INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Two-time major champion So Yeon Ryu closed with an even-par 72 to win the Korea Women's Open on Sunday in her first tournament in four months because of the COVID-19...
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Korea's Hee Young Park, who came close to quitting golf last year, made par on the fourth hole of a three-way playoff Sunday to win the LPGA Tour's Victoria Open from...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Jeongeun Lee6 is No. 1 at the U.S. Women's Open.
The 23-year-old South Korean shot a 1-under 70 on Sunday, enduring some shaky moments after opening up a three-stroke...
DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — So Yeon Ryu shot a 2-under 70 on Friday afternoon at difficult Lake Merced to take a one-stroke lead over follow South Korean player Sei Young Kim and American Ryann...
DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Long-hitting Anne van Dam two-putted for birdie on the par-5 18th for a 5-under 67 and a share of the lead with So Yeon Ryu and Eun-Hee Ji in the LPGA MEDIHEAL...
SHIGA, Japan (AP) — So Yeon Ryu shot a 7-under 65 to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Toto Japan Classic.
Nasa Hataoka of Japan and South Koreans Jiyai Shin and In-Kyung Kim were a stroke back after rounds of 66 on Friday. Ten other players were within three shots of the lead in the 54-hole tournament at the Seta Golf Club.
Ryu had five birdies on the last eight holes to underline her quick start.
KILDEER, Ill. (AP) — Sung Hyun Park raised her arms and placed her hands on her head before hugging her caddie and wiping away tears.
She simply could not contain her emotions after winning her second major championship — and doing it in such dramatic fashion.
Park beat So Yeon Ryu on the second hole of a playoff Sunday in the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.
KILDEER, Ill. (AP) — So Yeon Ryu sees another major championship in reach and a spot in history in sight. She knows what she has to do, and she took a big step Saturday.
Ryu broke away on the closing holes at Kemper Lakes to take a three-stroke lead in the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.
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.
ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Nasa Hataoka didn't have the star power in her final grouping at the NW Arkansas Championship.
What the Japanese teenager did have by the time she was finished was her first victory on the LPGA Tour.
Hataoka shot an 8-under 63 to run away with the tournament at Pinnacle Country Club on Sunday. The 19-year-old did so in record-breaking fashion, finishing with a tournament-best 21-under 192 total — three better than the mark set last year by So Yeon Ryu.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — So Yeon Ryu found her winning touch at Blythefield Country Club
Ryu won the Meijer LPGA Classic on Sunday, closing with a 5-under 67 for a two-stroke victory over Caroline Masson. The 29-year-old South Korean player has six LPGA Tour victories, winning twice last year.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — So Yeon Ryu birdied all five par-5 holes in a 5-under 67 to take the second-round lead Friday in the Meijer LPGA Classic.
The sixth-ranked South Korean star played her final nine holes — the front nine at Blythefield Country Club — in 5-under 31 to top the leaderboard at 13-under 131. She rallied after making three bogeys in a five-hole stretch on her first nine.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Kelly Shon played her last six holes in 6 under for an 8-under 64 and a share of the lead with So Yeon Ryu on Thursday in the Meijer LPGA Classic.
Shon had a 7-under 29 on her final nine, the front nine at Blythefield Country Club. The former Princeton star played the five par-5 holes in 5 under with an eagle on No. 8.
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Lexi Thompson still has occasional nightmares about last year's ANA Inspiration.
"I've relived it for a while," said Thompson, set to open play Thursday at Mission Hills in the first major championship of the season.
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.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sung Hyun Park of South Korea has become the first LPGA Tour rookie to reach No. 1 in the world.
Park replaced So Yeon Ryu atop the women's world ranking Monday without playing last week. Ryu lost the No. 1 ranking after 19 weeks when she failed to finish in a tie for sixth at the Toto Japan Classic.
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Sung Hyun Park birdied her last two holes for a 6-under 66 and a share of the lead in the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship as the South Korean bolstered her bid to win LPGA rookie of the year and player of the year.
Park was tied for the first-round lead with Min-Sun Kim and Minjee Lee.
Cristie Kerr, coming off a victory last week in France, was among those at 67.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — This week in golf should go a long way toward determining player of the year.
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.
SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — In-Kyung Kim rallied to win the Marathon Classic on Sunday to become the second two-time winner this season on the LPGA Tour.
Two strokes behind 18-year-old Nelly Korda entering the round, Kim birdied six of the first nine holes and finished with an 8-under 63 for a four-stroke victory over Lexi Thompson.
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, 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.
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — Danielle Kang won back-to-back majors as an amateur yet she's never cracked the winner's circle in her half-dozen years as a pro.
The 24-year-old Californian took a big step in the right direction, grabbing a share of the second-round lead in the morning wave Friday at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship. Her biggest hurdle could well be co-leader Sei Young Kim, the LPGA Tour's 2015 Rookie of the Year and already a six-time winner on tour.
So Yeon Ryu goes into the LPGA Tour's second major on quite a roll.
By winning last week in Arkansas, the 26-year-old Ryu became the first player to win multiple times on the LPGA Tour this year. It also was enough for the South Korean to rise to No. 1 in the world. And now she has a chance to become only the fourth woman in the last 50 years to capture the first two legs of the Grand Slam.
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — So Yeon Ryu wants to halt what has resembled a game of musical chairs on the LPGA Tour this season.
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.
ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — This time, So Yeon Ryu was able to celebrate — without any hint of drama or suspense.
And the third-ranked South Korean might just have used victory Sunday in the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship as a springboard for a possible rise to No. 1 in the world.
ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — A few weeks off was all So Yeon Ryu needed to kick-start what is shaping up to be possibly the best year of her LPGA Tour career.
The third-ranked South Korean star shot a course-record 10-under 61 on Saturday in the NW Arkansas Championship to take a five-stroke lead into the final round, putting in in great position to become the first repeat winner this year.
ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Sung Hyun Park has said one of her goals this season on the LPGA Tour is to win the Rookie of the Year award.
The South Korean might add the title of "winner" to her resume well before any season-ending awards, particularly after opening the NW Arkansas Championship with an 8-under 63 on Friday.
Park finished with nine birdies on her way to nearly matching the course record of 62, needing only 24 putts to take a two-shot lead over Mel Reid, Ally McDonald and So Yeon Ryu.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An oversight by the women's world golf ranking means Lydia Ko is still No. 1.
The LPGA Tour said last week that projections from the world ranking showed Ariya Jutanugarn going to No. 1 because Ko didn't play the ShopRite LPGA Classic and So Yeon Ryu missed the cut.
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.