I’m SUPER excited the LPGA is returning to Northern California!!!  Here’s the press release with all the details!

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Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic receives commitments from the top 10 players in the Rolex World Rankings and Northern California stars Creamer, Gulbis, Inkster, Wie and Kim

Major championship-caliber field taking shape for April 21-27 tournament at Lake Merced Golf Club – the first LPGA event to be co-sanctioned with a Taiwanese sponsor on U.S. soil and the first LPGA tournament in the Bay Area since 2010

DALY CITY, CALIF. – Early commitments from many of the LPGA’s top players, as well as golfers with ties to the Bay Area, give a convincing indication that the elite players in women’s golf are excited to return to the San Francisco area for the inaugural Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, scheduled for April 21-27 at Lake Merced Golf Club.

The top 10 players in the world (based on rankings through March 7) have already offered verbal commitments to play in the inaugural tournament – World No. 1 Inbee Park, Suzann Pettersen, top-ranked American Stacy Lewis and 16-year-old teenage sensation Lydia Ko. So Yeon Ryu, Karrie Webb, and Chinese No. 1 Shanshan Feng have also committed, along with Pleasanton native Paula Creamer, Na Yeon Choi and another teenage superstar, Lexi Thompson. Eight days ago, Creamer won her 10th LPGA tournament at the HSBC Women’s Champions event in Singapore with an incredible, 75-foot eagle putt on the second sudden-death playoff hole.

Also stating their intent to play in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic are Taiwan No. 1 Yani Tseng, Sacramento native Natalie Gulbis, Stanford graduate Michelle Wie, Los Altos resident and World Golf Hall of Famer Juli Inkster – playing her final year on the LPGA tour – and San Jose native Christina Kim.

The $1.8 million Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, partnered with the Taiwan-based Swinging Skirts Golf Team, marks the LPGA’s first return to the Bay Area since 2010. It is also the first LPGA co-sanctioned tournament with a Taiwanese sponsor on American soil, partnering with the Taiwan LPGA (TLPGA) to showcase more of Asia’s top talent.

The 144-player field for the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic will feature 120 LPGA golfers as well as the top 10 players on the Taiwan LPGA Official Money List, seven additional exemptions to players of Taiwanese descent, two Monday (April 21) Qualifiers and five sponsor exemptions.

“There are not many tournaments outside of the majors to boast the top 10 players in the world, and we are proud to welcome one of the strongest fields on tour to Lake Merced Golf Club here in April,” said Mr. Johnson Wang, Chairman of the Swinging Skirts Golf Team.

Added Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic Executive Director Kevin Hopkins: “The LPGA’s best players are lining up to play the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, and we cannot wait to showcase this tournament to spectators in the Bay Area and fans around the globe on television. Uniquely positioned as a celebration of world-class golf, art and culture, the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic will offer a tough test to the stars of the LPGA at beautiful Lake Merced Golf Club.”

Information about the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic and tickets can be obtained at www.SwingingSkirtsLPGAClassic.com. Tickets are also available at Golfsmith stores local to the tournament. Free grounds admission is available for all active duty, Reserve and retired military (must show valid military ID), as well as for children 17 and under when accompanied by a ticketed adult.

Daily grounds ticket specials begin at $15 (for the Wednesday Pro-Am) and $25 (for tournament rounds Thursday-Sunday) if purchased in advance of tournament week (before April 21); each ticket is a $5 savings from the gate price on tournament week. The weeklong grounds ticket ($85) is only available before April 21.

For fans seeking to enjoy the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in the most luxurious manner, the 18th green suite ticket includes food and beverage as well as shaded seating in an upgraded hospitality pavilion surrounding the 18th green at Lake Merced Golf Club for $130 for one day during either Thursday’s or Friday’s tournament round, $150 for one day during either weekend round, or $500 for the entire tournament (Thursday-Sunday).

The Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic is also seeking volunteers. The volunteer package includes a tournament polo shirt, outerwear piece and hat, grounds admission for tournament week (Wed.-Sun.), breakfast in the volunteer tent and free food and beverage vouchers for use during working shifts. For more volunteer information or to apply to become a volunteer, please visit www.SwingingSkirtsLPGAClassic.com or contact volunteer chairperson Irene Agnos at ireneagnos@sbcglobal.net.

Also, fans can retrieve event information and interact with the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic through its social media channels on Facebook (search ‘Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic’) and on Twitter (@SwingingSkirts).

The mission of the Taiwan-based Swinging Skirts Golf Team is to grow women’s golf and the golf industry in Taiwan. In addition to staging the Swinging Skirts World Ladies Masters (Taiwan Ladies Professional Golf Association and the Korea Ladies Professional Golf Tour co-sanctioned event), the Swinging Skirts Golf Team has conducted the “Dream Chasing Cup” throughout northern, central and southern Taiwan to help lay the path for Taiwanese junior golfers to make it to the international stage.

reprinted from LPGA.com

http://www.lpga.com/golf/news/2014/3/swing-skirts-release-10-top-players.aspx

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LPGA Announces 2014 Tournament Schedule

by admin on November 23, 2013

NAPLES, Florida (November 22, 2013) – One of the first questions asked of Commissioner Michael Whan when he joined the LPGA in 2010 was, ‘How many official events are required to have a great LPGA schedule?’ His answer reflected an ideal Tour schedule of between 30 and 32 events.

Friday morning at the season-ending CME Group Titleholders, Whan took center stage with Chief Marketing Officer Jon Podany, enthusiastically revealing a 2014 schedule that features 32 official tournaments and growth in several other key areas.

2014 LPGA Schedule“Up” was the word of the day for the LPGA. The overall number of official tournaments grows by four, including three new events in North America. Prize money increases by more than $7 million, swelling to an all-time high of over $56 million, and 2014 television coverage jumps above 350 hours, surpassing the previous record set in 2013. The start date of the 2014 schedule also moves up on the calendar to January with the season-opening Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic kicking off January 23-26.

“It’s certainly exciting to introduce the 2014 LPGA Tour Schedule,” Whan said. “There’s no doubt that our schedule has a little something for everyone; but most importantly, it creates more opportunities for our players, more coverage for our fans, and more exposure for the world’s best female golfers. The real credit for our growth goes to my incredible, customer-focused team in Daytona Beach, and the overwhelming support we get every week from our players on Tour.”

As an American-based Tour, one of Whan’s goals was to create more playing opportunities in North America for the LPGA’s membership. April brings a return to the Bay Area for the $1.8 million Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, August marks a trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan – the Tour’s first stop in the state since 2000 – for the $1.5 million Meijer LPGA Classic, and the fall portion of the schedule reveals a reunion with the Prattville, Alabama community after a one-year hiatus with the $1.3 million Alabama Classic on September 18-21.

Golf’s Global Tour also continues to find new overseas opportunities to showcase its talent. The LPGA’s Asian Swing grows by one in 2014 with the addition of a new fall event that will follow the annual trip to Taiwan and precede the long-running Mizuno Classic in Japan. As for the new event in Asia, the October 27-Nov 2 date and $2 million purse is set, but further details of the event will wait to be announced until February 2014 during the LPGA’s early Asian swing.

In all, 32 events are on tap – although a return to Portland for the 43rd year is still tentative.

After a magical 2013 run in the majors by the top three players in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings – Inbee Park, Suzann Pettersen and Stacy Lewis – the 2014 schedule is again highlighted by five major championships but there are some interesting twists. The 2014 slate includes a new stop for the Wegmans LPGA Championship at Monroe Golf Club, a return to Royal Birkdale for the RICOH Women’s British Open and a trip to the famed Pinehurst No. 2 course for the U.S. Women’s Open, which will be played one week after the men contest the U.S. Open at the same venue.

Excitement for the 2014 season actually began building back in January with the unveiling of the International Crown. The “Crown” will debut July 24-27 at Caves Valley Golf Club outside Baltimore and move to Rich Harvest Farms in 2016, and will offer an unofficial $1.6 million purse. It will be the first biennial, global team match-play event of its kind. The event will feature eight qualifying countries, which were determined based on the Official Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings, competing to be “crowned” the best golfing nation in the world.

The eight countries (Australia, Chinese Taipei, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand and the United States) were announced on Thursday. Four players will represent each country and those players will be announced at the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship held April 3-6 after the individual qualifying process is complete.

Highlighting the new additions to a growing domestic schedule in 2014 is the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, which was announced for the first time on Friday. The full-field event follows the LPGA LOTTE Championship in Hawaii and will take place April 24-27 at Lake Merced Golf Club outside San Francisco, Calif.

The Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic will mark the Tour’s first event in the Bay Area since 2010. It’s sponsored by Swinging Skirts, a successful Taiwanese group whose goal is to grow women’s golf and the golf industry in Taiwan. The event is co-sanctioned with the Taiwan LPGA, and will feature 120 LPGA players, as well as players from Taiwan. It becomes the first ever LPGA co-sanctioned tournament on American soil. The venue has long been a strong supporter of women’s golf, as Lake Merced was one of the first golf clubs to have no gender restriction in membership.

Another inaugural event in 2014 is the Meijer LPGA Classic which will be held just outside Grand Rapids, Mich. and gives the LPGA a Midwest footprint in a state rich with great golf courses and enthusiastic fan support. The event will take place August 7-10 at Blythefield Country Club in Belmont marking the Tour’s first visit to West Michigan and first stop in the state since a 9-year run in East Lansing ended in 2000.

Prattville, Ala. is no stranger to women’s golf. After a one-year break, the Alabama Classic is back and welcomes a full field to the Robert Trent Jones Trail’s Capitol Hill Course, September 18-21. With the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic on board for a fifth consecutive year, the state of Alabama joins California (3) as the only states with multiple LPGA events.

“Those who follow our Tour closely realize that when a community opens up their arms, we’ll do our best to hug them back,” said Whan. “Our goal is long-term relationships where both sponsors and fans come to know our players, and events become long-term traditions.”

Over the past few weeks, momentum built toward Friday’s schedule release with the November 6th announcement of Canadian Pacific as the new title sponsor for the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open- won each of the last two years by soon-to-be 2014 LPGA rookie Lydia Ko. The Canadian Pacific Women’s Open will be played at the London Hunt and Country Club in London, Ontario and follows the Wegmans LPGA Championship which not only moves to the Donald Ross-designed Monroe Golf Club as its new Pittsford, NY home, but also moves dates and swings to August in 2014.

In all, the 2014 schedule continues a roadmap of upward momentum as 12 new events have been added in the past three years to bolster a tournament schedule strong in corporate partnerships and community involvement, which also provides players more opportunities, fans more excitement and a promise of long-term stability.

“This is by no means a finished product,” Whan said. “But it’s an enjoyable journey right now for our players and our partners and we’re going to continue pushing toward something in which the LPGA’s Founders and LPGA fans can be proud. We’re excited about where we are, but even more excited about where we’re going!”

(Reprinted from LPGA.com; 11.22.13)

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Paula Creamer of the USA cartwheels in front of the Swilken Bridge on the 18th hole during the pro-am as a preview for the 2013 Ricoh Women’s British Open.

LPGA.com caught up with Paula Creamer for a quick Q&A to talk about how special it is to play at St. Andrews, the home of golf.

How excited are you to return to St. Andrews?
I am extremely excited to be returning to the home of golf. I have been counting down the days for quite awhile!!

What would it mean to you to add a second major win at the home of golf?
It would be a wonderful birthday present, as my birthday is the Monday after. I also think it would be great, since I am an ambassador of Ricoh!

You had a great finish the last time. What will you take from then to help with this year?
Patience is the key. Due to all sorts of weather elements that we will face, one can’t get too up or down.

What is it about the Old Course that suits your game?
It is a golf course that you can never see enough of. It requires a lot of strategy and course management. The more challenging, the better!!

Do you have a favorite hole and why?
It’s hard to have a favorite hole, as each of the 18 holes are so great! But if I had to choose, I think holes 1 and 18, that entire area is pretty cool, especially with the Swilcan Bridge and it’s rich history.

In 2007 you did a cartwheel in front of the Swilcan Bridge. Any ideas for what you could do this year?
Hmm….there might be a surprise. Who knows??!!

(reprinted from LPGA.com).

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Did you hear Natalie is getting married. No not to this guy.

Natalie Gulbis poses with a piper on the 18th hole as a preview for the 2013 Ricoh Women’s British Open. ‪Be sure to support the LPGA and watch The Women’s British Open on Golf Channel.

 

LPGA star Natalie Gulbis is engaged to Josh Rodarmel, a former Yale quarterback, co-founder of Power Balance bracelets and 1-handicap. Congrats Nat!

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LPGA Annouces “The International Crown”

by admin on January 25, 2013

LPGA’s commissioner Mike Whan announced The International Crown at the PGA show in Orlando. Watch the video and learn about the event. The commish recently joined Twitter! Follow him & tweet him @LPGACommish.

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2013 LPGA Tour Schedule!

by admin on January 15, 2013

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA, January 15, 2013 – Following another year of double-digit growth in worldwide fan base, social media following, television ratings and corporate partnerships, the LPGA today announced a 2013 tournament schedule featuring 28 tournaments, nearly $49 million in total prize money, and more than 300 hours of tournament television coverage on Golf Channel and other networks, the most in the Tour’s history.

The 2013 LPGA schedule features three new tournaments including the $1.3 million North Texas LPGA Shootout, to be played April 22 to 28 at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas; the $1.3 million Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, to be played May 20-26 at the Ocean Club Golf Course at Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas; and the $1.8 million Reignwood Pine Valley LPGA Classic in Beijing, China, which kicks off the Tour’s Fall Asian swing the first week of October at Reignwood Pine Valley Golf Club. Each of the new tournaments are four-day, 72 hole, stroke-play events, aired on the LPGA’s international television partner networks, including Golf Channel. Every North American tournament and 27 of the 28 Tour’s stops on the 2013 schedule will be televised worldwide.

In conjunction with the China Golf Association and China LPGA, the LPGA is thrilled to add the $1.8 million Reignwood Pine Valley LPGA Classic, near Beijing, China. This will be the LPGA’s first trip to the capital of China, which will be greatly anticipated coming on the heels of Shanshan Feng’s major championship victory at last year’s Wegmans LPGA Championship, where she became the first Chinese golfer, male or female, to win a major championship. Reignwood Pine Valley Golf Club is one of the most prestigious venues in all of China, with a Jack Nicklaus designed course that has hosted many professional events including the 2005 Johnnie Walker Classic. The tournament will feature a $1.8 million purse and 81-player field, consisting of LPGA players and CLPGA players.

“The performance, approachability and growing popularity of our players is the No. 1 factor in the LPGA’s continued momentum, which has led to expanding coverage on Golf Channel, the growing slate of playing opportunities and our ever-increasing fan base,” said LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan. “We are excited to add the Bahamas, North Texas and Beijing as LPGA Tour stops and we expect to have one more tournament to announce in the very near future.”

In addition to new playing opportunities, the 2013 LPGA schedule also features the addition of the fifth major at The Evian, a return to the Old Course at St. Andrews, a highly anticipated trip to Sebonack Golf Club for the U.S. Women’s Open, the 13th edition of The Solheim Cup and a the Tour’s largest first-place check – now $700,000 – at the season-ending CME Group Titleholders.

Read more here.

Article reprinted from LPGA.com

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BOSTON, Jan. 9, 2013 – The Legends Tour, official tour for LPGA professionals age 45 and over, announced today that at least nine events will be played in 2013, including two new stops in Florida and Indiana.

“We are very excited about this year’s schedule as we continue to plant seeds in new markets while maintaining a strong tradition with our existing events,” said Jane Blalock, CEO of The Legends Tour and 27-time LPGA Tour Champion. “We are thankful for the continued and tremendous support of our partners and sponsors.”

The Legends Tour, founded in 2000, features some of the greatest names in the history of women’s golf, including Hall of Famers Nancy Lopez, Patty Sheehan and Pat Bradley, along with LPGA Tour standouts Laura Davies, Jan Stephenson, Rosie Jones and Liselotte Neumann.

Event formats range from single-day pro-ams to three-day tournaments and feature fields of up to 44 players with no tournament cuts.

Walgreens will kick off the 2013 season with its Walgreens Charity Classic in Sun City West, Ariz., set for Feb. 22-24, at Grandview Golf Club. Last year’s three-day event drew thousands of area residents who watched Rosie Jones take the title with a 5-under finish.

In addition to the season opener, Walgreens added a new Legends Tour event for 2013. The Walgreens Charity Championship will be held on Nancy Lopez’s Legacy Course at The Villages in Florida, from April 26-28.

French Lick Resort in French Lick, Ind., will host the inaugural Legends Tour Championship from Sept. 23-28. This new 36-hole tournament will showcase more than 60 Legends professionals on the historic Donald Ross course. Event activities support a weeklong celebration of women’s golf that includes a pro-am, the Alice Dye Invitational, a women’s clinic and other community outreach programs to benefit the American Heart Association.

The longest-running tournament on The Legends Tour schedule, the ISPS Handa Cup, will return for its eighth consecutive year. The event will return to Reunion Resort and Club in Kissimmee, Fla., from May 3-5. This international team competition features U.S.-born vs. Internationally-born Legends in a two-day contest of team and individual matches. Last year’s tournament ended in a 24-24 tie with the defending champion U.S. team retaining the Cup.

LPGA fan favorite Laura Davies headlined last year’s 4th annual ISPS Handa Legends Tour Open Championship and won her Legends Tour debut at the event, which was staged at Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort in Palm Harbor, Fla. This year’s championship will return to the Tampa Bay area from Nov. 8-10, continuing its tradition of supporting military troops as it coincides with Veterans Day.

Other returning tournaments to The Legends Tour schedule include the Judson Collegiate Invitational in mid-July in Atlanta, Ga.; the LPGA Legends Swing for the Cure in Seattle, Wash., in late July; and the Wendy’s Charity Challenge in August in Jackson, Mich.

Below is the complete schedule:

Feb. 22-24 – Walgreens Charity Classic, Sun City West, Ariz., Grandview GC
April 26-28 – Walgreens Charity Championship, The Villages, Fla., Lopez Legacy
May 3-5 – ISPS Handa Cup, Orlando, Fla., Reunion Resort & Club, Palmer Course
July 12-15 – Judson Collegiate Invitational, Atlanta, Ga., CC of Roswell
July 28-29 – LPGA Legends Swing for the Cure, Seattle, Wash., Inglewood GC
Aug. 11-12 – Wendy’s Charity Challenge, Jackson, Mich., CC of Jackson
Sept. 18 – BJ’s Charity Pro-Am, Plymouth, Mass., Pinehills GC
Sept. 23-28 – Legends Tour Championship, French Lick, Ind., French Lick Resort
Nov. 8-10 – ISPS Handa Legends Open Championship, Palm Harbor, Fla., Innisbrook

For more information, please log on to www.thelegendstour.com

Article reprinted from www.lpga.com.

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Pink Diva Golf: Holiday Shipping Schedule 2012

by admin on December 15, 2012

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Top 10 moments from 2012 LPGA season

by admin on December 10, 2012

Reprinted from Golfweek – By Beth Ann Baldry; Follow Beth Ann on Twitter: @Golfweek_Baldry

From the 15-year-old Lydia Ko winning on the LPGA tour to what happened to the 2012 roller coaster that was Yani Tseng, our Beth Ann Baldry takes a look back at the memorable season . . .

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1. Lydia Ko, eh?

Hands down the most impressive moment of the year came at the CN Canadian Women’s Open when Lydia Ko birdied five out of six holes on the back nine Sunday to become the youngest player to win an LPGA title at 15 years, 4 months and 2 days. She can’t legally drive a golf cart, yet has the chops to win the U.S. Women’s Amateur and an LPGA event in back-to-back weeks.

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2. Stacy Lewis’ Player of the Year speech

The Americans’ 18-year drought came to an end when Lewis got on stage to accept her Rolex Player of the Year trophy. What followed was a 15-minute heartfelt speech that left many in the room reaching for a tissue. Lewis’ childhood scoliosis makes her an inspiration to countless kids who wear a back brace 20 hours a day. She’s the anti-academy kid. The gritty kid from Texas who defied all odds.

Pink Diva says:
Anything Stacy Lewis did this year is my favorite moment!  The girl can flat out play – and is the great American hope to be #1 on the LPGA in 2013.  Go Stacy!

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3. What happened to Yani Tseng?

It was a roller-coaster year for Yani Tseng, the once-dominant player who lost her way over the summer. Tseng was a trooper this year, however, honestly answering questions about her slump without getting cranky with reporters. In fact, she was as gracious with the media at the end of 2012 as she was after a 12-win 2011.

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4. I.K. Kim’s heartbreak

The most talked about shot of the year belonged to I.K. Kim, whose tap-in to win the Kraft Nabisco Championship horseshoed around the cup. It was a cruel finish for Kim, who made light of the episode months later on Golf Channel. Safe to say the gaffe will follow Kim the rest of her days.

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5. The playoff that would never end

Jiyai Shin and Paula Creamer played the 18th hole at Kingsmill eight times before darkness fell, suspending their sudden-death playoff. They returned the next morning and finished it on the par-4 16th with a Creamer three-putt. The abrupt ending felt like someone popped a balloon. Shin followed that marathon with a victory at the weather-challenged Ricoh Women’s British Open for an impressive one-two punch.

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6. NYC’s Blackwolf Run

Na Yeon Choi gave us the perfect bookend with her U.S. Women’s Open victory at Blackwolf Run. Her Saturday 65 certainly was one of the most impressive rounds of the year. Choi and 1998 winner Se Ri Pak crossed paths early Sunday afternoon when their groups shared the double green on Nos. 9 and 18. The torch was passed.

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7. Morgan Pressel’s slow-play plight

Slow play is a hot-button issue every year on the LPGA. Morgan Pressel took it front and center with her controversial slow-play penalty at the Sybase Match Play Championship, when there were four players on the course. Pressel wound up losing the match and cried on Golf Channel afterwards when answering questions. Her opponent, Azahara Munoz, also cried.

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8. Shanshan Feng wins one for China

It’s still too early to tell what Feng’s victory at the Wegmans LPGA Championship will mean for our sport, but she lives in a country of 1.3 billion people. Feng, the first Chinese player to win an LPGA event, summed it up in the post-round interview: “I would say if Koreans can, Chinese can.”

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9. Inbee Park’s putting clinic at Evian

Inbee Park needed only 22 putts in her final-round triumph at the Evian Masters, birdieing the last three holes to push ahead of Stacy Lewis. The hefty paycheck ($487,500) helped her win the season-ending money title. Park also topped the tour’s season-long

putting stats, averaging 1.72 putts per green in regulation.

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10. Doug Brecht’s memorial cart

Players at the CME Group Titleholders stopped by to sign a customized golf cart for LPGA rules official Doug Brecht on the 17th hole, a touching tribute for a man who always had a seat open. Brecht, 62, died Oct. 12 from complications resulting from West Nile Meningitis. He is missed.

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