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Nov
27
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I apologize for the delay in posting this, as I’m sure you were all sitting on the edge of your seats on Wednesday wondering why I hadn’t written about all that we’re thankful for in golf this year. I’m also certain you’re completely over it. Good. So am I. 

2015 was a thrilling, game-changing year in professional golf. There definitely wasn’t a shortage of memories and moments I’m thankful for — and that even includes the negative ones. It was definitely the most exciting season I’ve had the opportunity to cover in my budding career. 

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Jun
9
2015

Welcome to a major week on the LPGA! — the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, formerly known as the LPGA Championship, is taking place at Westchester Country Club.

Last May, the LPGA, KPMG and the PGA of America announced they were collaborating to create a multi-faceted program focused on the development, advancement, and empowerment of women on and off the golf course. The event was given a new identity — and not per se replacing the LPGA Championship, rather “elevating” it.

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May
11
2015

KPMG Women's PGA Champ Media Day

Next month’s KPMG Women’s PGA Championship was officially introduced on Monday at Westchester Country Club, the site of the inaugural event. Well, sort of. As organizers and executives from all parties, KPMG, the LPGA, and PGA of America, pointed out, this tournament is not replacing the former 60-year-old LPGA Championship in the major line-up, but instead, the new partnership is elevating it. 

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Nov
23
2014
By Stephanie Wei under LPGA

Although Stacy Lewis didn’t win the Race to the CME Globe, she came in second (to Lydia Ko) and walked away with $150,000 bonus. More important, she beat Inbee Park in the tight contest for the coveted end of the year awards. Lewis wrapped up an impressive 2014 season by sweeping the three most prestigious honors in women’s golf — Rolex Player of the Year, Vare Trophy and LPGA Official Money List title.

Lewis becomes the first American to take home all three awards since Betsy King in 1993 and the first player since Yani Tseng in 2011.

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Jul
13
2014

Mo Martin hit the shot of her life on the 72nd hole at Royal Birkdale in the RICOH Women’s British Open. Heading into the 18th hole, she trailed the leader at the time, ShanShan Feng, by two shots, but then, Martin placed her drive down the left side of the fairway and struck a perfect 3-wood that rolled up and nearly rolled in for a rare albatross. Instead, the ball ricocheted off the pin to about six feet for eagle. She drained what turned out to be the winning putt for her first major victory (and first win on the LPGA), celebrating with an emphatic fist pump.

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Jul
13
2014

I caught up with third-round leader Inbee Park after she fired a four-under 68 in the third round of the RICOH Women’s British Open. It happened to be her birthday! — what a great way to celebrate with a superb round.

Park is vying for the career Grand Slam. She captured the first three majors of the season in 2013 and also won the U.S. Women’s Open in 2008. 

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Jun
18
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under US Women's Open
Two-time Open champ. ©USGA/Michael Cohen.

Two-time Open champ. ©USGA/Michael Cohen.

A couple weeks ago, Inbee Park got into the winner’s circle for the first time in 2014 at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic. Park said her final round 61 at Manulife was a “big confidence boost, especially with the putting.” If Inbee continues putting lights out, then she will have a terrific opportunity to defend her 2013 U.S. Open title.

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Jun
8
2014

 

World no. 2 Inbee Park shot the best round of the year to win the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic in Ontario, Canada. The 10-under 61 gave Park a three-stroke victory over Cristie Kerr, and momentum heading into the U.S. Women’s Open in a couple weeks.

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Jan
2
2014
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Scott wins popularity contest with GWAA

Five “regular” PGA Tour victories or four worldwide wins, including a major? Which carries more weight?

Well, apparently the latter for those voting members of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA). On Thursday it was announced that Adam Scott narrowly snagged its male player of the year award over Tiger Woods.

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Nov
18
2013
Does it again

Lexi does it again

Lexi Thompson calmly rolled in a five-footer on the 72nd hole for birdie to best Stacy Lewis by one shot at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational on Sunday in Guadalajara, Mexico. The 18-year-old phenom shot a final-round three-under 69 to claim her second win of the season and the third of her career. 

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