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Inverness Club Wins Coveted Bid For 2021 Solheim Cup

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 November 2016 18:47 Wednesday, 09 November 2016 18:40

Inverness ClubTOLEDO, Ohio — The 2021 Solheim Cup is headed to the renowned Inverness Club, in Toledo, Ohio, the LPGA announced. Inverness will play host to the 17th edition of the Solheim Cup, pitting the best players from the United States against the best from Europe. 

“We’re thrilled to have Inverness host the 2021 Solheim Cup,” said LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan. “Inverness is one of the premier venues in golf and will serve as a great test for a match-play competition. Additionally, Toledo has been part of the LPGA family for over 30 years and we can’t wait to see the excitement, enthusiasm and hospitality that this great community will undoubtedly bring for the Solheim Cup.”

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This Week In Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 November 2016 20:29 Tuesday, 08 November 2016 18:59

altCanadian Press

PGA TOUR

OHL CLASSIC AT MAYAKOBA

Site: Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Course: El Camaleon GC. Yardage: 6,987. Par: 71.

Purse: $7 million (First Prize: $1,260,000).

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Far From Par: Americans Struggling To Win On LPGA Tour

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 November 2016 18:47 Tuesday, 08 November 2016 18:28

Stacy LewisCanadian Press

(Doug Ferguson/AP)— It was only two years ago that Stacy Lewis won the LPGA Tour player of the year and captured the money title. That same year, Lexi Thompson won the Kraft Nabisco at age 19, and Michelle Wie finally broke through with her first major at the U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst No. 2.

This year, only two Americans have won tournaments — Thompson in Thailand, and Brittany Lang in the U.S. Women’s Open. With two tournaments left on the schedule, no Americans will be in the running for the $1 million bonus as part of the Race to the CME Globe.

Lang is the only American in the top 10 on the money list, although 65 percent of her earnings ($810,000) came from the Women’s Open.

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Shanshan Feng Wins Japan Classic For 2nd Straight Victory

Last Updated on Sunday, 06 November 2016 19:25 Sunday, 06 November 2016 19:16

Shanshan FengCanadian Press

IBARAKI, Japan (AP) — Shanshan Feng broke away with three straight mid-round birdies and held on to win the TOTO Japan Classic for her second straight victory.

The 27-year-old Chinese star closed with 2-under 70 at the Taiheiyo Club’s tree-lined Minori Course for a one-stroke victory over South Korea’s Ha Na Jang.

After two-putting for birdie on the par-5 17th to take a three-stroke lead, Feng made a double bogey on the par-4 18th — holing the winner from 1 1/2 feet. She finished at 13-under 203 in cool conditions after winning a week ago in steamy Malaysia. She has six LPGA Tour victories.

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Ariya Jutanugarn Chips In For Share Of LPGA Lead In Japan

Last Updated on Friday, 04 November 2016 07:57 Friday, 04 November 2016 07:40

Ariya JutanugarnCanadian Press

IBARAKI, Japan (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn chipped in for birdie on the final hole in the second round for a 6-under 66 and a share of the lead in the TOTO Japan Classic, the LPGA Tour’s first tournament in the Tokyo area since 1991.

Jutanugarn birdied six of the last 11 holes in a bogey-free round at fan-packed Taiheiyo Club, holing out from 35 feet on the par-4 18th to join Soo-Yun Kang atop the first-round leaderboard. The 20-year-old Thai star also chipped in on the par-4 10th.

“I played good,” Jutanugarn said. “I missed a few tee shots, but I made some putts and those chips.”

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