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Slow Play Drags Down LPGA Tour Championship

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When the LPGA headed into Naples, Florida last week the stage was set for the most exciting finish of the year. With the top three players in the world, Inbee Park, Stacy Lewis and Lydia Ko grouped together and perched to pocket the $1 Million bonus in addition to the half a million winner’s check something really special looked to be on the horizon. As it played out only one of the Big Three lived up to expectations. Inbee Park… Continue Reading

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LPGA Struggles to Finish The Tour Championship

by Jeff Skinner At least the rain stopped in Houston on Sunday. That’s about the best thing that has happened this week for the LPGA Tour Championship. The tournament started with such promise: There was plenty of buzz thanks to Michelle Wie winning her first tournament, the top players in the world were to be showcased on a weekend without competition from the PGA Tour and the Player of the Year Race was headed for a photo finish. Then the… Continue Reading

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Jiyai Shin Is All Class

The LPGA Tour Championship suffered more rain delays on Saturday and the officials have decided to shorten it to 54 holes. They hope to finish round two Sunday morning and then play then play the final (third) round on Monday. It’s not like they haven’t been keeping busy in Houston. On Friday night they held the Rolex Award reception. Normally all the awards would have been handed out then, but with The Player of the Year still undecided they’ll have… Continue Reading

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Michelle Wie Withdraws From Tour Championship

Four days after claiming her first LPGA victory Michelle Wie withdrew from The LPGA Tour Championship. Playing with a limp most of the day Wie posted an even par round on a windy afternoon in Houston. After completing the round and she went to the medical tent briefly and then told tournament officials she had to withdraw due to an injured ankle. Wie’s ankle has been an issue since she hurt it at The Solheim Cup but she was able… Continue Reading

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10 Reasons to Watch The Dubai World Championship

Just because the boys of The PGA Tour have put the clubs down for awhile doesn’t mean there isn’t any great golf going on. Quite to the contrary, The European Tour and The LPGA are holding their season ending, big finale tournaments this week. The LPGA is in Houston at The LPGA Tour Championship. The European Tour is in Dubai for the final leg in the “Race to Dubai,” The Dubai World Championship. Here are ten good reasons to take… Continue Reading

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LPGA Rides the Michelle Wie Wave

The LPGA Tour gets to ride the “Michelle Wie Wave” this week into its final tournament of the season. The LPGA meets at The Houstonian Golf & Country Club in Houston for The LPGA Tour Championship. All the top women in the world are in the 120 player field led by three time winners Jiyai Shin and Lorena Ochoa. The Player of the Year battle is going right down to the wire with Shin leading Ochoa by a mere eight… Continue Reading

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Michelle Wie: Comeback Player of the Year?

by Jeff Skinner As the LPGA season heads into its last tournament this week the race for LPGA Player of the Year is about as close as it can get. Jiyai Shin and Lorena Ochoa will decide who wins the Player of the Year at the LPGA Tour Championship in Houston. Shin has already claimed The Rookie of the Year and Ochoa has won The Player of the Year for the last three years but there is another award the… Continue Reading

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