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Presidents Cup streaker explains why she did it (video)

Steve Stricker, not Tiger Woods, ended up being Kimberly Webster’s target. (Sam Greenwood / Getty Images)

Kimberly Webster, a 23-year-old from Worthington, Ohio, wanted to spice up the Presidents Cup competition.

Mission accomplished.

With strategically placed bits of red, white and blue patriotism and carrying an American flag, Webster streaked down the 18th fairway of the Muirfield Village course in Dublin, Ohio, and drew chants of “U-S-A, U-S-A!”

She also drew a $99 fine from the Dublin Justice Center buzzkills and a misdemeanor citation for disorderly conduct, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

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“I wanted to add a little excitement to golf because everyone seemed kind of depressed and like they weren’t having fun because of the [rainy] weather,” Webster, who recently relocated to Ohio to help take care of her elderly grandmother, told golf writer Stephanie Wei. “I hadn’t been to a lot of sporting events…I just thought it would be interesting to try something like this.”

Webster intended to streak by Tiger Woods, but settled on Steve Stricker.

“I didn’t think Tiger was going to make it to hole 17,” she said, “so I was looking through the list of players for the Americans and I saw Stricker, and I thought ‘Streaking for Stricker’ kind of rhymed.”

Since Sunday, Webster has drawn all sorts of interview requests and the fine is well worth the price to be a trail blazer.

“When I [searched the Internet for] top streakers of all time, it was all men,” she told Columbus’s NBC affiliate, “and I was like, ‘Let’s see what happens. Let’s try and change this a little bit.'”

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Related: A squirrel steals the Presidents Cup show

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.



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