Creamer leads Evian Championship with 1st-round 64
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Paula Creamer is leading a major tournament again, shooting a bogey-free 7-under 64 Thursday in the first round of the Evian Championship.
MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Morgan Pressel and Paula Creamer shot a best-ball 6-under 64 on Thursday for a share of the second-round lead in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, the LPGA Tour's...
Canadians Henderson, Sharp lead LPGA Tour team event
MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Canadians Brooke Henderson and Alena Sharp shot a 5-under 65 in alternate-shot play Wednesday to take the first-round lead in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, the LPGA...
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.
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.
US beats Europe in Solheim Cup 16 1/2-11 1/2 in Iowa
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lexi Thompson set the tone by rallying from four holes down. The rest of the Americans took it from there and restored their dominance in the Solheim Cup
"I was just, like, 'I just have to go all in and go for it all,'" Thompson said.
Her U.S. teammates followed her lead and the Americans finished off their most-decisive Solheim Cup victory in over 20 years, beating Europe 16 1/2-11 1/2 on Sunday at Des Moines Golf and Country Club.
European star Pettersen out of Solheim Cup with back injury
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — European golfer Suzann Pettersen has pulled out of this weekend's Solheim Cup because of a back injury.
Pettersen says she couldn't guarantee she'd overcome a slipped disk in time for the biennial tournament between the U.S. and Europe, which starts Friday.
Alternate Catriona Matthew will replace Pettersen, who has 12 top-20 finishes and a win this season on the LPGA Tour.
Creamer out to prove in Solheim Cup she’s still got game
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For virtually her entire career, Paula Creamer has been a lock to play in the Solheim Cup.
But her results have declined and U.S. captain Juli Inkster told her that for the first time she wouldn't be playing. Then Jessica Korda withdrew because of a forearm injury, and Creamer was on the team.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Veteran Paula Creamer will replace injured Jessica Korda on the U.S. team at next week's Solheim Cup.
U.S. captain Juli Inkster announced the move Tuesday after Korda withdrew because of a forearm injury.
Korda earned a spot on the team on points. She withdrew from last week's Women's British Open after the first round.
Captains go for youth in Solheim Cup selections
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — U.S. captain Juli Inkster added a pair of rookies to her Solheim Cup team for matches that will see plenty of new faces.
Inkster, the captain for the second straight time, added 18-year-old Angel Yin and Austin Ernst to her 10 automatic qualifiers. She passed over the experience in Paula Creamer and six-time Solheim Cup veteran Angela Stanford. Creamer, a captain's pick in 2015, will miss her first Solheim Cup since she turned pro.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — In-Kyung Kim held off two-time defending champion Anna Nordqvist on Sunday in the ShopRite LPGA Classic for her fifth tour title.
Tied with Paula Creamer for the second-round lead, Kim closed with a 2-under 69 in windy conditions for a two-stroke victory over Nordqvist at Stockton Seaview.
"Just so windy. ... It was tough," Kim said. "I feel really pleased with how I played today. Was really tricky and challenge out there, but I gave my best."
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn took the No. 1 spot in the world ranking without hitting a shot, and Paula Creamer and In-Kyung Kim topped the ShopRite LPGA Classic leaderboard Saturday.
Taking the week off, Jutanugarn replaced Lydia Ko atop the ranking when So Yeon Ryu missed the cut. Ko, also skipping the event, was guaranteed to lose the top spot to Jutanugarn or Ryu, and Jutanugarn got the position when Ryu failed to finish solo third or better.
KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — A funny thing happened in sunny Hawaii while waiting for someone to break away from a pack of leaders in the opening round of the LPGA Lotte Championship Wednesday.
Rain zeroed in on Ko Olina Golf Club, forcing a 45-minute delay.
Then Paula Creamer and South Korea's Mi Hyang Lee took over, bolting into first at 6-under 66. Both had seven birdies and a bogey, with Lee's coming on the final hole, in the dark.
"I couldn't see the line or anything," she said. "It was too hard."
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."
Japan’s Sakura Yokomine leads LPGA Taiwan Championship
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Sakura Yokomine bogeyed the final hole for a 5-under 67 and a one-stroke lead over Brooke Henderson, Paula Creamer and Amy Yang on Thursday in the LPGA Taiwan Championship.