Sei Young Kim makes 25-foot putt at CME Group Tour Championship to win $1.5M, richest prize in women’s golf history
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Sei Young Kim makes 25-foot putt at CME Group Tour Championship to win $1.5M, richest prize in women’s golf history.
GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Suzann Pettersen stood over the final shot of her golfing career, not quite realizing it also was the last shot of the most dramatic Solheim Cup ever...
GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — If things had worked out differently, they might have been walking out together in the blue of Europe on the opening day of the 2019 Solheim Cup.
The United States had already brought one of its most inexperienced teams in Solheim Cup history to Scotland this week when a back injury nagging Stacy Lewis flared up in practice.
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....
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Restored to July on the calendar, the Evian Championship begins back-to-back weeks of major championships in women's golf for the first time in six decades on...
ONEIDA, Wis. (AP) — Yealimi Noh began her week trying to qualify for the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. She played the opening two rounds alongside an amateur whom she beat by 73 shots. And now...
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — The LPGA Tour gets its crack at Hazeltine National, the course with a recent history of surprising outcomes.
This is where Rich Beem, a former car stereo salesman, held...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has hired Lisa Johnson away from Idaho to be the Cornhuskers' new women's golf coach.
Athletic director Bill Moos announced Monday that Johnson would take over...
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Trailing in four of five matches on the back nine, Duke knew there was plenty of time in what became the longest day in the NCAA Women's Golf Championship.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Haley Moore delivered again for Arizona, making a 15-foot birdie putt for a 1-up victory that sent the defending champions to a 3-2 victory over Southern California and...
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Nothing drives Maria Fassi of Mexico like failure.
Fassi was the Annika Award last year as the best player in women's golf as a junior at Arkansas, only to play some...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Robin Krapfl (CROP-fill) is retiring after 32 years as the Nebraska women's golf coach.
Krapfl, who made the announcement Monday, played three years for the Cornhuskers...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Worn out after two long nights with infant daughter Chesnee, Stacy Lewis shot a 6-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead with Hannah Green after the first round of the...
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Stacy Lewis thinks motherhood has mellowed her — a bit.
"Maybe a little bit more even keel and low key," Lewis said at the ANA Inspiration, the major...
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.
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.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The Race to the CME Globe will be more frantic starting next year, and the winner of the LPGA Tour's season-ending tournament is going to get considerably richer.
Tour and event officials announced Tuesday night that the CME Group Tour Championship's purse in 2019 will double to $5 million, with the winner getting $1.5 million — the largest first-place share in women's golf history.
HAINAN ISLAND, China (AP) — Two golfers from Thailand were at the top of the leaderboard after Wednesday's first round of the Blue Bay LPGA tournament.
Thidapa Suwannapura shot a 4-under 68 to lead the tournament by one shot from her compatriot Ariya Jutanugarn and Alena Sharp of Canada.
Six other players, including three other Thai players, were two shots back and five others were three off the lead in the 72-hole tournament, which concludes the LPGA's Tour's Asian swing.
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — The Evian Championship will bid farewell to September, and hopefully its bad weather, when the final women's golf major of the season starts Thursday.
It's the final edition of Evian before it reverts to its former July slot in 2019, a move that players hope will avoid more weather-hit days like last year's opening round — which was wiped out by a severe storm.
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) — Named in honor of a famous Masters victory, Georgia Hall has her hands on one of the big trophies in women's golf at the age of 22.
The Englishwoman reeled in long-time leader Pornanong Phatlum in a gripping final-round duel at Royal Lytham to win the Women's British Open for her first major title on Sunday.
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — Considering the historical importance for women's golf, Elaine Crosby realized this round carried a good deal of significance.
Crosby shot a 3-under-par 70 Thursday at Chicago Golf Club for the lead after one round of the inaugural U.S. Senior Women's Open.
"It's history for women's golf," said Crosby, a two-time winner on the LPGA Tour. "We've worked really hard."
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — University of Alabama women's golfer Cheyenne Knight, a three-time All-American, is forgoing her final season of collegiate eligibility to begin her professional career.
The Tuscaloosa News reports Knight, of Aledo, Texas, will make her pro debut at the Symetra Tour's Four Winds Invitational on Friday in South Bend, Indiana.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After 34 years, LSU women's golf coach Karen Bahnsen has decided to step down.
Bahnsen, who has been with the program since its inception as its first signee, announced her retirement Friday.
The Advocate reports Bahnsen's immediate plan involves caring for her ailing father and taking a position with the Tiger Athletic Foundation, LSU's fundraising entity.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Haley Moore beat Lakareber Abe with a birdie on the first extra hole Wednesday to give Arizona a 3-2 victory over Alabama in the NCAA women's golf championship.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Arizona was one putt away from being eliminated at the NCAA Women's golf championship.
One day later, the Wildcats earned a shot at the title.
Bianca Pagdanganan delivered another clutch moment on the par-5 18th as Arizona beat top-seeded UCLA in the quarterfinals Tuesday morning. Gigi Stoll and Sandra Nordaas led the Wildcats to a victory over Stanford in the afternoon to reach the championship match against Alabama.
Carol Mann, a two-time major champion who won 38 LPGA Tour titles, has died. She was 77.
The LPGA Tour issued a statement Monday that Mann had died Sunday at her home in The Woodlands, Texas. LPGA Tour officials said a family member notified them of Mann's death.
Her major titles were the 1964 Women's Western Open Invitational and the 1965 U.S. Women's Open. She won 10 tournaments in 1968.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The University of Southern Mississippi's women's golf program has a new leader at its helm.
Director of Athletics Jon Gilbert announced Thursday the hiring of Lucy Nunn, who comes to Hattiesburg after serving as an assistant coach at the University of Houston since July 2014. Nunn helped guide the Cougars to the American Athletic Conference Championships, earning a spot in the NCAA Regionals, in which one of their students advanced to the NCAA Championships.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The University of Southern Mississippi has hired Eddie Brescher as coach of its men's golf program.
Director of Athletics Jon Gilbert announced the hiring Friday.
Brescher most recently served as USM's interim women's golf coach. He takes over for coach Jerry Weeks, who recently retired following 12 years at the helm of the program.
DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Stacy Lewis is expecting her first child.
The 33-year-old LPGA Tour star and husband Gerrod Chadwell announced the pregnancy and Nov. 3 due date in an interview with Golfweek. She plans to play through the Marathon Classic in July and return for a full season next year.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Even with five of the biggest prizes still up for grabs at the final LPGA Tour event of the year, So Yeon Ryu has set an ambitious goal.
"I want to be a rock star for the future," Ryu said.
Her smile and infectious laugh kept it all in context Tuesday.
The LPGA Tour has no shortage of star players this year.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The women are finally getting their day at Pebble Beach.
The USGA said Tuesday the U.S. Women's Open will be held at Pebble Beach in 2023, making good on a decade-old pledge to hold the biggest event in women's golf on one of the most famous courses in America.
The USGA also said Pebble Beach will host the U.S. Open for the seventh time in 2027, giving California four U.S. Opens in a nine-year stretch starting in 2019.
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Rain and strong winds have forced Thursday's play to be scrapped at the final women's golf major of the season, which will start afresh on Friday as a 54-hole event.
LPGA Tour Commissioner Michael Whan said what the little play was achieved Thursday morning at the Evian Championship is wiped from the record.
Whan announced the abandonment at 2:30 p.m. (1230 GMT) almost 4 1/2 hours after players had been called off the wind-swept course overlooking Lake Geneva.
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.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Stacy Lewis shot an 8-under 64 on Friday for a share of the Cambia Portland Classic lead — and a chance to make a big donation to hurricane relief in her hometown.
From The Woodlands in the Houston area, Lewis is giving her earnings this week to the relief efforts. The 11-time LPGA Tour champion also is trying to win for the first time since 2014.
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.
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — I.K. Kim, the best player in women's golf right now, emerged from the cold and wet with a 4-under 68 to build a two-shot lead in the Women's British Open going into the weekend.
A two-time winner on the LPGA Tour over the last two months, Kim dropped only one shot in some of the worst conditions at Kingsbarns Links and reached the halfway point at 11-under 133. She was two shots clear of Lexi Thompson and Georgia Hall of England.
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Kingsbarns is not the Old Course at St. Andrews, though it is close — at least as the sea gulls fly.
The American-designed course, located only a few miles from the Home of Golf along the shores of the North Sea, hosts the best women in the world at the Women's British Open, where So Yeon Ryu is among the favorites in a bid to give her swing coach a sweep of British majors.
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.
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — With three holes left in the U.S. Women's Open, Hye-Jin Choi was all set to re-write the record books.
The 17-year-old South Korean was poised to become the second amateur to win the biggest title in women's golf, joining 1967 champion Catherine Lacoste of France.
Quote sheets were handed out featuring the congratulatory words of Lacoste, who is now 72 years old and lives in Spain. Lacoste's father was famed tennis player and sporting goods clothier Rene Lacoste.
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Shanshan Feng is going to have the president of the United States looking over her shoulder in the final round of the U.S. Women's Open, and probably a lot of South Korean fans, too.
The 27-year-old from China rolled in a short birdie putt on the final hole Saturday to take a one-shot lead after three rounds of the biggest tournament in women's golf.
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump spent a second day watching the women's golf tournament being held at his central New Jersey golf club Saturday, as dozens of anti-Trump protesters waved flags and held up banners outside.
Sporting his signature red "Make America Great Again" cap, Trump arrived to cheers from fans watching the U.S. Women's Open at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster.
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Some of the best golfers in the world are competing in New Jersey this weekend — and vying for attention with a guy whose best finish was an age-group club title.
That would be President Donald Trump.
The president's arrival at his club on Friday created such a commotion that crowds at the U.S. Women's Open were asked to keep it down as golfers Lexi Thompson, Brooke Henderson and Stacy Lewis approached the 15th green.
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Shanshan Feng increased her lead in the U.S. Women's Open and lost the spotlight.
It happens when the president of the United States shows up.
Returning from a short trip to France, President Donald Trump pulled into his Trump National Golf Club on Friday in middle of the second round of the biggest tournament in women's golf. A few hours later, he watched from an enclosed glass box next to the 14th green and stole the show.