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Top-Ranked Lydia Ko Tied for Lead in Founders Cup

Last Updated on Friday, 20 March 2015 03:21 Friday, 20 March 2015 03:08

Lydia KoCanadian Press

PHOENIX, Arizona (John Nicholson/AP) — Lydia Ko was tired after a long day at the JTBC Founders Cup.

“It’s going to be an early night tonight,” Ko said.

After waking up at 4:50 a.m. and waiting out a four-delay because of rain and wet conditions, the 17-year-old New Zealander shot a 6-under 66 on Thursday at Desert Ridge for a share of the lead in the suspended first round.

“I had a little nap and then had a second breakfast,” Ko said.

She rebounded from a three-putt bogey on the seventh hole with a 12-foot birdie putt on the eighth to join Tiffany Joh, Sophia Popov and Kim Kaufman atop the leaderboard.



This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 18:35 Tuesday, 17 March 2015 18:11

Arnold Palmer InvitationalCanadian Press

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Site: Orlando, Florida.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Bay Hill Club and Lodge (7,419 yards, par 72).

Purse: $6.2 million. Winner's share: $1,116,000.



Ryu Beats Park by 1 Shot to Take World Ladies Championship

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 March 2015 22:39 Sunday, 15 March 2015 22:27

So Yeon RyuHAINAN, China (LPGA) — So Yeon Ryu came from a stroke behind fellow South Korean Inbee Park to capture her first World Ladies Championship title at Mission Hills Haikou in Hainan, China.

With rounds of 72, 73, 65 and 69 on the par-73 Blackstone Course, the world No.8 from Seoul ended on 13 under par, a stroke ahead of the overnight leader.

“I didn’t expect that I had a chance to win this tournament, because in the second and first rounds, I didn’t play really well,” Ryu said. “Fortunately I was able to shoot eight under in the third round so after that I was in contention.



Who Will Play in the First LPGA Major of the Season?

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 March 2015 08:02 Thursday, 12 March 2015 07:52

Lexi ThompsonThe LPGA Tour’s major championships have evolved dramatically over the years, from names, locations, courses and the number of events. But one thing remains constant. These championships are the times that players have a shot to etch their names in the history books and build on their own legacy.

Today there are five major stages in the women’s game: ANA Inspiration, KPMG Women's PGA Championship, U.S. Women's Open, RICOH Women's British Open, and The Evian Championship.



This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 21:45 Tuesday, 10 March 2015 20:24

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Site: Palm Harbor, Florida.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Innisbrook Resort, Copperhead Course (7,340 yards, par 71).

Purse: $5.9 million. Winner's share: $1,062,000.



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