Tag Archives: Lydia Ko

Apr
4
2016

Before we dive into Masters week, I’d be remiss if I didn’t give the Great Lydia Ko a big shout-out. Ko is incredible. It’s too bad women’s sports don’t get the same attention as their male counterparts (and I shamefully haven’t done enough to help the problem).

Ko needed to birdie the 72nd hole to win the ANA Inspiration, the first major of the year for the ladies, and she did just that to get to 12-under for the tournament and finish a stroke ahead of Charley Hull and In Gee Chun. Naturally, Ko etched her name in history (tell me if you haven’t heard that before; we’re already used to it!).

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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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Sep
13
2015
Par-3 no. 8 at Royal Troon, aka the "Postage Stamp"

Par-3 no. 8 at Royal Troon, aka the “Postage Stamp”

Apologies for seemingly abandoning this space and not posting for over a week — I swear I meant to write this *before* I left the U.S., but I had a deadline for an article on proper course setups for women (stay tuned!) and then I had a crazed travel schedule. I finally have a minute (but not very many) to breathe and write on this space. It’s certainly been an eventful week or so…

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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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Nov
23
2014

Heading into the final round at the CME Group Tour Championship, Lydia Ko trailed by three strokes, but she came from behind, shooting a final-round, bogey-free 68 to force a playoff. The 17-year-old from New Zealand and the youngest player in the star-studded field collected the largest payday in women’s golf history Sunday, winning the $1 million Race to the CME Globe and $500,000 tournament purse. Ko, who doesn’t even have her driver’s license yet, locked up the inaugural Race to the CME Globe in regulation, posting a tournament total of 10-under.

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Jun
30
2014

 

For world no. 1 Stacy Lewis, there are six majors in women’s golf — along with the five Grand Slam events, there’s also the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. With the event at Pinnacle Golf Club being only a twenty-minute drive from the University of Arkansas, where she spent five years playing an esteemed college career, Lewis felt added pressure competing in her adopted state. 

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Apr
29
2014
Ko goes low

All Systems Ko!

Lydia Ko bested Stacy Lewis in an exciting duel coming down the stretch at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic on Sunday. Ko, who, earlier in the week, turned 17 (and was also named to Time Magazine‘s 100 Most Influential People List), shot a three-under 69 to beat Lewis by a stroke at Lake Merced. 

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