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Insane 75' Eagle Putt Decides LPGA Tourney

Paula Creamer snags first win since '10 on chance shot

(Newser) - Paula Creamer sank a 75-foot eagle putt on the second playoff hole against Azahara Munoz to win the HSBC Women's Champions today for her first LPGA title since the 2010 US Women's Open. Creamer's putt curled across the 18th green and then rolled slowly down the slope... More »

Golfer Cans Her Caddie Mid-Round

Jessica Korda unceremoniously dumps Jason Gilroyed at US Open

(Newser) - Jessica Korda isn't exactly clinging to the old adage about dancing with the one who brought you: The golfer started yesterday's US Women's Open with caddie Jason Gilroyed, but right after the ninth hole it was boyfriend Johnny DelPreti who was schlepping her clubs, reports Yahoo's... More »

Lexi Thompson, 16: Youngest LPGA Winner Ever

Beats old record by more than 2 years

(Newser) - At just 16 years old, Lexi Thompson became the youngest person to ever win an LPGA event yesterday, with a 5-stroke victory at the Navistar LPGA Classic, reports USA Today . Thompson, who qualified for the US Women's Open at the tender age of 12 and turned pro at 15,... More »

Pro Golfer's Dad: Death 'Very, Very Strange'

Coroner working to determine cause of death

(Newser) - LPGA golfer Erica Blasberg's career was on the skids: She'd placed toward the bottom in the only tournament she'd played this year, and never really realized her potential, People reports in a look behind the scenes of the 25-year-old's death. "At first glance it looks like she might have... More »

LPGA to Test Players' English

Tour worries about sponsor interaction as foreign players increase

(Newser) - The LPGA will begin mandatory oral English tests for its players next year, and those who fail face suspension and required tutoring, Golfweek reports. The tour is stressing the importance of English as players from Asia have come to play a prominent role in the sport. Of the 121 international... More »

Wie Snubs Women's Major, Opts to Play in Men's Event

Is it payback for being disqualified from a recent tournament?

(Newser) - Michelle Wie seems to be getting some payback on the LPGA after being disqualified from a recent tournament for failing to sign her scorecard, notes Thomas Bonk in the Los Angeles Times. It may be just a coincidence, but when the women's British Open tees off this week, the 18-year-old... More »

Wie Forgets to Sign Scorecard, Has to Go Home

18-year-old was in second place, will lose big paycheck

(Newser) - Michelle Wie, playing her best golf of the year, forgot to sign her scorecard and was disqualified from the State Farm Classic in Illinois. Wie, 18, had finished the third round only one shot behind the leader. "I don't know why or how it happened," said Wie, who... More »

Inbee Park the Youngest Winner of US Women's Open

19-year-old Korean remains steady while other contenders falter

(Newser) - Two weeks away from her 20th birthday, Inbee Park became the youngest winner of the US Women's Open today by closing with a 2-under 71 as everyone else around her faded away at Interlachen. Park didn't make a bogey over the final 10 holes, pulling away with three clutch putts... More »

Ochoa: a Lady Tiger?

Mexican golfer could complete a 'Lorena Slam'

(Newser) - Golf fans should have no trouble choosing between the Lady or the Tiger at the moment: The best player in the world today, Ed Sherman writes in the Chicago Tribune, is Lorena Ochoa. With four victories in a row and five in six tournaments, the 26-year-old Mexican has already qualified... More »

Ochoa Leads Corona Championship

26-year-old on verge of qualifying for Hall of Fame

(Newser) - Lorena Ochoa closed in on the last point she needs to qualify for the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame, shooting her third straight 7-under 66 today to take a five-stroke lead in the Corona Championship. If Ochoa wins, the 26-year-old Mexican star will become the youngest player to qualify for... More »

Wie Aims for First Under-Par Round Since '06

17-year-old hasn't broken even in 23 consecutive outings

(Newser) - Michelle Wie will tee off at the 2007 Evian Masters today, the tournament in which, a year ago, she shot her last under-par outing on the LPGA Tour. Plagued recently by injury, Wie has played 23 rounds without breaking even since her second-place finish at last year's Masters. The 17-year-old... More »

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