Beth Ann Nichols
Stories by Beth Ann
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.
Lorena Ochoa has eye on pro-am, some 2015 play
Lorena Ochoa is gearing up to participate in this year’s pro-am at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico City -- with a goal to compete in her own event in 2015 and "a few" events in the United States.
Stephanie Meadow zeroes in on Q-School; more LPGA tour notes
Stephanie Meadow looks to make the most of her rookie season, playing to seize an LPGA tour card at Q-school, college stars Annie Park and Alison Lee play well at Q-School and more notes from the LPGA.
Scoring-tent miscue at LPGA Q-School sends Holly Clyburn packing
It will be a long flight home for England’s Holly Clyburn. She was disqualified after the first round of Stage II of LPGA Q-School because the marker failed to sign Clyburn’s card.
French connection clear at ANNIKA Intercollegiate after four players finish in top 5
The French connection at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate was virtually unstoppable. A remarkable four players from France finished in the top 5, with South Carolina senior Justine Dreher taking the individual title.
LPGA's 2015 schedule continues trend of growth
The 2015 LPGA schedule will feature at least 33 tournaments next season plus the Solheim Cup, Golfweek has learned.
Symetra Tour to introduce Danielle Downey Classic
The inaugural Danielle Downey Classic will be held July 13-19 and take place at Brook-Lea Country Club in Rochester, N.Y., where the late Downey learned to play the game.
Engzelius wins Symetra Tour Championship as Runas amid 10 grads to grab 2015 LPGA tour cards
Marita Engzelius wins the Symetra Tour Championship in a playoff that vaulted Demi Runas into the season's top 10 -- for which a 2015 LPGA tour card was the prize.
Sadena Parks ready to take game, personality to LPGA Tour
Sadena Parks, goofy personality and all, has had a breakout year on the Symetra Tour and is ready to become the fifth black player the LPGA.
Lindy Duncan among several players taking aim at LPGA card
Four LPGA tour cards are up for grabs at this week's Symetra Tour Championship. In each of the past seven years, someone outside the top 10 has moved in to claim one.
Wie picks her spots in winning inaugural LPGA major-championship award
2014 U.S. Open champion Michelle Wie won the inaugural Rolex Annika Major Award, given to the best major-championship performer of the season.
Stars align for LPGA in 2014 majors, but can trend continue in France at Evian Championship?
From Mo Martin’s oversized finish in the Women's British Open to Michelle Wie’s big U.S. Open breakthrough, it’s been a rich year at majors for LPGA commissioner Mike Whan.
Michelle Wie builds golf strength, just in time for Evian Championship
Michelle Wie will compete in the Evian Championship, her first tournament since withdrawing from the Meijer LPGA Classic Aug. 7 with an acute stress fracture in her right index finger.
Australian junior standout Minjee Lee opts to turn pro
Minjee Lee turned professional one day after leading Team Australia to victory at the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship in Japan, choosing to sign with IMG for representation.
Notes: From South Dakota to LPGA, Kim Kaufman quickly elevates her game
LPGA rookie Kim Kaufman – now 50th on the money list – is the most promising player to come out of South Dakota since Kris Tschetter made a name for herself on tour in the early '90s.
After draining cyst on left wrist, Ko considers surgery
LPGA standout Lydia Ko returned to Florida last week to receive an MRI and have a cyst on her wrist drained.
With third Symetra Tour victory, 'late bloomer' Marissa Steen graduates to LPGA
Marissa Steen will tee it up this week in the LPGA's Portland Classic riding a wave of confidence after winning for the third time on the Symetra Tour.
Inbee Park wins Wegmans LPGA Championship in playoff
Inbee Park hung around all day and made her charge down the stretch to win the Wegmans LPGA Championship in a playoff over Brittany Lincicome.
Long-hitting Brittany Lincicome remains atop Wegmans LPGA
While her boyfriend can hit a golf ball 460-plus yards, Brittany Lincicome can hit it pretty far herself, and it's that long-hitting skill that has helped put Lincicome atop the Wegmans LPGA Championship leaderboard after three rounds.
Paula Creamer's major cut streak ends with caddie in hospital
After her longtime caddie had to go to the hospital with back spasms, Paula Creamer shot 77 to miss the cut Friday at the Wegmans LPGA Championship, ending her record major cut streak at 39.
Lydia Ko inches closer to first major championship title at Wegmans LPGA
Lydia Ko, 17, inched closer to her first major title at the Wegmans LPGA Championship when she carded a 3-under 69 Friday to move into a tie for fourth and trail big-hitting Brittany Lincicome by four strokes.
Edgy ad leaves Lexi Thompson 'comfortable' with image
Lexi Thompson, who fired a 6-under 66 Thursday at the Wegmans LPGA Championship, said she is comfortable with her image after appearing in an edgy Puma commercial.
Thanks for the memories: LPGA players salute Rochester for 38 years
Karrie Webb, Juli Inkster and Paula Creamer are among the LPGA stars who will celebrate Rochester, N.Y., and Monroe Golf Club at the Wegmans LPGA Championship this week.
Lexi Thompson, Mo Martin take different paths to top of LPGA
Mo Martin and Lexi Thompson represent what’s so beautiful about the game of golf: There’s no clear path to victory, even regarding majors on a top tour such as the LPGA.
Kristen Gillman prevails at U.S. Women's Amateur with 2 up victory over Brooke Mackenzie Henderson at Nassau CC
Kristen Gillman battled back from a 2-down deficit after 18 holes to capture the U.S. Women's Amateur over Brooke Mackenzie Henderson at Nassau Country Club, winning 2 up.
Henderson holds lead halfway through Women's Am final
Brooke Mackenzie Henderson birdied the last two holes of the morning round to take a 2-up lead over Kristen Gillman going into lunch at the U.S. Women’s Amateur. The 36-hole final resumes at 1:30 p.m. EDT.
Brooke Mackenzie Henderson, Kristen Gillman to meet in U.S. Women's Amateur final Sunday at Nassau CC in Glen Cove, N.Y.
The finalists of the U.S. Women’s Amateur are both 16 years old but, in many ways, the similarities end there. Kristen Gillman and Brooke Mackenzie Henderson will meet in the scheduled 36-hole final Sunday.