Lydia Ko wins LPGA finale for record $2 million payout
Unflappable in a strong but occasional wind, Ko wiped away tears when she tapped in for par on the final at Tiburon Golf Club. Ko finished at 17-under 271 and won the LPGA Tour finale for the second time. Ko is on the verge of the LPGA Hall of Fame at age 25, a testament to how good she has been for so long. Ko, however, hit her second shot off the side of a hill and into the hazard, and she also made bogey to keep the lead at one shot. She now has 19 career victories — the first one was 10 years ago in Canada when she was a 15-year-old amateur, making her the youngest to win an LPGA Tour event.wftv.com
Ko surges, 3 shots back of Lee, Harigae at U.S. Women's Open
US Womens Open Golf Minjee Lee, of Australia, hits off the 15th tee during the second round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at the Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C. on Friday, June 3, 2022. 1 player vaulted into contention for a third major championship Friday, playing the final five holes in 3 under to pull within three shots of second-round Minjee Lee and Mina Harigae at the U.S. Women’s Open. Harigae and Lee were at 9-under 133 after 36 holes at Pine Needles. Lee shot a 5-under 66, and Harigae had a 69. It looked for a while like Harigae might maintain sole possession of the lead for a second straight day.wftv.com
Catriona Matthew ready to give someone else a try at Solheim
Solheim Cup Golf Europe Captain, Catriona Matthew holds up the trophy after defeating the United States at the Solheim Cup golf tournament, Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, in Toledo, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Dermer) (David Dermer)ATLANTA — (AP) — Catriona Matthew of Scotland made her Solheim Cup debut in 1998 at Muirfield Village. ... Sixteen of the 28 matches in the Solheim Cup went to the 18th hole. STAT OF THE WEEKLeona Maguire of Ireland, in her first Solheim Cup, was the only player to go all five matches. FINAL WORD“She's the one we're going to have to fear for a long time.” U.S. Solheim Cup captain Pat Hurst on Leona Maguire.wftv.com
Europe rides foursomes rout to early lead at Solheim Cup
Solheim Cup Europe's Matilda Castren, left, Anna Nordqvist celebrate on the third hole during the foursome matches at the Solheim Cup golf tournament, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, in Toledo, Ohio. (Carlos Osorio)TOLEDO, Ohio — (AP) — Defending champion Europe rode a dominant performance in the alternate-shot format to surge to a 5 1/2-2 1/2 lead at the Solheim Cup on Saturday. The three-point margin tied the biggest lead after one day in the 17 editions of the Solheim Cup. Matilda Castren and seven-time Solheim Cup veteran Anna Nordqvist dropped Mina Harigae and Lexi Thompson 4 and 3 in four-ball, the lone blowout of the day. Reid and Maguire, a Solheim Cup rookie, more than held their own against the Korda sisters.wftv.com
Nordqvist's Women's Open win gets her into Solheim Cup
Britain Golf Women's British Open Sweden's Anna Nordqvist poses for the media holding the trophy after winning the Women's British Open golf championship, during the presentation ceremony in Carnoustie, Scotland, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell) (Scott Heppell)CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — (AP) — Anna Nordqvist secured a bonus reward for winning the Women's British Open on Sunday — an automatic spot on Europe's Solheim Cup team. Emily Kristine Pedersen of Denmark and Georgia Hall of England earned the two spots from the Solheim Cup points standings. 1 player and Olympic champion, lead the seven players who qualified through Solheim Cup points. The Solheim Cup is Sept. 4-6 at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio.wftv.com
Nordqvist wins Women's British Open for 3rd major title
Britain Golf Women's British Open Sweden's Anna Nordqvist celebrates on the 18th green as she wins the Women's British Open golf championship, in Carnoustie, Scotland, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell) (Scott Heppell)CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — (AP) — Anna Nordqvist of Sweden won her third major title with a one-shot victory at the Women’s British Open at Carnoustie on Sunday. Nordqvist tapped in for par at the last hole for a 3-under 69 to finish on 12-under par for the tournament. Nordqvist also won the 2009 LPGA Championship and the 2017 Evian Championship. ___More AP golf: https://apnews.com/hub/golf and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Nordqvist, Koerstz Madsen share lead at Women's British Open
Britain Golf Women's British Open Sweden's Anna Nordqvist plays out of a bunker on the 14th green during the third round of the Women's British Open golf championship, in Carnoustie, Scotland, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell) (Scott Heppell)CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — (AP) — Anna Nordqvist and Nanna Koerstz Madsen, Scandinavians with contrasting resumes in golf, share the lead heading into the final round of the Women’s British Open. Koerstz Madsen, a 26-year-old Dane with just one top-10 finish in a major, joined Nordqvist on 9 under overall by rolling in a 15-foot eagle putt at No. The top 14 were separated by just three shots going into the final round. ___More AP golf: https://apnews.com/hub/golf and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Sorenstam returns with a lot more stress and fewer birdies
Annika Sorenstam chips a shot to the ninth green during the first round of the Gainbridge LPGA golf tournament Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Fla. – Annika Sorenstam doesn't remember golf being this difficult. With one birdie and one bad hole, Sorenstam had a 3-over 75 in the LPGA Gainbridge on her home course at Lake Nona. Sorenstam was 10 shots behind another Lake Nona member, Lydia Ko, who opened with a 7-under 65 for a two-shot lead. But then, this week isn't about Sorenstam adding to her 72 career victories or even starting a comeback at age 50. After a penalty drop, she hit it back toward the fairway to about 70 yards, hit an ordinary wedge and three-putted from about 18 feet for a triple bogey.
Sei Young Kim up by 2 shots after 3 rounds at Women's PGA
Sei Young Kim, of South Korea, watches her shot on the 15th hole during the third round at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship golf tournament at the Aronimink Golf Club, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Newtown Square, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. – Sei Young Kim had another excellent outing at KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, shooting a 3-under 67 Saturday to hold the lead after three rounds at Aronimink. The South Korean sits at 7-under 203, two strokes ahead of Brooke Henderson and Anna Nordqvist as she tries for her first career major championship. A 10-time LPGA Tour winner, Kim was runner-up at the 2015 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and tied for second at the Evian Championship in 2018. Henderson, who won the 2016 Women’s PGA Championship, tied her career-best 18-hole score at a major championship with a 65 to stay within striking distance. Park is a three-time winner of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and would tie Mickey Wright for the most in a career with a win.
Sei Young Kim has late birdie run to take Women’s PGA lead
Kim birdied five of the final six holes as darkness fell Friday at Aronimink for a 5-under 65 and the second-round lead in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. She tied Karrie Webb (2001) and Sarah Kemp (2011) for the lowest nine-hole score in the Women’s PGA Championship. “The birdie on 14 was pretty good because it was a long birdie putt, and that’s when I started the four-birdie streak,” Kim said. A 10-time LPGA Tour winner, Kim is looking for her first major victory. She was runner-up at the 2015 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and tied for second at the Evian Championship in 2018.
Lincicome, Tan share Women’s PGA lead at windy Aronimink
Lincicome and Kelly Tan each shot 3-under 67 on Thursday in windy conditions at challenging Aronimink to share the lead in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Lincicome was sensational after missing the cut by one shot this past weekend at the ShopRite LPGA Classic. Lincicome, a two-time winner of the major ANA Inspiration eight LPGA Tour victories, played bogey-free to stay even with Tan and keep her first Women’s PGA title in sight. Tan’s previous best finish in a major came in 2016 when she tied for 30th at the Women’s PGA. The 2009 champion, Nordqvist is one of eight Women’s PGA Championship winners in the field that also includes all 11 winners this year on the LPGA tour.