Beth Ann Nichols
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Stacy Lewis raises bar for 2015 LPGA season
Despite a banner year in 2014, Stacy Lewis wants more. That mindset provides a glimpse into what makes Lewis such an incredible player. She’s never satisfied.
Refreshed Michelle Wie ready for 2015 on LPGA Tour
Refreshed, healthy and eager to get started, Michelle Wie begins her seventh full season on the LPGA at the inaugural Coates Golf Championship.
Brooke Pancake's Waffle House partnership boosts LPGA
The recent marriage of the LPGA's Brooke Pancake and Waffle House so far seems like a win-win for everyone.
Tulane's Gemma Dryburgh finds mentor in fellow Scot Catriona Matthew
Tulane senior Gemma Dryburgh visited with Scottish LPGA golfer Catriona Matthew during the offseason to learn more about professional golf.
Relaxed Jessica Korda chasing another season-opening LPGA title
Jessica Korda, 21, will begin the 2015 LPGA season in Ocala, Fla., next week, refreshed after enjoying a month-long break from golf.
Coates Golf goes big with PGA Show debut, LPGA sponsorship
Randall and Mollie Coates debuted their new equipment company, Coates Golf, on Day 1 of the PGA Merchandise Show. The Coateses will sponsor an LPGA event in Ocala, Fla., later this month.
Martin and Gerina Pillar hosted the first College Golf Fellowship retreat for women in early January to combine faith and sports.
Martin and Gerina Piller hosted 30 female college golfers from Texas-based universities for a three-day College Golf Fellowship retreat in early January.
Waffle House flips for LPGA's Brooke Pancake
The LPGA's Brooke Pancake, a former Alabama All-American, has announced a sponsorship deal with Waffle House.
Sierra Brooks de-commits from the University of Florida, and leads the South Atlantic Amateur
Sierra Brooks might be leading the South Atlantic Amateur after two rounds, but she is doing so while looking for a new university. She de-committed from Florida in late November.
Nelly Korda fights hard at the South Atlantic Amateur to stay near top of the leaderboard after two rounds
By the sound of it, Nelly Korda shot a million. At the end of the day, she fought hard to stay four shots back of winning back-to-back titles at The South Atlantic Amateur.
Katie Mitchell leads Louisville contingent at The Sally with rounds 69-77 at Oceanside Country Club in Ormond Beach, Fla.
Louisville head coach Country Trimble wanted her players to play tournament in the offsesaon. This week at The Sally, five players are in the field with two in contention to win.
LPGA player Lydia Ko trades glasses for contact lenses
Word has it Lydia Ko will be sporting a new look in 2015. The LPGA sophomore has traded her signature glasses for contacts, giving the prodigious teen a more grown-up look.
Symetra Tour's 2015 schedule showcases impressive growth
Golfweek has learned the Symetra Tour’s 2015 schedule will have a minimum of 23 events, up from 15 two years ago.
Nelly Korda comes of age with Harder Hall Women's Invitational win
Nelly Korda, little sister of LPGA star Jessica Korda, overcame early obstacles to win the 2015 Harder Hall Women's Invitational.
Diane Lang searching for the calm to bring home fourth USGA title
Diane Lang, a three-time U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur champion, is 60 and still searching. She's among the decorated veterans teeing it up at Harder Hall.
LPGA top 10: Michelle Wie's major moment; Stacy Lewis sweeps; Lydia Ko's jackpot
At times during the 2014 LPGA season, it was hard to imagine how the script could read any better. Beth Ann Nichols recalls some of the highlights.
My Year in Golf: Michelle Wie blossoms, Stacy Lewis opens the books
Beth Ann Nichols' year began in the nursery of Mason Kerr, and the ride continued. Nichols recalls her best moments from a year covering the LPGA tour.
Number crunching: Intensity drives Julieta Granada's big year on LPGA Tour
Over the final two weeks of 2014, we will be breaking down players that rose and fell over the past 12 months in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, we highlight Julieta Granada.
Charitable passion for Africa drives Betsy King
Former LPGA Tour great Betsy King now works to raise $100 million through her organization, Golf Fore Africa.
Number crunching: Injuries slow Beatriz Recari in 2014
Over the final two weeks of 2014, we will be breaking down players that rose and fell over the past 12 months in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, we highlight Beatriz Recari.
Number crunching: Improved putting fuels Jenny Shin's strong 2014
Over the final two weeks of 2014, we will be breaking down players that rose and fell over the past 12 months in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, we highlight Jenny Shin.
Life after golf: For LPGA players, next chapter comes quickly
For LPGA players, who compete for smaller purses, difficult family choices and a second career come quickly.
Q-School grad chart: At closer look at LPGA card-getters
LPGA Q-School is in the books for 2014, and 20 players emerged with full LPGA status. Get to know them here.
Cheyenne Woods' LPGA card a product of resilience
Nobody handed Cheyenne Woods an LPGA card. She earned it the old-fashioned way, playing on developmental tours to earn her stripes and then grinding over a 3-footer for par on her 90th hole of LPGA Q-School to realize a lifelong dream.
LPGA Q-School: Alison Lee's solid play could end UCLA career
Alison Lee, who plans to leave UCLA mid-year should she earn her LPGA Tour card at Q-School, is tied for second after a 67 Friday.
Cheyenne Woods bounces back at LPGA Q-School
Cheyenne Woods showed the kind of resolve it takes to survive LPGA Q-School; One day after posting a head-scratching 79, Woods came to the more forgiving Jones Course at LPGA International and notched seven birdies.
Notes: Jutanugarn sisters back at it for LPGA Q-School
Undoubtedly one of the most talented teens in the world, Ariya Jutanugarn powered her way around LPGA International's Jones Course at LPGA Q-School.
Charley Hull keeps priorities in check as she pursues LPGA card
Charley Hull doesn’t want to grow up. Not faster than she has to, anyway. The English charmer said the world wouldn’t end if she failed to earn her LPGA card this week.
Notes: LPGA Q-School field exceptionally deep in talent
You could toss a ball onto the practice green Wednesday morning at LPGA Q-School and hit a future star. There’s never been a qualifying school so deep in worldwide talent.
For Your Game: Lydia Ko takes ownership of her swing
Lydia Ko received a fair amount of criticism last winter for leaving the only coach she’d ever known, just weeks after turning professional.
Lydia Ko wins CME crown in Naples; Stacy Lewis sweeps LPGA postseason honors
Stacy Lewis swept LPGA postseason honors, winning Rolex Player of the Year, the Vare Trophy and the money title, but she had to share the spotlight with Lydia Ko, who won the CME Group Tour Championship and the CME Race to the Globe bonus check Sunday in Naples, Fla.
Granada leads CME Championship as $1 million drama heightens
Julieta Granada won the first $1 million payout in LPGA history as a rookie in 2006 at the ADT Championship. Funny how Granada has found her way back to the top now that a $1 million prize has returned to the tour.
For Stacy Lewis, LPGA finale becomes a number-crunching game
It didn’t take long for Stacy Lewis to start crunching numbers. Moments after she wrapped her post-round interview, Lewis headed to the back of the room to look at a closer breakdown of Race to the Globe scenarios.
Lewis sets sights on sweeping LPGA's postseason honors
Stacy Lewis fought off tough conditions at the CME Group Tour Championship Friday to stay under par for the tournament and in line for the LPGA Tour's postseason honors.
After dazzling on red carpet, Michelle Wie climbs leaderboard in Naples
No one can cause a stir on the red carpet like Michelle Wie. And when she follows an evening of glamor with a smooth 67 to vault up the leaderboard at the CME Group Tour Championship, well, it’s doubly fantastic for the LPGA.
Stacy Lewis, Inbee Park gear up for Race to the CME Globe showdown at the LPGA's season finale
It's a tight race for the for the $1 million prize for the Race to the CME Globe this week in Naples, Fla., and Stacy Lewis and Inbee Park are gearing up for quite a showdown at the LPGA's season finale.
LPGA secures new major sponsor, bigger purses for 2015
The LPGA announced its 2015 schedule at the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Fla., and it will include 33 events plus an increase of more than $4 million in prize money.
Christina Kim begins 'second act' with Lorena Ochoa victory
Christina Kim calls this her second act. The 30-year-old ended a nine-year victory drought Sunday at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.
Redman family moves forward after tragic loss
Susie Kirk, who played the LPGA tour for years as Susie Redman, and her oldest son John Redman have worked to move forward with their lives after the tragic loss of John's fiancee.
Lewis, Park battle for Rolex POY as LPGA season nears end
Stacy Lewis holds a slim lead over Inbee Park in the Rolex Player of the Year race with two events remaining in the LPGA Tour season.
Lydia Ko named LPGA's Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year for 2014
The LPGA announced that Lydia Ko has clinched the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year award, making her the youngest winner in tour history at 17 years old.
Joint Legends, Symetra event to bridge generations in 2015
At the 2015 Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial tournament, fans will get two tours for the price of one. Legends Tour players will compete alongside Symetra players for the first time.
Back on track: Paige Mackenzie scripts return to LPGA
After a taste of TV work, a recuperated Paige Mackenzie seeks her own big break with a well-scripted return to the LPGA.
Andrew Sapp makes Tar Heel State turnaround at North Carolina
North Carolina head coach Andrew Sapp hopes to revitalize his alma mater with talent from the Tar Heel state.
Stacy Lewis' Player of the Year lead not safe as LPGA season nears end
With four tournaments remaining on the LPGA schedule, Stacy Lewis holds a 30-point lead over Inbee Park in the Rolex Player of the Year race.
Emilee Klein-Gille's goal: rebuild Tulsa women's golf
Former Arizona State star and LPGA Tour winner Emilee Klein-Gille turns her focus to the Tulsa women's golf program, which she hopes to restore to its past glory.
LPGA names Underwriters Laboratories title sponsor of International Crown
The LPGA announced UL (Underwriters Laboratories) as title sponsor of the International Crown. The 2016 event will be played July 18-24 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill., while the 2018 staging will take place in South Korea.
LPGA's Pressel and Kerr promote breast-cancer awareness
The LPGA's biggest stars, including Cristie Kerr and Morgan Pressel, continue to raise money and awareness around breast cancer, even honoring one of their own in Lisa Ferrero last month.
Women's golf enjoying football success at Mississippi State
The recent success of Mississippi State on the gridiron has excited the women's golf program, which has enjoyed a turnaround of its own during the past five years.
Paula Creamer emerges as America's secret weapon in Korea
Paula Creamer spent Monday with the Army's 2nd Infantry Division along the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone that divides North and South Korea, touring several camps and spending time with soldiers and their families.