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Ko shares the lead with play suspended at Coates Golf Championship

Ko shares the lead with play suspended at Coates Golf Championship

Lydia Ko's round was suspended as she faced a birdie putt on the 18th green.

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No drama between Solheim Cup antagonists Lee and Pettersen at Coates Championship

No drama between Solheim Cup antagonists Lee and Pettersen at Coates Championship

The group of Alison Lee, Suzann Pettersen and Stacy Lewis had a drama-less first round.

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Thompson's no-look putting technique is paying off in LPGA events

Thompson's no-look putting technique is paying off in LPGA events

Thompson started putting with her eyes closed at the behest of her caddie and father and it has paid off.

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Jang commemorates record albatross by adding new dog to family

Coates leader Ha Na Jang commemorates record albatross by adding new dog to family

LPGA golfer Ha Na Jang, who leads the Coates Golf Championship, got a new dog and named it Albatross after her record albatross last week in the Bahamas.

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LPGA Coates event pairs Solheim antagonists Pettersen and Lee

LPGA Coates event pairs Solheim antagonists Pettersen and Lee

Lee and Pettersen were at the center of controversy during the Solheim Cup and now will be paired together at LPGA Coates event.

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Lydia Ko faces mountain of expectations entering third year on LPGA

Lydia Ko faces mountain of expectations entering third year on LPGA

LPGA golfer Lydia Ko will open her 2016 season, her third year on the tour, at the Coates Golf Championship in Ocala, Fla.

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Lewis enthused despite another runner-up finish, as Hyo Joo Kim wins in Bahamas

Lewis enthused despite another runner-up finish, as Hyo Joo Kim wins in Bahamas

It was Stacy Lewis' ninth runner up finish since her last LPGA win at the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic in a loss to Sei Young Kim but Lewis is happier now.

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Hull, Nordqvist share lead at Pure Silk Bahamas at 12 under

Hull, Nordqvist share lead at Pure Silk Bahamas at 12 under

Stacy Lewis is one stroke back, despite not playing her best golf.

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Jang makes history with ace on par 4

Ha Na Jang makes history with ace on par 4 at Pure Silk Bahamas

Jang's albatross at Pure Silk Bahamas is first par-4 hole-in-one in LPGA history, and she had a funny reaction to the albatross to boot.

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Cristie Kerr roars back with second-day 65 in the Bahamas

Cristie Kerr roars back with second-day 65 in the Bahamas

Cristie Kerr fires back from a first-day 77 with a second-day 65 at the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic at the Ocean Course in Paradise Island, Bahamas.

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Creamer sees positive results from swing changes

Paula Creamer sees positive results from swing changes

Creamer switched swing instructors in December and is adjusting to the swing changes on the go.

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LPGA's Sarah Kemp and caddie staying on private yacht for Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic

LPGA's Sarah Kemp and caddie staying on private yacht for Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic

Yacht is 160-feet long with a crew of seven.

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Alison Lee joins six names atop leaderboard at Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic

Alison Lee joins six names atop leaderboard at Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic

Lee fires 5-under 68 in the first round to join Charley Hull, Ashlan Ramsey, Catriona Matthew and others at the top of the leaderboard.

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Inbee Park withdraws from Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic

Inbee Park withdraws from Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic

After carding 7-over 80, Park pulled out of tournament because of back injury.

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Gaby Lopez ready to make a name for herself on LPGA Tour

Gaby Lopez ready to make a name for herself on LPGA Tour

Lopez's relationship with Lorena Ochoa helped her land sponsors, now she's ready to prove she can win on Tour.

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Park, Thompson and Lewis looking forward to monster years in 2016 on LPGA tour

Park, Thompson and Lewis looking forward to monster years in 2016 on LPGA tour

The key to the 2016 LPGA season will be stamina.

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Michelle Wie starts LPGA season healthy, sights set on Olympics

Michelle Wie starts LPGA season healthy, sights set on Olympics

Michelle Wie learned to rest and listen to her body this off-season in preparation for the 2016 LPGA season.

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Nicole Castrale retires amidst injuries; looks forward to broadcasting life

Nicole Castrale retires amidst injuries; looks forward to broadcasting life

LPGA Tour golfer Nicole Castrale announces her retirement amidst injuries and as she looks to avoid a painful back surgery.

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Coates Golf bringing in large crowds for LPGA events

Coates Golf bringing in large crowds for LPGA events

Coates Golf hopes to bring 100,000 fans to Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club for Coates Golf Championship in February.

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With a little luck and a lot of skill Liu wins Sally title

With a little luck and a lot of skill Mika Liu wins Sally title

Liu's final-round 67 leads to her winning amateur title at 8 under.

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Morgan Pressel and friends raise $1 million for breast-cancer initiatives

LPGA Tour Morgan Pressel and friends raise $1 million for breast-cancer initiatives

Morgan Pressel and fellow LPGA pros raised $1 million towards the fight against breast cancer at this year's Morgan & Friends Tournament.

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Ohio State's Jessica Porvasnik captures Harder Hall title

Ohio State's Jessica Porvasnik captures Harder Hall title

Ohio State junior Jessica Porvasnik wins her first her first title since winning the Big Ten Championship as a freshman.

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This year's edition of Morgan Pressel's charity golf event will set records

This year's edition of Morgan Pressel's charity golf event will set records

The Morgan & Friends Tournament, now in its ninth year, will be bigger than ever on Jan. 10-11 at Morgan Pressel’s home community, St. Andrews Country Club, in Boca Raton, Fla.

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Ashlan Ramsey earns redemption for 2016

Ashlan Ramsey earns redemption at Q-School for 2016

After having her pro career derailed shortly after leaving Clemson, Ashlan Ramsey finishing LPGA Q-School set her on the course to redemption.

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Inbee Park in a waiting game for LPGA Hall of Fame

LPGA's Inbee Park in a waiting game for LPGA Hall of Fame

LPGA golfer Inbee Park's 2015 sets her on course to get into the LPGA Hall of Fame ... as long as she can hit the 10-year mark.

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Number crunching: Kim Kaufman

Number crunching: Kim Kaufman fixes mental game near end of season

Kim Kaufman fixes mental game on LPGA Tour and moves up more than 40 spots in Golfweek's 2015 rankings.

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My Year in Golf: Beth Ann Nichols

Nichols: A year of spousal support, a notable death and Lydia Ko being Lydia Ko

From her 2015 travels, Golfweek's Beth Ann Nichols unloads her notebook on her memories of the LPGA Tour season, including anecdotes about Lydia Ko, Gerina Piller, Mo Martin, and yes, Donald Trump.

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Number crunching: Sandra Gal

Number crunching: Sandra Gal's consistency boosts her in golf rankings

LPGA Tour golfer Sandra Gal rises into the top 25 in Golfweek's rankings after a successful 2015 season.

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Number crunching: Jaye Marie Green

Number crunching: Jaye Marie Green shoots up the money board

Jaye Marie Green climbs Golfweek's rankings after a fruitful sophomore season on the LPGA Tour.

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Nichols: Everyone wants more from captain Juli Inkster at '17 Solheim Cup

Beth Ann Nichols: Everyone wants more from captain Juli Inkster at '17 Solheim Cup on LPGA Tour

Juli Inkster will return in ’17 to captain Team USA at the Solheim Cup, and Beth Ann Nichols agrees that Inkster is the right choice.

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Number crunching: Se Ri Pak

Number crunching: Se Ri Pak drops from rankings as she approaches end of LPGA career

Over the final three weeks of 2015, we will be breaking down players that rose and fell over the past 12 months in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, we highlight Se Ri Pak.

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As injuries mount, urgency grows for Wie to meet potential

As injuries mount, urgency grows for LPGA's Michelle Wie to meet potential

After a rough 2015, 26-year-old Michelle Wie hopes to bounce back in 2016.

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Nichols: Why there's nothing wrong with Paige Spiranac's debut in Dubai

Nichols: Why there's nothing wrong with Paige Spiranac's debut in Dubai

Despite criticism hurled her way, social media star Paige Spiranac playing in a Ladies European tour event in Dubai could be important in leading more people to the attention-starved women's game.

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LPGA top 10 moments in 2015: U.S. wins Solheim Cup; Ko makes history

LPGA top 10 moments in 2015: U.S. wins Solheim Cup amid controversy; Lydia Ko makes history

From Lydia Ko's historic season to a memorable – and controversial – Solheim Cup, here are the top 10 moments on the LPGA in 2015, according to Golfweek's Beth Ann Nichols.

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40 reads: Yani Tseng is an inspiring, unifying and joyful force

40 reads: LPGA golfer Yani Tseng is an inspiring, unifying and joyful force

From Taiwan to the U.S. – and beyond – LPGA golfer Yani Tseng is an inspiring, unifying and joyful force.

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LPGA Q-School: A look at those who earned full status for 2016

LPGA Q-School: A look at those who earned full status for 2016, including Cheyenne Woods

Here is a closer look at the 20 players who earned their 2016 LPGA cards via the final stage of Qualifying School at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla.

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Gaby Lopez earns LPGA card and strives for 2016 Olympics spot

Gaby Lopez earns LPGA Tour card and strives for 2016 Olympics spot

The star college golfer turns pro after collecting her 2016 LPGA Tour card and now has a clear path to the 2016 Olympics.

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Cheyenne Woods stages comeback to earn LPGA card at Q-School

Cheyenne Woods, niece of Tiger Woods, stages comeback to earn LPGA card at Q-School

Cheyenne Woods, niece of Tiger Woods, finished 13th at LPGA Q-School after a final-round 69 to earn her LPGA card for the second time.

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Ashlan Ramsey well-funded and primed for LPGA card after early pro struggles

Ashlan Ramsey well-funded and primed for 2016 LPGA Tour card after early pro struggles

Former top-ranked amateur and Clemson golfer Ashlan Ramsey has gotten funding help and is primed for 2016 LPGA Tour card after early pro struggles.

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Belen Mozo withdraws from LPGA Q-School with strained neck

Belen Mozo withdraws from final stage of LPGA Q-School with strained neck

Belen Mozo withdrew from the final stage of LPGA Q-School midway through the third round in Daytona Beach, Florida, due to tightness in her neck.

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The Recruiting Puzzle: Junior golfers face an increasingly intense college recruiting process

The Recruiting Puzzle: Junior golfers face an increasingly intense college recruiting process

Golfweek Archives: More good, young golfers and more limited scholarships means increasingly intense college recruiting at younger and younger ages.

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Stacy Lewis engaged to Houston's Gerrod Chadwell after saying yes

Stacy Lewis engaged to Houston's Gerrod Chadwell after saying yes

LPGA Tour golfer Stacy Lewis is engaged to Houston women's golf coach Gerrod Chadwell after saying yes at the University of Arkansas.

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Cheyenne Woods back at Q-School relaxed, in position for full LPGA status

Cheyenne Woods back at LPGA Tour Q-School relaxed, in position for full 2016 LPGA status

Cheyenne Woods is back at LPGA Tour Q-School in Daytona Beach, Florida and is relaxed and in position for full status on the 2016 LPGA Tour.

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After lengthy slump, Song finds herself with share of LPGA Q-School lead

After lengthy slump, Christine Song finds herself with share of LPGA Q-School lead

Christine Song and Simin Feng each shot 7-under 65 Wednesday at LPGA International's Jones Course to share the first-round lead at the final stage of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament.

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Megan Khang among LPGA hopefuls set to compete in Q-School final stage

Megan Khang among LPGA hopefuls set to compete in Q-School final stage

Megan Khang, 18, is among the 157 players who will tee it up in the final stage of LPGA Q-School this week at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla.

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CC of Charleston to host 2019 U.S. Women’s Open

Country Club of Charleston to host 2019 U.S. Women’s Open, USGA announces

The Country Club of Charleston (S.C.) will play host to the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open, the U.S. Golf Association announced Tuesday.

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Cristie Kerr shows mom's got it, too, in Tour Championship win

Cristie Kerr shows mom's got it, too, in CME Group Tour Championship win

Cristie Kerr wins one for the moms at CME Group Tour Championship with her victory in the LPGA Tour season finale at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida.

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LPGA ends season with Ko, Park and Kerr as big winners

LPGA ends season with Lydia Ko, Inbee Park and Cristie Kerr as big winners

LPGA Tour season ends in 2015 with Lydia Ko, Inbee Park and Cristie Kerr as big winners, as Ko takes $1 million in Race to CME, Park wins Vare Trophy and Kerr wins CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida.

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Lydia Ko two back of Kerr at CME Championship despite putting woes

Lydia Ko two back of Kerr at CME Group Tour Championship despite putting woes

Lydia Ko is two back of Cristie Kerr at CME Group Tour Championship and in good position for Race to CME Globe $1 million despite putting woes in third round at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida.

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Despite early nerves, Ko sniffs lead at CME Group Tour Championship

Despite early nerves, Lydia Ko sniffs lead at CME Group Tour Championship

Despite early nerves, LPGA Tour golfer Lydia Ko sniffs lead at the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida as she goes for $1 million jackpot.

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