Davies to join Europe’s Solheim Cup team as vice-captain
LONDON (AP) — British golfer Laura Davies will be one of Europe's three vice-captains next year at the Solheim Cup.
Europe captain Catriona Matthew chose Davies to join vice-captains Suzann Pettersen and Kathryn Imrie for the competition at the Gleneagles course in Scotland in September.
Davies played for Europe in a record 12 Solheim Cups from its inception in 1990 through to 2011, with Europe winning on four occasions.
LPGA Tour player Suzann Pettersen expecting 1st child
OSLO, Norway (AP) — LPGA Tour player Suzann Pettersen is expecting her first child this fall.
Lars Gilleberg, Pettersen's Norway-based manager, confirmed the pregnancy to Golfweek on Friday.
The 36-year-old Pettersen married Christian Ringvold in January 2017.
5 female golfers to take part in men’s European Tour event
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Five female golfers will compete in a men's European Tour event in May as part of more innovations to the GolfSixes tournament.
Suzann Pettersen and Mel Reid will form a European Women's team and Georgia Hall and Charley Hull will combine for an England Women's team in the six-hole match-play tournament at Centurion Club, England, on May 5-6.
In another team, Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn will join forces with Solheim Cup captain Catriona Matthew.
Suzann Pettersen, LPGA star, on Trump: ‘I’ve learned lots from him’
LPGA legend Suzann Pettersen defended her longtime friend and golf buddy President Trump, saying she's learned over the years not to take everything he says literally.
In an interview with Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang, Ms. Pettersen said she's quite fond of Mr. Trump and has turned to him for advice on a number of occasions during her successful career.
Annika Sorenstam leads Europe as Solheim Cup captain
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After accomplishing just about everything there is to accomplish in golf, Annika Sorenstam finally got her shot as a Solheim Cup captain.
Leading Team Europe might prove to be a lot more difficult for Sorenstam than playing ever was.
Veteran star Suzann Pettersen is out with a bad back.
Plenty at stake playing for the flag and for a job
Whether it's playing for the flag in Iowa or playing for a job in North Carolina, the stakes are high this week in golf.
Nothing brings out the passion and pressure quite like a team competition between the United States and Europe, especially when the last edition of the Solheim Cup ended with such hard feelings.
European star Pettersen out of Solheim Cup with back injury
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Suzann Pettersen was hoping to move past the furor she fueled at the 2015 Solheim Cup by helping return the trophy to Europe.
The 36-year-old Norwegian star's balky back won't let her get that opportunity.
Pettersen announced Wednesday that she was pulling out of the biennial event between the U.S. and Europe because a slipped disk.
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.
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Michelle Wie withdrew from the U.S. Women's Open on Friday because of a neck problem.
She played the final five holes of Thursday first round in pain and withdrew on the second hole of her second round the next day.
"The U.S. Women's Open is by far one of my favorite tournaments. ... I so badly wanted to play today and the rest of the week," Wie said in a statement.
CAMBRIDGE, Ontario (AP) — Suzann Pettersen and Mi Hyang Lee each shot an 8-under 64 Thursday to share the first-round lead at the Manulife LPGA Classic.
Hyo Joo Kim, Gonzalez Escall and Shanshan Feng were one shot back at 65, followed another shot back by Alena Sharp, Emily Pedersen, and Jodi Ewart Shadoff.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Minjee Lee cost herself a top-10 finish last week when she failed to sign her scorecard.
It was quite a gaffe, obviously, but it didn't change the fact that the 20-year-old from Australia was playing pretty well.
"Obviously, it was my fault," Lee said. "I played good last week and I know my game's there."
Nomura shoots 6-under 65, leads North Texas event by 1
IRVING, Texas (AP) — The stubborn winds of North Texas might frustrate some golfers. Not Haru Nomura.
Nomura shot a 6-under 65 on Friday for a two-round total of 133 and a one-shot lead in the North Texas LPGA Shootout.
"My mind was very calm today," Nomura said. "I like windy and tough conditions."
Nomura shoots 65, leads North Texas LPGA event by 1 shot
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Haru Nomura shot a 6-under 65 on Friday for a two-round total of 133 and a one-shot lead in the North Texas LPGA Shootout.
Ariya Jutanugarn is second following a 67 with Suzann Pettersen another shot behind. Moriya Jutanugarn, Ariya's older sister, is fourth at 136 along with two-time tournament winner Inbee Park and Marina Alex.
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Lexi Thompson received a four-stroke penalty with six holes to play in the final round of the ANA Inspiration on Sunday for making an incorrect ball placement one day earlier.
The extraordinary delayed penalty knocked Thompson out of the lead at the LPGA Tour's first major of the year.
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — One day after Lexi Thompson couldn't even tee off until shortly before sunset, she had to get back to the Dinah Shore Course before dawn to start a 28-hole day.
Thompson is excelling under unusual conditions at the ANA Inspiration, and it has put her in prime position to play for her second major title.
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — While the entire field at the ANA Inspiration spent the whole day playing catch-up, Norway's Suzann Pettersen and the Korda sisters managed to get ahead.
Pettersen finished her wind-delayed first round with a 4-under 68 and added a second-round 69 Friday, taking a one-shot lead over rookie Nelly Korda and five other players after two shortened days at the LPGA Tour's first major of the year.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Inbee Park made a birdie on the last hole Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Michelle Wie and two others after two rounds of the LPGA's Women's Champions tournament.
Park lost her place atop the leaderboard when she made a double-bogey on the 12th hole, her only blemish in two rounds at the Sentosa Golf Club. But she regained her composure with birdies on the 14th and 18th holes.
Amy Yang wins LPGA Thailand by five strokes
CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Amy Yang rarely wavered with a big lead during the final round of the Thailand LPGA tournament, shooting a 4-under 68 to win by five strokes Sunday.
Due to rain delays, Yang was forced to play her final five holes of the third round on Sunday morning, and she led by five strokes after 54 holes.
China’s Shanshan Feng wins Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Shanshan Feng won the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia on Sunday to cap a string of high finishes that started with an Olympic bronze medal.
The 27-year-old Chinese star beat Suzann Pettersen by three strokes at TPC Kuala Lumpur for her second victory in the event.
"Every time I come back here, it makes me feel like I'm at home," Feng said. "I'm really relaxed and I love everything, love the food, love the people."
Sorenstam has ‘fair play’ in mind ahead of 2017 Solheim Cup
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Golfing great Annika Sorenstam has a clear idea of what she expects from her players at next year's Solheim Cup in the United States.
Although the 10-time Grand Slam winner demonstrated a huge competitive streak during her career, Sorenstam wants to avoid a repeat of the tension in last year's tournament in Germany, when Norwegian Suzann Pettersen infuriated American fans.