CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) -- Cristie Kerr ran off four straight birdies on the back nine and closed with a 7-under 65 to win the Kia Classic on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title in nearly two years.
Saiki of Japan edges ahead at Evian Masters, where rain eases for a day
Miki Saiki of Japan took a one-stroke lead at the Evian Masters on Friday, shooting a 5-under 67 in the second round to move to 9 under as the drenched course started to dry under sporadic sunshine.
22 Jul 2011 - 3:16pm - 0 Comments
Stupples, Hjorth and Ahn share lead after first round of Evian Masters
Former Women's British Open champion Karen Stupples of England shot a 5-under 67 for a share of the first-round lead with Sweden's Maria Hjorth and Ahn Shin-ae of South Korea at the Evian Masters on Thursday.
21 Jul 2011 - 2:15pm - 0 Comments
Shin looking for best form of year as she prepares for Evian Masters defense
Defending champion Jiyai Shin is still looking for her best form and first title of the year entering the Evian Masters. Shin birdied the 18th hole to win in dramatic style last year, becoming the first South Korean to capture the event.
20 Jul 2011 - 5:27pm - 0 Comments
Evian Masters to become fifth LPGA major, starting in September 2013
The Evian Masters in France will become the fifth major on the LPGA Tour starting in 2013.
20 Jul 2011 - 5:22pm - 0 Comments
O'Toole's big break comes not on 'Big Break' but at Women's Open
Ryann O’Toole’s big break really came this week at the U.S. Women’s Open.
14 Jul 2011 - 9:56pm - 0 Comments
South Korea's Ryu wins playoff, captures U.S. Women's Open
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- As she stood on the 18th green drenched in champagne, holding a trophy and wearing a mile-wide smile, there was no doubt about it: So Yeon Ryu is the brightest star on a South Korean golf roster that has more than its
11 Jul 2011 - 12:31pm - 0 Comments
Sunday notebook: Creamer's reign as U.S. Open champion all but over
The trophy that Paula Creamer kept on her kitchen table for a year won't be coming home. This version of the U.S. Women's Open still has a few more holes left to be played Monday, but Creamer's reign as champion will come to an end when it's over.
11 Jul 2011 - 12:14am - 0 Comments
Seo on verge of victory as Women's Open heads for Monday finish
Hee Kyung Seo has a chance to carve her own special place in history. Not simply as a U.S. Women's Open winner -- but as a U.S. Women's Open winner who won it without hitting a single shot on the final day.
10 Jul 2011 - 10:25pm - 0 Comments
Seo of Korea leads in final round as storms stop Women’s Open yet again
With an eye trained for fashion and a swing built for winning, South Korean Hee Kyung Seo is known back home as the "Supermodel of the Fairways."
10 Jul 2011 - 7:36pm - 0 Comments
M. Miyazato leads by one as Women's Open again suspended by storms
For months now, the battered country of Japan has been looking for a lift. By using her blossoming golf game as a tool for charity, 21-year-old Mika Miyazato could turn the U.S. Women's Open into the feel-good story her country seeks -- and back it with some cold, hard cash.
9 Jul 2011 - 9:16pm - 0 Comments
Saturday Notebook: Long putt on No. 18 keeps Wie from missing cut
To make the cut at the U.S. Women's Open on Saturday, all Michelle Wie had to do was roll in a twisting 35-foot putt in front of a packed grandstand overlooking the 18th green. No problem. As for the big-picture issue: Cashing in on her potential.
9 Jul 2011 - 8:56pm - 0 Comments
Kim grabs U.S. Women's Open lead as Lewis falters late on Day 2
Korea’s I.K. Kim held a two-shot lead in the U.S. Women’s Open when second-round play was suspended by darkness after a marathon day on Friday.
9 Jul 2011 - 1:55am - 0 Comments
Lewis leads in second round as U.S. Women's Open halted by darkness
Around the time Stacy Lewis was getting ready for her second round of the day at the Broadmoor, a brown bear shimmied up a tree, wrapped himself around a big branch and settled in for a snooze.
8 Jul 2011 - 8:59pm - 0 Comments
Friday Notebook: Pepperdine star Kang holds her own in featured group
The amateur who plays for Pepperdine University was supposed to be the tagalong in a group that featured Yani Tseng, world's No. 1 player, and defending champion Paula Creamer.
8 Jul 2011 - 7:31pm - 0 Comments
Thursday notebook: Amateur thrilled to share lead, even if only temporarily
North Dakota State's Amy Anderson spends four months out of the year hitting golf balls in an indoor facility because of the cold weather. She has never really played on a mountainous course with greens as tricky as the East Course at the Broadmoor.
7 Jul 2011 - 11:30pm - 0 Comments
Kerr shares lead as storms halt play at U.S. Women's Open in midafternoon
Instead of teeing it up when she comes back to the Broadmoor, Cristie Kerr's next shot at the U.S. Women's Open will be a blast out of the bunker on the front, right side of the seventh green. A difficult shot. It could be worse.
7 Jul 2011 - 5:33pm - 0 Comments
Wednesday Notebook: Sorenstam a spectator at site of her first major win
Annika Sorenstam's return to the scene of her first win in a major hasn't sparked any thoughts of a comeback. The Hall of Famer is simply far more interested in picking up her kids than a club.
6 Jul 2011 - 6:42pm - 0 Comments
Two generations with two different points of view at U.S. Women’s Open
One is a 13-year-old, getting ready for eighth grade, spending the start of her U.S. Women’s Open week wondering if she should be asking these players for autographs or playing beside them.
6 Jul 2011 - 6:26pm - 0 Comments
Tseng arrives at U.S. Women's Open seeking to finish career Grand Slam
There was a time when Yani Tseng shied away from socializing on the golf course. Usually outgoing, the top-ranked Taiwanese golfer was so insecure about her broken English that she would stay away from others in her group at LPGA events, rather than even attempt a conversation.
6 Jul 2011 - 12:39am - 0 Comments