Golf Journalen golfresor background

LPGA Commissioner Whan sees women's gains in game (Reuters)

Golf - LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship - Incheon, South Korea - 15/10/16.  Michael Whan, commissioner of the LPGA, poses for photographs during an interview with Reuters. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

By Larry Fine RANCHO MIRAGE, California (Reuters) - Golf is getting younger, more global and more female, all to the delight of LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan. Rather than cringe at the Asian dominance of the largely U.S. tour a decade ago, Whan embraced the global appeal of the game and now revels in the growth during his eight-year reign. "My first day on this job, I was introduced at Madison Square Garden in 2009 as the new commissioner and when we went to the Q&A session, the first question I got was: 'Commissioner Whan, what are you going to do about all the international influences on the tour?' "I said, 'embrace it,'" Whan told Reuters in an interview this week ahead of the ANA Inspiration, the first women's major of the 2017 season.





Golf-LPGA Commissioner Whan sees women's gains in game (Reuters)

Golf is getting younger, more global and more female, all to the delight of LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan. Rather than cringe at the Asian dominance of the largely U.S. tour a decade ago, Whan embraced the global appeal of the game and now revels in the growth during his eight-year reign. "My first day on this job, I was introduced at Madison Square Garden in 2009 as the new commissioner and when we went to the Q&A session, the first question I got was: 'Commissioner Whan, what are you going to do about all the international influences on the tour?' "I said, 'embrace it,'" Whan told Reuters in an interview this week ahead of the ANA Inspiration, the first women's major of the 2017 season.




Golf: First 2017 women's major may bring joust for top rank (Reuters)

By Larry Fine RANCHO MIRAGE, California (Reuters) - The first major of the women's golf season could lead to a changing of the guard at the top of the rankings at the ANA Inspiration at Mission Hills Country Club starting on Thursday. Teen sensation Lydia Ko has held the top spot for 75 consecutive weeks but the New Zealander could be supplanted by Thai Ariya Jutanugarn, who she pipped last year to win her second major. Jutanugarn, who bogeyed the last three holes and was overtaken by the charging Ko, can leapfrog the New Zealander with a win should the 19 year old finish fifth or worse.




LPGA chief says sport trumps push to boycott Trump course (Reuters)

By Larry Fine RANCHO MIRAGE, California (Reuters) - While the ANA Inspiring Women in Sports Conference was underway this week, a plane flew over Mission Hills towing a banner reading: "USGA & LPGA: DUMP TRUMP". The banner, sponsored by women's advocacy group UltraViolet, referred to July's U.S. Women's Open championship scheduled to be played at the U.S. president's Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Many people have called for the championship to be moved in light of Donald Trump’s controversial remarks about women during his presidential campaign.




Ko returns to ANA Inspiration with Jutanugarn in hot pursuit (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this March 5, 2017, file photo, Lydia Kok, of New Zealand, checks her lines on the 11th hole during the HSBC Women's Champions golf tournament held at Sentosa Golf Club's Tanjong course in Singapore. The world's No. 1-ranked player hopes to get back on a winning roll when she returns to the ANA Inspiration this week. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

Lydia Ko remembers holding her arms above her head in a heart shape when she leaped into Poppie's Pond last year. The New Zealand teenager had to watch the video to learn she also held her nose for the winner's traditional plunge at the ANA Inspiration. Ariya Jutanugarn didn't get to make that leap because she blew a two-stroke lead with bogeys on the final three holes of the Dinah Shore Course last year.






ANA Inspiration 2017: Catriona Matthew aims to keep up as majors begin

Scotland's Catriona Matthew says "everyone's upping their game" as the major season begins with the ANA Inspiration on Thursday.




Hazel Irvine to front her final Masters on the BBC in 2017

Hazel Irvine will front the BBC's coverage of the Masters for the final time in April 2017.




ANA Inspiration 2017: Will a Brit win golf's first major of the year?

Iain Carter previews the British chances at the upcoming ANA Inspiration, the first major of the year.




Tiger Woods: Reliving his incredible Masters win in 1997, aged just 21

A look back at Tiger Woods' first Masters victory in 1997 when he comprehensively beat the rest of the field aged just 21.




Johnson beats Rahm in WGC Match Play final

World number one Dustin Johnson becomes the first player to win all four World Golf Championships with victory over Jon Rahm.





McIlroy’s real problem with the Olympics

RORY McIlroy originally claimed the Zika virus was behind his decision to snub the Rio Olympics but he’s now revealed another — more personal — reason.




Rory McIlroy reveals what life’s like for Tiger

RORY McIlroy has become a trusted confidant of Tiger Woods — these are his insights into the far from enjoyable life of the world’s most famous golfer.




Positive signs in rusty comeback for Day

WORLD No.1 Jason Day expects a two-week training camp in the Californian desert to restore the razor-like sharpness to his golf game for the big 2017 season ahead.




Day in the mix at Tournament of Champions in

JASON Day has shaken off a mixed second round with the putter to keep himself in the mix at the Tournament of Champions in Maui.




Aussie ‘battlers’ relishing golfing good life

THE winners-only Tournament of Champions field at Kapalua features four Australians, which is not unusual, it’s who they are.




Bli medlem i Golfjournalen

Som medlem får du många förmåner:

  • Nyhetsbrevet varje månad
  • Specialerbjudanden på bl.a. resor
  • Skriv egna inlägg på sajten

Bli medlem i dag.



Annonser