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Column: 3 great years in golf, 2 of them already forgotten

Nov. 22, 2022 13:51 PM EST

The PGA Tour's social media army probably meant well. The tweet it sent Monday night celebrated big years by Rory McIlroy and Lydia Ko, and for good reason. Both delivered some of their best, most consistent golf. Both won the points race on their respective tours and the trophy for...

Lydia Ko, Steven Alker, Ryan Fox make it big year for Kiwis

Nov. 22, 2022 13:07 PM EST

It would be a stretch to call 2022 the year of the Kiwi, but not by much. Steven Alker capped off one of the more remarkable stories on the PGA Tour Champions. He had no status when he turned 50 last year with three months left in the season and still made it to the postseason. And...

Lydia Ko wins LPGA finale for record $2 million payout

Nov. 20, 2022 16:29 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Lydia Ko never won more in one day than on Sunday in the CME Group Tour Championship, where she claimed the richest prize in women's golf at $2 million with a victory that allowed her to win LPGA player of the year. Ko outlasted Leona Maguire of Ireland in the...

Leona Maguire makes up 7 shots to tie Lydia Ko for LPGA lead

Nov. 19, 2022 19:35 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Lydia Ko is one round away from clinching LPGA player of the year and taking home the largest prize in the history of women's golf. Leona Maguire showed Saturday that it won't be easy. Maguire had four straight birdies around the turn, added a...

Ko runs out to 5-shot lead at CME Group Tour Championship

Nov. 18, 2022 17:30 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Lydia Ko is in total control at the halfway mark of the CME Group Tour Championship. Total control of the season-long scoring and money races, too. Ko shot a 6-under 66 in Friday’s second round of the LPGA Tour’s season finale, pushing her to...

LPGA purses will top $100M in 2023, a record for tour

Nov. 18, 2022 16:26 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — More than $100 million will be awarded to LPGA players for the first time in 2023, an increase of about 18% over what was planned for this season and more than doubling what was paid out on the tour just a decade ago. And in the eyes of LPGA Commissioner Mollie...

Lydia Ko takes step toward $2 million prize at LPGA finale

Nov. 17, 2022 20:23 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Lydia Ko began her quest for the largest prize in women's golf history by hitting a tree and making bogey on a par 5. The rest of Thursday in the CME Group Tour Championship couldn't have gone better. Ko responded with eight birdies, including four in a row late...

Gemma Dryburgh learns how one good break can go long way

Nov. 15, 2022 15:49 PM EST

Gemma Dryburgh of Scotland is the latest example of how one good break can lead to places she never imagined. She decided to go to Las Vegas as the first alternate for the Bank of Hope LPGA Match Play and received word at 9 p.m. on the eve of the first round that Anna Nordqvist had...

PGA Tour heads to break, LPGA and European tours end seasons

Nov. 15, 2022 14:21 PM EST

LPGA TOUR CME GROUP TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Naples, Florida. Course: Tiburon GC (Gold). Yardage: 6,556. Par: 72. Prize money: $7 million. Winner's share: $2 million. Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-5 p.m. (Golf Channel);...

Column: LPGA quietly setting a standard for women's sports

Nov. 15, 2022 12:41 PM EST

All anyone seems to talk about is money in this disruptive year of golf, and the LPGA Tour should not be left out of the conversation. Only this is cause for celebration, not division. The talent pool is as deep as it has been in years. A season that concludes this...