korea's I.K. Kim needed to just tap in a putt on the 18th hole to win.
Instead, Kim flubbed the tap-in, a putt so easy many men and women can sink it without even looking. Kim ended up losing the title in a playoff and for an hour afterward, in between tears, Kim answered questions about what happened.
And she's back, a year later, and said her sad experience has taught her lessons.
[For the record, 12:24 p.m., April 4: The headline on an earlier version of this post incorrectly said the blown putt occurred at the 2013 Kraft Nabisco Championship. It happened at the 2012 championship.]
"It was a big turning point in my life," Kim said. "It was too tough to handle at first but I think it's important not only to the (television) viewers and the people, but to let the younger generation know that it's not always going to be glorious and victory.