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LPGA Tour seizing on more sponsor interest in women's sports

Nov. 23, 2021 13:56 PM EST

Ten years ago, the LPGA Tour had eight players earn at least $1 million in the season. One indication of how much has changed is Nasa Hataoka. The 22-year-old from Japan earned more than $1 million from two runner-up finishes this year. They came at...

LPGA goes heavy in So Cal with prize money approaching $90M

Nov. 19, 2021 15:03 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — One year after navigating through the coronavirus pandemic, the LPGA released a 2022 schedule on Friday that features 34 tournaments with record prize money that is approaching $90 million. Still to be determined is a third tournament in Florida in...

Lee6 takes lead at Tiburon as Korda gets start she wanted

Nov. 18, 2021 16:56 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — On a course she didn't expect, Nelly Korda delivered the round she needed with a 6-under 66 that left her two shots out of the lead Thursday and gave her a good start toward winning LPGA Tour player of the year. The $1.5 million prize for winning the...

Column: Thompson's year marked by no wins, painful losses

Nov. 16, 2021 12:46 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The offseason can't get here soon enough for Lexi Thompson, except that she has two tournaments left, both at Tiburon Golf Club. Only one of them can salvage a lost year. First up is the CME Group Tour Championship, the final event of the LPGA Tour...

Nelly Korda overcomes triple bogey to win LPGA in playoff

Nov. 14, 2021 19:13 PM EST

BELLEAIR, Fla. (AP) — Nelly Korda made such a mess of the 17th hole that missing what amounts to a tap-in barely registered. She made triple bogey and part of her couldn't help but think she had thrown away her chances in the Pelican Women's Championship. “I honestly...

Nelly Korda, Lexi Thompson tied for lead in low-scoring LPGA

Nov. 13, 2021 18:01 PM EST

BELLEAIR, Fla. (AP) — Nelly Korda started with two birdies and finished the same way Saturday, making up plenty of ground along the way for a 7-under 63 that gave her a share of the lead with Lexi Thompson in the Pelican Women's Championship. Low scores ruled the day...

Ko gets wire-to-wire win at Founders and ties Annika record

Oct. 10, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

WEST CALDWELL, N.J. (AP) — Jin Young Ko finished off a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the Cognizant Founders Cup with her 14th consecutive round in the 60s that matched a 16-year record held by Annika Sorenstam. Even in a steady rain at Mountain Ridge, the 26-year-old...

Ko gets 13th straight round in 60s, leads by 4 at Founders

Oct. 09, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

WEST CALDWELL, N.J. (AP) — One more round in the 60s at the Founders Cup is all Jin Young Ko needs to join Annika Sorenstam in the LPGA Tour record book. That might be all it takes to win the Founders Cup, too. Ko picked up her fourth birdie on the...

Ko has the lead at Founders Cup, 11 straight rounds in 60s

Oct. 07, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

WEST CALDWELL, N.J. (AP) — Jin Young Ko put a tough loss behind her quickly and ran off six birdies over a seven-hole stretch on the back nine for an 8-under 63 on Thursday to build a three-shot lead in the Cognizant Founders Cup. It was her 11th consecutive round in...

The 'Dinah' leaving desert as LPGA major gets new sponsor

Oct. 05, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

Next year will be the final leap into “Poppie's Pond,” ending 40 years of the only LPGA major held on the same course and still known in some corners simply as the Dinah Shore. The LPGA Tour announced Tuesday that Chevron is taking over as title sponsor of the year's...