March 20, 2013 |
Defending champion and formerly top-ranked Yani Tseng was dropped from the Kia Classic field after missing her 9:10 a.m. pro-am tee time in Carlsbad on Wednesday. "I'm embarrassed to admit that I wasn't feeling well last night and accidentally overslept and missed my tee time for the pro-am this morning," Tseng said in a statement. "I was extremely excited to compete this week to defend my title at the Kia Classic and to try to regain the No. 1 spot. This was an unfortunate mistake and I want to apologize to Kia, my sponsors and all of the fans.
March 17, 2013 |
Kevin Streelman finally won on the PGA Tour with a game that looked as if he had done this many times before. Streelman didn't make a bogey over the final 37 holes on the tough Copperhead course at Innisbrook. He didn't miss a shot over the last 11 holes on his way to a four-under-par 67 for a two-shot win in the Tampa Bay Championship at Palm Harbor, Fla. Boo Weekley, who teed off three hours before the leaders, had a tournament-best 63 and waited to see if that would be enough.
March 13, 2013 |
Natalie Gulbis, a veteran golfer from Sacramento, will miss the LPGA Tour's season opener this week as she undergoes treatment for malaria, the LPGA and IMG, Gulbis' management company, announced on Wednesday. Gulbis, who withdrew two weeks ago from the HSBC Women's Champions tournament in Singapore because of an illness later confirmed to be malaria, is receiving treatment at her home in Las Vegas and is expected to make a full recovery within three weeks. The LPGA season opens this week at Wildfire Golf Course in Phoenix with the Founders Cup tournament.
March 3, 2013 |
Stacy Lewis had a case of the jitters. She also had enough left in her game. Lewis, the 2012 LPGA player of the year, won the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore on Sunday for her sixth title on the tour. She closed with a one-under-par 71, overcoming two bogeys and some shaky putting on the back nine to hold off South Korea's Na Yeon Choi by one stroke. "The last four or five holes, I was pretty nervous, I'm not going to lie," said Lewis, who finished at 15-under 273 at Sentosa Golf Club.
February 24, 2013 |
South Korea's Inbee Park took advantage of 17-year-old Thai star Ariya Jutanugarn's closing triple bogey to win the LPGA Thailand tournament by a stroke. Jutanugarn blew a two-stroke lead on the par-five 18th hole at Chonburi, driving into an unplayable lie in a bunker, hitting over the green and three-putting for an eight. Park shot a five-under 67 to finish at 12 under, and earned $225,000 for her fourth LPGA Tour title. Jutanugarn had a hole in one on the par-three 12th and closed with a 72. Top-ranked Yani Tseng had a 63 to tie for third at 10 under with So Yeon Ryu (68)
October 20, 2012 |
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. came back from two laps down Saturday to win the Nationwide Series race at Kansas Speedway, in Kansas City, Kan. The race was extended six laps because of a late caution, which helped Stenhouse grab his sixth win of the season because the cars in front of him didn't have enough gas to make it to the finish. Sam Hornish Jr. ran out of fuel before the planned restart, which extended the caution period another lap. As the field came to the green, Paul Menard ran out gas. Kyle Busch then pulled away from the field, but his tank ran dry as he exited the third turn of the final lap. Stenhouse, who had lined up in fourth on the restart, zipped past for the victory.