Latest Women's golf News

Greg Norman's shootout returns to Tiburon as golf winds down

Dec. 07, 2021 09:54 AM EST

PGA TOUR QBE SHOOTOUT Site: Naples, Florida. Course: Tiburon GC. Yardage: 7,382. Par: 72. Prize money: $3.6 million. Winners' share: $648,000. Television: Friday, noon to 4 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 1-3 p.m. (Golf...

USGA adds national championship for disabled golfers

Dec. 03, 2021 11:37 AM EST

FAR HILLS, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Golf Association is providing a national championship for players with disabilities that will start next year on the No. 6 course at Pinehurst. The U.S. Adaptive Open Championship is the 15th national tournament for the USGA, open to men...

Reaction to death of Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer at Masters

Nov. 29, 2021 18:26 PM EST

Reaction to the death of Lee Elder, the first Black golfer to play at the Masters: “Lee Elder was a pioneer, and in so many ways. Yes, he was the first black golfer to play in the Masters Tournament, but that simply underlined the hard work Lee put in to further the...

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...

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...