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No. 1 Inbee Park Starts New Season with High Hopes

Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014 22:01 Friday, 21 February 2014 21:58

Inbee Park

Canadian Press

CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Top-ranked Inbee Park thinks she can do better this year than last year.

Last year she won the first three majors and six titles overall, easily the best season of her eight-year pro golf career.

Raising her expectations is not about putting any extra pressure on herself, though.



Ex-Auburn, LPGA Player Downey Killed in Car Crash

Last Updated on Monday, 03 February 2014 03:36 Monday, 03 February 2014 03:32

Danielle Downey

Canadian Press

AUBURN, Alabama (AP) — Former Auburn and LPGA player Danielle Downey has died in a single-car accident. She was 33.

Downey lost control on Lee Road 57, the car overturned several times and she was ejected at about 10 p.m. Thursday, Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said Friday. Harris said she was apparently heading home after spending time with friends and was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.



Jessica Korda Birdies Final Hole to Win Season Opening Bahamas LPGA Classic

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 January 2014 22:24 Sunday, 26 January 2014 22:11

Jessica Korda

Canadian Press

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Jessica Korda laughed about her winning up-and-down and being sprayed with shaving cream. She choked up, too, thinking about her cancer-stricken coach.

The 20-year-old Korda won the season-opening Bahamas LPGA Classic for her second tour title, holing a 6-foot birdie putt on the final hole to beat Stacy Lewis by a stroke.



LPGA Gets 2 Commissioners for the Price of 1

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 04:21 Wednesday, 22 January 2014 04:16


Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

No one paid much attention to Mike Whan and Jon Podany the first time they were on the same team.

Now the top two executives at the LPGA Tour, they were aspiring quarterbacks as freshmen at Miami of Ohio. Neither had any idea how often, or where, their paths would cross over the next 30 years. It was only clear it most likely would not be on the football field.



Callaway Golf Announces Its Full List of Professional Staff Additions for 2014

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 19:27 Wednesday, 15 January 2014 19:22

Harris English

CARLSBAD, California — Callaway Golf Company released its full list of 2014 roster additions for its PGA TOUR, European Tour and LPGA Professional Staff.

Multimedia and social content for these additions, which include FedExCup and Race to Dubai Champion Henrik Stenson, and 24-year-old Harris English, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour in 2013, can be found on this Flipboard magazine.



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