CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — Trailing by four shots heading into the final round of the Founders Classic, Jin Young Ko got a little inspiration about comeback wins watching fellow South Korean Sung-jae Im rally from a big deficit to win on the KPGA Tour.
CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — Two-time LPGA Tour player of the year Jin Young Ko shot her second straight 4-under 68 on Friday in the Founders Cup and shared the halfway lead with 37-year-old non-winner Sarah Kemp.
Kitayama wins at Bay Hill; Jin Young Ko triumphs on LPGAMarch 6, 2023 GMT
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Kurt Kitayama let an All-Star cast of contenders back into the tournament with a triple bogey, only to beat them all with a clutch birdie and the best lag putt of his life to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday.
Jin Young Ko wins LPGA Singapore by two strokesMarch 5, 2023 GMT
SINGAPORE (AP) — Jin Young Ko won for the first time in a year at the HSBC Women's World Championship and hopes this signals a new start from a year of battling injuries that cost her the No. 1 ranking.
Jin Young Ko leads by 2 after 3rd round at LPGA SingaporeMarch 4, 2023 GMT
SINGAPORE (AP) — Defending champion Jin Young Ko shot a second consecutive 7-under 65 Saturday to take a two-stroke lead over Nelly Korda into the final round of the LPGA's Women's World Championship.
PGA Tour heads to break, LPGA and European tours end seasonsNovember 15, 2022 GMT
Thai teen Atthaya Thitikul now No. 1 in women’s golf rankingOctober 31, 2022 GMT
Thai teenager Atthaya Thitikul reached No. 1 in the women's world ranking on Monday, the 16th player and second-youngest to get to the top since the ranking began in 2006.
Xiyu Lin makes late eagle to take LPGA lead in TexasSeptember 30, 2022 GMT
THE COLONY, Texas (AP) — Xiyu Lin of China made a 10-foot eagle putt on the par-5 17th hole Thursday that sent her to a 6-under 65 and a one-shot lead in The Ascendant LPGA.
The late eagle from Lin, twice a runner-up on the LPGA Tour this season, took attention away from Atthaya Thitikul and her bid to reach No.
Australian rookie shoots bogey-free 65, leads LPGA ClassicJune 11, 2022 GMT
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Australian rookie Stephanie Kyriacou shot a bogey-free, 6-under 65 on Friday to take the first-round lead in the ShopRite LPGA Classic at Seaview Hotel and Golf Club.
Lee wins U.S. Women’s Open, Horschel takes MemorialJune 6, 2022 GMT
SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (AP) — Minjee Lee won the U.S. Women’s Open by four strokes over Mina Harigae at Pine Needles on Sunday to earn $1.8 million, the largest payout in the history of women’s golf.
Ko surges, 3 shots back of Lee, Harigae at U.S. Women’s OpenJune 4, 2022 GMT
SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (AP) — Jin Young Ko never seems to stress. Nor does she let up.
The world’s No. 1 player vaulted into contention for a third major championship Friday, playing the final five holes in 3 under to pull within three shots of second-round Minjee Lee and Mina Harigae at the U.S.
Women’s golf youth movement includes rising stars Ko, KordaJune 3, 2022 GMT
SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (AP) — Women’s golf is on the rise, a momentum swing not lost on fans and sponsors.
With an abundance of emerging stars gaining notoriety, the sport is drawing more attention — and sponsorships — in the post-Covid era.
Sagstrom shoots 63 to take lead in LPGA Founders CupMay 12, 2022 GMT
CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — Madelene Sagstrom shot a flawless 9-under 63 during a round she felt holes kept getting larger to take one-stroke lead over Megan Khang after the first round of the Cognizant Founders Cup on Thursday.
Jin Young Ko gets no help being 2x champ at Founders CupMay 11, 2022 GMT
CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — Being a two-time defending champion in the Cognizant Founders Cup isn't giving Jin Young Ko any advantage.
For the third time running, the $3 million event honoring the 13 founders of the LPGA Tour is being played on a different course.
LPGA is getting a foothold in NYC area with the Founders CupMay 5, 2022 GMT
CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — The Cognizant Founders Cup on the LPGA Tour is setting up shop at a new home just a little closer to New York City this year.
Just seven months after Jin Young Ko defended her 2019 title at Mountain Ridge County Club in West Caldwell, New Jersey, the event honoring the 13 founders of the LPGA Tour will be played next week at the Upper Montclair Country Club in Clifton.
Marina Alex wins LPGA Tour’s Palos Verdes ChampionshipMay 2, 2022 GMT
PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif. (AP) — Marina Alex won the Palos Verdes Championship on Sunday for her second LPGA Tour title, breaking a tie with a two-putt birdie on the par-5 16th and parring the final two holes for a one-stroke victory over Jin Young Ko.
Minjee Lee shoots 63, leads Palos Verdes ChampionshipApril 29, 2022 GMT
PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif. (AP) — Minjee Lee shot an 8-under 63 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over top-ranked Jin Young Ko after the first round of the Palos Verdes Championship.
Coming off a third-place tie Sunday in the LA Open at Whilshire Country Club, Lee had a bogey-free round at hilly Palos Verdes Estates in the first-year event that wraps up the LPGA Tour's West Coast swing.
Nasa Hataoka wins LA Open by 5 shots at Wilshire CCApril 25, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nasa Hataoka ran away with DIO Implant LA Open on Sunday at Wilshire Country Club to open the LPGA Tour's two-week run in the Los Angeles area.
Four strokes ahead entering the round after Jin Young Ko's late meltdown Saturday, Hataoka closed with a 4-under 67 for a five-stroke victory over Hannah Green.
Hataoka takes advantage of Ko’s late meltdown in LA OpenApril 24, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nasa Hataoka took advantage of Jin Young Ko's late meltdown Saturday to take a four-stroke lead into the final round of the DIO Implant LA Open.
Tied for the lead with Hataoka after a birdie on the par-5 15th, the top-ranked Ko bogeyed the par-4 16th and made a quadruple-bogey 8 on the 17th after failing twice to get the ball out of the deep barranca.
Ko, Hataoka share LA Open lead at demanding Wilshire CCApril 23, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jin Young Ko had five back-nine birdies in a 7-under 64 at demanding Wilshire Country Club for a share of the second-round lead Friday with Nasa Hataoka in the DIO Implant LA Open.
Koerstz Madsen leads JTBC in bid for second win in a rowMarch 26, 2022 GMT
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Nanna Koerstz Madsen shot a 5-under 67 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead in the JTBC Classic in a bid to win in consecutive starts.
Two weeks after breaking though in Thailand to become the LPGA Tour's first Danish champion, Koerstz Madsen was back on top at Aviara Golf Club in the final event before the first major of the season next week at Mission Hills.
Jin Young Ko back on top of LPGA leaderboard at JTBC ClassicMarch 25, 2022 GMT
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Jin Young Ko picked up where she left off three weeks ago in Singapore on Thursday in the first round of the JTBC Classic.
The top-ranked Ko shot a bogey-free 7-under 65 at Aviara Golf Club to take a one-stroke leader over Nanna Koerstz Madsen in the final event before the first major of the season next week at Mission Hills.
3 players shoot 9-under 63 to share lead at LPGA ThailandMarch 10, 2022 GMT
CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Nasa Hataoka of Japan birdied four of her final five holes to take a share of the first-round lead with a 9-under 63 at the Honda LPGA Thailand on Thursday.
Hataoka was tied for the lead with Germany’s Esther Henseleit, who birded three of her final four holes, and Australia's Su Oh.
Jin Young Ko wins on return to LPGA Tour after 3-month breakMarch 6, 2022 GMT
SINGAPORE (AP) — World No. 1 Jin Young Ko birdied the 18th hole on Sunday for a 6-under 66 to win the LPGA Tour’s HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore by two strokes over fellow South Korean player In Gee Chun and Australian Minjee Lee.
South Korean golfers lead after 3 rounds at LPGA SingaporeMarch 5, 2022 GMT
SINGAPORE (AP) — In Gee Chun shot a 6-under 66 Saturday to lead a trio of South Korean golfers at the top of the leaderboard after three rounds of the LPGA Tour's HSBC Women’s World Championship.
Chun had a 54-hole total of 12-under 204 on the Sentosa Golf Club’s Tanjong course.
No. 1 Jin Young Ko tied for lead at LPGA SingaporeMarch 4, 2022 GMT
SINGAPORE (AP) — Top-ranked Jin Young Ko moved into a tie for the lead at the HSBC Women’s World Championship on Friday in only her second round since returning from a three-month break from the LPGA Tour.
Patty Tavatanakit leads Singapore LPGA by 1 strokeMarch 3, 2022 GMT
SINGAPORE (AP) — Patty Tavatanakit shot a 5-under 67 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the HSBC Women's World Championship, which includes nine of the top 10 female golfers.
Ko wins Gainbridge LPGA; Hovland takes Dubai Desert ClassicJanuary 30, 2022 GMT
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Lydia Ko pulled ahead with a birdie on the 15th hole and matched scores with Danielle Kang the rest of the way, closing with a 3-under 69 for a one-shot victory on a chilly Sunday in the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio.
Column: One rivalry based on performance, another on wordsNovember 23, 2021 GMT
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Golf loves a good rivalry, and right now there would seem to be something for everyone, depending on tastes.
Jin Young Ko delivers big finish to win LPGA player of yearNovember 21, 2021 GMT
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The stakes were high and the odds would have seemed long to anyone but Jin Young Ko.
Her only chance at LPGA player of the year was to win the CME Group Tour Championship. In her way was Nelly Korda, the No.
Korda, Ko part of 4-way tie at LPGA with $1.5M at stakeNovember 20, 2021 GMT
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Nelly Korda was watching from the tee box on the par-3 fifth hole as Jin Young Ko rolled in a birdie putt from 10 feet, the fourth of seventh straight birdies for the South Korean star.
Boutier makes big run for 65 to open 4-shot lead at TiburonNovember 19, 2021 GMT
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — What looked to be a wide-open race for the richest prize in women's golf is now in the hands of Celine Boutier, who made seven birdies over the last 10 holes for a 7-under 65 and a four-shot lead Friday in the CME Group Tour Championship.
Korda, Ko take their race to final event of LPGA TourNovember 18, 2021 GMT
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Nelly Korda won tournaments nearly nine months apart, with a major and an Olympic gold medal in between. Jin Young Ko did her damage late, winning four times in the last two months.
Final week for PGA Tour, season enders for LPGA and EuropeNovember 16, 2021 GMT
LPGA player of the year coming down to Ko and Nelly KordaOctober 26, 2021 GMT
The LPGA Tour decides its player of the year based strictly on points. If those were style points, Nelly Korda would be tough to beat.
Korda's three LPGA victories this year include her first major, the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club, which elevated the 23-year-old American to No.
Jin Young Ko wins LPGA South Korea, set to move to No 1October 24, 2021 GMT
BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — Jin Young Ko birdied her first playoff hole with fellow South Korean player Hee Jeong Lim to win the BMW Ladies Championship on Sunday.
The LPGA Tour said Ko is projected to become world No.
Lim takes 4-stroke lead at LPGA tournament in South KoreaOctober 23, 2021 GMT
BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — Hee Jeong Lim took a four-stroke lead into the final round of the LPGA Tour’s BMW Ladies Championship after a 7-under 65 Saturday.
Lim had a 54-hole total of 18-under 198 on the LPGA International Busan course.
Two South Koreans tied for lead at home LPGA tournamentOctober 22, 2021 GMT
BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — Hee Jeong Lim shot a 6-under 66 and first-round leader Na Rin An a 69 to leave the South Korean players tied for the lead after two rounds of the LPGA Tour’s BMW Ladies Championship on Friday.
Ko’s LPGA streak ends as SKoreans pack Busan leaderboardOctober 21, 2021 GMT
BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — Jin Young Ko missed extending an LPGA Tour scoring record in the rain while her South Korean compatriots packed the first round leaderboard of the BMW Ladies Championship on Thursday.
Ko gets wire-to-wire win at Founders and ties Annika recordOctober 10, 2021 GMT
WEST CALDWELL, N.J. (AP) — Jin Young Ko finished off a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the Cognizant Founders Cup with her 14th consecutive round in the 60s that matched a 16-year record held by Annika Sorenstam.
Ko gets 13th straight round in 60s, leads by 4 at FoundersOctober 9, 2021 GMT
WEST CALDWELL, N.J. (AP) — One more round in the 60s at the Founders Cup is all Jin Young Ko needs to join Annika Sorenstam in the LPGA Tour record book.
That might be all it takes to win the Founders Cup, too.
Jin Young Ko leads LPGA Tour’s foggy Founders CupOctober 9, 2021 GMT
WEST CALDWELL, N.J. (AP) — Jin Young Ko had a three-stroke lead with four holes left Friday when second-round play in the LPGA Tour's Cognizant Founders Cup was suspended because of darkness.
Play was delayed 2 1/2 hours at the start because of fog, the second straight day that fog forced a late start at Donald Ross-designed Mountain Ridge.
Ko has the lead at Founders Cup, 11 straight rounds in 60sOctober 8, 2021 GMT
WEST CALDWELL, N.J. (AP) — Jin Young Ko put a tough loss behind her quickly and ran off six birdies over a seven-hole stretch on the back nine for an 8-under 63 on Thursday to build a three-shot lead in the Cognizant Founders Cup.
Celine Boutier rallies with a 63 to win ShopRite LPGAOctober 3, 2021 GMT
GALLOWAY, N.J. (AP) — Celine Boutier birdied two of her last three holes for an 8-under 63 and won the ShopRite LPGA Classic on Sunday when South Korea's best two players faltered down the stretch Sunday.
Inbee Park, Jin Young Ko tied at the top in ShopRite LPGAOctober 2, 2021 GMT
GALLOWAY, N.J. (AP) — Inbee Park birdied three of her last five holes to match Jin Young Ko with a 6-under 65 and the leave two top South Koreans in the world tied for the lead Saturday in the ShopRite LPGA.
So Yeon Ryu, Ewart Shadoff share lead at ShopRite LPGAOctober 1, 2021 GMT
GALLOWAY, N.J. (AP) — So Yeon Ryu finally quit thinking about her swing and thought only about scoring just in time to birdie the last three holes for a 6-under 65 and a share of the lead with Jodi Ewart Shadoff in the ShopRite LPGA on Friday.
Jin Young Ko wins rain-shortened Cambia Portland ClassicSeptember 20, 2021 GMT
WEST LINN, Ore. (AP) — Jin Young Ko won the rain-shortened Cambia Portland Classic on Sunday for her second victory in her last three LPGA Tour starts.
Making her first start since the Tokyo Olympics, the second-round South Korean player closed with a bogey-free 3-under 69 at Oregon Golf Club for a four-stroke victory over Jeongeun Lee and Su Oh.
LPGA Tour’s Portland Classic washed out, cut to 54 holesSeptember 19, 2021 GMT
WEST LINN, Ore. (AP) — Play Saturday in the LPGA Tour's Cambia Portland Classic was called off because of wet conditions and forecast rain at Oregon Golf Club, and the event was later cut to 54 holes.
Jin Young Ko shoots 5-under 67 to take Portland Classic leadSeptember 18, 2021 GMT
WEST LINN, Ore. (AP) — Jin Young Ko shot a 5-under 67 on Friday to take the second-round lead in the Cambia Portland Classic.
The second-ranked South Korean star needed only 23 putts in her morning round, making six birdies and a bogey to reach 8-under 136 at hilly, windy and tricky Oregon Golf Club.
Olympics latest reminder of down year for South KoreansAugust 10, 2021 GMT
KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — The LPGA Tour is about two-thirds of the way through its season, and the last of the five majors is next week in Scotland. Missing thus far is the usual dominance of South Korea.
Jin Young Ko wins on LPGA a week after losing No. 1 rankingJuly 5, 2021 GMT
THE COLONY, Texas (AP) — Jin Young Ko wanted a new trophy for her new house in Texas, and she even picked up something for the closet.
She received a pair of cowboy boots for winning the Volunteers of America Classic on Sunday.
Ko leads at Old American after bogey-free 32-hole dayJuly 4, 2021 GMT
THE COLONY, Texas (AP) — Jin Young Ko chipped in for eagle on the par-4 15th and finished a bogey-free 32-hole Saturday in near darkness with a one-stroke lead in the Volunteers of America Classic.
Ko leads in Texas after losing No. 1 spot in women’s rankingJuly 2, 2021 GMT
THE COLONY, Texas (AP) — Her nearly two-year run at No. 1 in the women's world golf ranking over, Jin Young Ko was back on top Thursday in the Volunteers of America Classic.
Ko shot an 8-under 63 in hot conditions at Old American to take a one-stroke lead over fellow South Korean major champions and area residents In Gee Chun and Jeongeun Lee6.
Nelly Korda wins Women’s PGA to move to No. 1 in worldJune 28, 2021 GMT
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) — Nelly Korda powered her way to her first major championship Sunday with a performance worthy of her new status as the No. 1 player in women’s golf.
Korda nearly holed out with a 7-wood from 243 yards for a tap-in eagle, and the 22-year-old American seized control by using her length from that graceful swing for another eagle that sent her to victory in KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
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Inbee Park takes 1-stroke lead at LPGA event in SingaporeApril 29, 2021 GMT
SINGAPORE (AP) — The Park family — No. 2-ranked Inbee Park and her husband and caddie Gi — led the way after the opening round of the HSBC Women’s World Championship on Thursday...
Brooke Henderson wins LA Open for 10th LPGA Tour titleApril 25, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brooke Henderson rallied to win the HUGEL Air Premia LA Open on Saturday for her 10th LPGA Tour title, chipping in for birdie on the par-3 12th in an early back-nine burst and getting up-and-down for par on the last...
Jessica Korda keeps lead on day of big swings at LA OpenApril 24, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jessica Korda rode out a series of big momentum shifts Friday at historic Wilshire Country Club to hold onto the lead in the HUGEL Air Premia LA Open...