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Lydia Ko Wins Marathon Classic with Closing Birdie

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 July 2014 15:11 Sunday, 20 July 2014 15:03

Lydia Ko

Canadian Press

SYLVANIA, Ohio (Rusty Miller/AP) — Now that she's officially a millionaire, Lydia Ko joked she'll have to keep a closer watch on where her paychecks go.

"I'll probably see that going into my mom's account," she said with a laugh, referring to the $210,000 she got for winning Sunday's Marathon Classic.

The 17-year-old broke free from a late tie with So Yeon Ryu, hitting a wedge to 4 feet for birdie on the 72nd hole to take the lead. Then she tried in vain — she's just 5-foot-5 — to see past the large gallery at 18 as Ryu missed a 6-foot birdie putt on the final hole that would have forced a playoff.



Golfer Wie Goes for Encore at Royal Birkdale

Last Updated on Friday, 11 July 2014 04:45 Friday, 11 July 2014 04:41


Canadian Press

SOUTHPORT, England (Doug Ferguson/AP) — As much as Michelle Wie prefers to look forward, this is one week when it's tempting to get caught up in the past.

That could include her recent tour of New York as the U.S. Women's Open champion or a decade ago when the teen prodigy from Hawaii got her first taste of links golf along the Lancashire coast of England.

Both are relevant memories this week at the Ricoh Women's British Open.



Manulife Financial LPGA Classic Names New Tournament Director

Last Updated on Friday, 11 July 2014 04:30 Friday, 11 July 2014 04:26


CAMBRIDGE, Ontario (Golf Canada) — Milaina Wright has been appointed the position of tournament director for the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic. Wright will oversee the popular LPGA event in Cambridge, Ontario, beginning August 5, 2014.



This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 July 2014 22:14 Tuesday, 08 July 2014 21:46


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Site: Southport, England.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Royal Birkdale Golf Club (6,458 yards, par 72).

Purse: $3 million. Winner's share: $456,818.



Lewis Shoots 65 to Win NW Arkansas Championship

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 19:09 Wednesday, 02 July 2014 19:04

Stacy Lewis

Canadian Press

ROGERS, Arkansas (Kurt Voigt/AP) — Stacy Lewis has worked tirelessly over her career to embrace the overwhelming support in her adopted state of Arkansas.

The recovering introvert finally found a way to do so while overcoming her self-imposed pressure Sunday — shooting a 6-under 65 and rallying for a much-sought after official win in the NW Arkansas Championship.

Lewis earned an unofficial rain-shortened win at the tournament as an amateur in 2007, but she had struggled to match that effort since as her popularity — and ranking — soared.



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