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.
Tommy Fleetwood was Two rounds of 63 made on different sides of the Atlantic over the past eight months are fuelling the belief that Tommy Fleetwood can end the American dominance of the majors at the British Open
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
ONEIDA, Wis. (AP) – Sei Young Kim won’t only be chasing a victory at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic on Sunday. She will also be chasing history. Sei Young Kim shot an 8-under 64 in the third round of Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic on Saturday to tie Annika Sorenstam’s 54-hole record of 24 under and take a commanding eight-stroke lead. In the final round, Kim will be trying to break the 72-hole record of 27 under that she shares with Sorenstam. “I just want to keep challenging myself and what I can do,” she said. “Even if I break it, I’ll keep (making) the challenges higher.