SINGAPORE (AP) — The No. 1 player in the world is No. 1 after three rounds at the HSBC Women's World Championship.
Two strokes behind American Amy Olson after two rounds, Ariya Jutanugarn...
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.
Ji survives cold and wind to win LPGA Tour opener
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Eun-Hee Ji of South Korea left the mistakes to everyone else down the stretch in the LPGA Tour season opener.
Ji managed a strong wind and temperatures in the 50s on Sunday by making three birdies on the back nine to pull away and close with a 1-under 70, giving her a two-shot victory in the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions.
Ko, Ji share lead going to final round of LPGA opener
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Lydia Ko could only think about the putts that didn't go in, perhaps because she was used to making so many.
Ko ran off four birdies on the front nine Saturday for a 30, and it was enough to carry her to a 5-under 66 and a share of the lead with Eun-Hee Ji going into the final round of the season-opening Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions on the LPGA Tour.
Ji also was hot early, and a pair of birdies early on the back nine gave her a 66.
Brooke Henderson leads by 2 shots in LPGA opener in Florida
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Brooke Henderson of Canada kept out of trouble and kept bogeys off her card Friday on her way to a 4-under 67 and a two-shot lead in the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, the winners-only start to the LPGA Tour season.
Henderson had the only bogey-free round at Tranquilo Golf Club at Four Seasons.
Lydia Ko receives New Zealand honor
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Former top-ranked golfer Lydia Ko has received one of New Zealand's highest civil honors.
The 21-year-old Korean-born golfer was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the country's New Year's honors list.
Ko was the top-ranked women's golfer from February 2015 to June 2017. She was also the youngest player to win a professional tournament and the youngest tournament winner on the LPGA tour.
Hsu takes 2nd-round lead in Taiwan, Lydia Ko moves close
TAOYUAN, Taiwan (AP) — Wei-Ling Hsu was feeling the love from her home crowd at the LPGA Taiwan Championship on Friday and it inspired her to a 5-under 67 and a one-stroke lead after two rounds.
Hsu had a total of 9-under 135 on the Ta Shee Golf and Country Club, one ahead of first-round leader Jodi Ewart Shadoff (71).
"That was probably the most people I had around me, I felt a lot of support," Hsu said. "It also helped that I didn't look around much or check the scoreboards."
Kang finishes strong to win LPGA Shanghai by 2 strokes
SHANGHAI (AP) — Danielle Kang shot a 3-under 69 on Sunday to win the LPGA Shanghai by two strokes for her second career title.
Kang, who started the final round one stroke off the lead, offset a lone bogey on the par-5 fourth hole with four birdies after the turn to finish at 13-under 275 and hold off a late charge by Lydia Ko, who had the day's lowest score of 66.
Kang, Hull keep one-shot lead at KEB Hana Bank Championship
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Danielle Kang and Charley Hull shot 4-under 68s to retain the lead after three rounds of the KEB Hana Bank Championship on Saturday.
Ariya Jutanugarn was one stroke behind after a 69.
Local favorite In Gee Chun shot a 66 and was two back and tied for fourth with Minjee Lee (67) and Lydia Ko (68) at 10 under.
No. 1-ranked Sung Hyun Park, who shared the overnight lead, carded a 71 that included three bogeys and a double bogey.
Ariya Jutanugarn tied for lead in CP Women’s Open
REGINA, Saskatchewan (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn birdied five of her last eight holes for an 8-under 64 and a share of the CP Women's Open lead Thursday at rain-softened Wascana Country Club.
Nasa Hataoka and Mariajo Uribe joined the second-ranked Jutanugarn atop the leaderboard, with Canadian star Brooke Henderson and three-time champion Lydia Ko two strokes back.
KILDEER, Ill. (AP) — Lydia Ko birdied the first hole and just kept rolling from there — all the way into contention for another major victory.
Ko shot a 6-under 66 on Friday in the second round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship to move two strokes off the lead.
The 21-year-old New Zealander shook off an opening 74 at Kemper Lakes to reach 4 under and give herself a shot to win her third major.
Irish twins to turn pro at ShopRite LPGA Classic
GALLOWAY, N.J. (AP) — Irish twins Leona and Lisa Maguire are turning professional and plan to compete at next week's ShopRite LPGA Classic.
Tournament executive director Tim Erensen says they will join the field that begins play June 8 at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club.
Lydia Ko wins at Lake Merced with playoff eagle
DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Lydia Ko hit a 3-wood to 3 feet for eagle to finish off Minjee Lee on the first hole of a playoff Sunday in the chilly LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship
Ko won her 15th LPGA Tour title and first since July 2016, a 43-event stretch marked by changes in instructors, caddies and equipment and a large weight loss.
DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Days after turning 21, Lydia Ko is surrounding herself with family and friends and soaking up good vibes on a golf course she loves as she seeks to end a victory drought.
The former No. 1 shot a 5-under 67 at Lake Merced on Saturday for a one-shot lead over Jessica Korda at the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship.
Lydia Ko tied for LPGA Tour lead at chilly Lake Merced
DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Lydia Ko was back on top at Lake Merced.
Ko shot a 4-under 68 on a chilly Thursday morning at the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship for a share of the first-round lead. Jessica Korda, Caroline Hedwall, In-Kyung Kim and Su Oh joined Ko atop the leaderboard in the LPGA Tour's return to Lake Merced after a year away.
"This is a golf course where you need to drive the ball well and putt well," said Ko, the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic winner at the course in 2014 and 2015.
Jin Young Ko takes 1st-round lead at Women’s Australian Open
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Jin Young Ko made six birdies on the back nine in her LPGA Tour debut to take a two-stroke lead in the opening round of the Women's Australian Open on Thursday.
Ko, playing in one of the final afternoon groups at Kooyanga, carded a 7-under-par 65 to move past second-place Jiyai Shin, a fellow South Korean.
Asked about her goals for the week, Ko replied: "First one is make the cut, second one is enjoy."
Ko endures 1st season without winning on the LPGA Tour
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Lydia Ko blasted out from in front of the steep edge of a bunker and raised her arms playfully when it dropped for par. She ended the first round of the CME Group Tour Championship one shot out of the lead, and she looked like the Ko of old.
Her comments immediately after the round spoke to what kind of year it was.
"It would be good to finish the season with a top 10. I would be pretty happy with that," Ko said.
LPGA rookie Sung Hyun Park takes big step toward award sweep
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — LPGA rookie Sung Hyun Park took a big first step toward sweeping all the season awards, and possibly picking up a $1 million bonus.
Park made a pair of birdies over the closing stretch at Tiburon Golf Club on Thursday for a 5-under 67, leaving the 24-year-old from South Korea one shot behind after the opening round of the CME Group Tour Championship.
Peiyun Chien of Taiwan and Sarah Jane Smith of Australia opened with bogey-free rounds of 66 to share the lead in a warm breeze.
South Korean Ji fires 65 to win Taiwan Championship
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Eun-Hee Ji fired a 7-under-par 65 to win the Taiwan Championship on Sunday for her first LPGA title since the 2009 U.S. Women's Open.
Ji, who had a six-stroke lead heading into the final round, carded seven birdies to finish at 17-under 271, six strokes ahead of Lydia Ko, who also closed with a 65.
"I'm so happy and excited because I haven't won for the past eight years," said Ji. "So I was waiting for this moment for so long, so I'm super happy right now."
Ji fires 69 for 6-stroke lead at Taiwan Championship
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Eun-Hee Ji carded a 3-under 69 to open up a six-stroke lead after the third round of the Taiwan Championship on Saturday.
Ji, who shared the overnight lead with Jenny Shin, recovered from a bogey on the par-4 5th with four birdies for a total of 10-under 206. The South Korean veteran is looking for her first win since the 2009 U.S. Women's Open.
Belen Mozo leads NZ Women’s Open by 1 shot after 3rd round
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Spain's Belen Mozo will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the LPGA Tour's New Zealand Women's Open after a 1-under 71 Saturday helped her hold off challenges from Brooke Henderson of Canada and American Brittany Lincicome.
Mozo, who led by five strokes after the second round, had a three-round total of 15-under 201 on the newly-established Windross Farm course.
Mozo leads NZ Women’s Open by five after 8-under 64
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Spain's Belen Mozo shot an 8-under 64, including a hole in one on the par-3 13th, to take a five-stroke lead after two rounds of the New Zealand Women's Open on Friday.
Mozo finished strongly with a birdie on the 18th after a double-bogey on the 17th after hitting her tee shot into the water.
She had a 14-under total of 130 on the newly-established Windross Farm course.
Henderson, Ewart Shadoff share lead at New Zealand Open
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Canadian Brooke Henderson and Jodi Ewart Shadoff of England shot 7-under 65 on Thursday to share the lead in the New Zealand Women's Open, leaving home star Lydia Ko five strokes back after the first round.
The playing partners led by one stroke over Amy Boulden of Wales and Belen Mozo of Spain, with American Brittany Lincicome, Beatriz Recari of Spain and South Korea's Na Yeon Choi another stroke back after 67s.
Ko looks to end title drought at New Zealand Open
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Lydia Ko's return home for the New Zealand Women's Open will give the former world No. 1 a chance to sustain her recent improvement in form and perhaps collect her first LPGA title in more than a year.
Ko has won her home open in three of the last four years — 2013, 2015 and 2016. However, she faces a stronger challenge when the latest edition starts Thursday, as the tournament has become part of the LPGA Tour for the first time.
Ko confident ahead of New Zealand Open
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Former world No. 1 Lydia Ko says her confidence is rising as she prepares to play in the New Zealand Open next week in front of her home gallery, near the end of a lackluster year.
Ko says she has taken faith from her third-place finish last week at the Evian Championship, the season's final major. Ko bogeyed the final hole to miss a place in a playoff as she chased her first tournament victory in 14 months.
Evian tough to read after 9 different women’s majors winners
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — After nine different winners in the past nine women's golf majors, the Evian Championship has no clear favorite when play begins Thursday.
Even the LPGA Tour this season has proved unpredictable with 20 winners of the 25 titles so far. No one has claimed more than three.
"That's pretty incredible," said Lydia Ko of New Zealand, the 2015 Evian champion who went on to win back-to-back majors at the 2016 ANA Inspiration in California.
Lexi Thompson seals Indy win with traditional kiss of bricks
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lexi Thompson celebrated in the most traditional Indy style. She sipped some milk, poured the rest over her head and, of course, sealed it with a kiss of the bricks.
The 22-year-old Florida player earned it.
After dazzling fans with two days of almost error-free golf, Thompson overcame some late bobbles for a four-shot victory over Lydia Ko on Saturday in the inaugural Indy Women in Tech Championship.
Lydia Ko regains form, ties Lexi Thompson for Indy lead
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lydia Ko delivered a clear message to her LPGA Tour rivals Friday.
She's having fun again — and she's ready to start winning again.
The 20-year-old New Zealander shot an 8-under 64 and grabbed a share of the lead with Lexi Thompson at 15-under 129 with a round left in the Indy Women in Tech Championship. If Ko puts together one more solid round Saturday, she could finally pick up her first win since July 2016.
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.
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?
BEDMINSTER, New Jersey (AP) — There will be no getting around President Donald Trump for the USGA and the world's top golfers at the U.S. Women's Open this week.
The biggest event in women's golf is being held at Trump National Golf Club, and the first day of formal interviews had as much to do with the tournament that starts Thursday as it did about the Republican president.
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — There will be no getting around President Donald Trump for the USGA and the world's top golfers at the U.S. Women's Open this week.
The biggest event in women's golf is being held at Trump National Golf Club, and the first day of formal interviews Tuesday had as much to do with the tournament that starts Thursday as it did about the Republican president.
PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) — Thai amateur Atthaya Thitikul became the youngest winner in Ladies European Tour history at 14 years, 4 months, 19 days Sunday, breaking Lydia Ko's record with a two-stroke victory in the Ladies European Thailand Championship.
Ko was 15 years, 9 months, 17 days when she set the LET record in the 2013 New Zealand Open.
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — Danielle Kang birdied the final hole to win the KPMG Women's PGA Championship on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title, edging defending champion Brooke Henderson.
Kang bogeyed the tricky par-3 17th, and Henderson closed with two birdies to move into a tie for the lead, coming up just short on a 30-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th. But Kang responded with two solid shots to get to the green in two, and then two-putted for the victory.
So Yeon Ryu becomes No. 1 in women’s golf
ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Two-time major champion So Yeon Ryu has a new title — No. 1 in the world.
Ryu became the third player this year to rise to No. 1 in the Rolex Women's World Golf Ranking with her victory in the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. The 26-year-old from South Korea replaces Ariya Jutanugarn, who held the top ranking for two weeks.