Hannah Green takes 1-shot lead into Palos Verdes finale
LPGA Tour Golf Hannah Green tees off at the fourth tee during the third round of the LPGA's Palos Verdes Championship golf tournament on Saturday, April 30, 2022, in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) (Ashley Landis)PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif. — (AP) — Hannah Green held onto the lead Saturday in the Palos Verdes Championship after a frustrating start on the hilly, windswept course perched above the Pacific Ocean. Green won both of her LPGA Tour titles in 2019, taking the major KPMG Women’s PGA at Hazeltine and the Portland Classic. Just felt confident coming into today.”Allisen Corpuz (68) also was 5 under with Gemma Dryburgh (68), Inbee Park (70), Marina Alex (70), Andrea Lee (70), Annie Park (71), Megan Khang (72) and first-round leader Minjee Lee (72). Anna Davis, the Augusta National Women’s Amateur winner, was 2 over after a 72 in her first LPGA Tour start. “To be able to play in on the weekend in an LPGA Tour event, it’s pretty good experience,” Davis said.wftv.com
Hataoka takes advantage of Ko's late meltdown in LA Open
APTOPIX LPGA Tour Golf Jin Young Ko hits from a creek bed between the 17th and 18th holes during the third round of LPGA's DIO Implant LA Open golf tournament at Wilshire Country Club on Saturday, April 23, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) (Ashley Landis)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Nasa Hataoka took advantage of Jin Young Ko's late meltdown Saturday to take a four-stroke lead into the final round of the DIO Implant LA Open. Hataoka birdied the 16th and parred the final two holes for a 4-under 67 and 11-under 202 total at breezy Wilshire Country Club. The 23-year-old from Japan has five LPGA Tour victories, winning twice last season. “During yesterday’s round something clicked inside me and I was able to bring that to today’s round, too,” Hataoka said.wftv.com
Nanna Koerstz Madsen hangs onto JTBC Classic lead
LPGA Tour Golf Nanna Koerstz Madsen, of Denmark, hits her tee shot on the first hole during the third round of the JTBC LPGA golf tournament, Saturday, March 26, 2022, in Carlsbad, Calif. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy) (Denis Poroy)CARLSBAD, Calif. — (AP) — Nanna Koerstz Madsen was tied for the lead in the JTBC Classic when she teed off Saturday on the par-4 18th. Coming off a breakthrough victory two weeks ago in Thailand that made her the LPGA Tour’s first Danish champion, Koerstz Madsen took advantage of An's closing triple bogey to pull away at Aviara Golf Club. “I do think it’ll be easier going into tomorrow with a lead than it was in Thailand,” Koerstz Madsen said. “It does tell me that I’ve come a long way,” Koerstz Madsen said. The greens are really, really, really tricky.wftv.com
Jin Young Ko wins on return to LPGA Tour after 3-month break
World No. 1 Jin Young Ko birdied the 18th hole on Sunday for a 6-under 66 to win the LPGA Tour’s HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore by two strokes over fellow South Korean player In Gee Chun and Australian Minjee Lee. Ko has won six times in her last 10 starts and her round set the LPGA Tour’s all-time record for most consecutive rounds in the 60s (15) and most consecutive sub-par rounds (30). Ko was making her return to the LPGA Tour after a three-month break which included time with her family in South Korea before a few weeks of intensive practice in Palm Springs, California.news.yahoo.com
Lydia Ko holds off Danielle Kang to win at Boca Rio on LPGA
LPGA Tour Golf Lydia Ko of New Zealand smiles as she holds her trophy after winning the Gainbridge LPGA golf tournament, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022, in Boca Raton, Fla. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) (Rebecca Blackwell)BOCA RATON, Fla. — (AP) — Lydia Ko pulled ahead with a birdie on the 15th hole and matched scores with Danielle Kang the rest of the way, closing with a 3-under 69 for a one-shot victory on a chilly Sunday in the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio. Ko won for the second straight season after enduring a three-year slump and picked up the 17th victory of her LPGA Tour career. Kang, who closed with a 68, was trying to win back-to-back for the second time in three years. The LPGA Tour now takes a one-week break before wrapping up its Florida swing at the LPGA Drive On Championship. ___More AP golf: https://apnews.com/hub/golf and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Ko gets 13th straight round in 60s, leads by 4 at Founders
That might be all it takes to win the Founders Cup, too. Saturday was her 13th consecutive round in the 60s, one off the LPGA record Sorenstam set during a four-tournament stretch in 2005, when she had 10 wins and was halfway to the calendar Grand Slam. Ko was at 13-under 200 as she tries to match Nelly Korda as the only three-time winners on the LPGA Tour this season. After a week off, the LPGA Tour plays its lone Asia event in the fall in South Korea. Sorenstam had three victories in her four-tournament run where she set the record with 14 straight rounds in the 60s.wftv.com
Inbee Park, Jin Young Ko tied at the top in ShopRite LPGA
LPGA Tour Golf Jin Young Ko, of South Korea, watches het tee shot on the 17th hole during the final round of the LPGA Arkansas Championship golf tournament, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in Rogers, Ark. She sat out most of the LPGA Tour season last year, staying home during the pandemic, and returned to capture the CME Group Tour Championship. Now she sets her sights on a third victory in her last five starts on the LPGA Tour. I feel like this week is almost back to like where I was putting really good earlier in the season.”Nelly Korda, the No. “Jin Young is really, really good player, too, so I think it’ll be really fun out there tomorrow playing with her,” Park said.wftv.com
Jin Young Ko shoots 5-under 67 to take Portland Classic lead
CORRECTION LPGA Tour Golf CORRECTS TO JIN YOUNG KO NOT JIN YUNG KO - Jin Young Ko, of South Korea, watches her tee shot on the second hole during the first round of the LPGA Cambia Portland Classic golf tournament in West Linn, Ore., Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola) (Steve DIpaola)WEST LINN, Ore. — (AP) — Jin Young Ko shot a 5-under 67 on Friday to take the second-round lead in the Cambia Portland Classic. “It was quite tough out there. It was quite windy,” Dryburgh said. It was really windy today.wftv.com
Jin Young Ko wins on LPGA a week after losing No. 1 ranking
1 ranking for nearly two years until Nelly Korda supplanted her last week by winning the KPMG Women's PGA Championship. Ko had failed to finish in the top 10 in four of her previous five starts on the LPGA Tour. Castren holed her par putt, Ko missed and the lead remained at one. The tournament swung on the 15th hole when Castren missed a 3-foot par putt that snapped hard to the left, falling two shots behind. She got up-and-down from just short of the par-5 17th for birdie, and stayed in the game when Ko missed her birdie putt from 6 feet.wftv.com
Ko leads at Old American after bogey-free 32-hole day
Ko returned to overcast and breezy Old American early Saturday, playing the final 14 holes for a 1-under 70 in the suspended second round. After a rest break at her nearby home in Frisco, the 25-year-old South Korean star shot 66 in the third round. Defending champion Angela Stanford birdied three of the last four holes in a 68 to get to 9 under. The 43-year-old former TCU star from Fort Worth won at 7 under last year when the event was played in early December. “Early this morning it played really hard I thought with the wind coming back out.wftv.com
Ko leads in Texas after losing No. 1 spot in women's ranking
1 in the women's world golf ranking over, Jin Young Ko was back on top Thursday in the Volunteers of America Classic. 1 ranking when Nelly Korda won the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship on Sunday for her second straight victory. “Shot wasn’t good, but putting was really good,” said Ko, who has a home in nearby Frisco. Lizette Salas, coming off a second-place finish in the Women’s PGA, birdied the final two holes for a 70. The Mexican player missed the cut by a stroke in the Women’s PGA after getting a two-shot penalty for slow play.wftv.com
Whoa, Nelly! Korda makes it 2 straight wins for her family
Nelly Korda followed in big sister's footsteps with a three-shot victory that looked easier than it felt. “Yeah, Jess' win, I was like, ‘OK, I got to get one now,’" Korda said. But it's nice to get back-to-back Korda wins now.”More than just matching her sister, Korda won for the first time on American soil. Sorenstam finished 29 shots behind Korda, who won by three over Lexi Thompson and Lydia Ko. Korda made sure of that with a steady diet of pars and picking up enough birdies when she needed them.
Nelly Korda leads LPGA as Sorenstam falls to bottom of pack
Sorenstam, playing for the first time in more than 12 years after retiring, had no expectations and no excuses. That put her in last place by four shots, 22 shots behind Korda. “Any time you can get ahead of the pack going into Sunday is a positive,” Korda said. Not going to lie, coming down the stretch, those putts were a little shaky.”But she made them, and she's in great position going for her first LPGA Tour victory. “Normally, I hit the ball straight, and today was everything but straight,” Sorenstam said.
Column: Back in time on LPGA for Sorenstam and Yani Tseng
The surprise decision was still fresh three weeks later when 19-year-old Yani Tseng won her first major. Sorenstam turned 50 in October and has not competed on the LPGA Tour since the final event of 2008. She also played the LPGA Tour season opener last month, although Sorenstam was part of the celebrity division. When she won the Kia Classic in March 2012 for her 15th LPGA Tour title, she was four points short of the LPGA Hall of Fame. Tseng played five times over the second half of 2020 on the Taiwan LPGA, missing one cut and failing to finish in the top 25.
PGA Tour's top 2 rules officials retiring after long careers
White’s father was a stickler for the rules, and White thought he knew them well when he decided to join the PGA Tour. His most memorable ruling was among the more famous on the PGA Tour. Also, Mike Peterson, Pete Lis and Jordan Harris are moving from the Korn Ferry Tour to the PGA Tour as rules officials. The tour said that became the top-performing tweet for the PGA Tour, also surpassing the Masters graphic. Im then finished out his year by flying to Dubai for the DP World Tour Championship on the European Tour.
A Lim Kim wins US Women's Open debut with record-tying rally
A Lim Kim, of South Korea, kisses the championship trophy after winning the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Houston. The U.S. Women's Open, with its reputation as the toughest test, was a major she had never played. No one had ever started in a position that far back and won the U.S. Women's Open. The cold weather, the mud-splotched golf balls and the U.S. Women's Open test helped keep her mind from wandering. A two-time winner on the Korean LPGA, Kim got into the U.S. Women's Open off the world ranking when the pandemic kept the USGA from conducting open qualifying.
Shibuno passes big test and hangs on to lead in Women's Open
Hinako Shibuno, of Japan, fist bumbs fellow players after her round of golf during the third round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)HOUSTON – Hinako Shibuno passed a big test Saturday in a classic U.S. Women's Open that put a premium on par, keeping the lead with a 3-over 74 going into a final round at Champions Golf Club that figures to be the toughest of all. Shibuno was at 4-under 209 as she bids to become only the third player to make majors their first two LPGA Tour titles. The others were In Gee Chun (2015 U.S. Women's Open and 2016 Evian Championship and Se Ri Pak, who won the LPGA Championship and U.S. Women's Open in 1998. Shibuno won the Women's British Open last year at Woburn, and declined to take up LPGA membership because she didn't think she was ready.
No longer a surprise, Shibuno leads by 3 at US Women's Open
Hinako Shibuno, of Japan, smiles after putting on the 17th green during the second round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament in Houston, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. That was bright as ever Friday as the Japanese star posted a 4-under 67 and opened a three-shot lead going into the weekend of the U.S. Women's Open. She looked the part of a major champion at the U.S. Women's Open, where the forecast of rain and strong wind never quite materialized. The USGA used two courses for the first time because the pandemic forced the Women's Open to be postponed six months to December with limited daylight. Kerr played bogey-free at Jackrabbit and shot 69, and the 43-year-old former Open champion says the injury at least has tempered her expectation.