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Lorena Ochoa wins Navistar LPGA Classic...

World number one ranked women’s golfer Lorena Ochoa successfully defended her title this year to win the Navistar LPGA Classic at the The Senator course in PRATTVILLE, Alabama. Ochoa shot a total of 18-under-par (270) over the 4 days to win comfortably by four shots over second place winners Michelle Wie and Brittany Lang (T2) who both scored 14-under-par (274). The lowest score over the four days was from Yani Tseng who scored a 63 (9-under-par) on the 2nd day of the tournament. 14 year old... Read More »

Three out; two in...

The LPGA isn’t the only tour that has been affected by the financial crisis, which reflects in fewer tournaments and less sponsors. Thus, the European Tour announced early this week that the calendar for the 2010 campaign will have some changes. The tour was established in 1971, when John Jacobs was named PGA Director of Tournaments. The modifications to next year’s schedule were a complete surprise, mainly because 3 traditional events won’t appear next season; these are the Johnnie Walker... Read More »

Looking for a Commissioner...

It’s been 110 days since a group of players sent a letter to the Board of Directors asking for the resignation of Carolyn Bivens. On July the 13th. she left the tour so the LPGA could find someone else to try to recover what had been lost for quite a bit: sponsors. Bivens was named Commissioner in 2005, and became the first woman to assume the position. The pressure from players like Lorena Ochoa, Cristie Kerr and Paula Creamer gave everyone the sense that the “new kid in the block” should... Read More »

Tiger Woods First Billionaire Athlete...

He’s by far the best golfer in the world, and maybe in history; his presence in the course, no matter which one, drags a wave of respect and sometimes fear, thanks to his magnificent game and his mental strength. He’s the only PGA player who has won more than 3 times this year, that’s why he leads in earnings. Forbes published that Tiger Woods is the first athlete to cross the 1 billion mark, which includes: prize money, appearance fees, endorsements, bonuses and golf course designing.This... Read More »

Will Asia save her?...

On Monday world number one, Lorena Ochoa, presented the last LPGA tournament that will be played in Mexico, the Lorena Ochoa Invitational. After she read the list of golfers that will attend, she surprised the media when she announced her intentions to play in both events that will take place in Asia. The Mexican superstar is currently 5 points behind South Korean Jiyai Shin in the Player of the Year category. The first one is the Hana Bank Kolon Championship which will be played in South Korea from... Read More »

¡Habemus golf!...

Just as it was expected, last Friday the IOC approved the inclusion of golf into Rio de Janeiro 2016 program. The news buried other sport’s hopes, such as baseball, softball, squash, karate and others.Golf debuted in Paris 1900 and the last time it was part of the Olympic Games was in St. Louis 1904. Golf’s comeback isn’t a surprise, the International Golf Federation used as many resources as it had and had the best players in the world to speak on behalf of the sport: Here’s a time... Read More »

The return from the ashes?...

Yesterday Lorena Ochoa showed she’s not ready to give away her spot at the Rolex World Rankings. The Mexican superstar has been the queen for 129 weeks and seems ready to play the tournament she hosts in November. Lorena became the second player to win 3 events this year, along with Jiyai Shin. Ochoa started the final round as the leader of the Navistar Classic, with a 3 stroke advantage over German Sandra Gal; she wanted to defend her title and change what happened last week when Sophie Gustafson... Read More »

Rio de Janeiro and golf?...

Today around noon the IOC announced that the venue for the 2016 Olympic Games will be Rio de Janeiro.The question here is: how is this related to golf?, a sport which is basically making its return to the programme after more than 100 years, unless something weird happen next week when the Committee votes (October 9th). Talking about golf, Rio de Janeiro doesn’t have a huge structure or lots of tough course, actually there are only 2 that migh be selected to become venues: Gávea Golf and... Read More »

Billionaire!...

He’s by far the best golfer in the world, and maybe in history; his presence in the course, no matter which one, drags a wave of respect and sometimes fear, thanks to his magnificent game and his mental strength. He’s the only PGA player who has won more than 3 times this year, that’s why he leads in earnings. Forbes published that Tiger Woods is the first athlete to cross the 1 billion mark, which includes: prize money, appearance fees, endorsements, bonuses and golf course designing.This... Read More »