Women's golf

Eun-Hee Ji watches her tee shot on the 10th hole during the second round of the LPGA's Lotte Championship golf tournament Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Kapolei, Hawaii. (Craig T. Kojima/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
April 18, 2019 - 11:49 pm
KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Eun-Hee Ji rebounded from a bogey on the par-4 18th with a pitch-in eagle on the par-5 first and shot a 7-under 65 to take a two-stroke lead over Nelly Korda on Thursday in the Lotte Championship. Ji had a 15-under 129 total to break the tournament 36-hole record by five...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 1999, file photo, eight founders of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) pose at a celebration of the association's 50th anniversary in New York. Back row from left are Marilynn Smith, Marlene Hagge, Alice Bauer, Louise Suggs and Betty Jameson. Front row from left are Bettye Sanoff, Shirley Spork and Patty Berg. Marilynn Smith died Tuesday, April 9, 2019. She was 89.(AP Photo/Stuart Ramson, File)
April 09, 2019 - 10:39 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Marilyn Smith, one of the 13 founders of the LPGA Tour whose 21 victories, two majors and endless support of her tour led to her induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame, died Tuesday. She was 89. She died in Goodyear, Arizona, surrounded by family and friends, the LPGA...
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Jin Young Ko, of South Korea, hits from the sixth tee during the final round of the LPGA Tour ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif., Sunday, April 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
April 07, 2019 - 8:31 pm
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Jin Young Ko won the ANA Inspiration on Sunday at Mission Hills for her first major title and second victory in three weeks. Ko closed with a 2-under 70 in hot and mostly calm conditions for a three-stroke victory over Mi Hyang Lee. After bogeys on 13 and 15 cut her...
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Jin Young Ko, of South Korea, watches her tee shot on the seventh hole during the third round of the LPGA Tour ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Rancho Mirage, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
April 06, 2019 - 9:49 pm
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Jin Young Ko turned a four-stroke deficit into a five-stroke lead in only 10 holes Saturday at the ANA Inspiration. She nearly gave it all back, setting up a final-round shootout in the first major championship of the golf season. Ko ended up with a one-shot advantage...
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Jennifer Kupcho kisses the trophy after winning the Augusta National Women's Amateur golf tournament in Augusta, Ga., Saturday, April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
April 06, 2019 - 4:05 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The charge on the back nine at Augusta National was among the best, this one by a woman. NCAA champion Jennifer Kupcho, trailing by two shots and coping with remnants of a migraine Saturday, hit hybrid to 6 feet on the par-5 13th for an eagle and finished with three birdies on...
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In-Kyung Kim, of South Korea, hits from the fairway on the second hole during the second round of the LPGA Tour ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Friday, April 5, 2019, in Rancho Mirage, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
April 05, 2019 - 8:47 pm
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Seven years after missing a 1-foot putt on the final hole of regulation and losing a playoff, In-Kyung Kim was back on top at the ANA Inspiration. The 30-year-old South Korean shot a 7-under 65 in mostly calm morning conditions Friday at Mission Hills to take a three-...
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Lexi Thompson hits her tee shot on the second hole during the first round of the LPGA Tour ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Rancho Mirage, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
April 04, 2019 - 8:59 pm
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Ally McDonald made a 5-foot birdie putt on the final stroke of the first round Thursday to take the ANA Inspiration lead. McDonald shot a 4-under 68 at Mission Hills, playing in the last group of the day off the first tee on the tree-lined course made more difficult...
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Jennifer Kupcho tees off the 11th hole during the first round of the Augusta National Women's Amateur golf tournament at Champions Retreat in Evans, Ga., Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
April 03, 2019 - 5:21 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — NCAA champion Jennifer Kupcho didn't immediately grasp the significance of hitting the opening shot Wednesday in the inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur until the somber silence that greeted her on the first tee. Seeing her name atop the leaderboard at the end of the day...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018, file photo, Amy Olson of the U.S. plays an approaching shot during the Evian Championship women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France. Olson's eagle on the front nine and a late birdie on the 16th hole were enough for the American to emerge from a five-way tie for the first-round lead to shoot a 3-under 69 and take a two-stroke lead after two rounds at the HSBC Women's World Championship. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
March 02, 2019 - 2:25 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — The No. 1 player in the world is No. 1 after three rounds at the HSBC Women's World Championship. Two strokes behind American Amy Olson after two rounds, Ariya Jutanugarn moved to the top of the leaderboard Saturday and a one-stroke lead after a 6-under 66 at Sentosa Golf Club's...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2017, file photo, Michelle Wie of the United States tees off on the 2nd hole during the HSBC Women's Champions golf tournament at Sentosa Golf Club's Tanjong course in Singapore. The LPGA Tour completes its four-week swing through Australia and Asia with a healthy Wie defending her title at the 2019 HSBC Women’s World Championship at the course. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
February 28, 2019 - 11:14 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — No. 1-ranked Ariya Jutanugarn's 10-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole gave her a 4-under 68 and a five-way share of the first-round lead at the HSBC Women's World Championship on Thursday. Tied with Jutanugarn were No. 3 Minjee Lee, Amy Olson, Yu Liu and Celine Boutier, who won her...
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