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PGA TOUR and LPGA Announce Strategic Alliance Agreement

Last Updated on Sunday, 06 March 2016 22:54 Sunday, 06 March 2016 22:27

PGA and LPGAPONTE VEDRA BEACH, and DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (Kelly Schultz/LPGA) — The PGA TOUR and the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) announced that they have formalized their longstanding cooperative relationship by entering into a long-term, written strategic alliance agreement designed to further promote the growth of golf. This partnership between the leading men’s and women’s professional golf tours will include areas such as schedule coordination, joint marketing programs, domestic television representation, digital media and exploring the potential development of joint events.

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Ha Na Jang Takes LPGA Singapore Title; Henderson’s Finishes T9th

Last Updated on Sunday, 06 March 2016 19:40 Sunday, 06 March 2016 19:17

Ha Na JangCanadian Press

SINGAPORE (AP) — South Korea’s Ha Na Jang enhanced her growing reputation as one of the hottest players on the LPGA Tour by winning the HSBC Women’s Champions tournament by four strokes.

Playing like a seasoned veteran, the 23-year-old South Korean fired six birdies and an eagle in a brilliant final round of 7-under 65 to finish at 19-under at Singapore’s Sentosa Golf Club.

Her playing partner, Thailand’s Pornanong Phatlum, closed with a bogey-free 68 to take outright second at 15-under while South Korea’s Amy Yang birdied the last hole for a 71 to take third place with 11-under, one shot clear of a group of five players.

Jang captured her maiden LPGA title at the Coates Golf Championship in Florida and has quickly made it two.

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Brooke Henderson Makes Debut in Singapore

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 March 2016 06:32 Wednesday, 02 March 2016 06:27

Brooke HendersonBrooke Henderson hadn’t been in Singpore for a full day yet and she was already gushing about the city that she is visiting for the first time. Her older sister Brittany is traveling with her and will be on the bag this week.

“It’s amazing,” said Henderson. “Britt and I have been talking and we think it’s one of our favorite places we’ve been so far. Looking forward to enjoying the sights.”

Henderson has had her eyes set on making her first appearance in the Tour’s Australia/Asian swing and has been off to a good start so far in her first full season on Tour.

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Thompson Wins LPGA Thailand for 7th Career Title

Last Updated on Monday, 29 February 2016 04:32 Monday, 29 February 2016 04:24

Lexi ThompsonCanadian Press

CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — American Lexi Thompson won her seventh LPGA title after a final-round 68 that completed a six-stroke victory over In Gee Chun of South Korea in the final round of the LPGA Thailand at the par-72 course at the Siam Country Club.

The 21-year-old from Florida hit an eagle on the 10th to go along with three birdies and a lone bogey for a 20-under-par total of 268 to become the first American winner of the tournament.

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Cristie Kerr Honored for Fight Against Breast Cancer, Receives GWAA’s Bartlett Award

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 February 2016 21:48 Thursday, 25 February 2016 21:43

Cristie KerrHOUSTON, Texas — Cristie Kerr’s 20th year of professional golf remains a passionate pursuit, from the Honda LPGA Thailand event to a possible summer berth in the Rio Olympics.

Yet it’s another passion — her commitment to the fight against breast cancer — that earned Kerr praise from the Golf Writers Association of America. The two-time major winner has been named winner of the 2016 Charles Bartlett Award, given to a golfer for unselfish contributions to the betterment of society.

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