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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2010, file photo, PGA rules official Mark Russell, left, points to a spot in the desert brush on the seventh hole as Ian Poulter, right, looks at his line of flight while getting a ruling during the semifinals at the Match Play Championship golf tournament in Marana, Ariz. White, a former player, is retiring next year after four decades as a rules official. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

PGA Tour's top 2 rules officials retiring after long careers

Dec. 22, 2020 2:43 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — For Mark Russell and Slugger White, getting into the business as a PGA Tour rules official was a lot easier decision than getting out. With some 80 years of experience between them — Sam Snead was still playing the occasional tournament when they started — Russell and...

Ko wins LPGA's season-ending CME Group title in a flourish

Dec. 20, 2020 4:02 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Jin Young Ko missed most of the LPGA Tour season and still won the yearlong money title. That’s what a $1.1 million check does. Ko, the No. 1 player in the world, put an emphatic capper on her truncated year Sunday by shooting a final-round 6-under 66 and winning the CME Group...

Top-ranked Jin Young Ko takes lead in LPGA Tour finale

Dec. 18, 2020 6:00 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Top-ranked Jin Young Ko took the lead into the weekend in the LPGA Tour’s CME Group Tour Championship, putting herself in position to win the season money title in only four events. Ko shot a 5-under 67 on Friday in chilly and breezy conditions at Tiburon Golf Club to take a...

Lexi Thompson shoots 65, leads LPGA Tour's season finale

Dec. 17, 2020 9:31 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — With brother Curtis back at her side at Tiburon Golf Club, Lexi Thompson shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the LPGA Tour's CME Group Tour Championship. Curtis, a Korn Ferry Tour player, also caddied for his sister in 2018 when she won the season-ending event....

FILE - Dustin Johnson tees off on the 18th hole during the final round of the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga., in this Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, file photo. The Masters was among seven majors for men and women this year, none selling tickets to the public. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Column: A major success getting in 7 major championships

Dec. 15, 2020 3:58 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Already the latest a major championship had ever been played, it was only fitting the U.S. Women's Open had to go an additional day because of rain. Equally appropriate for the conclusion of this surreal season was the winner, A Lim Kim, wearing a mask while she played. “I'm OK to get...

Sophia Popov, of Germany watches her drive off the 16th tee during the second round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament in Houston, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Major champion Popov overlooked for exemption to LPGA finale

Dec. 15, 2020 12:47 PM EST

Sophia Popov not playing the ANA Inspiration after her Women’s British Open victory was understandable. The ANA Inspiration was postponed until September because of the pandemic and, just like the Masters, decided to leave the field as if it were played the first week in April. More curious is Popov, one...

A Lim Kim, of South Korea, kisses the championship trophy after winning the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

A Lim Kim wins US Women's Open debut with record-tying rally

Dec. 14, 2020 5:40 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Bermuda grass of south Texas was unlike anything A Lim Kim had ever seen. The U.S. Women's Open, with its reputation as the toughest test, was a major she had never played. What didn't change in a frigid final round at Champions Golf Club was how to keep score. And when the 25-year-old...

Amy Olson hits off the second tee during the third round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Report: Olson contending, coping with father-in-law's death

Dec. 13, 2020 7:34 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Amy Olson, in the final group of the U.S. Women’s Open as she goes for her first victory, now is coping with heartache over the sudden death of her father-in-law in North Dakota, Golfweek reported Sunday night. The LPGA Tour confirmed to Golfweek on Olson’s behalf that Lee...

Rain falls during a weather delay in the final round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

US Women's Open pushed to Monday because of thunderstorms

Dec. 13, 2020 2:28 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The latest U.S. Women's Open on the calendar will last one more day because of relentless rain that drenched Champions Golf Club and forced the USGA to suspend the final round until Monday. Hinako Shibuno of Japan, who had a one-shot lead as she goes for a second major, never teed off. The...

Hinako Shibuno, of Japan, fist bumbs fellow players after her round of golf during the third round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Shibuno passes big test and hangs on to lead in Women's Open

Dec. 12, 2020 7:31 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — No spectators. Two golf courses in play for the opening rounds. A major championship two weeks before Christmas. Nothing about this U.S. Women's Open felt normal until Saturday. That's when it became a grind that for so many years has defined this biggest event in women's golf. The long,...