Notes Annika Kang Davies Set Slew of Records

By Lpga Tour MediaJune 7, 2005, 4:00 pm
LPGA logo for LeaderboardsSorenstam ties record for consecutive rounds in the 60s
Annika Sorenstam has now played her last 11 rounds in the 60s, tying her own LPGA record, which she set in 2002. Sorenstam's current streak includes the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez (67-64-67-67), the LPGA Corning Classic (69-68-69-69) and the ShopRite LPGA Classic (67-65-64).
She won both the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez and the ShopRite LPGA Classic, while finishing tied for second at the LPGA Corning Classic. Her scoring average during the 11 rounds is an impressive 66.91.
Sorenstam lowers scoring average
After shooting 17-under-par 196 at the ShopRite LPGA Classic, Annika Sorenstam lowered her season scoring average to 68.5. Sorenstam came into this week's tournament with a 68.91 average. Her 68.69696 scoring average last year set an LPGA record.
Sorenstam adds ShopRite LPGA Classic to impressive list
Annika Sorenstam has won 61 tournaments during her LPGA career and has a history of winning the same tournament multiple times. This was the case at last week's ShopRite LPGA Classic, as it was the third time Sorenstam has won that event. She has won 17 tournaments at least twice, but has also won eight tournaments at least three times. This year, in addition to the ShopRite LPGA Classic, she added the Safeway International Presented by Coca-Cola and the Kraft Nabisco Championship to the list of tournaments she has won three times.
Sorenstam knows what to do with final-round lead
In her 11-year career, Annika Sorenstam has carried the lead into the final round 61 times. She has won 41 of those tournaments, including the last six. Since the beginning of 2004, Sorenstam has had the final-round lead 10 times, winning nine of those events.
Kang follows up win with top-10 finish, sets LPGA record
Fresh off becoming a Rolex First-Time Winner and earning a spot in The Mitchell Company LPGA Tournament of Champions, Jimin Kang turned in an encore performance for the record books. She tied for seventh at the ShopRite LPGA Classic, but played her final nine holes of the final round at a staggering 8-under-par 27, setting an LPGA record for lowest nine-hole raw score. Ten players had previously shot 28 with the most recent being Shi Hyun Ahn at the 2004 Welch's/Fry's Championship. Kang's 8-under-par 27 also tied an LPGA record for lowest nine-hole score in relation to par, but hers is the first to happen on a par 35.
Davies, Kang set 18-hole tournament record
Laura Davies and Jimin Kang each shot 9-under-par 62 to set a tournament record at the ShopRite LPGA Classic. The old record of 63 was previously held by Se Ri Pak (1999), Maria Hjorth (2000), Pat Hurst (2001) and Patricia Meunier-Lebouc (2003).
Davies recorded her 62 in the second round and did it by logging an eagle, seven birdies and 10 pars. Kang's 62 came in the final round and she had to work a bit harder than Davies, as she bogeyed two of her first three holes.
From there she caught fire registering an eagle, nine birdies and five pars over her last 15 holes. Kang ended her round going birdie-birdie-birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie.
Three is lucky number for Matthew
Catriona Matthew tied for third place for the fourth time this season with a 12-under-par 201 at the ShopRite LPGA Classic. Earlier this year, Matthew tied for third three-straight weeks at the Corona Morelia Championship, Franklin American Mortgage Championship and the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill. It also marks the fourth time in her last six tournaments that she tied for third. Matthew tied for 58th at the Chick-Fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez and did not make the cut at the LPGA Corning Classic.
Sorenstam regains lead in State Farm LPGA Series standings
With her win at the ShopRite LPGA Classic, Annika Sorenstam moved from second to first in the State Farm LPGA Series standings with 318 points. Cristie Kerr is second with 306 points, while Catriona Matthew is third with 180 points.
The State Farm LPGA Series bonus pool features a $250,000 purse, with players earning bonus pool points at the 10 State Farm LPGA Series events on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2. The next event in the series is the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger, July 7-10.
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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.

Playing with the pros

Tiger, DJ and Faxon

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Rory faces criticism

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President at the Presidents Cup

Video: President Trump makes the rounds at Liberty National

Article: President Trump presents trophy to U.S. team

Article: Stricker: 'Great thrill' to get trophy from Trump

Purported round of 73 with Lindsey Graham

Article: Senator tweets Trump shot 73 in windy, wet conditions

Article: Graham offers details on Trump's round of 73

Cart on the green

Article: Trump appears to drive cart on Bedminster green

Presence and protests at U.S. Women's Open

Article: Trump makes presidential history at Women's Open

Article: Trump supporters, protesters clash near Women's Open

Article: UltraViolet takes protest inside Trump National

Photo gallery: President Trump at the U.S. Women's Open

Trump golf properties


Article: Environmental group vandalizes Trump golf course

Article: Man accused of vandalizing four Trump courses


Article: Two Trump courses in Scotland losing millions

Article: Eric Trump denies Russia helped fund golf courses

Article: Trump company ordered to pay $5.77M in dues dispute

Reportedly fake TIME covers

Article: Trump clubs display fake Time magazine cover

Trump apologizes for voter-fraud story

Report: Trump's voter fraud claim tied to Langer

Langer: Trump 'apologized' for story mix-up

Pros comment on the president

Article: Players defend Trump at Senior PGA Championship

Article: Trump congratulates Daly; Daly congratulates Trump

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Newsmakers of the Year: Top 10 in 2017

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 12:30 pm