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LPGA Tour seizing on more sponsor interest in women's sports

Nov. 23, 2021 13:56 PM EST

Ten years ago, the LPGA Tour had eight players earn at least $1 million in the season. One indication of how much has changed is Nasa Hataoka. The 22-year-old from Japan earned more than $1 million from two runner-up finishes this year. They came at...

Column: One rivalry based on performance, another on words

Nov. 23, 2021 12:42 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Golf loves a good rivalry, and right now there would seem to be something for everyone, depending on tastes. One is based on performance and admiration. “Honestly, it was the ‘Jin Young Ko Show’ today. It was really cool to...

PGA Tour ups ante as prize money pushes toward $500 million

Nov. 22, 2021 17:31 PM EST

The PGA Tour is raising purses even higher in five of its biggest events, with two FedEx Cup playoff events now offering $15 million in a schedule that pushes prize money closer to the $500 million mark this year. The increases, which include $12 million purses in the...

Jin Young Ko delivers big finish to win LPGA player of year

Nov. 21, 2021 17:52 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The stakes were high and the odds would have seemed long to anyone but Jin Young Ko. Her only chance at LPGA player of the year was to win the CME Group Tour Championship. In her way was Nelly Korda, the No. 1 player in the world. If that wasn't...

Korda, Ko part of 4-way tie at LPGA with $1.5M at stake

Nov. 20, 2021 18:51 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Nelly Korda was watching from the tee box on the par-3 fifth hole as Jin Young Ko rolled in a birdie putt from 10 feet, the fourth of seventh straight birdies for the South Korean star. Moments later, Korda holed a 45-foot chip for birdie. ...

Boutier makes big run for 65 to open 4-shot lead at Tiburon

Nov. 19, 2021 17:53 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — What looked to be a wide-open race for the richest prize in women's golf is now in the hands of Celine Boutier, who made seven birdies over the last 10 holes for a 7-under 65 and a four-shot lead Friday in the CME Group Tour Championship. For so much...

LPGA goes heavy in So Cal with prize money approaching $90M

Nov. 19, 2021 15:03 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — One year after navigating through the coronavirus pandemic, the LPGA released a 2022 schedule on Friday that features 34 tournaments with record prize money that is approaching $90 million. Still to be determined is a third tournament in Florida in...

Lee6 takes lead at Tiburon as Korda gets start she wanted

Nov. 18, 2021 16:56 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — On a course she didn't expect, Nelly Korda delivered the round she needed with a 6-under 66 that left her two shots out of the lead Thursday and gave her a good start toward winning LPGA Tour player of the year. The $1.5 million prize for winning the...

Disney to require COVID-19 shots for cruise guests 5 and up

Nov. 18, 2021 14:46 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney Cruise Line will require all guests ages 5 and up to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before setting sail starting early next year, the company announced. In a statement posted on its website on Wednesday, Disney announced the new rules...

Korda, Ko take their race to final event of LPGA Tour

Nov. 17, 2021 19:12 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Nelly Korda won tournaments nearly nine months apart, with a major and an Olympic gold medal in between. Jin Young Ko did her damage late, winning four times in the last two months. Each has four victories going into the CME Group Tour Championship,...