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Michelle Wie set for LPGA Tour opener in Florida

OCALA, Fla. (AP) Well-rested and healthy, Michelle Wie is ready to get back to work. ''I'm very excited for this year,'' said Wie, set to begin play Wednesday in the LPGA Tour's season-opening Coates Golf Championship. ''No major swing changes. Just working on building upon last year. I want to just keep the momentum going, just keep building. ''My goal for this year is the same...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ko closes out amazing rookie year with big payday

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) The biggest challenge facing Lydia Ko is how she can top a rookie season like this one. The 17-year-old from New Zealand sat next to a pair of crystal trophies Sunday evening. At her feet was a glass box that was stuffed with cash to symbolize the $1 million bonus she picked up on an historic end to the LPGA Tour season. She was an instant millionaire when she...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Stacy Lewis sweeps 3 biggest LPGA awards

NAPLES, Fla. -- Stacy Lewis is the first American in 21 years to sweep the three biggest awards on the LPGA Tour. Lewis closed with a 1-under 71 in the CME Group Tour Championship on Sunday. That was enough for her to win the points-based LPGA Tour player of the year award for the second time in three years. Lewis also won the Vare Trophy for the lowest scoring average and the LPGA...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Friday's Sports In Brief

PRO FOOTBALL ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) After days of cabin fever, the Buffalo Bills were finally able to practice. Then they changed clothes at portable lockers in a hallway - a makeshift setup that underscored just how different this road trip is going to be. The Bills arrived in the Detroit area and held practice in the evening at the Lions' headquarters in Allen Park. The team's...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Julieta Granada shoots 66 to lead LPGA Tour season finale

  Julieta Granada played bogey free in a tough wind Thursday for a 6-under-par 66 to take a two-shot lead in the CME Group Tour Championship. Stacy Lewis was three shots behind -- and one step closer to $1 million. The season finale on the LPGA Tour is the conclusion to the Race to CME Globe that pays a $1 million bonus. Only the top nine players in the standings can win the big...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Lewis, Park, Ko vie for $1M bonus at LPGA Tour Championship

  Stacy Lewis has never been closer to a $1 million payoff, in points or in person. Lewis is leading the inaugural ''Race to CME Globe'' that will be decided this week in the LPGA Tour's season finale. The top three players -- Lewis, Inbee Park and Lydia Ko -- need to win the CME Group Tour Championship to capture the $1 million bonus. In a promotional stunt Wednesday, the tour...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Nothing settled going into LPGA Tour finale

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) Nearly 10 months after the LPGA Tour season began, nothing is settled. Inbee Park is No. 1 in the world, but not by much. Stacy Lewis is leading the race for player of the year by three points. Her lead in the Vare Trophy for the lowest scoring average is even thinner - just under one-hundredth of a point. Either of them can sweep or share all the significant awards...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Musical Mashups: 9 Hilariously Disturbing #TOURplayerbandnames

Twitter can be an amazing, mysterious and sometimes disturbing phenomenon for several reasons, but one of the more unpredictable features has to be the hilarious trends. On Monday, the wonderful trend of #TOURplayerbandnames was born. The Golf Boys not withstanding, most PGA Tour players will never know the joy of making it “big-time” as a member of a boy-band or hardcore rock...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

LPGA Tour: Mi Hyang Lee wins Mizuno Classic in playoff

SHIMA, Japan -- Mi Hyang Lee of South Korea birdied the fifth hole of a three-way playoff Sunday to win the Mizuno Classic for her first LPGA title. Lee sank a birdie putt to beat compatriot Ilhee Lee and Japan's Kotono Kozuma. She shot 69 in regulation to finish tied at 11-under 205 with Ilhee Lee (70) and Kozuma, who also had a 69 in the final round. ''It was my first playoff ever...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

LPGA: Park wins Taiwan Championship for 3rd title of season

  Inbee Park won the LPGA Taiwan Championship on Sunday for her third victory of the year and 12th career title, holding off Stacy Lewis by two strokes at Miramar. Six days after regaining the No. 1 spot in the world from Lewis, the South Korean newlywed closed with a 1-under 71 in misty rain to finish at 22-under 266. Park opened with rounds of 64, 62 and 69 to take a four-stroke...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Top-ranked Inbee Park wins LPGA Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) Inbee Park won the LPGA Taiwan Championship on Sunday for her third victory of the year and 12th career title, holding off Stacy Lewis by two strokes at Miramar. Six days after regaining the No. 1 spot in the world from Lewis, the South Korean newlywed closed with a 1-under 71 in light rain to finish at 22-under 266. Park opened with rounds of 64, 62 and 69 to...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Inbee Park takes 4-shot lead in LPGA Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) Inbee Park shot a 3-under 69 in windy conditions Saturday in the LPGA Taiwan Championship to increase her lead to four strokes. Playing her first event since regaining the No. 1 spot in the world from Stacy Lewis on Monday, the South Korean newlywed had an eagle, four birdies and three bogeys in wind gusting to about 30 mph at Miramar to reach 21-under 195. In...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Inbee Park shoots 62, leads by 3 in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Inbee Park shot a 10-under 62 on Friday to open a three-stroke lead in the LPGA Taiwan Championship, her first event since regaining the No. 1 spot in the world Monday. The South Korean star played the first eight holes in 6 under -- making an eagle, five birdies and a bogey -- and birdied four of the first six holes on the back nine. She had an 18-under 126 total...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Inbee Park take 3-shot lead in LPGA Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) Inbee Park shot a 10-under 62 on Friday to open a three-stroke lead in the LPGA Taiwan Championship, her first event since regaining the No. 1 spot in the world Monday. The South Korean star played the first eight holes in 6 under - making an eagle, five birdies and a bogey - and birdied four of the first six holes on the back nine. She had an 18-under 126 total...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Inbee Park, Shanshan Feng share Taiwan lead

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) Top-ranked Inbee Park birdied five of the last seven holes Thursday for an 8-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead in the LPGA Taiwan Championship. The South Korean star, playing her first round since regaining the No. 1 spot in the world Monday, was tied with China's Shanshan Feng after her bogey-free round at Miramar. Feng eagled the par-5 sixth hole...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

LPGA: Jessica Korda leads after first round of Blue Bay

  Jessica Korda birdied five of the first eight holes Thursday and finished with a 6-under 66 to take the first-round lead in the Blue Bay LPGA. "I was hitting the ball pretty well and the putter was hot," Korda said. The American, a two-time winner this season, birdied the first three holes and added birdies on No. 6, 8 and 14 in her bogey-free round in the inaugural event at Jian...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Inbee Park to retake No. 1 spot in women's golf

  Inbee Park will take the No. 1 spot in women's golf from Stacy Lewis on Monday. Both players are skipping the Blue Bay LPGA this week in China. Lewis has held the top spot 21 weeks. She moved to No. 1 on June 2 following her victory in the ShopRite LPGA Classic. Before that, Park was No. 1 for 59 weeks.
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Inbee Park to take No. 1 spot in women's golf

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Inbee Park will take the No. 1 spot in women's golf from Stacy Lewis on Monday. Both players are skipping the Blue Bay LPGA this week in China. Lewis has held the top spot 21 weeks. She moved to No. 1 on June 2 following her victory in the ShopRite LPGA Classic. Before that, Park was No. 1 for 59 weeks.
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Baek wins playoff to take LPGA South Korea

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) Kyu Jung Baek of South Korea won a three-way playoff Sunday to claim the LPGA's KEB-HanaBank Championship. Baek shot a final-round 67 to finish tied at 10-under 278 with Brittany Lincicome of the United States and compatriot In Gee Chun, then won the first playoff hole on the Ocean Course at the Sky72 Golf Club to take the title. No. 2-ranked Inbee Park...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

LPGA: Bae, Baek share lead after third round in South Korea

  South Koreans Hee Kyung Bae and Kyu Jung Baek both shot 68 to take a share of the lead after the third round of the LPGA's KEB-HanaBank Championship on Saturday. Bae birdied five holes after the turn on the Ocean Course at the Sky72 Golf Club, while Baek had six birdies to go with two bogeys. Both were at 5-under 211 overall, one stroke ahead of a large group that includes No...
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October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bae, Baek share lead at LPGA South Korea

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) South Koreans Hee Kyung Bae and Kyu Jung Baek both shot 68 to take a share of the lead after the third round of the LPGA's KEB-HanaBank Championship on Saturday. Bae birdied five holes after the turn on the Ocean Course at the Sky72 Golf Club, while Baek had six birdies to go with two bogeys. Both were at 5-under 211 overall, one stroke ahead of a large...
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October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Haeji Kang leads by 2 after first-round 67 at KEB-Hanabank Championship

  Haeji Kang shot a 5-under-par 67 on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead over five players, including three fellow South Koreans, after the first round of the LPGA's KEB-Hanabank Championship. Lee Il-hee and defending champion Amy Yang shot 69s along with another South Korean, Mirim Lee. Australian Minjee Lee and Catriona Matthew of Scotland were also tied for second on the Ocean...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Kang takes 1st-round lead in LPGA event at Incheon

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) Haeji Kang shot a 5-under 67 on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead over five players, including three fellow South Koreans, after the first round of the LPGA's KEB-Hanabank Championship. Lee Il-hee and defending champion Amy Yang shot 69s along with another South Korean, Mirim Lee. Australian Minjee Lee and Catriona Matthew of Scotland were also tied for...
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October 16, 2014  |  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...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mirim Lee surprises herself in winning Reignwood Classic

BEIJING -- South Korea's Mirim Lee won the second title of her rookie LPGA Tour season, shooting a 5-under 69 in the final round on Sunday to capture the Reignwood Classic by two strokes. Starting the day tied for third, Lee birdied three holes on the front nine and added two more on No. 16 and 18 to offset one bogey. She finished at 15-under 277. Lee's first LPGA victory came just...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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