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“Four-Peat” Looms At KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 May 2016 19:48 Sunday, 15 May 2016 19:39

2016 KPMG Women's PGA Championship Media DaySAMMAMISH, Washington — Handling pressure is nothing new to Inbee Park, who knows she will be in the spotlight when she goes for a record fourth straight victory at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Sahalee Country Club.

“Playing the best courses, with strong fields, while inspiring young golfers, and future business leaders, makes this championship special,” Park said Friday at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship official media day at Sahalee.

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Henderson Finally Back Home After Great Start to LPGA Season

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 May 2016 04:17 Thursday, 12 May 2016 04:15

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DUNROBIN, Ontario (Gregory Strong/The Canadian Press) — Canada’s Brooke Henderson is finally getting to enjoy some quality time at home after a whirlwind start to her 2016 golf season.

Her first full campaign with full-time status on the LPGA Tour has been a busy one and the Smiths Falls, Ont., native has shown her rookie season was no fluke.

Henderson has picked up where she left off last year, finishing in the top 10 at eight of the 11 events she has entered this season. She has risen to fifth in the world rankings and is ninth on the money list.

Not bad for someone still four months shy of her 19th birthday.

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This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 05:53 Wednesday, 11 May 2016 05:32

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PGA TOUR

THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Sawgrass (Stadium Course). Yards: 7,215. Par: 72.

Purse: $10.5 million (First Prize: $1.89 million).

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PGA Tour, LPGA, and Topgolf Announce Strategic Alliance Focused on Growing the Game, Enhancing Golf Experience

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 05:14 Wednesday, 11 May 2016 05:00

altPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — The PGA TOUR, LPGA and Topgolf Entertainment Group (TEG), a global leader in golf entertainment, announced a strategic alliance designed to create new fans, participants and enthusiasts and to enhance the playing and fan experiences through event and media initiatives.

PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem, LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan and TEG Co-Chairman/CEO Erik Anderson outlined four primary areas of focus during a press conference at TPC Sawgrass, site of this week’s PLAYERS Championship. Those are: linking PGA TOUR and LPGA tournament activities to local Topgolf venues; reciprocal distribution of content from both Tours through Topgolf platforms; Grow the Game initiatives supported by Topgolf® venues; and exploring opportunities for PGA TOUR and LPGA-related experiences on the World Golf Tour (WGT) digital game.

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Ariya Jutanugarn Becomes LPGA Tour’s 1st Thai Winner

Last Updated on Monday, 09 May 2016 05:53 Monday, 09 May 2016 05:37

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PRATTVILLE, Alabama (John Zenor/AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn was shaking over her final 5-foot putt, with personal, Thailand and LPGA Tour history on the line.

She made it anyway, becoming the first Thai winner in LPGA Tour history in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.

“Last putt my hand shake, my leg shake,” Jutanugarn said. “I’ve had that before but I have not had it this bad before. My putter’s shaking, and I’m like, OK just go out from here.”

The 20-year-old Jutanugarn shot a 1-under 71 to beat Stacy Lewis, Amy Yang, and Morgan Pressel by a stroke after losing two shots off her third-round lead. Her mom, Narumon, and sister Moriya, a tour player who tied for 63rd in the event, were on hand to celebrate on Mother’s Day.

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