Lexi Thompson: ‘It’s Just a Dream Come True’

Lexi Thompson LEXI THOMPSON BECAME THE SECOND-YOUNGEST major winner on Sunday by capturing the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California. Thompson shot a final-round 68 to win her first major by three shots over Michelle Wie. “It was an amazing day,” said the 19-year-old Thompson. “…[I]t was definitely what … Read more

A Masters Minus Tiger and Phil?

I ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO AUGUSTA, the year’s second major (the Kraft Nabisco Championship is the first, as Hall of Famer Carol Mann pointed out on Facebook). But what kind of Masters would it be if Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson aren’t in the field of 99? Tiger Woods has back issues. (Allison) The 2014 … Read more

Golf Channel Analyst Judy Rankin Talks Up Karrie Webb

Karrie Webb YOU COULD SAY THAT KARRIE WEBB, 39, is already having a great year. Or at least a very good one. And it’s still March. Webb has two early wins, bringing her LPGA career total to 41. Webb was a topic of interest during a Golf Channel media conference call on Tuesday with lead … Read more

Inbee Park Is Rolex Player of the Year

Inbee Park (Allison) BY FINISHING FOURTH IN THE LORENA OCHOA Invitational, world No. 1 Inbee Park mathematically secured Rolex Player of the Year honors. Park holds an insurmountable 39-point lead on Suzann Pettersen with one event remaining on the 2013 LPGA Tour schedule, this week’s CME Group Titleholders in Naples, Florida. Park is the first … Read more

Putting Woes End Park’s Grand Slam Bid

CONGRATULATIONS TO STACY LEWIS, WHO BIRDIED the final two holes at The Old Course to win the Ricoh Women’s British Open, her second major. Just great stuff. Who birdies the famous Road Hole (the 17th) to rally for a come-from-behind victory? Um, no one. Well, now Lewis has. Her second shot into that sliver of … Read more

FOUR Is Right Number for Grand Slam

Inbee Park (Allison) A GRAND SLAM IN BASEBALL has always been a bases-clearing home run. That is, driving in FOUR runs. A “Grand Slam” in golf has always been winning FOUR major championships. In the days of Bobby Jones, those cherished four were the two Amateurs (United States and British) and the two Opens (United … Read more

Inbee Park Another Step Closer to Grand Slam

THREE MAJORS, THREE WINS FOR INBEE PARK, who is as surprised as anyone about her history-making 2013 season. Park cruised to a four-shot victory at the U.S. Women’s Open at Sebonack Golf Club on Long Island. Placid on the golf course, Park admitted to a nervous Saturday night as she contemplated tying the legendary Babe … Read more

Inbee Park Is New No. 1 in Rolex Rankings

Inbee Park (Allison) YANI TSENG, STACY LEWIS AND NOW Inbee Park. It has been musical chairs in recent weeks at the top of the Rolex Rankings, otherwise known as the world golf rankings for the ladies. Park recently won the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the year’s first major, and then slipped by Lewis on Monday. Lewis … Read more

Stanford Graduate Michelle Wie

Michelle Wie drives at Siam Country Club. (brianewen) THE GRADES ARE IN. MICHELLE WIE passed. In a video I watched at LPGA.com, Michelle called herself a recent Stanford grad. What do you think about that? As a dad of two daughters, I’ve been thinking a lot about college. Our oldest is a junior in high … Read more

2011 Wegmans LPGA Championship TV Schedule and Tournament Notes

THE 2011 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 four majors on the ladies tour. Cristie Kerr defends. Last year Kerr shot 19-under 269 for a record-setting 12-stroke … Read more