HAINAN ISLAND, China — Gaby Lopez won her first LPGA Tour event with a 1-over 73 to finish one shot ahead of Ariya Jutanugarn in the Blue Bay tournament in China.
Creamer overcomes ailing thumb to win U.S. Women's Open by four shots
Paula Creamer wondered a few months ago if she would ever play golf again the way her badly injured left thumb was hurting. What she couldn't have possibly guessed is she would play like this. Creamer shed the title of being the best women's golfer to not win a major, never wavering during a f
11 Jul 2010 - 6:15pm - 0 Comments
Creamer opens three-shot lead over Ward at delayed U.S. Women's Open
One more day like this, and Paula Creamer will no longer be the best LPGA Tour golfer who hasn't won a major. Creamer kept her game together as a dozen others were losing theirs on a grueling day at the U.S.
10 Jul 2010 - 10:03pm - 0 Comments
U.S. Women's Open Notebook: Two rounds and gone for disappointed Wie
It wouldn't have been difficult envisioning Michelle Wie, Eun-Hee Ji and Se Ri Pak being grouped together near the top of the U.S.
10 Jul 2010 - 7:05pm - 0 Comments
U.S. Women's Open Notebook: Shean, lacking sleep, falls back
The sheen's off. Kelli Shean, the South African amateur who developed her game in Ernie Els' youth program, fell out of contention Friday at the U.S. Women's Open with an 8-over 79.
9 Jul 2010 - 7:34pm - 0 Comments
Rain delays more second-round play until Saturday at U.S. Women's Open
A relentless string of thunderstorms that began with 100 of the 156 golfers still to begin or complete the second round of the U.S.
9 Jul 2010 - 5:48pm - 0 Comments
Lang only player to finish in 60s in demanding opener at Women's Open
Temperatures were in the 90s. Michelle Wie was in the 80s.
8 Jul 2010 - 8:54pm - 0 Comments
U.S. Women’s Open Notebook: Heat and s-l-o-w play make for long day
Imagine 52 Red Sox-Yankees games all going on at about the same time. Given the speed of play -- or, more precisely, the lack of speedy play -- during the first round of the U.S.
8 Jul 2010 - 6:33pm - 0 Comments
U.S. Women's Open Notes: USGA keeping greenside hoses very handy
Normally, the USGA hides the water hoses located near all greens during any U.S. Open to keep them firm, fast and, to some golfers, fiercely unfair. The 90-degree heat that’s enveloped Oakmont Country Club this week, and is forecast to continue through Thursday during the U.S.
7 Jul 2010 - 7:25pm - 0 Comments
Kerr leads Americans seeking win at foreign-dominated Women's Open
American players will look to claim a rare victory at their national championship when play begins at the U.S. Women’s Open on Thursday. An American victory at the tournament, once all but a certainty, now is a surprise.
7 Jul 2010 - 6:17pm - 0 Comments
Conditions at Oakmont are killer, and Kerr relishing chance to challenge it
World No. 1 Cristie Kerr is relishing the tough test Oakmont Country Club will offer when she bids for back-to-back major wins at the 65th U.S. Women's Open, which starts Thursday. Kerr, with five U.S.
7 Jul 2010 - 6:08pm - 0 Comments
Heat, as much as course, shaping up as major worry for US Women's Open
Oakmont Country Club, a demanding course capable of producing scores in the 90s, is tormenting the U.S. Women's Open golfers with a different kind of problem: temperatures in the 90s. Jiyai Shin, the South Korean golfer who was briefly ranked No.
6 Jul 2010 - 8:25pm - 0 Comments
Wait goes on for Wie, no longer a teen still seeking to realize her potential
For Michelle Wie and those who follow her, the wait goes on. Not long ago, Wie was supposed to do for women's golf what Tiger Woods did for the men's tour: Become a dominant, charismatic star whose very presence guarantees that any tournament becomes a mini-major. Seven years after she finishe
6 Jul 2010 - 8:05pm - 0 Comments
Choi loses lead, then tops three Kims to win Jamie Farr Classic in playoff
In each of her two previous LPGA Tour victories, Na Yeon Choi birdied the last hole to win. It took a little bit longer at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic, but she did it again. Choi made a 2-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole Sunday to beat fellow South Koreans In-Kyung Kim and
4 Jul 2010 - 6:36pm - 0 Comments
Hole-in-one keeps Choi one ahead at Jamie Farr as Kim charges to second
It doesn't sound as if Christina Kim intends to play it safe in the final round of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic. "I'm out for blood -- but not necessarily anybody's blood -- other than the golf course's," she said Saturday after erasing all but one shot of a five-stroke deficit to leader
3 Jul 2010 - 6:44pm - 0 Comments
Confident Choi boosts lead to two at halfway point of Jamie Farr Classic
Na Yeon Choi is looking forward to the weekend. So is Paula Creamer, but for an entirely different reason. Choi followed an opening 7-under 64 with a 67 on Friday in the second round of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic to forge a two-stroke lead.
2 Jul 2010 - 7:14pm - 0 Comments
Choi leads Jamie Farr Classic by one, with recovering Creamer seven back
Na Yeon Choi took a step toward forgetting what happened a week ago. After missing an LPGA Tour cut for the first time in more than two years, Choi changed putters to shoot a 7-under 64 and take a one-shot lead in Thursday's opening round of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic. "After that, I
1 Jul 2010 - 7:20pm - 0 Comments
Kerr's fellow Americans celebrate her rise to top at LPGA Jamie Farr Classic
Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel each vowed they would be the top ranked player in the world, something no American had ever done -- until now. Cristie Kerr beat Creamer and Pressel to the top, but both are proud that an American is atop the world rankings. “There’s been a lot of talk on our t
30 Jun 2010 - 11:47pm - 0 Comments
Jamie Farr Classic to skip 2011, then return as Toledo hosts Senior Open
The Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic will take a year off in 2011 before returning for at least three more years, LPGA and tournament officials have confirmed. LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan made the announcement at a dinner Tuesday night in Toledo, before this year’s Farr Classic. Whan says t
30 Jun 2010 - 5:43pm - 0 Comments
Kerr wins LPGA Championship by 12 strokes, set to become No. 1
Cristie Kerr soared to a 12-stroke victory at the LPGA Championship on Sunday in one of the most lopsided wins at a major, leaving her in position to become the first American to be ranked No. 1. Kerr closed with a birdie for 6-under 66, finishing at 19-under 269 and leading all four rounds.
27 Jun 2010 - 6:55pm - 0 Comments