Betsy King

Weekend cameo is fit for King

Betsy King is having golf nightmares again, like the one in which a tree is hindering her backswing — on the first tee. Or where she's trying to hack out from a locker.

"That was the one thing nice about retirement," quipped the 55-year-old Hall of Famer, the oldest entrant at this week's U.S. Women's Open.

It has been 51/2 years since King last teed it up in an LPGA event, stepping aside after the 2005 season to tend to her ailing parents. Her exemption for winning the 1989 and '90 Opens ran out long ago.

She spends most of her days now with humanitarian efforts, taking groups to Africa to help build homes for orphans. So how did she end up at The...