World Congress of Womens Golf to debut in 2004

By Lpga Tour MediaNovember 20, 2003, 5:00 pm
Ladies Professional Golf AssociationWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Commissioner Ty M. Votaw today announced the creation of the first-ever World Congress of Womens Golf, a landmark event featuring worldwide industry leaders focused on the advancement of womens professional golf. The inaugural staging of the World Congress of Womens Golf will be May 20-22, 2004, in New York City during the Sybase Classic presented by Lincoln Mercury, which will be played in nearby New Rochelle, N.Y.
The growth of womens golf worldwide serves as an opportune time for organizations from around the world to come together, said LPGA Commissioner Ty M. Votaw. With the popularity of womens golf at an all-time high, the time is right for a summit of this nature. As leaders in the golf industry, we aim to advance womens golf in all areas, and I am confident the inaugural World Congress of Womens Golf will greatly serve that goal.
The World Congress of Womens Golf was created by the LPGA as an opportunity to unify and strengthen womens professional golf by providing shared leadership, knowledge and friendship in an inclusive and encouraging environment. Womens professional golf organizations from around the world have been invited to attend and participate in meetings and panel discussions. Thus far, commitments have been received from the following associations, tours and corporate sponsorship organizations:

American Junior Golf Association (AJGA)
Australia LPGA
Futures Tour
Israel Golf Federation
Ladies European Tour (LET)
Ladies Golf Union (LGU)
LPGA Tournament Sponsors Association
PGA of Sweden
Royal & Ancient Golf Club (R&A)
Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA)
South Africa LPGT
Spanish Royal Federation of Golf
Sybase, Inc.
Tournament Sponsors Association of Japan
United States Golf Association (USGA)
Womens Senior Golf Tour (WSGT)

Topics throughout the three-day World Congress of Womens Golf will
include: developing future golfers and building the pipeline; sponsorship; television; a womens golf world ranking; and golf in the Olympic Games.
Sybase Inc. is a founding sponsor of the World Congress of Womens Golf.
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Koepka primed for CJ Cup win and world No. 1

By Golf Channel DigitalOctober 19, 2018, 6:00 am

Brooks Koepka wants a 2-for-1 at the CJ Cup. If he can collect his second non-major PGA Tour victory he can become world No. 1 for the first time in his career.

He’s in great position to accomplish his goal.

Koepka eagled the par-5 18th en route to a 7-under 65 in the second round at Nine Bridges in Juju Island, South Korea. At 8 under par, he is one back of 36-hole leader Scott Piercy (65).

Koepka, currently ranked third in the world, began the day three shots off the lead, but rapidly ascended the leaderboard. He birdied four of his first eight holes before finding trouble at the ninth. Koepka hooked his tee shot out of bounds, but the ninth is a par 5 and he was able to salvage bogey.

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That was his only dropped shot of the day.

The reigning Tour Player of the Year birdied the 12th and 14th holes in his bid to keep pace with Piercy. Koepka was two back as he played his final hole, where he knocked his second shot to 10 feet. He deftly converted the eagle effort to tie Piercy and earn a spot in Saturday’s final twosome. Piercy later pulled a shot ahead with a birdie at the ninth, his final hole of the day.

Koepka has officially won four PGA Tour events, but three of those are majors (2017, ’18 U.S. Open; 2018 PGA). His lone non-major win was the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

He can still reach world No. 1 with a solo second place, assuming Justin Thomas, currently world No. 4, doesn’t win this week.

That will take a mighty weekend effort by the defending champ.

Thomas also eagled the 18th hole to go from 1 over to 1 under. He shot 2-under 70 in the second round and is seven shots off the lead.

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'Go in'? Yes, JT wants an ace at the par-4 14th

By Golf Channel DigitalOctober 19, 2018, 5:11 am

Justin Thomas didn’t hesitate after hitting his tee shot on the 353-yard, par-4 14th in Round 2 of the CJ Cup.

“Go in,” he immediately said.

“Please go in,” he added.

Thomas’ tee shot was on a great line, but it landed just short of the green. Surprisingly, it took three more shots for his ball to "go in." After birdies on Nos. 12 and 13, Thomas parred the 14th.

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Watch: Dufner makes six (!) fist pumps after birdie

By Golf Channel DigitalOctober 19, 2018, 4:53 am

Jason Dufner makes Ben Stein seem like Jonathan Winters. Dufner often looks mighty miserable for someone who plays golf for a living.

But not on Friday at the CJ Cup!

Dufner made a 20-footer for birdie at the 16th hole and “celebrated” with one-two-three-(pause)-four-five-six fist pumps. There could have been more, but the camera cut away.

That was Dufner’s third birdie on the back nine, which offset a triple bogey at the par-3 seventh, en route to an even-par 72. Good times.

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Watch: Paul C-ace-y makes hole-in-one at CJ Cup

By Golf Channel DigitalOctober 19, 2018, 2:35 am

Par-par-par-par-par-par. It was a boring second round over the first six holes for Paul Casey at the CJ Cup.

And then he aced the par-3 seventh.

Casey's tee shot from 176 tracked straight towards the hole and rolled in near the final revolution. That got him to 2 under par for the tournament. He was five off the lead, held by Chez Reavie, but bogeyed the ninth and 10th holes to give back those two strokes.

Hey, it's a no-cut event and a guaranteed paycheck. Drinks on Casey!