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Caddie Jeff King’s racing up the Beef Jerky leader board

Necessity is the mother of invention.  For PGA caddie Jeff King, craving a snack while on the course and on the road between tour events was all he needed to become his own chef.  King’s specialty is beef jerky; now he is rising on golf’s leader board of preferred snack food provider. Golf Caddie and businessman Jeff King Three years ago, Jeff King purchased a dehydrator and...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Miyazato takes lead at LPGA event

Mika Miyazato made the most of her return to the LPGA Tour's NW Arkansas Championship. Miyazato birdied six of 10 holes in the middle of her round on Friday to shoot a 6-under 65 and earn the first-round lead at Pinnacle Country Club. Miyazato finished in a tie for second at the event last year, missing a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole to finish a stroke back of winner...
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June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Suzann Pettersen keeps lead in Hawaii

Suzann Pettersen shot a 4-under 68 on Friday at wind-swept Ko Olina to maintain a one-stroke lead after the third round of the LPGA Lotte Championship. The 32-year-old Norwegian, a 10-time LPGA Tour winner ranked sixth in the world, had a 14-under 202 total. South Korea's Hee Kyung Seo was second after a 66, matching the best round of the day. She made three straight birdies...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Pettersen enjoys lead in Hawaii

Suzann Pettersen rebounded from her lone bogey with three back-nine birdies Thursday at wind-swept Ko Olina to take the second-round lead in the LPGA Lotte Championship. The 32-year-old Norwegian, a 10-time LPGA Tour winner ranked sixth in the world, shot a 3-under 69 in her afternoon round to reach 10-under 134. She had consecutive victories late last season in South Korea and...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Miyazato leads LPGA Lotte in Hawaii

Defending champion Ai Miyazato had five birdies in a late six-hole stretch Thursday at wind-swept Ko Olina to top the leaderboard in the second round of the LPGA Lotte Championship. The Japanese star, a nine-time winner on the LPGA Tour, shot a 4-under 68 to reach 9-under 135. ''It was definitely windier than yesterday, so it was pretty tough out there,'' Miyazato...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Lewis takes her caddie off the hook

After the last putt dropped Sunday, Stacy Lewis turned and pointed a finger toward caddie Travis Wilson. "That's for you," she said while giving him a hug. One day after Lewis and Wilson went under the microscope for a rules infraction on the 16th hole, they found vindication on the same par 4 with a pivotal three-shot swing against the silky smooth Ai Miyazato. Another...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

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LPGA-Founders Cup Scores By The Associated Press Scores Sunday from the from the LPGA Founders Cup, a $1.5 million event on the 6,583-yard, par-72 Wildfire Golf Club course at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa: Final Stacy Lewis, $225,000 68-65-68-64-265 Ai Miyazato, $138,527 63-67-67-71-268 Angela Stanford, $100,492 68-70-65-68-271 Jessica Korda, $58,588...
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Lewis shoots 64, rallies to win Founders Cup

PHOENIX (AP) -- Stacy Lewis won the LPGA Founders Cup on Sunday to jump to No. 1 in the world, taking advantage of Ai Miyazato's collapse on the 16th hole. A day after Lewis was penalized two strokes for her caddie's blunder on the short par 4, the American took a two-stroke lead with a birdie on the hole after Miyazato made a double bogey following an errant approach shot...
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Lewis rallies, wins Founders Cup

Stacy Lewis won the LPGA Founders Cup on Sunday to jump to No. 1 in the world, taking advantage of Ai Miyazato's collapse on the 16th hole. A day after Lewis was penalized two strokes for her caddie's blunder on the short par 4, the American took a two-stroke lead with a birdie on the hole after Miyazato made a double bogey following an errant approach shot that left her...
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Lewis' caddie incurs two-stroke penalty

Any momentum Stacy Lewis gained from a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole Saturday was later erased by a rules infraction. Lewis was penalized two strokes under Rule 13-4 after her caddie, Travis Wilson, tested the surface of a fairway bunker on the 16th hole with his feet. "More than anything, I just feel bad for him because he feels awful," Lewis said. "But he...
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March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Miyazato back on top at Founders Cup

PHOENIX (AP) -- Ai Miyazato regained control in the LPGA Founders Cup on Saturday, ending up with a bigger cushion than she expected after Stacy Lewis was penalized two strokes after the round. Making three birdies in a four-hole stretch on the back nine and saving par with a 12-foot putt on the finishing hole, Miyazato shot her second straight 5-under 67 after opening with a tournament...
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March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Jee Young Lee leads LPGA Founders Cup

PHOENIX -- Jee Young Lee birdied three of the last four holes to take a one-stroke lead over Ai Miyazato on another hot day at the LPGA Founders Cup. Lee, the South Korean player who won the tour's 2005 South Korean event, had a bogey-free 8-under 64 on Friday to reach 15-under 129 and break the tournament 36-hole record. She played in the morning wave before the temperature...
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March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Miyazato's record 63 leads Founders tournament

By JOHN NICHOLSON AP Sports Writer PHOENIX -- Ai Miyazato took dead aim, made another long graceful swing and smacked a 3-wood approach that settled 20 feet from the pin to set up an eagle. The diminutive Japanese star was as fluid and efficient as ever, making it impossible to tell she was returning from a whiplash injury sustained in a five-vehicle crash in Thailand. Comfortable...
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March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Wie tries new tack with her putting

The LPGA Tour on Thursday kicked off 2013 for a second time. It's the first time American golf fans can watch Round 1 of an LPGA Tour event live on television. The first time they can comment on Twitter about Paula Creamer's bumble-bee outfit or see Michelle Wie's uber awkward putting posture in person. (It's even more shocking than what you see on TV.) The RR Donnelley...
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March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Miyazato shoots 63, leads Founders Cup

Ai Miyazato took the LPGA Founders Cup lead on a hot afternoon in the desert, playing a late four-hole stretch in 5 under for a tournament-record 9-under 63. Returning from a whiplash injury sustained in a five-vehicle crash after a tournament in Thailand last month, the Japanese star birdied the par-3 14th, holed a 20-foot eagle putt on the par-5 15th and added birdies on the par...
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March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Miyazato leads LPGA Founders Cup

Ai Miyazato pulled back in front in the LPGA Founders Cup on Saturday, making three birdies in a four-hole stretch on the back nine and saving par with a long putt on the par-4 finishing hole. The diminutive Japanese star shot her second straight 5-under 67 after opening with a tournament-record 64. At 19-under 197, she had a two-stroke lead over Stacy Lewis. Miyazato was as graceful...
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March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Munoz leads after 1st round at HSBC Champions

Spain's Azahara Munoz shot a 7-under 65 Thursday for a two-stroke lead after the first round of the HSBC Women's Champions, which features 17 of the top 20 LPGA players. Munoz played in the day's first group and finished with seven birdies. Five players at Sentosa Golf Club shared second at 67: Stacy Lewis, Karin Sjodin, Lizette Salas, Pornanong Phatlum and Sun Young...
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February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Miyazato suffering from whiplash

Ai Miyazato withdrew from the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore on Wednesday as a precaution after she was hurt in a weekend auto accident. Miyazato, the 2010 champion, withdrew after hitting balls for about 15 minutes, skipping the pro-am and telling organizers she was still battling whiplash. ''I still have some stiffness in my neck, shoulder, and back area, but...
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February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Choi takes the lead at Titleholders

U.S. Women's Open champion Na Yeon Choi was steady after an early three-putt bogey and finished with a 3-under 69 for a one-shot lead in the Titleholders. Choi took over the lead early Saturday when Ai Miyazato made double bogey on the par-5 second hole. What kept Choi in the lead was not making many mistakes of her own. It's been that way all week at the U.S. LPGA Tour...
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November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Miyazato takes lead at Titleholders

Ai Miyazato of Japan kept telling herself to be patient and the putts would start falling. It all came together Friday at the Titleholders, where she felt as if she couldn't miss until her final putt dropped for an 8-under 64 and a one-shot lead. Two big birdie runs gave Miyazato a good chance to finish off the year with her third win. She finished the front nine with four birdies...
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November 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Creamer relishes weather at year's final major

Paula Creamer took one look at the wind and rain battering the Royal Liverpool links and liked what she saw. Creamer will play alongside defending champion Yani Tseng of Taiwan and Japan's Ai Miyazato for the first two rounds of the Women's British Open, the season's fourth and final major starting Thursday at Hoylake. With heavy wind and rain affecting Wednesday'...
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September 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Miyazato takes Safeway Classic lead

Japan's Mika Miyazato shoot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead after the second round of the LPGA Tour's Safeway Classic. Miyazato, tied for the first-round lead with Sydnee Michaels after a 65, had an 11-under 133 total on Pumpkin Ridge's Ghost Creek Course. South Korea's So Yeon Ryu, the Toledo Classic winner last week, was second after a 68. Ryu...
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August 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Thompson, Recari, Miyazato take lead

Seventeen-year-old Lexi Thompson had a share of the clubhouse lead during the first round of the U.S. Women's Open on Thursday. Thompson shot a 2-under 70 and was tied with Beatriz Recari of Spain and Ai Miyazato of Japan among early finishers. Defending champion So Yeon Ryu finished with a 74 as players struggled in the nearly 100-degree (38 C) heat and high humidity at Blackwolf...
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July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Thompson, Recari, Miyazato take early lead at Open

Seventeen-year-old American Lexi Thompson has a share of the first-round lead at the U.S. Women's Open. She shot a 2-under 70 on Thursday and is tied with Beatriz Recari of Spain and Ai Miyazato of Japan among early finishers. Defending champion So Yeon Ryu finished with a 74 as players struggled in the nearly 100-degree (38 C) heat and high humidity at Blackwolf Run, a challenging...
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July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Kerr, Lincicome, Salas share lead

Americans Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome and Lizette Salas shot 3-under 69 on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the U.S. Women's Open. Ai Miyazato, coming off a victory Sunday in the LPGA Tour event in Arkansas, was a stroke back along with 17-year-old Lexi Thompson, Jennie Lee and Beatriz Recari. Defending champion So Yeon Ryu opened with a 74 as players struggled...
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July 04, 2012  |  Discuss
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