Latest Women's golf News

With a wave and smile, Lee Elder helps open the Masters

Apr. 08, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The applause started when Lee Elder’s golf cart began moving toward the first tee. It only got louder when he arrived and slowly made his way to his seat. And moments later, Masters Chairman Fred Ridley said words 46 years in the making. ...

The Latest: NHL's Canucks say 21 players tested positive

Apr. 07, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The NHL’s Vancouver Canucks say 25 members of the organization have tested positive for the coronavirus, including 21 players. The team was shut down last week,...

Tavatanakit holds off charging Ko in ANA Inspiration

Apr. 04, 2021 22:21 PM EDT

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Patty Tavatanakit had no idea Lydia Ko was tearing up the course three groups ahead Sunday in the final round of the ANA Inspiration. “Didn’t look at the leaderboard at all today," Tavatanakit said. "Just because — I saw her name up...

Kids put on show in Drive, Chip and Putt finals at Augusta

Apr. 04, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Ali Mulhall and Yana Wilson are best friends from Henderson, Nevada. The teenage girls have a lot in common, namely that they’re better at golf than most people. And they’ve got trophies to prove it. They were two of the...

Patty Tavatanakit opens 5-shot lead in hot, windy ANA

Apr. 03, 2021 22:26 PM EDT

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Patty Tavatanakit opened a five-stroke lead on another hot and windy afternoon at the ANA Inspiration, all but crushing her challengers' hopes with a striking combination of power and touch. A stroke ahead after each of the first two rounds,...

Kajitani overcomes chaos to win Augusta National Women's Am

Apr. 03, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The one image of Augusta National that stuck with Japanese teenager Tsubasa Kajitani was Tiger Woods winning the Masters two years ago. She celebrated a big victory of her own Saturday, minus the green jacket. And just like the 2019 Masters she...

Wie West tumbles out of ANA; Tavatanakit keeps 1-shot lead

Apr. 03, 2021 02:43 AM EDT

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Michelle Wie West tumbled out of the ANA Inspiration on a hot, breezy Friday afternoon in the desert. Patty Tavatanakit stayed up top with eight major champions close behind. Playing for the second straight week after a 21-month break, Wie...

Mehaffey soaking in Augusta National with focus on winning

Apr. 02, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Even in the morning chill, Olivia Mehaffey of Northern Ireland soaked up the experience of playing at the home of the Masters. It was just as amazing as her first experience two years ago in the Augusta National Women's Amateur. There was one notable...

Amid glow open day, cloud looms over MLB All-Star Game

Apr. 02, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Amid the glow of baseball's opening day, there is a cloud looming over the All-Star Game still more than three months away. Georgia’s new voting law — which critics say unfairly limits access to the ballot box, especially for people of color — has...

Wie West, Feng back on leaderboard at ANA Inspiration

Apr. 01, 2021 21:44 PM EDT

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Michelle Wie West was back on a major championship leaderboard Thursday at the ANA Inspiration. So was Shanshan Feng in her first tournament in 16 months. Playing for the second straight week after a 21-month break, Wie West shot a 2-under...