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July 25, 2021

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L.P.G.A. Elites Embrace Olympic Golf. P.G.A. Stars, Not So Much.

New York Times
Karen Crouse ATLANTA — As the Olympic rosters for men’s golf were finalized on Tuesday, three top-12 invitees had respectfully sent their regrets. Joining the world No. 2, Dustin Johnson of the United States, who confirmed his decision in March, were the 11th-ranked Tyrrell Hatton of Britain and the 12th-ranked......

Asian Americans on the L.P.G.A. Tour Lift Silence on Racism and Sexism

New York Times
Karen Crouse ATLANTA — Players of Asian descent have won eight of the past 10 Women’s P.G.A. Championships, but there is nothing cookie cutter about the winners. They include Shanshan Feng of China, who has worn tailored cow pants to reflect her fun-loving personality, and Sung Hyun Park of South......

Sorenstam ‘thrilled’ about brief LPGA appearance

ESPN
ORLANDO, Fla. — Annika Sorenstam smiled and began shaking her head before she heard the rest of the question, already aware what others might think about one of the LPGA Tour’s most dominant players returning to competition after 12 years. She is among the 120 players in the field this......

LPGA’s Sagstrom reveals childhood sexual abuse

ESPN
10:31 AM ET Charlotte GibsonESPN LPGA Tour player Madelene Sagstrom first shared her secret five years ago. For 16 years, she acted like nothing had happened. She immersed herself in golf, creating an identity on the course. But in March 2016, as she prepared for a Symetra Tour event, Sagstrom......

Golfer Wie West condemns Giuliani’s comments

ESPN
Michelle Wie West had strong words for Rudy Giuliani via Twitter after the former New York City mayor and attorney for former President Donald Trump discussed having joked with radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh several years ago about being able to see the golfer’s underwear when she putted during......

PGA of America to allow distance-measuring tech

ESPN
For the first time in major professional competition, distance-measuring devices will be allowed this year at the three major championships run by the PGA of America: The PGA Championship, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and the Kitchen Aid Senior PGA Championship. The devices, which are used extensively in amateur and......

Taneka Mackey, only Black woman to caddie full time in LPGA, on not being the last

ESPN
Taneka Mackey (née Sandiford), 26, is the first Bahamian woman caddie on the LPGA Tour. Since 2017, Mackey has caddied for LPGA Tour player Amy Olson. After suffering a seizure in November 2018, Mackey was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Despite her diagnosis, Mackey returned to Olson’s bag in 2019 and......

With Purses Filled, L.P.G.A. Chief Will Step Down This Year

New York Times
Brett Cyrgalis For example, Whan worked with KPMG and the P.G.A. of America to rebrand and revitalize one of the women’s five major championships, arranging the inaugural KPMG Women’s P.G.A. Championship at Westchester Country Club in 2015. It was the first L.P.G.A. event to include a women’s leadership summit, and......

Kim leads Ko by one at LPGA Tour season finale

Reuters
(Reuters) – Defending champion Kim Sei-young of South Korea held a one-shot lead over compatriot and world number one Ko Jin-young after the third round of the LPGA’s season-ending CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida, on Saturday. Kim, who carded six birdies through her first 13 holes and was......

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