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Dana Rader Honored as 2015 Ellen Griffin Rolex Award Winner

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 September 2015 23:01 Saturday, 26 September 2015 22:58

Dana RaderDAYTONA BEACH, Florida (LPGA) — Dana Rader, a Master Professional member of the LPGA Teaching & Club Professionals, joins an elite group of her peers as a recipient of the 2015 Ellen Griffin Rolex Award.

The Ellen Griffin Rolex Award, instituted by the LPGA T&CP membership in 1989 to honor the late Ellen Griffin, recognizes an individual, male or female, who had made a major contribution to the teaching of golf and who emulates Griffin's spirit, love, and dedication to students, teachers, teaching skills, and the game of golf. Griffin, who passed away in 1986, was one of the best-known women's golf teaching professionals in American history.



This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 September 2015 22:45 Tuesday, 22 September 2015 22:31

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Site: Atlanta.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: East Lake Golf Club (7,307 yards, par 70).

Purse: $8.25 million. Winner's share: $1,485,000.



Ko Wins Evian Championship to Become Youngest Major Champion

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 September 2015 20:01 Sunday, 13 September 2015 19:50

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EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (Samuel Petrequin/AP) — With two holes left to play in her bid to become the youngest LPGA major champion at the Evian Championship, Lydia Ko stayed as relaxed and composed as a seasoned veteran. The South Korean-born New Zealander birdied both on the shores of Lake Geneva to reach a new landmark in her short but already storied career.

A flawless final-round display – featuring spectacular approaches and clinical putts among her eight birdies – made Ko the youngest major champion in LPGA Tour history. She closed with an 8-under 63 for a six-stroke victory over Lexi Thompson at the final major of the season.

It was the best round of this year’s tournament, a score that helped her to a ninth career victory with a 16-under total of 268.



Inbee Park Eyeing Golf Career Slam at Evian Championship

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 September 2015 04:37 Wednesday, 09 September 2015 22:27

Inbee ParkCanadian Press

PARIS, France (Samuel Petrequin/AP) — Serena Williams isn’t the only woman in sight of a Grand Slam this weekend.

Inbee Park can achieve a career Grand Slam in golf by winning the Evian Championship.

Park won the Evian on the edge of Lake Geneva in 2012, but it came a year before the U.S. LPGA Tour made it the fifth and final major on its calendar.

To mark the occasion, the tour has gone into hyperbole. When Park won the Women’s British Open last month, becoming the seventh woman to win four different majors, the tour called that the “career Grand Slam.” Adding the Evian will give her a “Super Career Grand Slam.”

Regardless of how it’s described, Park says it’s already been a great year.



LPGA Players Ready for Final Major of 2015 Season

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 September 2015 04:51 Wednesday, 09 September 2015 04:43

Hyo Joo Kim(Neal Reid/LPGA) — September in France means many things, but for LPGA players, it means one final chance to become a major champion this season.

The Evian Championship will conclude the Tour’s slate of majors, and dozens of the top female professionals will be looking to join Brittany Lincicome, Inbee Park and In Gee Chun as major winners in 2015. The scenic Evian Resort Golf Club is the site for this week’s $3.25 million event, where rookie Hyo Joo Kim is the defending champion.



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