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17-year-old Canadian Henderson shoots tournament record for LPGA lead

  Brooke Henderson has no photo on the LPGA Tour's website and has had to rely on sponsor exemptions to get into tournaments after failing to earn a card in qualifying school. The 17-year-old Canadian fiddles with her earrings between shots, purses her lips and anxiously watches each shot, then politely responds and makes eye contact when someone in the gallery engages her with...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

I.K. Kim shoots 65 to take first-round lead in Lotte Championship

  I.K. Kim birdied her final three holes and four of the last five for a 7-under-par 65 and a two-stroke lead Wednesday in the Lotte Championship. Playing in the last group of the day off the 10th tee, Kim had eight birdies and one bogey at windy Ko Olina Golf Club. The South Korean player won the last of her three LPGA Tour titles in 2010. South Korean players held the first five...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Na Yeon Choi takes early lead in LPGA Tour's Lotte Championship

  Na Yeon Choi played her second nine in 4-under-par 32 on Wednesday to take the early first-round lead in the Lotte Championship. The South Korean shot a 5-under 67 in her morning round at windy Ko Olina Golf Club. She won the season-opening Coates Golf Championship in Florida for her eighth LPGA Tour title. Founders Cup winner Hyo Joo Kim and Kia Classic champion Cristie Kerr...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Na Yeon Choi takes early lead in Lotte Championship

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) Na Yeon Choi played her second nine in 4-under 32 on Wednesday to take the early first-round lead in the Lotte Championship. The South Korean shot a 5-under 67 in her morning round at windy Ko Olina Golf Club. She won the season-opening Coates Golf Championship in Florida for her eighth LPGA Tour title. Founders Cup winner Hyo Joo Kim and Kia Classic champion...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lydia Ko learning to enjoy her No. 1 world ranking

The day Lydia Ko rose to No. 1 in the world, she was a bit “nonplussed” about the honor, according to swing coach David Leadbetter. “She was more upset she didn’t win the tournament (in Ocala) than happy that she was No. 1,” Leadbetter said. Ko lost her footing in a bunker on the 71st hole at the inaugural Coates Golf Championship and ****** a hybrid. In hindsight, Ko,...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

All of 17, Lydia Ko already mapping out retirement plans

  Only 17, top-ranked Lydia Ko says she's already planning to retire from golf by the time she's 30, and become a psychologist. Ko makes her second start at No. 1 in Thursday's first round of the Women's Australian Open at Royal Melbourne along with Karrie Webb and Australia's Su Oh, an 18-year-old who won the Australian Ladies Masters last week in her second start as a professional...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Top-ranked Lydia Ko trying to stick to her normal routine

  Lydia Ko has had a few days to let her historic rise to the No. 1 spot in the world ranking sink in. ''I'm just trying to go back to my normal routine, just get used to the weather here and check out the course,'' the 17-year-old Ko said Wednesday, the day before the start of play in the Bahamas LPGA Classic. ''I'm very proud to be in that position, but at the same time, I'm trying...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Top-ranked Lydia Ko trying to get back normal routine

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) Lydia Ko has had a few days to let her historic rise to the No. 1 spot in the world ranking sink in. ''I'm just trying to go back to my normal routine, just get used to the weather here and check out the course,'' the 17-year-old Ko said Wednesday, the day before the start of play in the Bahamas LPGA Classic. ''I'm very proud to be in that position...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Lydia Ko Is No. 1 At 17 & Walter White Returns

Welcome to The Fringe, Back9Network’s daily feature to keep you up-to-date on the best stories happening in golf, social media and pop culture. Lydia Ko Becomes Youngest World No. 1 In Golf History.  Over the weekend, Lydia Ko did something faster than anyone in golf history has ever done. She became the No. 1-ranked player in the world at just 17-years-old. Faster than Tiger...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

LPGA: 17-year-old Ko takes No. 1, finishes tied for 2nd behind Choi

  With a notable double prize not only within reach, but practically in her grip, teen star Lydia Ko had to settle for half of the spoils Saturday -- though it represented a significant piece of golf history, nonetheless. Though the New Zealander blew a late lead and had to settle for a share of second place at the LPGA Tour's season opener, where she finished a shot behind Na Yeon...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Lydia Ko takes No. 1 spot at 17, Na Yeon Choi wins opener

OCALA, Fla. (AP) With a notable double prize not only within reach, but practically in her grip, teen star Lydia Ko had to settle for half of the spoils Saturday - though it represented a significant piece of golf history, nonetheless. Though the New Zealander blew a late lead and had to settle for a share of second place at the LPGA Tour's season opener, where she finished a shot...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Lydia Ko takes lead at LPGA opener, closes in on golf history

OCALA, Fla. -- Lydia Ko is 18 holes from history. The 17-year-old New Zealander birdied five consecutive holes and shot a 7-under 65 in the third round of the Coates Golf Championship on Friday to take the outright lead in the LPGA Tour's season opener. If she hangs on Saturday, she would become the youngest golfer - male or female - to be ranked No. 1 in the World Golf Rankings...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Austin Ernst wins Portland Classic in playoff for first career title

  Austin Ernst won the LPGA Tour's Portland Classic on Sunday with a par on the first hole of a playoff against South Korea's I.K. Kim. It was the first professional victory for the 22-year-old Ernst, who shot a 5-under-par 67 in the final round to get to 14 under at Columbia Edgewater. Kim, the first- and second-round leader, carded a 68. Kim missed an eight-foot par putt in the...
Via AP on Fox
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

So Yeon Ryu sets tourney record en route to victory in Canada

  So Yeon Ryu won the Canadian Pacific Women's Open on Sunday at London Hunt, breaking the tournament record at 23-under-par 265. The 24-year-old Ryu closed with a 3-under 69 for a two-stroke victory over fellow South Korean player Na Yeon Choi. Ryu opened with a course-record 63 and added rounds of 66 and 67 to take a four-stroke lead into the final day. She took a six-shot advantage...
Via AP on Fox
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

So Yeon Ryu wins Canadian Women's Open

LONDON, Ontario (AP) So Yeon Ryu won the Canadian Women's Open on Sunday at London Hunt, breaking the tournament record at 23-under 265. The 24-year-old Ryu closed with a 3-under 69 for a two-stroke victory over fellow South Korean player Na Yeon Choi. Ryu opened with a course-record 63 and added rounds of 66 and 67 to take a four-stroke lead into the final day. She took a six-shot...
Via AP on Fox
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

LPGA: Munoz shoots 63, trails Ryu by 4 at Canadian Women's Open

  Azahara Munoz shot a 9-under 63 to move into a tie for second place at the Canadian Women's Open. Despite Munoz tying the course record at London Hunt and Country Club to get to 16 under, leader So Yeon Ryu still leads the tournament by four strokes going into the final round. Ryu has 21 birdies and just one bogey in her first three rounds to move to 20 under and within range...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Munoz shoots 63, trails Ryu by 4

LONDON, Ontario (AP) Azahara Munoz shot a 9-under 63 to move into a tie for second place at the Canadian Women's Open. Despite Munoz tying the course record at London Hunt and Country Club to get to 16 under, leader So Yeon Ryu still leads the tournament by four strokes going into the final round. Ryu has 21 birdies and just one bogey in her first three rounds to move to 20 under...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

LPGA: Ryu shoots 66, leads by 5 at Canadian Women's Open

LONDON, Ontario (AP) So Yeon Ryu used a second straight bogey-free round to pull away at the Canadian Women's Open. Ryu shot a 6-under 66 Friday at the London Hunt and Country Club to get to 15 under, the best two-round start in the tournament's history. She was five strokes ahead of fellow South Korean Na Yeon Choi, playing partner Anna Nordqvist and Danielle Kang. ''A lot of birdies...
Via AP on Fox
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryu sets course record at Canadian Women's Open

  On the eve of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open, So Yeon Ryu, Na Yeon Choi and Inbee Park got together for dinner with some fellow South Korean golfers. While Park picked up the tab after winning the LPGA Championship, all three benefited from the night out. Ryu set a new course record with a 9-under 63, Choi was one shot behind her and Park three off the lead after the first...
Via AP on Fox
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

LPGA: Choi is early leader at Canadian Women's Open

  Na Yeon Choi of South Korea chipped in for three of her nine birdies and tied the course record at 8-under 64 for the early lead at the Canadian Women's Open. She is two strokes ahead of Danielle Kang, LPGA Championship winner Inbee Park and Xi Yu Lin following the completion of morning groups at London Hunt and Country Club. Choi, the 2012 U.S. Women's Open champion, birdied...
Via AP on Fox
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Choi is early leader at Canadian Women's Open

LONDON, Ontario (AP) Na Yeon Choi of South Korea chipped in for three of her nine birdies and tied the course record at 8-under 64 for the early lead at the Canadian Women's Open. She is two strokes ahead of Danielle Kang, LPGA Championship winner Inbee Park and Xi Yu Lin following the completion of morning groups at London Hunt and Country Club. Choi, the 2012 U.S. Women's Open...
Via AP on Fox
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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