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Honorary Ko-nadian

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 June 2016 18:05 Tuesday, 07 June 2016 18:00

Lydia Ko(George Johnson/Golf Canada) — There is a rhythm, a tempo, to the sway of a regal train, particularly one grand enough to have carried Winston Churchill, Queen Elizabeth and other assorted royalty, dignitaries and celebrities, that the most successful, the most consistent of golfers can appreciate.

“Blue sugar!’’ laughs Lydia Ko, setting eyes on the icing of a mini-cupcake as a small lunch plate of salami, prosciutto and a mini-burger is dropped on the table.

“Where did they get that?”

There’s something comforting, even disarming, in seeing the world’s No. 1 female golfer, winner of 12 LPGA tournaments, including two majors, and over $5.9 million in career prize money, still being able to get charged up over something as you-and-me mundane as a dollop of blue icing.

Just an everyday, ordinary teenager jacked by a sugar overload.



Anna Nordqvist Successfully Defends ShopRite LPGA Title

Last Updated on Sunday, 05 June 2016 20:27 Sunday, 05 June 2016 20:18

Anna NordqvistCanadian Press

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, New Jersey (AP) — Anna Nordqvist successfully defended her ShopRite LPGA Classic title, closing with a 7-under 64 in breezy conditions for a one-stroke victory over Haru Nomura.

The 28-year-old Swede became the oldest tour winner this year by more than five years and the first to successfully defend a title since Inbee Park won the KPMG Women’s PGA for the third straight time last year.

“It feels really special, because I’ve been playing pretty good all spring,” Nordqvist said. “I just haven’t really got any results, and it just really got frustrating. ... I’m very proud of myself for sitting here again. Just any time you can win on tour, it’s a special moment. It’s just getting tougher. The competition is getting really tough.”



Ariya Jutanugarn Wins 3rd Straight LPGA Tour Title

Last Updated on Monday, 30 May 2016 05:43 Monday, 30 May 2016 05:21

Ariya JutanugarnCanadian Press

ANN ARBOR, Michigan (Larry Lage/AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn’s strength and skill helped her become the first player to win three straight LPGA Tour events in three years.

The 20-year-old Jutanugarn closed with a 5-under 67 for a five-stroke victory in the Volvik Championship. She’s the first player since Inbee Park in 2013 to win three consecutive tournaments and the first ever to make her first three career victories consecutive.

“Ariya is very difficult to describe, there really hasn’t been a player like her in my generation,” said 32-year-old Christina Kim, who finished second after a 71. “The way she powers the ball, it’s remarkable. And she has such imagination around the golf course and incredible touch.”

Jutanugarn finished at 15-under 273 at Travis Pointe after starting the day with a one-shot edge thanks to a closing eagle in the third-round.



TransPerfect Named Official Translation and Interpretation Provider of the LPGA

Last Updated on Monday, 30 May 2016 00:59 Monday, 30 May 2016 00:51

TransPerfectDAYTONA BEACH, Florida — The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) announced that it has selected TransPerfect as its official provider of translation and interpretation services. TransPerfect will provide document translation and interpretation services to facilitate the tour’s communications with its members, partners, players as well as to help promote the tour and its players in markets abroad.

TransPerfect is the world’s largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions for global business, and is also a WBENC-certified women-owned business. TransPerfect’s services will help the LPGA better communicate and do business with partners and in markets all over the world.



This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 19:57 Tuesday, 24 May 2016 19:22

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Site: Fort Worth, Texas.

Course: Colonial CC. Yards: 7,166. Par: 70.

Purse: $6.7 million (First Prize: $1.206 million)



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