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2016 Final Olympic Golf Rankings – Women

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 July 2016 02:23 Tuesday, 19 July 2016 02:19

altThe two-year qualification process for golf’s return to the Olympic Games for the first time in 112 years has been completed with the publication today of the Final Olympic Golf Rankings.

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Lydia Ko Outlasts Jutanugarn, Lee in Marathon Playoff

Last Updated on Monday, 18 July 2016 01:33 Monday, 18 July 2016 01:20

Lydia KoCanadian Press

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Lydia Ko outlasted Ariya Jutanugarn and Mirim Lee to win the Marathon Classic for her fourth LPGA Tour victory of the season.

The top-ranked Ko made a 10-foot birdie putt on the fourth extra hole after Jutanugarn and Lee ran into trouble.

“Just to see a putt drop for birdie I think kind of got my emotions going,” Ko said. “I’m not really a huge fist-pump kind of person, but I think it’s probably the biggest fist-pump I’ve ever done.”

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Henderson Repeats as Winner of Portland Classic

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 July 2016 21:56 Sunday, 03 July 2016 21:51

Brooke HendersonCanadian Press

PORTLAND, Oregon (Nick Daschel/AP) — The Cambia Portland Classic has had a little bit of just about everything as the LPGA’s longest-running non-major, but in its 45-year history hasn’t seen a teenage winner quite like Brooke Henderson.

The 18-year-old Canadian became Portland’s first back-to-back champion in 13 years when Henderson shot a final round 1-under 71 to win by four strokes over American Stacy Lewis at Columbia Edgewater Country Club.

The second-ranked Henderson posted a 14-under 274 for 72 holes, though it was a far different grind than her performance in 2015, when she won the Portland Classic by a record-setting eight strokes.

Henderson’s final two rounds became a collection of par saves after hitting many wayward drives and approach shots.

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LPGA Releases Two New Commercial Spots

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 July 2016 21:11 Sunday, 03 July 2016 21:01

altTwo new LPGA brand campaign spots will hit the airwaves on June 30 during Golf Channel’s broadcast of the Cambia Portland Classic Presented by JTBC. The two spots, titled ‘#AweSummer’ and ‘Hit It Big,’ celebrate the sixth year of the LPGA’s successful “See Why it’s Different Out Here” campaign.

Both spots celebrate the personalities, athleticism, and work ethic of the LPGA’s biggest stars while highlighting why the women’s game is so unique. The “See Why it’s Different Out Here” campaign summarizes the LPGA’s global business approach while showcasing the accessibility of our players.

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This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 18:05 Tuesday, 28 June 2016 17:38

altCanadian Press

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INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF PGA TOURS

WGC-BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL

Site: Akron Ohio.

Course: Firestone Country Club (South Course). Yards: 7,360. Par: 70.

Purse: $9.5 million (First Prize: $1,620,000).

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