2002 LPGA Schedule

By Golf Channel DigitalNovember 15, 2001, 5:00 pm
Feb. 28-Mar. 2 LPGA Takefuji Classic Waikoloa Beach Resort, Big Island, Hawaii $900,000
Mar. 14-17 PING Banner Health Moon Valley Country Club, Phoenix, Ariz. $1,000,000
Mar. 21-24 Welchs/Circle K Championship Randolph North Golf Course, Tucson, Ariz. $800,000
Mar. 28-31 Kraft Nabisco Championship Mission Hills Country Club, Dinah Shore Tournament Course, Rancho Mirage, Calif. $1,500,000
Apr. 5-7 The Office Depot Championship
Hosted by Amy Alcott El Caballero Country Club, Tarzana, Calif. 900,000
Apr. 18-21 Longs Drugs Challenge Twelve Bridges Golf Club, Lincoln, Calif. $900,000
Apr. 25-28 TBD
May 3-5 Chick-fil-A Charity Championship
hosted by Nancy Lopez Eagles Landing Country Club, Stockbridge, Ga. $1,250,000
May 9-12 Aerus Electrolux USA Championship
Hosted by Vince Gill and Amy Grant Legends Club of Tennessee, Franklin, Tenn. $800,000
May 16-19 Asahi Ryokuken International
Championship at Mount Vintage Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club, North Augusta, S.C. $1,250,000
May 23-26 LPGA Corning Classic Corning Country Club, Corning, N.Y. $1,000,000
May 31-June 2 Kellogg-Keebler Classic Stonebridge Country Club, Aurora, Ill. $1,200,000
June 6-9 McDonalds LPGA Championship
Presented by AIG Dupont Country Club, Wilmington, Del. $1,500,000
June 12-15 Evian Masters Evian Masters Golf Club, Evian-les-Bains, France $2,100,000
June 20-23 Wegmans Rochester LPGA Locust Hill Country Club, Pittsford, N.Y. $1,200,000
June 28-30 ShopRite LPGA Classic Marriott Seaview Resort, Bay Course, Galloway, N.J. $1,200,000
July 4-7 U.S. Womens Open
conducted by the USGA Prairie Dunes Country Club, Hutchinson, Kan. $2,900,000
July 11-14 Jamie Farr Kroger Classic
Presented by ALLTEL Highland Meadows Golf Club, Sylvania, Ohio $1,000,000
July 19-21 Giant Eagle LPGA Classic Squaw Creek Country Club, Vienna, Ohio $1,000,000
July 25-28 Sybase Big Apple Classic
Presented by GOLF MAGAZINE Wykagyl Country Club, New Rochelle, N.Y. $950,000
July 29-Aug. 4 Wendys Championship for Children at Tartan Fields Tartan Fields Golf Club, Dublin, Ohio $1,000,000
Aug. 8-11 Weetabix Womens British Open Turnberry Golf Club, Ayrshire, Scotland $1,500,000
Aug. 15-18 Bank of Montreal Canadian Womens Open Summerlea Golf and Country Club, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec,
Canada $1,200,000
Aug. 22-25 First Union Betsy King Classic Berkleigh Country Club, Kutztown, Pa. $1,200,000
Aug. 29-Sept. 1 State Farm Classic The Rail Golf Course, Springfield, Ill. $1,100,000
Sept. 6-8 Williams Championship Tulsa Country Club, Tulsa, Okla. $1,000,000
Sept. 13-15 Safeway Classic Columbia Edgewater Country Club, Portland, Ore. $1,000,000
Sept. 20-22 The Solheim Cup Interlachen Country Club, Edina, Minn.
Sept. 26-29 TBD
Oct. 3-6 Samsung World Championship Hiddenbrooke Golf Club, Vallejo, Calif $775,000
Oct. 10-13 TBD
Oct. 25-27 Sports Today CJ Nine Bridges Classic Nine Bridges Golf Club, Villa & Spa, Jeju Island, Korea $1,500,000
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 CISCO World Ladies Match Play Championship TBD, Japan $1,020,000
Nov. 8-10 Mizuno Classic TBD, Japan $1,130,000
Nov. 16-17 Hyundai Team Matches Monarch Beach Golf Links, Dana Point, Calif. $1,200,000
Nov. 21-24 Tyco/ADT Championship Trump International Golf Club, West Palm Beach, Fla. $1,000,000
Dec. 21-22 Wendys Three-Tour Challenge Lake Las Vegas Resort, Henderson, Nev. $800,000
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Weather extends Barbasol to Monday finish

By Associated PressJuly 23, 2018, 12:25 am

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. - A thunderstorm has suspended the fourth round of the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship until Monday morning.

Sunday's third stoppage of play at Champions Trace at Keene Trace Golf Club came with the four leaders - Hunter Mahan, Robert Streb, Tom Lovelady and Troy Merritt at 18 under par - and four other contenders waiting to begin the round.

The tournament will resume at 7:30 a.m. on Monday. Lightning caused one delay, and play was stopped earlier in the afternoon to clear water that accumulated on the course following a morning of steady and sometimes-heavy rain.

Inclement weather has plagued the tournament throughout the weekend. The second round was completed Saturday morning after being suspended by thunderstorms late Friday afternoon.

The resumption will mark the PGA Tour's second Monday finish this season. Jason Day won the Farmers Insurance Open in January after darkness delayed the sixth playoff hole, and he needed just 13 minutes to claim the victory.

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Watch: Spectator films as Woods' shot hits him

By Will GrayJuly 23, 2018, 12:07 am

It was a collision watched by millions of fans on television, and one that came at a pivotal juncture as Tiger Woods sought to win The Open. It also gave Colin Hauck the story of a lifetime.

Hauck was among dozens of fans situated along the left side of the 11th hole during the final round at Carnoustie as the pairing of Woods and Francesco Molinari hit their approach shots. After 10 holes of nearly flawless golf, Woods missed the fairway off the tee and then pulled his iron well left of the target.

The ball made square contact with Hauck, who hours later tweeted a video showing the entire sequence - even as he continued to record after Woods' shot sent him tumbling to the ground:

The bounce initially appeared fortuitous for Woods, as his ball bounded away from thicker rough and back toward the green. But an ambitious flop shot came up short, and he eventually made a double bogey to go from leading by a shot to trailing by one. He ultimately shot an even-par 71, tying for sixth two shots behind Molinari.

For his efforts as a human shield, Hauck received a signed glove and a handshake from Woods - not to mention a firsthand video account that will be sure to spark plenty of conversations in the coming years.

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Molinari retirement plan: coffee, books and Twitter

By Will GrayJuly 22, 2018, 9:35 pm

After breaking through for his first career major, Francesco Molinari now has a five-year exemption on the PGA Tour, a 10-year exemption in Europe and has solidified his standing as one of the best players in the world.

But not too long ago, the 35-year-old Italian was apparently thinking about life after golf.

Shortly after Molinari rolled in a final birdie putt to close out a two-shot victory at The Open, fellow Tour player Wesley Bryan tweeted a picture of a note that he wrote after the two played together during the third round of the WGC-HSBC Champions in China in October. In it, Bryan shared Molinari's plans to retire as early as 2020 to hang out at cafes and "become a Twitter troll":

Molinari is active on the social media platform, with more than 5,600 tweets sent out to nearly 150,000 followers since joining in 2010. But after lifting the claret jug at Carnoustie, it appears one of the few downsides of Molinari's victory is that the golf world won't get to see the veteran turn into a caffeinated, well-read troll anytime soon.

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Molinari had previously avoided Carnoustie on purpose

By Rex HoggardJuly 22, 2018, 9:17 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Sometimes a course just fits a player’s eye. They can’t really describe why, but more often than not it leads to solid finishes.

Francesco Molinari’s relationship with Carnoustie isn’t like that.

The Italian played his first major at Carnoustie, widely considered the toughest of all The Open venues, in 2007, and his first impression hasn’t really changed.

“There was nothing comforting about it,” he said on Sunday following a final-round 69 that lifted him to a two-stroke victory.

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In fact, following that first exposure to the Angus coast brute, Molinari has tried to avoid Carnoustie, largely skipping the Dunhill Links Championship, one of the European Tour’s marquee events, throughout his career.

“To be completely honest, it's one of the reasons why I didn't play the Dunhill Links in the last few years, because I got beaten up around here a few times in the past,” he said. “I didn't particularly enjoy that feeling. It's a really tough course. You can try and play smart golf, but some shots, you just have to hit it straight. There's no way around it. You can't really hide.”

Molinari’s relative dislike for the layout makes his performance this week even more impressive considering he played his last 37 holes bogey-free.

“To play the weekend bogey-free, it's unthinkable, to be honest. So very proud of today,” he said.