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Whan Named World Golf Foundation Chairman For 2017

Last Updated on Monday, 09 January 2017 01:41 Monday, 09 January 2017 01:36

altST. AUGUSTINE, Florida — World Golf Foundation (WGF) – the game’s nonprofit organization that unites the industry in support of initiatives that enhance the growth of and provide access to the game of golf worldwide –  announces Mike Whan, LPGA Commissioner, has been named WGF Chairman for 2017 by the Board of Directors. He succeeds Tim Finchem, who recently retired as PGA TOUR Commissioner.

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Henderson Says She’s Matured After Remarkable Season

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 December 2016 20:08 Wednesday, 14 December 2016 19:54

Brooke HendersonCanadian Press

(Adam Stanley/The Canadian Press) — Taiwan was Brooke Henderson’s favourite destination on the LPGA Tour this year. Playing in the Olympics, winning US$1.7 million in prize money and capturing her first major were pretty cool, too.

The 19-year-old from Smiths Falls, Ont., packed more into one season than some golfers experience over an entire career.

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LPGA Launches Inaugural Senior LPGA Championship At The Pete Dye Course In French Lick, Indiana

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 December 2016 18:59 Wednesday, 14 December 2016 18:52

Pete Dye CourseDAYTONA BEACH, Florida — The LPGA Tour announced the first-ever Senior LPGA Championship, which will be contested July 10-12, 2017 at The Pete Dye Course at the French Lick Resort in Indiana. The Tour has reached a multi-year deal to both host the tournament and have it televised live on Golf Channel.

The field of 81 players will feature a collection of past greats in the women’s game including LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members, current LPGA members and major champions over the age of 45. The 54-hole event will feature a total purse of $600,000. There will be no cut.

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Lydia Ko Splits With Instructor David Leadbetter

Last Updated on Sunday, 11 December 2016 23:02 Sunday, 11 December 2016 22:53

Lydia KoCanadian Press

ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — Lydia Ko has split with instructor David Leadbetter after three years.

Leadbetter confirmed that he is no longer working with the top-ranked Ko. The 19-old Ko hasn’t commented on the decision.

“These things happen in the world of coaching, whether it’s Jurgen Klinsmann with the U.S. National Soccer Team or Novak Djokovic, who just separated from his coach Boris Becker,” Leadbetter said in a statement. “This turnover is all part of the coaching business.”

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2017 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship Tickets On Sale Now

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 December 2016 21:15 Tuesday, 06 December 2016 21:05

KPMG Women's PGA Championship TrophyOLYMPIA FIELDS, Illinois (LPGA) — The PGA of America, The LPGA Tour, and KPMG announced that ticket sales have begun for the 2017 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. This is the first time that this prestigious Championship in women’s golf will be contested in the Chicagoland area. Olympia Fields Country Club in Chicago’s southland community of Olympia Fields, will play host to the 2017 Championship; Kemper Lakes Golf Club, located in Kildeer, will play host to the Championship in 2018.

The 2017 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship will take place June 27-July 2. Tickets are available for purchase on the Championship’s website, KPMGWomensPGA.com.  

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