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Inbee Park Heads List of Major Champions in 2015 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 06:02 Tuesday, 12 May 2015 05:53

Inbee ParkNEW YORK, New York — Two-time defending champion Inbee Park heads a list of 22 major champions who have committed to compete in the 2015 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, June 9-14, at Westchester Country Club in Harrison, New York.

Park, who captured back-to-back titles in 2013 and ’14 among her four career majors, will be joined by nine past Women’s PGA Champions: Laura Davies (1994, ’96); Se Ri Pak (1998, ’02, ’06); Juli Inkster (1999); Karrie Webb (2001); Suzann Pettersen (2007); Yani Tseng (2008, ’11); Anna Nordquist (2009); Cristie Kerr (2010); and Shanshan Feng (2012).

The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship features a $3.5 million purse, among the highest in women’s golf. The Championship will be operated by the PGA of America in partnership with the LPGA.

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Brooke Henderson Receives Spot in Kingsmill Championship

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 May 2015 08:22 Thursday, 07 May 2015 08:18

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WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia (AP) — Brooke Henderson received the final sponsor exemption to the LPGA Tour’s Kingsmill Championship next week.

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Manulife LPGA Classic Makes the “Wright” Choice

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 May 2015 08:15 Thursday, 07 May 2015 08:08

Milaina WrightCAMBRIDGE, Ontario (Adam Stanley/Golf Canada) — The only thing larger than the throng of media on-hand at Whistle Bear Golf Club was the smile on the face of the Manulife LPGA Classic’s new tournament director, Milaina Wright.

Wright, less than a year into her tenure, took over for outgoing tournament director Richard Kuypers. Kuypers headed up the Manulife event for three years before moving on to join Molson Coors in 2014.

Both Wright and Kuypers have a shared past-employer: Golf Canada. And, Wright says her experience working at Golf House was invaluable.

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Golf Industry Enters New Era of Collaboration

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 May 2015 07:39 Thursday, 07 May 2015 07:35

Tim FinchemPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — The leaders of five major golf organizations in the United States shared a refocused, collaborative approach to grow, protect and perpetuate the health of the game during a press conference today at THE PLAYERS Championship.

The LPGA, Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, and the United States Golf Association, as well as the World Golf Foundation and their allied golf industry leaders, are working together on a number of initiatives aimed at bringing the game to young people and new golfers, as well as to tell the story of the positive impact of the sport.

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This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 05:21 Wednesday, 06 May 2015 04:56

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PGA TOUR

THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Sawgrass, The Players Stadium Course (7,215 yards, par 72).

Purse: $10 million. Winner's share: $1.8 million.

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