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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.

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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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PGA TOUR

ZURICH CLASSIC

Site: Avondale, La.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

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

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

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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."

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Ko Rocked By Backlash

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

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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.

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LPGA Says Aloha to Hawaii for Week in Paradise

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

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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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