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April 1, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
No. 2 ranked women's golfer Suzann Pettersen, citing back problems, withdrew from this weekend's Kraft Nabisco Championship in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Pettersen said pain from an "aggravated disc" in her back forced her to sit out the four-round event that starts Thursday at Mission Hills Country Club. It's the first of the LPGA Tour's major tournaments. "It's so unfortunate that I can't compete this week," Pettersen said in a statement released Tuesday through the LPGA. "At this point, I just need to be smart and not make a bad situation worse.
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April 1, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
No. 2 ranked women's golfer Suzann Pettersen, citing back problems, withdrew from this weekend's Kraft Nabisco Championship in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Pettersen said pain from an "aggravated disc" in her back forced her to sit out the four-round event that starts Thursday at Mission Hills Country Club. It's the first of the LPGA Tour's major tournaments. "It's so unfortunate that I can't compete this week," Pettersen said in a statement released Tuesday through the LPGA. "At this point, I just need to be smart and not make a bad situation worse.
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April 6, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
RANCHO MIRAGE -- Suzann Pettersen, who runs turns 32 on Sunday, is tied for third midway through the third round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the LPGA's first major of the season. Pettersen has been runner-up in this event three times but has never won it. She's a six-time member of the European Solheim Cup team and has a one major title, the LPGA Championship. Pettersen, of Norway, finished her round of five-under 67 with birdies on the last four holes. "I played really solid today," Pettersen said.
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October 13, 2013 | Wire reports
Jimmy Walker finally won on the PGA Tour in his eighth year and 188th tournament, and with a little help from Brooks Koepka . Tied for the lead with four holes to play Sunday, Walker rolled in a six-foot birdie putt on the 15th hole to take the lead for good in the Frys.com Open at San Martin, Calif. Three closing pars for a five-under-par 66 turned out to be more than enough for the 34-year-old Texan to take home a trophy and plenty of perks. Walker is going to the Masters for the first time, and he also cracked the top 50 for the first time in his career.
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September 15, 2013 | Wire reports
Norway's Suzann Pettersen beat teen star Lydia Ko of New Zealand by two shots to win the Evian Championship at Evian-les-Bains, France, and clinch the second major title of her career. Pettersen calmly rolled in a putt for par to secure the victory, then leaned back and held her head in her hands, hugged her caddie and laughed as she was sprayed with champagne. It was her first major win since the 2007 LPGA Championship. Pettersen shot a three-under-par 68 to finish with a 10-under total of 203 after the tournament was reduced to three rounds when Thursday's play was rained out. The 16-year-old Ko, who was trying to become the youngest major champion, finished with a 70. This was the first year that Evian counted as the fifth and final major of the year on the women's calendar.
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April 1, 2010 | By Peter Yoon
To say that Lorena Ochoa has been playing poorly of late is a bit of a stretch — she was the LPGA player of the year last year — but she hasn't exactly been the dominant force she once was and her grip on the No. 1 spot in the world rankings is slipping. Ochoa, trying to rectify that situation with a strong finish at the year's first major, got off to a good start with a four-under par 68 in the first round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship on Thursday at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage.
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April 4, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
The leaderboard after the first round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship was showing international colors Thursday. South Korea's Na Yeon Choi, Norway's Suzann Pettersen and England's Jodi Ewart Shadoff were tied for the lead at Mission Hills Country Club after shooting rounds of four-under-par 68. Meanwhile, down in a tie for 22nd place, Michelle Wie was displaying her own colors. Wie, who has made only one cut this year, dyed her hair pink, purple and turquoise and was happy with her even-par round of 72 at Rancho Mirage.
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April 4, 2010 | By Peter Yoon
The trouble with buying a house from Annika Sorenstam was twofold for Yani Tseng. First, she considered Sorenstam an idol, and Tseng became tongue-tied in her presence. Second, the size of the trophy room left an indelible impression. "It's huge," Tseng said. One problem resolved itself this year when Sorenstam visited Tseng to give the young Taiwanese star some career advice. As for the trophy room, well, a few more days like Sunday won't hurt. Tseng, 21, gathered some hardware for the shelf by shooting four-under-par, final-round 68 to win the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage.
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September 4, 2009 | Staff and Wire Reports
Anna Rawson shot a course-record seven-under-par 64 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over Suzann Pettersen in the Canadian Women's Open at Priddis. Rawson, the 28-year-old Australian who has missed nine cuts in 13 starts this year, had nine birdies and two bogeys to break Dawn Coe-Jones' course mark by a shot. Top-ranked Lorena Ochoa , the 2007 winner at Royal Mayfair in Edmonton, was two strokes back along with Amanda Blumenherst , and Michelle Wie opened with a 76. Rawson played in ideal morning conditions.
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April 2, 2010 | By Peter Yoon
If past success in big tournaments has anything to do with predicting success on the weekend of a major championship, then good luck handicapping the field at the midway point of Kraft Nabisco Championship. The top eight players after two rounds have a combined 13 major titles, which seemingly sets up a weekend clash of women's golf heavyweights at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage. Unheralded South Korean Song-Hee Kim has the midway lead after her four-under-par 68 today during the second round gave her a two-day total of seven-under 137, but lined up just behind her is a parade of past major champions poised to pounce.
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September 15, 2013 | Wire reports
Norway's Suzann Pettersen beat teen star Lydia Ko of New Zealand by two shots to win the Evian Championship at Evian-les-Bains, France, and clinch the second major title of her career. Pettersen calmly rolled in a putt for par to secure the victory, then leaned back and held her head in her hands, hugged her caddie and laughed as she was sprayed with champagne. It was her first major win since the 2007 LPGA Championship. Pettersen shot a three-under-par 68 to finish with a 10-under total of 203 after the tournament was reduced to three rounds when Thursday's play was rained out. The 16-year-old Ko, who was trying to become the youngest major champion, finished with a 70. This was the first year that Evian counted as the fifth and final major of the year on the women's calendar.
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April 20, 2013 | Wire reports
Charley Hoffman's quick start gave him a two-shot lead over U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson after three rounds of the RBC Heritage on Saturday at Hilton Head Island, S.C. Hoffman had four birdies on his first five holes to shoot a bogey-free five-under 66 and keep out front at 11 under on a windy, cool day at Harbour Town Golf Links. Simpson also didn't make a bogey on the way to a 65, tying the lowest round of the tournament. Kevin Streelman shot a 69 and was alone in third at eight under.
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April 7, 2013 | By Diane Pucin, Los Angeles Times
Inbee Park seemed unflappable Saturday. The breeze picked up, but Park's shots stayed in the middle of the fairway. The 24-year-old South Korean played alongside her closest competitor, Lizette Salas, and increased her lead even as the pro-Salas gallery cheered loudly for an almost-hometown girl. Park, who won the U.S. Open in 2008 for her only major title, shot a second consecutive five-under-par 67 and, with a three-day total of 12-under 204, has a three-shot lead over Salas after three rounds of the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage.
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April 6, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
RANCHO MIRAGE -- Suzann Pettersen, who runs turns 32 on Sunday, is tied for third midway through the third round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the LPGA's first major of the season. Pettersen has been runner-up in this event three times but has never won it. She's a six-time member of the European Solheim Cup team and has a one major title, the LPGA Championship. Pettersen, of Norway, finished her round of five-under 67 with birdies on the last four holes. "I played really solid today," Pettersen said.
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April 4, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
The leaderboard after the first round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship was showing international colors Thursday. South Korea's Na Yeon Choi, Norway's Suzann Pettersen and England's Jodi Ewart Shadoff were tied for the lead at Mission Hills Country Club after shooting rounds of four-under-par 68. Meanwhile, down in a tie for 22nd place, Michelle Wie was displaying her own colors. Wie, who has made only one cut this year, dyed her hair pink, purple and turquoise and was happy with her even-par round of 72 at Rancho Mirage.
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April 4, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
RANCHO MIRAGE -- Na Yeon Choi and Suzann Pettersen posted early four-under-par 68s Thursday to take the early lead at the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Country Club. This is golf's first major of the year and Choi, winner of the 2012 U.S. Women's Open, didn't have a bogey in the first round. Choi is nicknamed "NYC," and said she was happy to play early Thursday before the greens became faster in the desert heat. Lydia Ko, the 15-year-old amateur from New Zealand, and her playing partner, 23-year-old Michelle Wie, who first competed in an LPGA event when she was 12 years old, both shot even-par 72. Wie has only made a single cut this season.
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April 4, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
RANCHO MIRAGE -- Na Yeon Choi and Suzann Pettersen posted early four-under-par 68s Thursday to take the early lead at the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Country Club. This is golf's first major of the year and Choi, winner of the 2012 U.S. Women's Open, didn't have a bogey in the first round. Choi is nicknamed "NYC," and said she was happy to play early Thursday before the greens became faster in the desert heat. Lydia Ko, the 15-year-old amateur from New Zealand, and her playing partner, 23-year-old Michelle Wie, who first competed in an LPGA event when she was 12 years old, both shot even-par 72. Wie has only made a single cut this season.
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June 11, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Suzann Pettersen kept saying that her major meltdown 10 weeks ago was a distant memory. For those not listening, all they had to do was watch her Sunday at the LPGA Championship in Havre De Grace, Md. Pettersen never flinched down the stretch, closing with a five-under-par 67 to hold off a spirited challenge by Karrie Webb and a late charge by 18-year-old Na On Min for a one-shot victory and her first major championship.
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September 25, 2011 | Wire reports
Europe won the Solheim Cup for the first time since 2003 on Sunday, finishing powerfully to beat the United States, 15-13, at Killeen Castle in Dunsany, Ireland. Norway's Suzann Pettersen turned the momentum Europe's way when she recovered from 1 down with birdies on the last three holes to beat Michelle Wie by one hole. Her win left Europe needing only one point from the last two singles to win the trophy, but the side captained by Alison Nicholas did even better.
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September 10, 2010 | From staff and wire reports
Tennessee men's basketball Coach Bruce Pearl acknowledged providing misleading and incorrect information to the NCAA during a 17-month investigation into possible recruiting violations. And Tennessee is making him pay for his actions. Volunteers Athletic Director Mike Hamilton is reducing Pearl's pay by $1.5 million over five years and prohibiting him from participating in off-campus recruiting for a year beginning Sept. 24. "I've made some serious mistakes, and for that I'm truly sorry," a tearful Pearl said during a Friday news conference.
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