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The battle continues...

The Hana Bank KOLON Championship was played in South Korea last week and it seemed like a very interesting tournament since Lorena Ochoa and Jiyai Shin were listed in the field and one of them would have the chance to grab a stronger lead in the Player of the Year race with a win.Nevertheless, both contenders saw their chances slip when Na Yeon Choi lifted the trophy, which put her as the third player to win multiple times in 2009, along with Ochoa and Shin, who have 3 victories this season. In... Read More »

Penalized...

Doug Barron was suspended for one year after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. The PGA didn’t released any further details. Barron lost his PGA card three years ago and has been playing in the Nationwide Tour. Barron said in a statement that “I would like to apologize for any negative perception of the Tour or its players resulting from my suspension”. The truth is he’s become the first golfer to be penalized for this matter. Never the less it really didn’t seem that... Read More »

Na Yeon Choi wins Hana Bank KOLON Championships ...

Na Yeon Choi from South Korea shot a 5-under-par on the final day of the tournament to win the Hana Bank KOLON Championships. Choi scored a total of 10-under-par (206) over the three days to beat Yani Tseng and Maria Hjorth by one stroke. This is Choi’s second win for the year earlier in the year she won the Samsung World Championship taking home $250,000 for winning the tournament. She received $255,000 for winning the KOLON Championships giving her a total of $1,221,359 for 2009. This places... Read More »

Surprise!...

So, the wait is over and the LPGA has finally announced its new Commissioner. The news was unexpected because of the long recruiting process they’ve been through and mainly because it won’t be Jonathan Ward not Pete Bevacqua who will assume the position. The new kid on the block is Michael Whan, who has worked for worldwide companies such as Procter & Gamble. The announcement came in as a surprise since his name was never revealed during the process and it was Bevecqua who apparently had... Read More »

Remember a GIANT...

Ten years ago a tragedy covered the PGA and turned off one of its brightest stars. Married, with two kids and a passion for golf that only a few have, Payne Stewart died abruptly. Stewart won 11 times in the PGA and 13 more in other tours. The last time he lifted a trophy was in the 1999 US Open, tournament in which he grabbed his 3rd major victory by defeating a young Phil Mickelson, who was waiting, along with his wife Amy, the arrival of their first child. His class in and out the course and his... Read More »

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 »