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Lexi Thompson spoke with the media for the first time since her heartbreaking loss 24 days ago at the ANA Inspiration after incurring a four-stroke penalty that ultimately cost her the trophy at the LPGA’s opening major of the year. Ahead of this week’s Volunteers of America Texas Shootout, the 22-year-old American held an emotional press conference Wednesday afternoon and broke down in tears at one point as she started to answer a question about the controversial rules infraction that a “concerned” viewer spotted on the telecast from the previous day’s round and brought it to the attention of an LPGA rules official via email during Sunday’s final round.

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Quite good: Tseng won 12 times in 2011.

Tiger and the PGA Tour are at Pebble Beach this week, but if you want to see a genuinely world-class field tackle an innovative piece of golf architecture, the Australian sandbelt, home of Royal Melbourne and the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, probably has the edge over Monterey.

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The defending champ says woohoo!

Hit by a tough economy over the last several years, the LPGA was forced to look beyond North American borders and to Asia to fill its slim schedule — and now, the tour is expanding its global reach to Australia. Earlier this week, the LPGA announced the co-sanctioning of the Women’s Australian Open at Royal Melbourne in February 2012. Which can’t be anything other than good news, right?

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Karrie Webb hugs founder Marilynn Smith after finishing the final round of the Founders Cup

With the NCAA men’s basketball tourney happening concurrently, golf didn’t receive much notice last week, which is a shame because the LPGA pros had their first domestic tournament of the year, staging a very special event, not to mention altruistic. Karrie Webb, who took home the trophy three weeks ago in Singapore, came from behind and fired a six-under 66 to win the inaugural LPGA Founders Cup, beating Paula Creamer and Brittany Lincicome by a shot.

In somewhat of a juxtaposition to the Most Overhyped Interclub Match in the World, the ladies played for free. Well, not entirely — the Founders Cup honored the tour’s pioneers and donated $1 million to charity, with half going to The LPGA Foundation and its LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program and the other half to the top-10 finishers’ designated charities. (Yes, I realize the MOIMITW gives six-times that to charity, but the guys are also paid six-digits just to play in it.)

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