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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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LPGA announces new 2017 stop in Green Bay; other 2016 schedule notes

LPGA announces new 2017 stop in Green Bay; other 2016 schedule notes

LPGA Tour announces new 2017 stop at Thornberry Creek, home of the NFL's Packers, in Green Bay; other 2016 LPGA schedule notes.

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LPGA Rolex Awards Celebration honors leaders and offers humor

LPGA Rolex Awards Celebration honors leaders and offers humor

LPGA Rolex Awards Celebration at CME Group Tour Championship sees several founders, leaders and players being honored with grace and humor.

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Healthy and wielding new clubs, Cristie Kerr shines early at LPGA season finale

Healthy and wielding new clubs, Cristie Kerr shines early at LPGA season finale

LPGA Tour golfer Cristie Kerr is healthy and wielding new clubs, and make six birdies in back nine on Thursday at CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida

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Ko bests Park in first round of LPGA season finale; Ernst leads

Lydia Ko bests Inbee Park in first round of LPGA season finale; Austin Ernst leads

LPGA golfers Lydia Ko and Inbee Park shot 3-under 69 and 1-under 71, respectively, Thursday at the CME Group Tour Championship, and both trail leader Austin Ernst at 6 under.

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Stacy Lewis seeks 1st victory of 2015 at LPGA's season finale in Naples

Stacy Lewis seeks 1st victory of 2015 at LPGA's season finale in Naples

LPGA golfer Stacy Lewis enters the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship having not won a tournament in 2015.

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Lexi Thompson makes big strides as she aims for LPGA’s top tier

Lexi Thompson makes big strides as she aims for LPGA’s top tier

LPGA golfer Lexi Thompson calls 2015 her best season to date with two victories, a dozen top 10s and only one missed cut.

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Ko-Park rivalry stands out more for its excellence than any enmity

Lydia Ko-Inbee Park rivalry on LPGA stands out more for its excellence than any enmity

As much as sports fans like a little spice in their rivalries, there’s nothing but sweetness between Lydia Ko and Inbee Park, who are competing for LPGA postseason honors entering season finale.

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U.S. sets practice squad for ’16 Curtis Cup matches

U.S. sets practice squad for ’16 Curtis Cup matches

Twelve players have been invited to participate in a practice session for the 2016 Curtis Cup, the U.S. Golf Association announced Nov. 16.

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French golfers lament dark moment in Paris

French golfers lament dark moment of terrorist attacks in Paris

Former South Carolina standout Justine Dreher is among the French golfers feeling the pain of Paris after terrorist attacks Friday in the City of Light.

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Inbee Park wins Lorena Ochoa title, closes gap in Player of the Year race

Inbee Park wins Lorena Ochoa title, closes gap in LPGA Rolex Player of the Year race

LPGA golfer Inbee Park won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico City for her fifth victory of the season while also closing the gap between her and Lydia Ko in the Rolex Player of the Year race.

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2016 International Crown will move from Rich Harvest Farms, LPGA says

2016 International Crown will move from Rich Harvest Farms, LPGA says

The LPGA and Rich Harvest Farms have mutually agreed to relocate the 2016 UL International Crown.

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Christina Kim returns to Lorena Ochoa's event, where inspiration runs deep

LPGA golfer Christina Kim returns to Lorena Ochoa Invitational, where inspiration runs deep

LPGA golfer Christina Kim, who won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in 2014 after a battle with depression, returns to the event named after the inspirational Ochoa.

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Ko's WD in Mexico City opens door for Park in LPGA's POY race

Lydia Ko's WD in Mexico City opens door for Inbee Park in LPGA's Player of the Year race

After Lydia Ko's withdrawal from the Lorena Ochoa Invitational, Inbee Park must finish eighth or better in Mexico City to have a chance at overtaking Ko in the LPGA's Rolex Player of the Year race.

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Sei Young Kim clinches LPGA Rookie of Year honor

Sei Young Kim clinches LPGA Rookie of Year honor with three-win season

LPGA Tour golfer Sei Young Kim has clinched the 2015 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year honor.

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Karrie Webb and longtime caddie split after 15 years

Karrie Webb and longtime caddie split after 15 years

Australian Karrie Webb and longtime caddie Mike Paterson split after 15 years with Paterson moving on to John Senden's bag.

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Maverick McNealy keeps building legend with three fall wins

Maverick McNealy keeps building legend with three fall wins

Stanford junior Maverick McNealy keeps building legend with three fall wins.

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Former World No. 1 Jiyai Shin considers return to LPGA

Former World No. 1 Jiyai Shin considers return to LPGA

Jiyai Shin, a former World No. 1 who won 11 times on the LPGA before moving to the Japan LPGA in 2014, said she is considering a return to the U.S. tour.

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Korda, others remain stranded in Bali; Munoz, Recari WD from Japan event

Jessica Korda, others remain stranded in Bali; Azahara Munoz, Beatriz Recari WD from Japan event

A volcanic eruption in Bali that left four LPGA players stranded on the Indonesian island has now forced Azahara Munoz and Beatriz Recari to withdraw from this week's Toto Japan Classic.

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40 reads: Michelle Wie delivering on her limitless potential

Golfweek 40 reads: Michelle Wie delivering on her limitless potential

Beth Ann Nichols spent a day with Michelle Wie in November 2009 and experienced a side of Wie the golf world knows little about.

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Volcanic eruption strands Korda, other LPGA players in Bali

Volcanic eruption strands Jessica Korda, other LPGA players in Bali

LPGA golfers Jessica Korda, Beatriz Recari, Azahara Munoz and So Yeon Ryu are stranded in Bali after a volcanic eruption on the nearby island of Lombok.

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Inbee Park recuperates from injured finger, gets OK to play Ochoa’s event

Inbee Park recuperates from injured finger and gets OK to play Lorena Ochoa Invitational

Inbee Park, who withdrew from last week’s Blue Bay LPGA event in China due to a finger injury, is cleared to play next week’s Lorena Ochoa Invitational.

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Following brush with death, Hollingsworth leads rising Toledo squad

Following brush with death, Hollingsworth leads rising Toledo squad

Following brush with death, Nicole Hollingsworth leads rising Toledo Rockets women's golf squad.

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Bermel on pace to add Kansas men's golf to list of success stories

Jamie Bermel on pace to add Kansas men's golf to list of success stories

The Kansas Jayhawks men's golf team sees success in 2015 under head coach Jamie Bermel, who coached Zach Johnson and Martin Laird in college.

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Inbee Park withdraws from Blue Bay LPGA with finger injury

Inbee Park withdraws from 2015 Blue Bay LPGA with finger injury

LPGA Tour golfer Inbee Park withdrew prior to the second round of the 2015 Blue Bay LPGA, citing a finger injury that stems from a cyst on her finger she may have removed.

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Scotland lands 2019 Solheim Cup, LET announces

Scotland lands 2019 Solheim Cup, Ladies European Tour announces

Scotland won the bid to host the 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles, the Ladies European Tour announced Thursday.

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Benign leg tumor could force Baylor’s Kim to miss season

Benign leg tumor could force Baylor’s Dylan Kim to miss season

A benign tumor in Dylan Kim's left hip required surgery and could force the Baylor golfer to miss the rest of the season.

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Symetra Tour purses to increase in record fashion for 2016

Symetra Tour purses to increase in record fashion for 2016

The Symetra Tour, the LPGA's developmental golf tour, expects to have the largest purse in tour history at the 2016 Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Classic and see large increases in overall season purse total.

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Projected 2016 LPGA schedule includes busy summer in advance of Olympics

Projected 2016 LPGA schedule includes busy summer in advance of Olympics

The 2016 LPGA Tour schedule, projected considering 2016 Summer Olympics and the International Crown with projected dates and locations for 2016 LPGA events.

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Nelly Korda wins at Stage II, but cuts LPGA Q-School run short

Nelly Korda wins at Stage II, but cuts LPGA Q-School run short

Nelly Korda wins LPGA Q-School Stage II tournament in Venice, Fla., in 2015 qualifying tournament to earn Symetra Tour status and scores for those who advanced.

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Lydia Ko wise beyond years in win for late mentor

Lydia Ko wise beyond years in win for late mentor

Lydia Ko wise beyond years in win for late mentor. Ko was victorious at the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship in Taipei, Taiwan for her 10th career LPGA Tour win.

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Infusion of top freshmen lifts Georgia women's golf into national spotlight

Infusion of top freshmen lifts Georgia women's golf into national spotlight

The Georgia Bulldogs women's golf program rises in the national college golf rankings behind freshmen Bailey Tardy, Rinko Mitsunaga and Jillian Hollis.

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Walshe makes last-minute trek to Fubon Taiwan LPGA Championship

Alison Walshe makes last-minute trek to Fubon Taiwan LPGA Championship

Alison Walshe took a last-minute trip to the 2015 Fubon Taiwan LPGA Championship after getting a spot in the limited-field event and posted a first-round 79.

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Close-knit Penn State squad sees major turnaround in 2015

Close-knit Penn State men's golf team sees major turnaround in 2015

The Penn State Nittany Lions men's golf team sees a resurgence under head coach Greg Nye and behind players J.D. and Ryan Dornes.

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40 Reads: Despite three pro titles, Ko's best is yet to come

40 Reads: Despite three pro titles, Ko's best is yet to come

This week's edition of Golfweek's 40 great reads looks at Lydia Ko coming up as an LPGA Tour prodigy after winning as an amateur.

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After successful petition, Nelly Korda highlights field at LPGA Q-School Stage II

After successful petition, Nelly Korda highlights field at LPGA Q-School Stage II

Nelly Korda, Emma Talley and Megan Khang highlight the field at Stage II of 2015 LPGA Tour Q-School this week in Sarasota, Fla., with Korda hoping to gain full status on Symetra Tour.

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Tseng returns to Taiwan with winning on her mind

LPGA golfer Yani Tseng returns to Taiwan with winning on her mind

Yani Tseng returns to her home country of Taiwan for the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship looking for her first LPGA victory since March 2012.

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Symetra extends sponsorship of LPGA’s developmental tour, increases purses

Symetra extends sponsorship of LPGA’s developmental tour, plans to increase purses

Symetra Financial Corporation has committed to extend its title sponsorship of the LPGA’s developmental tour through 2021.

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Symetra Tour Championship brings euphoria, tears as LPGA Tour cards are settled

Symetra Tour Championship brings euphoria, tears as LPGA Tour cards are settled

Symetra Tour Championship brings euphoria, tears as 2016 LPGA Tour cards are settled at the season-ending event at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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Ten Symetra Tour golfers earn 2016 LPGA Tour cards

Ten Symetra Tour golfers earn 2016 LPGA Tour cards

The 10 Symetra Tour golfers who earned their 2016 LPGA Tour cards by finishing in the top-10 in the Symetra Tour money list with age and info on each golfer.

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Yang posts nine consecutive birdies for closing 27 at Hana Bank

Amy Yang posts nine consecutive birdies for closing 27 at LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship

Amy Yang finishes with a 9-under 27 at the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship at the Sky 72 Golf Club's Ocean Course in Incheon, South Korea.

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Teen phenom Vicky Hurst looking for LPGA Tour return

Teen phenom Vicky Hurst looking for LPGA Tour return

Teen phenom Vicky Hurst is on the Symetra Tour and looking for a return to the LPGA Tour for 2016 as the season winds down.

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40 reads: A coach’s odyssey in the wake of Hurricane Katrina

40 reads: A coach’s odyssey in the wake of Hurricane Katrina

10 states. 16 days. 1,900 miles. No job. No home. Former New Orleans women's golf coach Jimmy Headrick reflects on the incredible journey that brought his family and team to higher ground.

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LPGA adds second Michigan stop to 2016 schedule

LPGA adds second Michigan stop, the LPGA Volvik Championship, to 2016 schedule

The LPGA announced that a second stop in Michigan will be added to its 2016 schedule. The new LPGA Volvik Championship will take place May 26-29 Travis Pointe Country Club.