Jennifer Johnson won the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic on Sunday for her first tour title, birdieing four of the final six holes for a one-stroke victory over Jessica Korda and Pornagong Phatlum.
The scores are low this week in Mobile, where the Crossings Course delivers all kinds of Southern comforts for LPGA players.
The Player of the Year race in college women’s golf will go down to the wire this season. The candidates: USC freshman Annie Park and Stephanie Meadow, a junior at Alabama.
There are times in sports when the human spirit shows such resiliency. Just days after being diagnosed with cancer, Auburn head coach Kim Evans watched her Tigers advance to the NCAA Championship for the first time since 2010.
The Alabama Crimson Tide swept the East Regional at the Auburn University Club to advance to the NCAA Championships. The team won by eight shots. Stephanie Meadow shot a 13-under 203 total to claim her second consecutive individual title by six shots.
Alabama leads by 14 strokes over Tulane after two rounds with a 22-under 554 total in the NCAA East women's college golf regional. “It’s a matter continuing our momentum,” said head coach Mic Potter.
As Tigers coach Kim Evans went in for more testing, her resilient Auburn players improved 15 strokes on Day 2 of regional action.
It has been a lackluster final semester for Erica Popson, but the Tennessee senior opened the NCAA East Regional with a 67 for a share of the lead.
This week at the Auburn University Club, it’s all about earning a berth into the NCAA Championship. Tulane has accomplished the feat three times in program history.
Arkansas is the No. 2 seed in a solid NCAA East Regional field. Junior Emily Tubert, noting the depth of this year’s team, expects to battle at the top of this year’s leaderboard against top-seeded Alabama, the 2012 NCAA champion.
Cristie Kerr made a short par putt on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Suzann Pettersen on Sunday to win the Kingsmill Championship for the third time.
History tells us that only the brightest stars win the Kingsmill Championship. There are no one-off winners here. No one-hit wonders. All seven Kingsmill champions have won majors. Three are in the Hall of Fame.
“I honestly think I fell asleep,” Cristie Kerr said after needing four shots to reach the 9th green but just one putt for bogey. That’s what Kerr does; she makes putts.
Notes from the second-round of the Kingsmill Championship: Angela Stanford loves the venue. She is tied for the lead. And Yani Tseng has her former caddie back on the bag for her, Jason Hamilton, after almost a year with Paul Fusco on the bag.
Inkster, 52, said she has been hitting the ball better than she has in a long time but wasn’t capitalizing on the greens. So last Sunday in Texas, Inkster tried the claw putting grip for the first time. She had never even practiced.
Other than the fact that the Jutanugarn sisters often dress like twins, Ariya and Moriya don’t really look similar. Neither did their scores Thursday in the LPGA's Kingsmill Classic.
The LPGA's Kingsmill Championship might see a new playoff format this year if a tie lasts long enough, but Inbee Park will remain No. 1 no matter what.
Kennesaw State's Ines Lescudier carded a 6-under 66, including seven consecutive birdies on the back nine, to win the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship.
Jason Day was quick to follow his round by saying he'd pull for fellow countryman Adam Scott in his playoff because he'd come close in majors and deserved it – an endorsement of which Day also is worthy.
Tianlang Guan, at 14 the youngest to win low-amateur honors at the Masters, never made worse than bogey at Augusta and never had a three-putt.
Brandt Snedeker is a changed man since his emotionally charged 5-over 77 in the 2008 Masters – in part because he's become a father, in part because his game has evolved.
Tianlang Guan’s 9-over score isn’t indicative of how well he has hit the ball during the Masters – and belies the fact that the 14-year-old is not giddy or scared or overwhelmed.
For Cal junior Michael Weaver and the rest of the amateur players at the Masters, it was a tough 36 holes as only 14-year-old Tianlang Guan made the cut at Augusta.
Tianlang Guan rebounded from a slow-play penalty to save par on the 18th hole and, ultimately, make the cut on the number. It was an incredible display of focus for any player, let alone a 14-year-old representing a country of more than 1.3 billion.
Tianlang Guan finishes near the changing cut line and awaits his fate after his second round at The Masters.
The biggest story of the day out of Augusta wasn’t on the leaderboard. The story that will have fans and pros alike talking long after the Georgia pines have cast their tall shadows across this magical property is that of 14-year-old Tianlang Guan.
Michael Weaver’s dad encouraged him to be assertive this week when it came to introducing himself to people. How did Weaver respond? He asked Rory McIlroy on the range if he could join him for a nine-hole practice round.
Steven Fox got a peek at Phil Mickelson’s little black book for Augusta and called it phenomenal. For an amateur who has seen the place a dozen times, having a three-time champion share his short-game secrets is sacred stuff.
It didn't take Inbee Park long to put the field in her rearview mirror, opening a six-shot lead after the first hole on Sunday, cruising to her first leap into Poppie's Pond.
Jessica Korda stands in the midst of a cluster of players tied for third here at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. That could work to her advantage as she’s one of many faced with the pressure of posting a number Sunday that would spoil the Inbee Park parade.
To get you ready for the 2013 Masters, we are breaking down the amateurs and first-timers that will play at Augusta National starting on Thursday, April 11. Today's installment: John Huh.
Inbee Park has a chance to contend at the Kraft Nabisco Championship for the first time in her career, leading the LPGA's first major of the season after two rounds.
Jiyai Shin hits 25 fairways in the first two rounds of the Kraft Nabisco Championship despite an ailing lower back, while Paula Creamer is enduring some strong family emotions this week.
Michelle Wie and Lydia Ko fired even-par 72s on Thursday at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, but it is the overall lesson that Wie can offer that Ko will learn from the most, says our Beth Ann Baldry.
Joe Theismann was paired with Juli Inkster in Wednesday’ pro-am round at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, and odds are they did not compare past ailments.
Yani Tseng has endured a year that she has lost the No. 1 ranking, modest success on the course and an unfortunate missed tee time in a pro-am prior to the Kia Classic, setting off the critics. A win this week would send 2013 in a new direction.
Stacy Lewis' voyage to her new perch as No. 1 in the world began at the 2011 Kraft Nabisco Championship. She returns, staying at the same Holiday Inn Express and looking for another leap into Poppie's Pond.
I.K. Kim returns to the Kraft with a sense of humor about the blown 14-inch putt that cost her a major, but a victory would bring an even bigger smile.
Beginning in 2014, The Annika Foundation will join the Haskins Commission and present The Annika Award – an annual award that will recognize the most outstanding NCAA Division I women’s golfer.
After winning the LPGA's Kia Classic in a playoff, Beatriz Recari is willing to share her story of battling an eating disorder to spread awareness of how to fight the ailment.
Tiger Woods says "it feels good right now" - but that might be an understatement after he closed out yet another impressive victory at Arnie's Place, says Beth Ann Baldry.
Officials called play at the Arnold Palmer Invitaional for the day after a tornado watch went into effect for Orange County, bringing huge gusts of wind and torrential downpours. Play will continue at 10 a.m. Monday.
Credit K.J. Choi for a large part of John Huh’s success this week. A five-hour bunker lesson at Choi’s home club in Texas has led to a perfect 5 for 5 in sand saves at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. It helped vault Huh to a 8-under 136, one shot behind Bill Haas early Friday.
Last winter, Jaclyn Sweeney landed a job as a diner hostess to earn some extra income – a reality check that has done wonders for the Symetra Tour player.
Stacy Lewis won the RR Donnelley Founders Cup by three strokes Sunday, and in doing so supplanted Yani Tseng as No. 1 in the world.
Any momentum Stacy Lewis gained from a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole was later erased by a rules infraction. Lewis was penalized two strokes under Rule 13-4 after her caddie, Travis Wilson, tested the surface of a fairway bunker on the 16th hole with his feet.
As a kid, Stacy Lewis never dreamed of being the No. 1 player in the world. That was an adult goal, and one that’s closer than ever to becoming reality.
Ai Miyazato shot 30 on the back nine at Wildfire Golf Club to notch a tournament-record 9-under 63 on a warm spring day at the RR Donnelley Founders Cup.
There was a time when Laura Diaz said she’d never look at Dottie Pepper the same. Now, the two will serve alongside each other as assistant captains for the 2013 U.S. Solheim Cup team.
Yani Tseng took over 1,000 days off from Twitter, but decided to rejoin the conversation on Jan. 24 for her 24th birthday. Nine days into her return, she asked @gcmorningdrive why she had never been invited to the studio.