Latest Women's golf News

Golf goes to Netflix and it has competition from tennis

Jan. 18, 2022 13:21 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Formula One racing got a huge boost in interest in North America through the Netflix series “Drive to Survive.” Netflix now is expanding to a documentary series on golf, with the PGA Tour and the organizers of the four major championships granting access for a...

Column: Boost in Women's Open purse, are men's majors next?

Jan. 18, 2022 12:28 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Women’s Open is nearly doubling its prize money to $10 million, an announcement that was celebrated across golf and genders. The LPGA Tour this week starts its 73rd season of running a league all on its own, and no one begrudges the players finally...

Biggest golf tours back in action from Hawaii to Middle East

Jan. 18, 2022 09:50 AM EST

PGA TOUR THE AMERICAN EXPRESS Site: La Quinta, California. Courses: PGA West (Stadium). Yardage: 7,158. Par: 72. PGA West (Nicklaus Tournament). Yardage: 7,147. Par: 72. La Quinta CC. Yardage: 7,060. Par: 72. Prize money: $7.6 million....

US Women's Open purse soars to $10 million on fabled courses

Jan. 07, 2022 14:46 PM EST

Long considered the biggest event in women's golf, the U.S. Women's Open now has prize money and future sites to match. The U.S. Golf Association announced Friday the purse will nearly double this year to $10 million, by far the richest in women's golf and challenging top prizes in...

ESPN+ to offer 4 streaming feeds in new PGA Tour deal

Jan. 04, 2022 12:59 PM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Kapalua is busier than ever to start the new year, a development that goes beyond the largest winners-only field in Hawaii or even fans returning to the Plantation Course. ESPN+ starts its nine-year digital rights deal with the PGA Tour at the Sentry...

A big year still a blur for US Women's Open champ Yuka Saso

Dec. 28, 2021 11:07 AM EST

Yuka Saso finally had time to reflect on her breakthrough year, and it still felt like a blur. Winning the U.S. Women's Open with a birdie on the third playoff hole at Olympic Club was a life-changer. Meeting her golf idol, Rory McIlroy, the following week during the U.S. Open at...

Spieth and caddie looking for an edge in reading putts

Dec. 14, 2021 14:08 PM EST

The former sixth-grade math teach is going back to school. That would be Michael Greller, who left his old job to caddie for Jordan Spieth in 2013. At Spieth’s request, Greller has been studying up on AimPoint, the methodology of reading greens that starts with using feet to feel...

Kokrak, Na birdie 12 of last 13 holes to win QBE Shootout

Dec. 12, 2021 16:41 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Jason Kokrak and Kevin Na birdied 12 of their last 13 holes Sunday in fourballs and closed with a 12-under 60 to rally from at three-shot deficit and win the QBE Shootout. Kokrak and Na were five shots behind after a bogey on the par-3 fifth hole when they ran...

Aussie duo Leishman and Day take 3-shot lead in QBE Shootout

Dec. 11, 2021 17:33 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Marc Leishman holed out for eagle for the second straight day as he and Jason Day posted an 8-under 64 in the modified alternate shot format Saturday to build a three-shot lead in the QBE Shootout. Leishman made eagle on the 10th hole during the scramble in the...

Day, Leishman lead Aussies to 1-shot lead at Tiburon

Dec. 10, 2021 17:08 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Jason Day and Marc Leishman had 12 birdies, two eagles and finished one shot short of the record for the scramble format, posting a 16-under 56 that gave the Australian duo a one-shot lead Friday in the QBE Shootout. Day is making his first start in the...