Column: Solheim Cup great theater even without best players
The stage alone makes this the most exciting week of the year in women's golf.
The Solheim Cup delivers more pomp, more passion and more raw emotion than any other event on the schedule....
Green’s win at Women’s PGA makes mentor Webb proud
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — In the middle of the night before the most important round of golf in Hannah Green's life, a storm rolled through that produced a crack of thunder loud enough to shake the...
Hannah Green wins KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Hannah Green held her nerve and saved par from the bunker with a 5-foot putt on the final hole to win the KPMG Women's PGA Championship on Sunday for her first major...
Hannah Green holds her nerve and becomes major champion
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Hannah Green never felt more nervous than standing over a 5-foot par putt Sunday at Hazeltine National with a chance to win her first major at the KPMG Women's PGA...
Nelly Korda has 3-shot lead into Australian Open’s 4th round
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Nelly Korda made up for an early bogey on the back nine with three consecutive birdies and four on her final six holes to shoot a 5-under 67 Saturday and take a three-stroke lead after three rounds of the LPGA's Women's Australian Open.
Korda, tied for third after the second round, had a 54-hole total of 12-under 204 at The Grange.
Japan's Haru Nomura had a 70 Saturday and was in second place, with three players tied for third, four strokes behind.
Webb has moment to forget, trails in Women’s Australian Open
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Karrie Webb had one of those moments during the Women's Australian Open on Friday that might have made her feel like one of the weekend golfers following her behind the spectator ropes at The Grange, or watching on television.
Short-siding herself in a bunker on the par-3 14th, five-time champion Webb hit it across the green and watched it dribble into a bunker on the other side.
Five-time winner Webb 2 strokes behind at Australian Open
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Karrie Webb's bid for a sixth Women's Australian Open title began with a 5-under 67 at The Grange, leaving her two strokes behind first-round leaders Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Wei-Ling Hsu.
English player Ewart Shadoff had a bogey-free 65 in calm morning weather Thursday, which included four consecutive birdies from the seventh through 10th holes. Hsu had it tougher in the afternoon but still managed five back-nine birdies.
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Karrie Webb gets US Women’s Open spot
FAR HILLS, N.J. (AP) — Two-time champion Karrie Webb has received a special exemption to the U.S. Women's Open at Shoal Creek in Alabama.
Webb won consecutive U.S. Women's Open titles by a combined 13 shots when she was at the top of her game. She beat Cristie Kerr and Meg Mallon by five shots at The Merit Club outside Chicago in 2000 and Se Ri Pak by eight shots at Pine Needles in North Carolina a year later.
The U.S. Women's Open at Shoal Creek starts May 31.
South Korea’s Jin Young Ko wins Australian Open
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — South Korea's Jin Young Ko shot a 3-under par 69 Sunday to clinch a 3-shot, start-to-finish win the Women's Australian Open.
Playing in her first tournament as a full LPGA member, Ko shot 65, 69, 71, 69 to lead after all four rounds and to finish with a total of 274, 14-under par at the Kooyonga Golf Club. She is the first player to win her first tournament as an LPGA member in the tour's 67-year history.
Jin Young Ko maintains lead at Women’s Australian Open
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Jin Young Ko continued her domination of the Women's Australian Open, shooting a 1-under 71 Saturday to increase her lead to four strokes after three rounds.
The South Korean, who led after each of the opening two rounds of the LPGA tournament, had a three-round total of 11-under 205 at Kooyonga Golf Club.
Australian golfer Hannah Green moved into second place after the round of the day, a 66.
IRVINE, Scotland (AP) — Mi Hyang Lee took advantage of Hall of Famer Karrie Webb's late double bogey to win the Ladies Scottish Open on Sunday for her second LPGA Tour title.
"I didn't believe I got a win today," said Lee, six shots back entering the round. "It was a really surprise for me."
A stroke ahead of Lee with two holes left at chilly Dundonald Links, Webb dropped a shot back with the double bogey on the par-5 17th after driving into a bunker and having to play out backward.
IRVINE, Scotland (AP) — Hall of Famer Karrie Webb and Sei Young Kim topped the Ladies Scottish Open leaderboard Saturday after another rainy, cold and windy day at Dundonald Links.
Kim birdied the par-4 17th and par-5 18th in strong wind and rain for a 3-under 69, and Webb birdied the 17th en route to a 70. They were at 6-under 210. Second-round leader Cristie Kerr was third at 4 under after a 73.
IRVINE, Scotland (AP) — Cristie Kerr birdied three of the last six holes in strong wind Friday at Dundonald Links for a 1-over 73 and a one-stroke lead over Hall of Famer Karrie Webb in the Ladies Scottish Open.
Kerr played the first 11 holes in 4 over, with a double bogey on the par-5 third and bogeys on Nos. 6 and 11. The 39-year-old American had a 5-under 139 total.
Hall of Famer Karrie Webb leads Ladies Scottish Open
IRVINE, Scotland (AP) — Hall of Famer Karrie Webb shot a 7-under 65 in cold and windy conditions Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over Cristie Kerr in the Ladies Scottish Open.
"When we were warming up and our first few holes, obviously it was really cold and really windy," Webb said. "I looked at the scoreboard and saw that Cristie Kerr shot 6 under, and I was like, 'What course did she play today?'"
US Women’s Open a tough test before it even starts
The U.S. Women's Open is living up to its reputation as the toughest test in golf. It might get easier once the tournament begins.
Lydia Ko is trying to end a year without winning, So Yeon Ryu is going for her second major of the year and Brittany Lang is trying to become the first back-to-back winner since Karrie Webb in 2001. All of that has been an afterthought because of the golf course.
Brittany Lang needs better to defend in US Women’s Open
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Women's Open has not had a repeat winner since Karrie Webb in 2001 and the chances of Brittany Lang doing it this year don't seem good.
The 31-year-old Lang has finished no better than 13th in 14 events on the LPGA Tour, and she missed the cut in the KPMG Women's PGA two weeks ago.
So who is going to win the biggest event in women's golf at Trump National Golf Club?
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The ShopRite LPGA Classic in the shadow of Atlantic City, New Jersey has been extended through 2023.
The LPGA, Wakefern Food Corp and the Eiger Marketing Group announced the five-year sponsorship extension Wednesday, two days before the start of this year's 54-hole event at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club.
The tournament was first played in 1986 and was known as the Atlantic City Classic. Wakefern became the title sponsor in 1992.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Michelle Wie rolled in several clutch putts on Thursday and had six birdies in a 10-hole stretch to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the HSBC Women's Champions.
The 27-year-old Wie, who has struggled with injuries and form since winning the U.S. Open in 2014, shot a 6-under 66 at the new Tanjong course.
"It's a marathon this week, it's not a sprint," said Wie. "But I have to say I'm very proud of where I've positioned myself today."
Peggy Kirk Bell dies at 95
SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (AP) — Peggy Kirk Bell, a leading golf instructor who owned Pine Needles Resort and spent a lifetime as the premier advocate for women's golf, has died at her home in Pine Needles. She was 95.
Kelly Miller, her son-in-law and the club president at Pine Needles and Mid Pines, informed club members that she died Wednesday. The Pilot newspaper first reported Kirk Bell's death.
Thumb injury knocks Inbee Park from LPGA’s final major
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Inbee Park has withdrawn from the LPGA Tour's final major of the year because her thumb needs more rehabilitation.
She says her left thumb was put in a cast last week and her recovery time will force her to miss the Evian Championship in France on Sept. 15-18.