Team USA didn’t start out well on Thursday at the UL International Crown but they finished with a bang as they won three of their four singles matches to claim the title. Stacy Lewis, Gerina Pillar and Cristie Kerr all won their singles with only Lexi Thompson missing the chance for a Sunday sweep. The ladies of the USA earned 13 points to edge South Korea by a single point. Here are the highlights. And here is their press conference.
Si Ri Pak has announced that the 2016 season will be her last playing on the LPGA Tour. Pak has fashioned a hall of fame career with 25 LPGA Titles and five major championships. But her impact goes far beyond her world class statistics. Pak burst on the the scene in 1998 as a rookie when she won four tournaments including two majors, the McDonald’s LPGA Championship and the U.S. Women’s Open. That season was the spark that ignited an… Continue Reading
Danny Lee survived a four man playoff to claim his first PGA Tour victory at The Greenbrier Classic.” Well, survive isn’t the right word because the 24 year old birdied the first two playoff holes to outduel David Hearn, Robert Streb and Kevin Kisner. With the win Lee, who was born in South Korea but hails from New Zealand cashes a $1.2 million check, is exempt on tour through and punches his ticket to The Open Championship.
1. Matt Every played some clutch golf on Sunday at The Arnold Palmer Invitational. A 66 and the most clutch of clutch putts on eighteen. That’s how you close out a round. 2. The only thing missing from Arnie’s stop was the rare double eagle. Then we get two in one tournament: Daniel Berger on Saturday and Zack Johnson on Sunday, amazing. 3. I love Lydia Ko and all she brings to the LPGA. She’s talented, humble and gets it.… Continue Reading
Oh, what may have been. The LPGA’s final round of the HSBC Women’s Champions was poised for a major showdown. The top three female golfers in the world sat a few strokes apart and were paired together in the final group. Inbee Park (2) had a two shot lead over Lydia Ko (1) and Stacy Lewis (3) at the start of round four. With the three of them so tightly packed on the scoreboard and on the course the stage… Continue Reading
It was a long Sunday of golf watching for us fans of the great, but most aggravating of games. The action started early on The Golf Channel with coverage of the European Tour’s Maybank Malaysian Open. The stage was set for Bernd Wiesberger to claim his third Euro Tour win but he stumbled to a two over 74. That opened the door and a young, rookie fresh out of qualifying school. India’s Anirban lahiri stepped up and cared a solid… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner Last Sunday at Pinehurst there was plenty of complaining about the lack of drama as Martin Kaymer ran away with the U.S. Open title. Today will be quite different. The U.S. Women’s Open is primed to give us plenty of drama. Big names, no names, old names, young names…we have them all at the top of the leaderboard. Michelle Wie and Amy Yang are tied for the lead at two under par and the only two players… Continue Reading
From the AP: WATERLOO, Ontario (AP) — Inbee Park won the Manulife Financial Classic on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title in more than 11 months, matching the course record with a 10-under 61 for a three-stroke victory over Cristie Kerr. A week after losing the top spot in the world ranking to Stacy Lewis, Park finished at 23-under 261 at Grey Silo for her 10th LPGA Tour title and first since the U.S. Women’s Open. She had only… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner The PGA Tour announced the captains for the 2015 Presidents Cup and three time captain Fred Couples is out, sort of. Jay Haas was named as a first time captain for the U.S and returning for a second consecutive stint is 2013 captain Nick Price. I will say this: there aren’t two classier gentlemen in the game of golf. Both Haas’ and Price’s careers have been marked by class, sportsmanship and a total respect for the game… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner Lydia Ko certainly has many goals as a professional golfer. Short term goals may be playing well, making cuts and winning a few more tournaments. Long term goals may be winning major championships and reaching number one in the world. But making Time’s 100 Most Influential People In the World list probably wasn’t one of her goals at the start of the season. Nonetheless the teenage phenom was named to the list along with 99 other people… Continue Reading