LPGA star Brittany Lincicome knows her nerves will be cranking Thursday, when she tees off alongside PGA Tour players at the Barbasol Championship. No woman has made the cut in a men’s professional golf event since Babe Zaharias in 1945.
JoAnne “Big Mama” Carner was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame 36 years ago. Carner at 79-years-old, shot her age at the first-ever U.S. Senior Women’s Open. Carner has 43 wins on the LPGA tour from 1969–1985, and became the oldest woman to make an LPGA cut in 2004. Carner is nine strokes back of the leader, Elaine Crosby, who is 19 years younger. Carner used to have a joke teed up for when people asked her when she’d finally call it quits. She’d say, “I’ll retire when I shoot my address.
Lincicome has been invited to play in the PGA Tour Barbasol Championship in Kentucky later this month. She’s the first LPGA player to be invited since 2008. (July 11, 2018) VIDEO: Martha Asencio Rhine, EDITING: Tracee Stockwell | Tampa Bay Times
The PGA Tour and LPGA have announced a new season-long competition with big rewards. The circuits revealed Monday the Aon Risk Reward Challenge, which will see PGA Tour and LPGA pros chasing new $1 million prizes. The season-long competition will be based on scores recorded on the respective tour’s most challenging holes as part of a multi-year deal with Aon. The Challenge will take place over 28 PGA Tour events and 30 LPGA tournaments. The man and woman atop the leaderboard at season’s end – via best cumulative score on these holes – will each earn $1 million.
Aon Risk Reward Challenge to highlight player performance on most strategically challenging holes across regular season
Haraldur Magnus will become the first Icelandic man to play in any of golf's four majors at the British Open this week and his story sums up the charm of the oldest championship in the sport