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Si Ri Pak Ready for a New Life

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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

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Park Holds Off Ko & Lewis at HSBC Champions

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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

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Lahiri, Kim, Goydos & Day, Winners All

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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

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Drama at the Open, the U.S. Women’s Open

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

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Inbee Park Back in the LPGA Win Column

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

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Inbee Park & Her Grand Slam Dream

by Jeff Skinner “I just hope this is not a dream.”  Those were Inbee Park’s first words when she sat down in her post victory press conference at the 68th U.S. Women’s Open.  But this is what dreams are made of.  The affable South Korean played an amazing week of golf to claim her third straight major of the season. Park’s putter proved to be one of the major factors in her fifth win of the year on greens that… Continue Reading

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Lydia Ko Leads in Australia

by Jeff Skinner One of the most remarkable stories of this young golf season started to write another chapter yesterday.  Down under at the LPGA’s 2013 opening tournament fifteen year old, amateur Lydia Ko continued her amazing run with a ten under par first round to take a one stroke lead at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open. The South Korean born New Zealander is fresh off her win at the New Zealand Open and on a run that many… Continue Reading

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Blixt, Funk, Park & Lowry…Winners All

by Jeff Skinner The PGA Tour crowned its third rookie champion of the season yesterday as Jonas Blixt putted his way to victory at the Frys.com Open.  Blixt who leads the PGA Tour in strokes gained putting proved the old axiom “drive for show and putt for dough” to be very accurate.  He used his putter to lead the tournament in strokes gained putting and putts per round and was second in putts per greens in regulation. The Sweden native… Continue Reading

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15 Year Old Lydia Ko Tops LPGA Stars at Canadian Open

by Jeff Skinner While Sergio Garcia was handing over his lead to eventual winner Nick Watney at The Barclays a teenager was making history on the LPGA Tour.  Fifteen year old Lydia Ko stole the golfing show today as she became the youngest player to ever win an LPGA event at fifteen years, four months when she won the CN Canadian Women’s Open.  She breaks the record of Lexi Thompson who just set the mark less than a year ago… Continue Reading

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Na Yeon Choi Takes U.S. Open…Americans Fade

by Jeff Skinner Na Yeon Choi followed in the footsteps of her countrywomen Si Ri Pak as she claimed the 67th U.S. Open at the same course that Pak had won on in 1998 when she started the revolution in women’s golf in South Korea. Choi’s win once again shows the power, impact and dominance that South Korean women have at the U.S. Women’s Open.  This is the second consecutive year and the fourth victory in the last five Open’s… Continue Reading

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