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Rory Sabbatini and Kevin Tway win QBE Shootout

Dec. 15, 2019 6:20 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Rory Sabbatini and Kevin Tway won the QBE Shootout on Sunday, birdieing the final two holes in best-ball play for a 12-under 60 and a two-stroke victory. “Today it was mostly Rory," Tway said. “I was just kind of hanging out. He played unbelievable from hole six through...

5-way tie for lead in QBE Shootout team event

Dec. 14, 2019 5:52 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Brendon Todd and Billy Horschel shot a 6-under 66 in modified alternate shot Saturday for a share of the second round lead on the QBE Shootout. Rory Sabbatini-Kevin Tway (67), Harold Varner III-Ryan Palmer (70), Jason Kokrak-J.T. Poston (68) and Charles Howell III-Bubba Watson (66) also...

Varner and Palmer team to shoot 17-under 55 in QBE Shootout

Dec. 13, 2019 6:25 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Harold Varner III and Ryan Palmer shot a 17-under 55 on Friday in the QBE Shootout to match the scramble record since the event moved to Tiburon Golf Club in 2001. Varner and Palmer eagled the par-5 17th and had 15 birdies and two pars in the first round. They tied the scramble record...

FILE - In this May 6, 2015, file photo , LPGA commissioner Mike Whan speaks during a press conference at The Players Championship golf tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Whan pulled the LPGA Tour out of a deep hole when he took over as commissioner nine years ago, and he’s not finished yet. Whan has signed what the LPGA described only as a long-term contract extension that keeps him in charge as women’s golf tries to expand its exposure through a new television contract being negotiated. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Whan wants companies to ‘walk the talk’ in sponsorship

Nov. 26, 2019 1:44 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Not even Commissioner Mike Whan is clear on the length of the contract extension the LPGA Tour gave him. That’s the least of his concerns. Whan says his contract has been structured in such a way that his departure — either leaving or getting fired — is not tied to...

Sei Young Kim with The 2019 CME Group Tour Championship trophy at the Tiburón Golf Club in Naples, Fla. Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (Chris Tilley/Naples Daily News via AP)

Sei Young Kim makes birdie to win $1.5M in LPGA finale

Nov. 24, 2019 5:50 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Sei Young Kim made the putt of her life, a 25-foot birdie on the final hole of the CME Group Tour Championship to win $1.5 million, the richest prize in the history of women’s golf. Kim closed with a 2-under 70 to beat an unlikely foe Sunday at Tiburon Golf Club. Charley Hull of...

Sei Young Kim with The 2019 CME Group Tour Championship trophy at the Tiburón Golf Club in Naples, Fla. Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (Chris Tilley/Naples Daily News via AP)

Kim hits 25-foot putt to capture LPGA finale, $1.5M prize

Nov. 24, 2019 5:43 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — With the richest prize in women’s golf history riding on the outcome, Sei Young Kim delivered the ultimate money putt. Even if she didn’t even know the score. Kim was tied for the lead going to the final hole Sunday at the CME Group Tour Championship. The nerves were...

Sei Young Kim makes 25-foot putt at CME Group Tour Championship to win $1.5M, richest prize in women’s golf history

Nov. 24, 2019 3:43 PM EST
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Sei Young Kim makes 25-foot putt at CME Group Tour Championship to win $1.5M, richest prize in women’s golf history.
Sei Young Kim on the 7th hole during the 2019 CME Group Tour Golf Championship at the Tiburón Golf Club in Naples, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (Chris Tilley/Naples Daily News via AP)

Kim clings to 1-shot lead with $1.5 million on the line

Nov. 23, 2019 5:31 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Sei Young Kim was on the verge of taking all the drama out of the chase for the richest payoff in women’s golf history. She opened with three birdies in seven holes Saturday in the CME Group Tour Championship as her challengers either stalled or faded. She led by five shots...

Sei Young Kim tees off on 7th hole during the 2019 CME Group Tour Golf Championship at the Tiburón Golf Club, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 in Naples, Fla. (Chris Tilley/Naples Daily News via AP)

Kim stays 2 shots up, halfway to $1.5 million at LPGA finale

Nov. 22, 2019 5:38 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Sei Young Kim wasted two good birdie chances late in the second round Friday when she got a pep talk from an unlikely source. Cristie Kerr was working as a commentator for Golf Channel, and on the long walk to the 18th tee, she told Kim that a strong finish in the CME Group Tour...

FILE - In this May 6, 2015, file photo , LPGA commissioner Mike Whan speaks during a press conference at The Players Championship golf tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Whan pulled the LPGA Tour out of a deep hole when he took over as commissioner nine years ago, and he’s not finished yet. Whan has signed what the LPGA described only as a long-term contract extension that keeps him in charge as women’s golf tries to expand its exposure through a new television contract being negotiated. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

LPGA schedule features 32 events with record prize money

Nov. 22, 2019 1:46 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The LPGA Tour has two new tournaments in Florida as part of a 2020 schedule that features a record $75.1 million in prize money and 500 hours of television, huge gains from a decade ago. Sixteen of the 33 tournaments have prize money of at least $2 million. The LPGA starts its season...