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Column: One rivalry based on performance, another on words

Nov. 23, 2021 12:42 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Golf loves a good rivalry, and right now there would seem to be something for everyone, depending on tastes. One is based on performance and admiration. “Honestly, it was the ‘Jin Young Ko Show’ today. It was really cool to...

Jin Young Ko delivers big finish to win LPGA player of year

Nov. 21, 2021 17:52 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The stakes were high and the odds would have seemed long to anyone but Jin Young Ko. Her only chance at LPGA player of the year was to win the CME Group Tour Championship. In her way was Nelly Korda, the No. 1 player in the world. If that wasn't...

Korda, Ko part of 4-way tie at LPGA with $1.5M at stake

Nov. 20, 2021 18:51 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Nelly Korda was watching from the tee box on the par-3 fifth hole as Jin Young Ko rolled in a birdie putt from 10 feet, the fourth of seventh straight birdies for the South Korean star. Moments later, Korda holed a 45-foot chip for birdie. ...

Boutier makes big run for 65 to open 4-shot lead at Tiburon

Nov. 19, 2021 17:53 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — What looked to be a wide-open race for the richest prize in women's golf is now in the hands of Celine Boutier, who made seven birdies over the last 10 holes for a 7-under 65 and a four-shot lead Friday in the CME Group Tour Championship. For so much...

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...

Korda, Ko take their race to final event of LPGA Tour

Nov. 17, 2021 19:12 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Nelly Korda won tournaments nearly nine months apart, with a major and an Olympic gold medal in between. Jin Young Ko did her damage late, winning four times in the last two months. Each has four victories going into the CME Group Tour Championship,...

Nelly Korda has a new coach in middle of a breakout season

Nov. 16, 2021 18:04 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Nelly Korda won her first major championship, rose to No. 1 in the world for the first time in her career and topped it off by winning an Olympic gold medal. That didn’t stop the quest to improve, which is why she has a new coach. ...

Final week for PGA Tour, season enders for LPGA and Europe

Nov. 16, 2021 10:02 AM EST

LPGA TOUR CME GROUP TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Naples, Florida. Course: Tiburon GC. Yardage: 6,556. Par: 72. Prize money: $5 million. Winner's share: $1.5 million. Television:...

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...