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United States Wins UL International Crown

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 July 2016 20:47 Sunday, 24 July 2016 20:31

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GURNEE, Illinois (Jay Cohen/AP) — Cristie Kerr brought the wine for the final team dinner of deep dish pizza. She sent text messages to her teammates to try to keep them loose.

When the United States had a chance to win the UL International Crown, she finished the job.

Kerr held on for a 3-and-2 victory over Melissa Reid on Sunday to give the Americans the title in the rare team event on the LPGA Tour.

“I think I play better when there is more pressure,” said Kerr, who was the last player to tee off for the U.S.



Inbee Park Releases Statement on WD from Ricoh Women’s British Open

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 July 2016 18:46 Sunday, 24 July 2016 18:42

Inbee ParkRICOH Women’s British Open defending champion Inbee Park has been forced to withdraw from the LPGA Tour’s fourth major next week due to an ongoing thumb injury. Park released the following statement.



Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea Named Host of the 2018 UL International Crown

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 July 2016 18:42 Sunday, 24 July 2016 18:38

Jack Nicklaus Golf Club KoreaGURNEE, Illinois — The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) announced that Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Songdo International Business District, Incheon, Korea - site of The Presidents Cup 2015 - has been selected as the host course for the 2018 UL International Crown, when the biennial team match-play competition will be played outside the United States for the first time.

The announcement was made at the Merit Club in Gurnee, Ill., on the eve of the second staging of the UL International Crown. UL CEO and President Keith Williams, LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan, Jack Nicklaus Golf Club General Manager Joon-Hee Lee, Gale International Executive Vice President Tom Murcott and major champion and two-time Team Korea team member at the Crown So Yeon Ryu were on hand to make the announcement.



2016 Final Olympic Golf Rankings – Women

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 July 2016 02:23 Tuesday, 19 July 2016 02:19

altThe two-year qualification process for golf’s return to the Olympic Games for the first time in 112 years has been completed with the publication today of the Final Olympic Golf Rankings.



Lydia Ko Outlasts Jutanugarn, Lee in Marathon Playoff

Last Updated on Monday, 18 July 2016 01:33 Monday, 18 July 2016 01:20

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SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Lydia Ko outlasted Ariya Jutanugarn and Mirim Lee to win the Marathon Classic for her fourth LPGA Tour victory of the season.

The top-ranked Ko made a 10-foot birdie putt on the fourth extra hole after Jutanugarn and Lee ran into trouble.

“Just to see a putt drop for birdie I think kind of got my emotions going,” Ko said. “I’m not really a huge fist-pump kind of person, but I think it’s probably the biggest fist-pump I’ve ever done.”



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