LPGA Tour: No Five-Year Exemption for Open Champion Sophia Popov

A message from @LPGACommish Mike Whan ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/dthJSzq0jX — LPGA (@LPGA) August 28, 2020 FIRST, A MAJOR WIN. THEN A MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT. Mini-tour player Sophia Popov won’t get a five-year exemption on the LPGA Tour for winning the AIG Women’s Open at Royal Troon. Judging from media reports, seemingly everyone assumed the five-year tour exemption … Read more

The One Swing Thought That Enabled Sophia Popov to Pull Off Her Shocking Victory at the Women’s Open

Your browser does not support iframes. IF YOU FOLLOW PROFESSIONAL GOLF, you’ve surely heard about that unlikely outcome at the AIG Women’s Open at Royal Troon. Ranked No. 304 in the world, Sophia Popov, a mini-tour player who had lost her LPGA status, slept on the 54-hole lead Saturday night and then went out and … Read more

Single Mom Laura Baugh Played the LPGA Tour With Seven Kids Tagging Along

Embed from Getty Images LAURA BAUGH TURNED PRO IN 1973 and won Rookie of the Year. In a Mother’s Day story by Golfweek writer Beth Ann Nichols, Baugh tallked about the challenges of being a single mom of seven children while playing the LPGA Tour: I was really in love with being a mom. We traveled … Read more

Hank Haney Sues PGA Tour: Claims Tour Role in His Firing From Radio Show and Ongoing Attempts to Disrupt His Business Interests

Embed from Getty Images AS BOB HARIG REPORTED AT ESPN.COM, Hank Haney, the former golf coach for Tiger Woods, has filed a lawsuit against the PGA Tour in U.S. District Court. The suit claims the PGA Tour “improperly intimidated, enticed and threatened SiriusXM Radio to suspend and ultimately terminate” Haney from his golf show that … Read more

Michelle Wie Joins CBS Golf Broadcast Team; She Will Be a Contributor at the 2020 Masters

LOTS OF CHANGES AT CBS GOLF. The broadcast team has been largely overhauled, including this announcement mentioned near the end of a CBS Sports press release on Tuesday: Additionally, Michelle Wie, the five-time LPGA TOUR winner, will contribute to CBS Sports’ multimedia golf coverage this season, including the Masters. Wie should be a good addition. … Read more

Golf on TV: Quicken Loans National, KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, U.S. Senior Open, HNA French Open

PGA TOUR Quicken Loans National Course: TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm / Yardage: 7,107 / Par: 70 Purse: $7.1 million Winner’s share: $1.278 million Defending champion: Kyle Stanley TV Schedule: Thursday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. (Golf Channel) Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:45 p.m. (Golf Channel); 3-6 p.m. (CBS Sports) Embed from Getty Images LPGA TOUR KPMG Women’s PGA Championship Course: … Read more

VIDEO: Lydia Ko Flushes a 3-Wood on First Playoff Hole and Wins LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship

What a way to finish! Lydia Ko just locked up her first LPGA win since 2016! pic.twitter.com/52rCEnxogS — Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) April 30, 2018 LYDIA KO WON FOR THE FIRST TIME on the LPGA Tour since 2016. Ko set up an eagle 3 on the first playoff hole at the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship with what … Read more

Golf on TV: HUGEL-JTBC LA Open, Valero Texas Open, Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf, Trophee Hassan II

ORLANDO, Fla. – The LPGA Tour is in Southern California this week, staging the inaugural HUGEL-JTBC LA Open, airing in primetime on Golf Channel Thursday–Sunday. The PGA TOUR is in San Antonio for the Valero Texas Open, where Kevin Chappell defends. Carlos Franco and Vijay Singh are set to defend on the PGA TOUR Champions at the … Read more

Golf on TV: WGC Dell Technologies Match Play, Kia Classic, Rapiscan Systems Classic, Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship

From a Golf Channel press release. ORLANDO, Fla. – The PGA TOUR is in Austin for the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. The field of 64 is separated into 16 four-man groups competing in round-robin matches with 16 advancing to single-elimination matches this weekend. Shanshan Feng and Lexi Thompson lead the field at the Kia Classic in … Read more

Golf on TV: Arnold Palmer Invitational, Bank of Hope Founders Cup

Embed from Getty Images From a Golf Channel press release. ORLANDO, Fla. – Coming off a T-2nd finish on Sunday, 14-time major champion Tiger Woods will return to compete this week in the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard. The LPGA Tour this week kicks off the domestic portion of its schedule with the Bank of Hope … Read more