Latest Sophia Popov News

Kim leads McDonald in Pelican Women’s Championship

Nov. 20, 2020 6:12 PM EST

BELLEAIR, Fla. (AP) — Breakthrough winners in their last starts, Sei Young Kim and Ally McDonald were on top again Friday in the Pelican Women’s Championship. The second-ranked Kim, making her first start since winning the KPMG Women’s PGA a month and half ago at Aronimink for her first major...

Jin Young Ko, center, waits to tee off on the first hole during the first round of the LPGA Pelican Women's Championship golf tournament at Pelican Golf Club, Thursday, Nov. 19 2020, Belleair, Fla. (Scott Keeler/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Sophia Popov shoots 64 to lead Pelican Women’s Championship

Nov. 19, 2020 6:10 PM EST

BELLEAIR, Fla. (AP) — Women's British Open winner Sophia Popov left top-ranked playing partner Jin Young Ko and everyone else behind Thursday in the Pelican Women’s Championship. Popov shot a 6-under 64 in windy conditions to take a two-stroke lead over Ashleigh Buhai, with Ko eight shots behind...

Rickie Fowler hits on the second fairway during the third round of the Masters golf tournament Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Fowler among those still not a lock for Masters invitation

Nov. 17, 2020 6:21 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — For the better part of the last decade, a tradition unlike any other for Rickie Fowler was getting that envelope around the holidays inviting him to the Masters. Now that's in jeopardy. Fowler tied for 29th in the Masters and dropped two spots in the world ranking to No. 48. He has...

Sei Young Kim, of South Korea, watches her tee shot on the 12th hole during the final round at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship golf tournament at the Aronimink Golf Club, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Newtown Square, Pa. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Sei Young Kim wins 1st major at Women’s PGA Championship.

Oct. 11, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Sei Young Kim lined up for the putt on the 18th hole that would seal her first LPGA major championship and somehow missed by inches. One member of the gallery — in this instance, roughly 75 officials, photographers and course stragglers — even said “she made...

Mel Reid, of England, speaks during a news conference before the KPMG Women's PGA Championship golf tournament at the Aronimink Golf Club, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Newtown Square, Pa. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Mel Reid hopes to keep the party going at Women's PGA

Oct. 7, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Mel Reid can be excused for feeling a bit sluggish when she woke up for a practice round at Aronimink. The fatigue carried over to the point where she wanted to blow off practice later in the day. Winning a tournament — as Reid did Sunday at the ShopRite LPGA Classic for...

Sophia Popov of Germany watches her drive on the seventh hole during the first round of the Marathon Classic LPGA golf tournament Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, at the Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Column: Surprise major champs no longer a surprise on LPGA

Oct. 6, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

Sophia Popov winning the Women's British Open was a surprise in many ways. Except for one. First-time major champions — even those not among the top 50 in the world — are nothing new on the LPGA Tour. A month after Popov won at Royal Troon as the No. 304 player in women's golf, Mirim Lee was No. 94...

Women's PGA goes to Aronimink, PGA Tour in Vegas for 2 weeks

Oct. 6, 2020 10:31 AM EDT

LPGA TOUR KPMG WOMEN’S PGA CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. Course: Aronimink GC. Yardage: 6,577. Par: 70. Purse: $4.3 million. Winner’s share: $645,000. Television: Thursday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 12:30-3 p.m. (NBC); Sunday,...