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MHSM 150 Covers Contest: 21-25

In nearly 13 years of publishing, Mile High Sports Magazine has now produced more than 150 unique covers. Throughout the month of June, YOU tell us which one is the best. Covers 21 – 25 include Todd Helton’s only cover appearance, Rod Smith, and the U.S. Women’s Open with Annika Sorenstam. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook where we’ll showcase some of our staff favorites...
Via Mile High Sports
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Gustafson, McBride join Europe as Solheim Cup vice captains

LONDON (AP) European Solheim Cup captain Carin Koch has named Sophie Gustafson and Maria McBride as vice captains for this year's competition against the United States. The two join Annika Sorenstam as assistants to Koch, who is preparing for Europe's defense of the trophy at Golf Club St. Leon-Rot in Germany in September after its first ever away victory in Colorado in 2013. Gustafson...
Via AP on Fox
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Annika at Augusta: Under par but 'mile too long' these days

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) Annika Sorenstam ranks among the best female golfers of all-time. She's still the richest, with career earnings of more than $22 million, despite retiring in 2008. But what fans remember most about the Swedish superstar might be the time she mixed it up with the boys on the PGA Tour at the Colonial in 2003. As Sorenstam took in the scene Thursday at the Masters...
Via AP on Fox
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Lydia Ko fails to break par again in ANA Inspiration

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) Lydia Ko shot a 2-over 74 on Saturday in the ANA Inspiration, her second straight over-par round after tying the LPGA Tour record for consecutive rounds under par at 29. A day after bogeying the par-5 18th for a 73, Ko made an 8-foot birdie putt on the hole to keep another long streak going. The 17-year-old New Zealander has had at least one birdie in...
Via AP on Fox
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

LPGA: Lydia Ko's under-par streak ends at 29 with 1-over 73

  Lydia Ko missed a chance to make some more history -- and lost ground to the leaders Friday in the ANA Inspiration. The 17-year-old Ko failed to break the LPGA Tour record for consecutive rounds under par, closing with a bogey for a 1-over 73 at Mission Hills. Needing a birdie on the par-5 18th to extend her streak to 30, Ko hit her second shot into the water after catching a...
Via AP on Fox
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Lydia Ko's under-par streak ends at 29 with 1-over 73

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) Lydia Ko missed a chance to break the LPGA Tour record for consecutive rounds under par, closing with a bogey for a 1-over 73 on Friday in the second round of the ANA Inspiration. Needing a birdie on the par-5 18th to extend her streak to 30, the 17-year-old New Zealander hit her second shot into the water after catching a flyer out of the right rough...
Via AP on Fox
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

LPGA Tour's first major of year has another new name

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) When Judy Rankin won at Mission Hills in 1976, the tournament now called the ANA Inspiration was the Colgate-Dinah Shore Winner's Circle. The event that started in 1972 and became a major in 1983, has had five other names - the Colgate-Dinah Shore (1981), Nabisco Dinah Shore Invitational (1982), Nabisco Dinah Shore (1983-99), Nabisco Championship (2000...
Via AP on Fox
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

At 17, Lydia Ko rolling toward history on LPGA Tour

The pressure from playing in the first major of the year is clearly getting to Lydia Ko. The 17-year-old sensation already is the youngest golfer, male or female, to be ranked No. 1. She has finished in the top 10 in her past 10 starts on the LPGA Tour, including two victories. She has broken par in 28 consecutive rounds, one short of the record set by Annika Sorenstam in 2004. As...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Lydia Ko rolling toward history on LPGA Tour

The pressure from playing in the first major of the year is clearly getting to Lydia Ko. The 17-year-old sensation already is the youngest golfer, male or female, to be ranked No. 1. She has finished in the top 10 in her last 10 starts on the LPGA Tour, including two victories. She has broken par in 28 consecutive rounds, one short of the record set by Annika Sorenstam in 2004. As...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Annika Sorenstam Among R&A’s First 7 Women Members

In September, the Royal & Ancient Golf Club and it’s 2,400 members voted to allow female members into the club for the first time. On Tuesday, we found out who the seven lucky ones were.  The most prominent name is also arguably the most famous women’s golfer of all-time — Annika Sorenstam.  “I was thrilled when I heard the Royal & Ancient golf club would admit...
Via Back9Network
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Royal & Ancient announces first female members

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) The Royal and Ancient Golf Club has announced its first seven female members, including Swedish great Annika Sorenstam and Britain's Princess Anne. The club voted in September to end 260 years of male-only exclusivity by voting in favor of inviting women to join. Seven women were announced as honorary members on Tuesday in what R&A captain George Macgregor...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Sorenstam among Royal and Ancient Golf Club's first female members

  The Royal and Ancient Golf Club has announced its first seven female members, including Swedish great Annika Sorenstam and Britain's Princess Anne. The club voted in September to end 260 years of male-only exclusivity by voting in favor of inviting women to join. Seven women were announced as honorary members on Tuesday in what R&A captain George Macgregor calls "an historic...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Lydia Ko Among Time’s 25 Most Influential Teens

Lydia Ko’s incredible year keeps getting better, and it’s not even over. The 17-year-old, who has won twice on the LPGA Tour this season, was named one of Time magazine’s 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014 this week. It’s the second straight year Ko was included, and comes after she was among Time‘s 100 Most Influential People, a list released in April. For this teen list...
Via Back9Network
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

LPGA: Michelle Wie returns from injury at Evian eyeing 2nd major

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France -- Michelle Wie returns to action at the Evian Championship eyeing both a second career major title and an inaugural award named after retired Swedish great Annika Sorenstam. However, she needs to get up to speed quickly following a finger injury and faces stiff competition. The new Rolex Annika Major honors the player with the best overall record in the five...
Via AP on Fox
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Wie returns from injury at Evian eyeing 2nd major

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) Michelle Wie returns to action at the Evian Championship eyeing both a second career major title and an inaugural award named after retired Swedish great Annika Sorenstam. However, she needs to get up to speed quickly following a finger injury and faces stiff competition. The new Rolex Annika Major honors the player with the best overall record in the...
Via AP on Fox
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeremy Roenick, amputee leading ACC Golf Championship

STATELINE, Nev. -- There are two swings that stand out as being better than most this week at the American Century Championship. One is not surprising - Annika Sorenstam did win 89 times world-wide with her golf swing.  But the other is a hybrid swing of sorts, yet it's remarkably pure. Veteran Chad Pfeifer has developed his own swing since taking up golf after his left leg was...
Via Fox Sports West
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Iraq vet with prosthetic leg leading ACC Golf Championship

STATELINE, Nev. -- Who would have thought that a girl and a guy with one leg could beat a bunch of superstar athletes on the golf course? But after the first round of the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship it's Chad Pfeifer - an Iraq War Veteran who uses a prosthetic left leg - in the lead with women's golf legend Annika Sorenstam not far behind.  Pfiefer had most of left...
Via Fox Sports West
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Iraq vet with prosthetic leg leading ACC Golf Championship

STATELINE, Nev. -- Who would have thought that a girl and a guy with one leg could beat a bunch of superstar athletes on the golf course? But after the first round of the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship it's Chad Pfeifer - an Iraq War Veteran who uses a prosthetic left leg - in the lead with women's golf legend Annika Sorenstam not far behind.  Pfiefer had most of left...
Via Fox Sports West
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Three things to watch at American Century Celebrity Golf Championship

STATELINE, Nev. -- The British Open Championship might have all of the golf world's attention across the pond, but right at the edge of another pond-type body of water between Northern California and Nevada, there's a different type of golf tournament commanding attention. The American Century Celebrity Golf Championship kicks off Friday morning at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course and...
Via Fox Sports West
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Three things to watch at American Century Celebrity Golf Championship

STATELINE, Nev. -- The British Open Championship might have all of the golf world's attention across the pond, but right at the edge of another pond-type body of water between Northern California and Nevada, there's a different type of golf tournament commanding attention. The American Century Celebrity Golf Championship kicks off Friday morning at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course and...
Via Fox Sports West
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Annika Sorenstam: 'Once you're a competitor, you're always a competitor'

STATELINE, Nev. -- Don't call it a comeback -- because it's not. Annika Sorenstam might be coming out of retirement to play in the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship this week in South Lake Tahoe but that doesn't mean she's planning on testing the waters of competitive golf in order to launch a comeback on the LPGA Tour. But the best woman to ever play the game is ready...
Via Fox Sports West
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam out of retirement to play in Lake Tahoe

STATELINE, Nev. -- Former MLB pitcher Rick Rhoden has seven trophies from the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in his case. Former NFL quarterback Rick Rhoden has four.  The two of them were feeling pretty good about themselves and their odds to add more hardware this week at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course until they heard how many trophies this year's top tournament newcomer...
Via Fox Sports West
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

9 Best Moments from Colonial Country Club

The Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, is one of the most important events on the PGA Tour for a number of reasons. Perhaps that is thanks to the incredible history of the event and the indelible mark that Ben Hogan left on it, starting with his first two wins here in 1946 and ’47.Since then, the name may have changed, but the Invitational...
Via Back9Network
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

17-Year Old Lydia Ko Among Time’s 100 Most Influential

After opening with a 4-under-par 68 on Thursday at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in San Francisco, Lydia Ko is in contention to win her third career LPGA Tour event. That wouldn’t even be the coolest thing to happen to her this week.Thursday also marked her 17th birthday. But even that isn’t be the best thing to happen to the No. 4 player in the past few days.One day before...
Via Back9Network
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Golf’s induction facelift

Shout to today’s guest writer Marcelus Joiner. Follow him on Twitter @Maxdaddy1207 This weekend the PGA agreed to change the way they induct players into the prestigious Golf Hall of Fame and Museum. There will now be a voting process that consist of a Selection Commission governed by 16 members including, but not limited to the likes of Gary Player (24 PGA wins and 9 Majors),...
Via The Front Office News
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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