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Kim builds 2-shot lead in LPGA Tour Championship

Nov. 21, 2019 5:31 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Sei Young Kim set a goal of winning three times this year on the LPGA Tour, and she’s down to her last chance. Reaching the goal would pay off big at the CME Group Tour Championship. Kim scrambled to keep bogeys off her card Thursday along the back nine at Tiburon Golf Club, and...

LPGA finale a sprint toward a $1.5 million prize

Nov. 20, 2019 4:22 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Jin Young Ko won twice as many tournaments as anyone else on the LPGA Tour this year. Her four victories included two majors. Her dominance was so thorough that she wrapped up the points-based award as player of the year with three tournaments remaining. And with $1.5 million available...

Whan signs contract extension as LPGA commissioner

Nov. 20, 2019 1:01 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Mike Whan pulled the LPGA Tour out of a deep hole when he took over as a 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...

Column: Lexi Thompson wants golf, life to be positive

Nov. 19, 2019 5:24 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — One of the rookies on the LPGA Tour next year was asked which player she admired when she started getting serious about golf. She mentioned Lexi Thompson. “It kind of makes me feel old. I’m 24,” Thompson said when told this, her smile a mixture of disbelief and...

Kupcho’s long and successful year comes to an end

Nov. 19, 2019 1:17 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The goal for Jennifer Kupcho was to get to the CME Group Tour Championship. Now that she’s here, a big part of her can’t wait for it to end. Even for a 22-year-old fresh out of college, Kupcho has every reason to be worn out. “I’m looking forward to the end...

Golf Glance

Nov. 19, 2019 10:20 AM EST

LPGA TOUR CME GROUP TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Naples, Fla. Course: Tiburon GC. Yardage: 6,556. Par: 72. Television: Thursday-Saturday, 4-7 p.m. (Golf Channel-Tape Delay); Sunday, 1-4 p.m. (NBC Sports). Purse: $5 million. Winner’s share: $1.5 million. Defending champion: Lexi Thompson. Race to CME Globe...

Fleetwood wins South Africa, moves to 2nd in Race to Dubai

Nov. 17, 2019 6:42 PM EST

SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) — Tommy Fleetwood made three eagles for a 7-under 65 and rallied from a six-shot deficit to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge in a playoff Sunday. Fleetwood beat Marcus Kinhult on the first extra hole at Sun City for his fifth European Tour victory, and first in nearly two years....

Column: Postseason golf about entertainment, not about fair

Nov. 12, 2019 4:59 PM EST

Scott McCarron has been in position for a $1 million payoff twice in his career under vastly different circumstances. The first occasion was in 2002 in the final of the Match Play Championship at La Costa when he stood over an 8-foot putt to extend the 36-hole match against Kevin Sutherland and turned away in...

Golf Glance

Nov. 12, 2019 9:29 AM EST

PGA TOUR MAYAKOBA GOLF CLASSIC Site: Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Course: El Camaleon GC. Yardage: 6,987. Par: 71. Television: Thursday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 2-5 p.m. (Golf Channel). Purse: $7.2 million. Winner's share: $1,296,000. Defending champion: Matt Kuchar. FedEx Cup leader: Lanto...

Maggert wins tournament, McCarron wins Schwab Cup

Nov. 10, 2019 8:06 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Jeff Maggert holed out from 123 yards for eagle on the third playoff hole Sunday to win the Charles Schwab Cup Championship and hand Scott McCarron the season points title on the PGA Tour Champions. Two holes earlier, Retief Goosen missed a 4-foot birdie putt that would have given him the...