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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

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]

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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 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 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

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 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]

Rating: 5/ (1 votes cast)

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 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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November 23, 2008

Ji Yai Shin wins the ADT Championship



The 20-year-old from South Korea won the ADT Championship today. It was Shin's 3rd LPGA win this year without her being a LPGA member. Shin won by one shot over Karrie Webb. It was basically a Shin-Webb battle except for a few brief moments when Seon Hwa Lee tied Shin... [Full Story]

Rating: 5/ (2 votes cast)

ADT Championship Sunday- 18 holes for a million dollars



At 9:30 this morning the last 8 golfers begin teeing it up in West Palm Beach. They are- Seon Hwa Lee, Suzann Pettersen, Paula Creamer, Jeong Jang, Karrie Webb Ji Yai Shin, Angela Stanford, and Eun Hee Ji. Under the ADT's unique format, all eight players begin today at even... [Full Story]

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November 21, 2008

The Outrage- Annika Sorenstam's ADT drug test



Today at the ADT is causing a stir. Ron Sirak wrote about it. Steve Elling had the following to say. "I'm serious and I was tested two weeks ago, so I don't really know what's going on," she said testily. Guess they hadn't heard that she was retiring. "I have... [Full Story]

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ADT Championship Day two- The Carnage



The news out of the LPGA event in West Palm Beach isn't who made the 36 hole cut or Annika Sorenstam having to take a drug test after play ended or led at the end of the second day(IT don't matter, all scores reset before play begins again tomorrow) but... [Full Story]

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ADT Championship Day two



Play begins today at 9:30 when Cristie Kerr tees off. Kerr will be playing by herself because Inbee Park withdrew after 14 holes yesterday. Inbee must be either sick or injured, for she was 13 over par for the round. Katherine Hull has the first round lead after a first... [Full Story]

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November 20, 2008

The ADT Championship starts today



In West Palm Beach Florida. The 32 player field will start competing at Trump International when Ji-Yai Shin and Shanshan Feng go off the tee at 9:30. That's a interesting first pairing for a tournament, even for a limited field event. Shin is the defending British Open champion, ranked #6... [Full Story]

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November 19, 2008

2009 LPGA Tour schedule is out



Click here if you want to check it out. Here are the lowlights and highlights *- There will be 31 tournaments instead of 34. Ginn Tribute, Semgroup, ADT Championship, and Fields Open are gone. Honda Thailand is back. *- Overall prize money is down roughly 10% from 60 million to... [Full Story]

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November 18, 2008

LPGA Tour won't return to Oklahoma in 2009



Will the last US based non-major LPGA event turn off the light. From the Tulsa World- The annual LPGA tour stop in Tulsa won't be back in 2009. The tour that includes the highest level of women's professional golfers was forced to cancel its event in Tulsa after SemGroup --... [Full Story]

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November 9, 2008

Ji-Yai Shin wins the Mizuno Classic



Look out Lorena Ochoa. You have a challenger for #1 in the world. From AP- SHIMA, Japan - Shin Ji-yai won the Mizuno Classic for her second LPGA Tour title and ninth international victory of the year, shooting a 5-under 67 on Sunday to easily hold off Mayu Hattori at... [Full Story]

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November 5, 2008

How will the LPGA Tour be affected by the current financial crisis?



Ron Sirak writes- All indications are the LPGA will be down at least two tournaments in 2009, but with about one-third of its sponsor contracts (along with its TV deals with ESPN and Golf Channel) expiring after next season, and its sanctioning fees increasing as much as tenfold, insiders believe... [Full Story]

Rating: 4/ (1 votes cast)

November 2, 2008

Candie Kung wins the Hana Bank Kolon Championship



She won by one shot over Australia's Katherine Hull. Do you think Candie looks Korean when wearing a hanbok? The only reason I'm asking is because a member of the media at last July's Evian Masters got Kung's nationality mixed up. No such mistake was made today, but some bright... [Full Story]

Rating: 5/ (2 votes cast)

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