Park threatening LPGA scoring records

By Randall MellOctober 31, 2014, 4:28 pm

Inbee Park looks like she might be in history-making mode again.

With a 10-under-par 62 Friday that has her atop the leaderboard at the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship, Park is on pace to shatter the tour’s 72-hole scoring record.

At 18-under 126 overall, Park is in position to break the record Annika Sorenstam set winning the Standard Register Ping in 2001. Sorenstam won that event at 27 under par. She did that with a 59 in the second round, the lowest 18-hole score in LPGA history.

Park isn’t the only player going low at Miramar Golf Country Club in Taipei. Mirim Lee equaled Park’s 62. Shanshan Feng and Lydia Ko shot 65s with Ko making six consecutive birdies. Almost half the field posted rounds in the 60s on Friday, with 36 players in the field of 79 doing so.  

“I shot 8 under and 10 under for two days and I'm only leading by three,” Park told reporters. “That tells how the course is playing really easy, and everybody is playing well on this golf course.”

Here are the best 72-hole scores in relation to par in LPGA history:

• 27 under, Annika Sorenstam, Moon Valley Golf Club (par 72), 2001 Standard Register Ping

• 26 under, Hee Young Park, Grey Silo Golf Course (par 71), 2013 Manulife Financial

• 26 under, Angela Stanford, Grey Silo Golf Course (par 71), 2013 Manulife Financial

• 26 under, Karrie Webb, Royal Pines Resort (par 72), 1999 Australian Ladies Masters

Here are the best 72-hole scores in LPGA history:

• 258 Hee Young Park, Grey Silo Golf Course, Waterloo (par 71), 2013 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic

• 258 Angela Stanford, Grey Silo Golf Course (par 71), 2013 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic

• 258 Karen Stupples, Dell Urich Golf Course (par 70), 2004 Welch's/Fry's Championship

• 259 Wendy Doolan, Dell Urich Golf Course (par 70), 2004 Welch's/Fry's Championship

• 261 Se Ri Pak, Highland Meadows Golf Club (par 71), 1998 Jamie Farr Kroger Classic

• 261 Annika Sorenstam, Moon Valley Country Club (par 72), 2001 Standard Register Ping

Park’s 18-under total this week is second only to Sorenstam through 36 holes of an LPGA event. Here are the best 36-hole scores in relation to par in tour history:

• 20 Annika Sorenstam, Moon Valley Country Club (par 71), 2001 Standard Register Ping

• 18 Inbee Park, Miramar Golf & Country Club (par 72), 2014 LPGA Taiwan Championship

• 18 Annika Sorenstam, Seta Golf Course (par 72), 2003 Mizuno Classic

• 17 Karrie Webb, Walnut Hills Country Club (par 72), 2000 Oldsmobile Classic

• 17 Wendy Ward, New Albany Golf Club (par 72), 2001 Wendy's Championship for Children

• 17 Paula Creamer, Highland Meadows Golf Club (par 71), 2008 Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.

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Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 2, Donald Trump

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 1:00 pm

Even away from the White House, President Donald Trump generated plenty of headlines this year.

Trump’s first year in office didn’t dim his enthusiasm for the game, as he made splashy appearances at two big events, tweeted about golf to his more than 44 million followers, teed it up with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Lexi Thompson, and fired a few eyebrow-raising scores. Logging more than 75 rounds since his inauguration, the 3-handicap has only bolstered his reputation as the best golfing president, particularly after his alleged 73 with Sen. Lindsey Graham.

None of his appearances created a bigger stir than when he attended the U.S. Women’s Open. Despite protests and calls for the USGA to move its premier women’s event from Trump Bedminster – the president reportedly threatened to sue – his weekend there went off without incident, as Trump watched the action and hosted players in his private box near the 15th green.

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Despite his controversial rhetoric on a variety of national issues, Trump has remained a staunch supporter of women’s golf, and he became the first sitting president to attend the U.S. Women’s Open.

An honorary chairman of the Presidents Cup, Trump also flew to Liberty National for the biennial team event, where he presented the trophy to the U.S. team and dedicated the victory to the hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

In late November, amid tweets about the national anthem, Turkey, Egypt and Time Magazine, Trump announced that he was playing a round in South Florida with Woods and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.

Yes, that too became a headline, just like everything else Trump did in 2017.

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