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Beverly Hanson, Forgotten Pioneer in Women’s Golf

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 04:32 Wednesday, 23 April 2014 04:24

Beverly Hanson

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

It didn't take Beverly Hanson long to realize that playing golf was more rewarding than writing about it.

The pay was better, too.



This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 04:22 Wednesday, 23 April 2014 03:51

Zurich Classic

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Site: Avondale, La.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Louisiana (7,425 yards, par 72).

Purse: $6.8 million. Winner's share: $1,224,000.



Wie Finally Wins an LPGA Event at Home

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 April 2014 17:30 Sunday, 20 April 2014 17:23

LPGA Lotte Winner

Michelle Wie

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Michelle Wie began the week reminiscing about the first time she played on the LPGA Tour.

She was 12 and still wore braces when she earned a spot in the 2002 Takefugi Classic through a Monday qualifier. She had a swing so powerfully smooth that only weeks earlier Tom Lehman gave her the nickname "Big Wiesy" because she reminded him of Ernie Els.

"I didn't play very well. I was so star-struck on the range," Wie said. "I was like, 'This is so cool.' I was thinking I could never go back to junior golf after this."



Ko Rocked By Backlash

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 18:05 Tuesday, 15 April 2014 18:00


According to a story in the New Zealand Herald, New Zealand Golf CEO Dean Murphy claims Lydia Ko has been rocked by the public backlash over an application for nearly $200,000 in public funding.

Despite Ko being a professional, NZ Golf has applied for HPSNZ funding to support the world number four.



LPGA Says Aloha to Hawaii for Week in Paradise

Last Updated on Monday, 14 April 2014 21:33 Monday, 14 April 2014 21:25


Warm, calming breezes, palm trees and the sweet smell of flowers in the air greet the LPGA this week in Oahu, Hawaii, as the Tour returns from a week off.

A group of 144 of the world’s best are set to do battle in the $1.7 million LPGA LOTTE Championship Presented by J Golf at Ko Olina Golf Club. The par-72, 6,383-yard course presented a birdie-fest last year, as Suzann Pettersen won with a 19-under-par total after carding four rounds in the 60s.



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