LPGA Playoff Winner Haru Nomura: ‘I Want to Have a Steak’

IT WAS A TOURNAMENT WEEK of playoffs, two of which finished on Monday. At the revamped Zurich Classic of New Orleans, the first two-man team event on the PGA Tour since Ronald Reagan was president, Cameron Smith and Jonas Blixt beat Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown on the fourth playoff hole. Meanwhile, on the LPGA … Read more

The Caddie Blues of Lydia Ko

LPGA PHENOM LYDIA KO HAS GONE through nine caddies in her career. Ko is 19. (She will be 20 in less than a week.) Look, I’m just an “armchair golfer” who writes about the game. I don’t know what it’s like between the ropes or to be an elite golfer. But nine caddies at 19? … Read more

Kim Leads Women’s British Open, Ko 1 Back

ROUND ONE IS ALMOST in the books at the RICOH Women’s British Open at Turnberry in Scotland. Scores are low. There were at least 20 rounds in the 60s. South Korean Hyo Joo Kim leads after a 7-under 65. Teen sensation Lydia Ko of New Zealand is a shot off the pace with a 66, … Read more

LPGA’s Safeway Classic Returns to Columbia Edgewater in Portland

I LOVE PORTLAND. OREGON, THAT IS. (Although I also enjoyed Portland, Maine, on my one brief visit.) The Safeway Classic, which tees off tomorrow, has been a Portland-area fixture for four decades. This year’s tournament will be played at the Columbia Edgewater Country Club. Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in the suburb of North Plains hosted … Read more

High Winds Halt Women’s British Open

IT’S WINDY AT THE OLD COURSE in St. Andrews. So windy that play was suspended during Saturday’s third round. Winds gusted to 40 mph and golf balls were moving without being hit. Some unfortunate players had to complete their rounds in the difficult conditions. Cristie Kerr, for example, finished with a 75, a good score … Read more

Feng Ready to Defend at Wegmans LPGA Championship

Shanshan Feng (Titleist.com) THE 2013 WEGMANS LPGA CHAMPIONSHIP tees off on Thursday at Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford, New York. The second longest-running tournament in LPGA history, the LPGA Championship began in 1955 and is the second of five majors on the ladies tour. Last year’s champion Shanshan Feng was the first Chinese player … Read more

Stacy Lewis Reaches Golf Summit

“I couldn’t have dreamed that the kid who grew up wearing a back brace is the No. 1 player in the world.” –Stacy Lewis STACY LEWIS WON ANOTHER GOLF TOURNAMENT and ascended to No. 1 on Sunday. Trailing 54-leader Ai Miyazato by four shots heading into the final round, Lewis fired a blistering 64 to … Read more

Soon-To-Be Fifth LPGA Major Tees Off Thursday

Ai Miyazato lets one fly. (Secret in the Dirt) NINE OF THE WORLD’S TOP 10 female players, including world No. 1 Yani Tseng, will compete in this week’s Evian Masters at the Evian Masters Golf Club in Evian-Les-Bains, France. A major championship on the Ladies European Tour since 1998, the Evian Masters will also be … Read more

Free Tickets Available for Sybase Match Play Championship

Suzann Pettersen (dnkbdotcom) THE SYBASE MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP announced that golf fans can receive complimentary tickets to the event through participating in the tournament’s SMS ticket promotion. Enabled by Sybase’s mobile messaging services, the promotion is designed to ease access to tickets in advance of the tournament. The Sybase Match Play Championship is the only … Read more

9 Returning Players on U.S. Solheim Cup Team

U.S. SOLHEIM CUP CAPTAIN Rosie Jones called forming her team “an extremely exciting and difficult selection process.” Jones made two captain’s picks—veteran Vicky Hurst and LPGA Tour rookie Ryann O’Toole. That may have been the hard part, but the rest of the 12-player squad—all automatic qualifiers based on a points system—looks like it was as … Read more