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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.



This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 20:48 Tuesday, 08 April 2014 20:23


Canadian Press

All Times EDT



Site: Augusta, Ga.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Augusta National Golf Club (7,435 yards, par 72).

Purse: TBA ($8 million in 2013). Winner's share: TBA ($1.44 million in 2013).



Lexi Thomspon Wins Kraft Nabisco

Last Updated on Monday, 07 April 2014 01:19 Monday, 07 April 2014 01:12

Lexi Thompson

Canadian Press

John Nicholson (AP)

RANCHO MIRAGE, California — Lexi Thompson went after it at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, smashing driver on every hole she could. Michelle Wie reined in her power, hitting conservative fairway-metal stingers and only occasionally letting loose with the driver.

Thompson ended up cannonballing into Poppie's Pond in the traditional victory leap, while Wie was left to wonder about her strategy.



LPGA Tour Boss ‘Disappointed’ with Golf Digest

Last Updated on Monday, 07 April 2014 09:03 Monday, 07 April 2014 00:38


Golf Canada

LPGA Tour Commissioner Mike Whan weighed in on Golf Digest’s provocative cover featuring Paulina Gretzky.

The cover photo shows Gretzky in skintight capris and a bra.

Known for provocative pictures on her social media accounts, Gretzky is former hockey star Wayne Gretzky’s daughter and PGA Tour star Dustin Johnson’s fiancee.



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