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Kim holes out from fairway to win LOTTE Championship (Reuters)

(Reuters) - LPGA Tour rookie Kim Sei-Young produced a stunning turnaround to win the LOTTE Championship in Hawaii on Saturday, chipping in to force a playoff with Park In-bee before holing out from 150 yards to beat the world number three on the first extra hole. Kim In-kyung (74) was third on nine-under, with Choi Chella (72) and Kim Hyo-joo (69) fourth on 281.




Golf-Kim holes out from fairway to win LOTTE Championship (Reuters)

LPGA Tour rookie Kim Sei-Young produced a stunning turnaround to win the LOTTE Championship in Hawaii on Saturday, chipping in to force a playoff with Park In-bee before holing out from 150 yards to beat the world number three on the first extra hole. Kim In-kyung (74) was third on nine-under, with Choi Chella (72) and Kim Hyo-joo (69) fourth on 281.




Sei Young Kim holes out from fairway to win in Hawaii (The Associated Press)

Sei Young Kim holed out from 154 yards for eagle to win the LPGA Tour's Lotte Championship on the first hole of a playoff Saturday with Inbee Park. Kim took a three-shot lead into the final round of the ANA Inspiration two weeks ago, shot 75 and tied for fourth.




Olympic course designer hopes golf wins in Rio Games (Reuters)

By Larry Fine FAR HILLS, New Jersey (Reuters) - Gil Hanse designed the course that will stage the return of golf to the Olympics in 2016 for the first time in 112 years and knows the stakes are high for the sport. "I hate figure skating. "So people who have never watched golf, because it's an Olympic sport will tune in. "If in any small way we can present the face of what we believe golf should look like -- not perfect, a little bit rugged, a little bit rustic -- hopefully this will bring a boom in golf development around the world." After long delays in construction over issues including environmental concerns, Hanse said the struggles are over and only the last touches remain on the as yet unnamed course.




Golf-Olympic course designer hopes golf wins in Rio Games (Reuters)

By Larry Fine FAR HILLS, New Jersey, April 18 (Reuters) - Gil Hanse designed the course that will stage the return of golf to the Olympics in 2016 for the first time in 112 years and knows the stakes are high for the sport. "I hate figure skating. "So people who have never watched golf, because it's an Olympic sport will tune in. "If in any small way we can present the face of what we believe golf should look like -- not perfect, a little bit rugged, a little bit rustic -- hopefully this will bring a boom in golf development around the world." After long delays in construction over issues including environmental concerns, Hanse said the struggles are over and only the last touches remain on the as yet unnamed course.





Spieth five shots behind Merritt

Masters champion Jordan Spieth is five shots behind leader Troy Merritt going into the final day of the RBC Heritage.




Kim triumphs in LPGA play-off drama

South Korea's Kim Sei-young holes from the fairway for an eagle to win a play-off at the LPGA event in Hawaii.




Spieth & McDowell in Heritage chance

Jordan Spieth recovers from a poor opening round as he and Graeme McDowell chase leader Troy Merritt at the RBC Heritage.




European Tour appoints new chief

Canadian Keith Pelley has been appointed as the European Tour's new chief executive and will succeed George O'Grady.




Spieth struggles as McDowell leads

Masters champion Jordan Spieth shoots a three-over-par round at the RBC Heritage as Graeme McDowell shares the early lead.





Stenson aiming to be first to win FedEx Cup Race to Dubai in same year despite wrist injury


Swedish golf ace Henrik Stenson is reportedly aiming to become the first player to win the FedEx Cup and Race to Dubai in the same year despite a wrist injury. Stenson, who earned 6.3 million pounds by winning America's end-of-season event, leads the European Tour going into Dubai's DP World Tour Championship finale. According to the BBC, despite injuring his wrist before the first of the four ...




Indian golfer Shiv Kapur aiming for success at 103rd South African Open Championship


Indian professional golfer Shiv Kapur is reportedly aiming for success at the 103rd South African Open Championship, the world's second oldest Open title, at the Glendower Golf Club in Johannesburg from 21-24 November. The rising Indian star will line up alongside a stellar cast of world stars in the opening event on the 2014 European Tour schedule, including Charl Schwartzel, Retief Goosen, ...




Management issues distracting McIlroy


Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy has said that countless hours spent with lawyers this year have been a distraction as he heads into this week's World Tour Championships in Dubai. According to the BBC, McIlroy is still seeking his first win of 2013. Last month, McIlroy began legal action in the Republic of Ireland against the Dublin-based Horizon Sports in a dispute over management fees ...




Cheyenne Woods Heir to Woods Golf Throne


Tiger Woods ‘ neice and, by the looks of it, possible heir to the golf throne. The 23-year-old daughter of Tiger’s older half-brother, Earl Woods, Jr., has played three LPGA events this year, and has yet to collect any money, but she shouldn’t be discouraged. She obviously has what it takes to make it in the world of ...




Stenson stalks Dubai leader


Spain's Alejandro Canizares grabbed a one-shot lead after the first round of the DP World Tour Championship, but Race To Dubai leader Henrik Stenson lies just two back as he looks to add that to his FedEx Cup crown.Canizares completed a six-under-par 66 at Jumeirah Golf Estates that proved enough to hold the first round lead, with Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Australian Marcus ...





Aust golf title in reach for Artis

REBECCA Artis hopes to do one better than her second place in the NSW Women's Open and win her first golf tournament on home soil at the Australia Classic.




It took something special to beat Spieth

LITTLE-KNOWN Troy Merritt one-upped Masters champion Jordan Spieth in the second round of the RBC Heritage.




How bad is Spieth’s Masters hangover?

JORDAN Spieth is feeling the effects of his Masters celebrations, bombing badly in his first round since that record-breaking victory.




Aussie Open a launching pad to Major titles

FOREIGN players are flocking to the Australian Open after 2014 winner Jordan Spieth and 2013 champion Rory McIlroy both scored Majors the following years.




Heir Jordan: Spieth eyes No. 1 spot

MASTERS wonder Jordan Spieth has challenged Rory McIlroy to a shootout for the world No.1 ranking.




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