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March 10, 2009

Torrey Pines to host 2009 LPGA tournament

The course hosted last year's US Open won by Tiger Woods. From AP- Torrey Pines Golf Course will host an LPGA Tour event for the first time in 27 years under an agreement to hold the Samsung World Championship on the South Course in September. The Samsung World Championship, to... [Full Story]

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March 8, 2009

Y.E. Yang wins the Honda Classic

He becomes only the second Korean to win on the PGA Tour Alone in front throughout, Yang shot a final round of 2-under 68 Sunday to finish one shot ahead of John Rollins and pick up his first PGA Tour victory. The Korean took command with three straight birdies on... [Full Story]

Rating: 2.2/ (5 votes cast)

Ji-Yai Shin wins HSBC Women's Champions

It took all of three LPGA tournaments in 2009 before a South Korean took home the winner's trophy. South Korean star Jiyai Shin won the HSBC Women's Champions on Sunday for her fourth LPGA Tour title in eight months, shooting her second straight 6-under 66 for a two-stroke victory over... [Full Story]

Rating: 5/ (2 votes cast)

March 2, 2009

Matchless- Geoff Ogilvy wins Accenture Match Play Championship

He has won the tournament twice and finished second over the last four years. From AP- Geoff Ogilvy has been better than anyone in match play over the last four years. One of these days, he might find out if that includes Tiger Woods. Even without the world's No. 1... [Full Story]

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March 1, 2009

Lorena Ochoa wins Honda LPGA Thailand

The number one woman player in the world didn't take long to win a LPGA tournament in 2009. From AP- A few minutes after finishing off her 25th LPGA Tour victory, Lorena Ochoa was asked if she thinks she's mentally tougher than her rivals. "Yes," Ochoa said. She's simply better... [Full Story]

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February 25, 2009

FBR out as PGA Tour sponsor

Could the PGA Tour be returning to the days of slimmer purses and tournaments without corporate sponsors? From ESPN- Commissioner Tim Finchem announced Tuesday that FBR has decided not to renew its contract after 2010 for the popular tournament outside Phoenix. "We've obviously had -- and are having -- some... [Full Story]

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February 22, 2009

Move over Michelle Wie Part V

Danny Lee just became the youngest winner in European Tour history U.S. Amateur champion Danny Lee birdied the final two holes for a 5-under 67 and a one-stroke victory Sunday in the Johnnie Walker Classic. The 18-year-old New Zealander, set to turn pro after the Masters, had a 17-under 271... [Full Story]

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February 19, 2009

Tiger Woods to return next week at Match Play

He's back. Eight months after winning the U.S. Open on one good leg, a healthy Tiger Woods is returning to golf. Woods said on his Web site Thursday that he will defend his title next week in the Accenture Match Play Championship, believing his reconstructed left knee and his game... [Full Story]

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February 17, 2009

LPGA Sponsor charged with massive fraud by the SEC

Another tournament looks to be in trouble now. From AP- NEW YORK - Federal regulators on Tuesday charged Texas financier R. Allen Stanford and three of his firms with a "massive" fraud that centered around high-interest-rate certificates of deposit, and raided some of the companies' offices. In a complaint filed... [Full Story]

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February 16, 2009

Dustin Johnson wins rain shortened AT&T Pebble Beach

I was so looking forward to some Monday golf. From AP- Some 40 hours after hitting his last shot, Dustin Johnson won the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Monday when rain created a small river through one fairway and flooded greens, forcing officials to cancel the final round. Johnson... [Full Story]

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February 15, 2009

Angela Stanford wins 2009 LPGA season opener

Her margin of victory at the SBS Open was three shots. Michelle Wie finished a clear 2nd. This was Angela's third win in her last seven LPGA starts. An argument can be made for her as the hottest golfer performance wise on tour at the moment. Michelle had a 3-shot... [Full Story]

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February 14, 2009

Michelle Wie- Change of attitude

With 10 holes to go, Michelle Wie has a one shot lead over Angela Stanford. Stanford is in trouble on the par 5 9th hole. A two-shot swing could soon see Wie up by three. The SBS Open isn't over by any stretch of the imagination. I want to just... [Full Story]

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February 12, 2009

The 2009 LPGA season begins today

The US Women's professional golf circuit tees it up for the first time at the SBS Open in Hawaii. The 2008 event was won by Annika Sorenstam who has since stepped away from the game. Also not in the field is World #1 ranked player Lorena Ochoa. The SBS field... [Full Story]

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February 11, 2009

Champions Tour player Jim Thorpe faces tax evasion charges

He is one of a small handful of African Americans to win on the PGA Tour. From the Tampa Tribune- Professional golfer Jim Thorpe is facing federal tax evasion charges, accused of failing to pay about $1.6 million owed to the federal government over three years. Thorpe, 59, of Heathrow,... [Full Story]

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Shoprite II- SBS no longer a LPGA sponsor

In another supposed money grab, the LPGA has given a long-time sponsor the shaft. From Ron Sirak at Golf World- That the LPGA came into the 2009 season with only three fewer tournaments than last year was probably a small victory given the state of the global economy. Not expected... [Full Story]

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February 9, 2009

LPGA Founder Betty Jameson Dead at 89

She won 13 tour events including the US Women's Open. RIP... [Full Story]

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January 30, 2009

Move over Michelle Wie Part IV

Meet Karen Kim It is now easy to spot Korean family names like Kim, Lee, Park or Pak on the leaderboards of youth golf championships in the United States. Some second-generation Korean-Americans, such as Anthony Kim and Michelle Wie, grow up to become world-class golfers. Being touted as the "next... [Full Story]

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January 29, 2009

The LPGA Ginn Open is dead

Another hole has been blown in the 2009 US Women's professional golf schedule. From the Orlando Sentinel- The recession has claimed another victim: the Ginn Open, the LPGA Tour's lone event in Central Florida. Ginn Sports Entertainment and Ginn Development Company announced Wednesday afternoon that they will no longer host,... [Full Story]

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December 29, 2008

Annika Sorenstam delays 'retirement'

It's just a pro-am scheduled by her management company. From Golf 365- Annika Sorenstam has confirmed that she will take a temporary step back from retirement and play in a Annika bonanza in February. "It's called the Annika Celebration," said the Swede, who is generally regarded as the greatest womens... [Full Story]

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December 21, 2008

Karrie Webb to play in the Australian Open

Since she is Australian in addition to being the tournament's defending champ this shouldn't really be news but it is. From the Herald-Sun- THE tournament still has no sponsor, but the Australian Open can count on a commitment from Karrie Webb and the country's best female golfers. Webb has chosen... [Full Story]

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December 14, 2008

Annika Sorenstam finishes 7th in farewell tournament

The Super Swede played in Dubai this weekend. From AP- A teary eyed Annika Sorenstam birdied the last hole of her playing career amid thunderous applause to finish tied for seventh in the Dubai Ladies Masters on Sunday. The Swede, greeted at the 18th by a huge banner saying "Dubai... [Full Story]

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December 11, 2008

Corey Pavin named US Ryder Cup Captain for 2010

The United States pulled a stunning upset in the biennial matches last September. From AP- Corey Pavin has been selected the next U.S. captain for the Ryder Cup, leading a team in 2010 that will try to successfully defend the cup for the first time since 1993. Pavin is a... [Full Story]

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December 7, 2008

Michelle Wie earns LPGA Tour card

She finished 7th in Qualifying school. From AP- Michelle Wie has earned a spot on the LPGA Tour. The 19-year-old from Hawaii overcame a miserable start Sunday with a safe finish for a 2-over 74 that had her comfortably among the top 20 at the LPGA qualifying tournament. Wie has... [Full Story]

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ESPN to televise all four rounds of Women's British Open starting in 2010

In recent years the tournament was broadcast by TNT and ABC. From ESPN- All four rounds of the Women's British Open will air live in the United States for the first time beginning in 2010. ESPN and tournament organizer Royal & Ancient Golf agreed to an eight-year contract announced Wednesday.... [Full Story]

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November 25, 2008

Torrey Pines may host LPGA event beginning in 2009

It is the site of the San Diego area PGA Tour event and its south course was where Tiger Woods won the 2008 US Open in dramatic fashion. From the San Diego Union-Tribune When the LPGA Tour released its 2009 schedule last week, there were several holes to be filled... [Full Story]

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