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Lydia Ko wins LPGA Taiwan to regain No. 1 spot in world

Lydia Ko ran away with the LPGA Taiwan Championship on Sunday to regain the No. 1 spot in the world ranking. The 18-year-old New Zealander holed a 30-yard pitch for eagle on the par-5 12th and finished with a 7-under 65 in sunny, breezy conditions at Miramar for a nine-stroke
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Jason Day takes over as world’s top ranked golfer

Jason Day has replaced Jordan Spieth as world number one in the latest golf rankings released on Monday. The Australian, who won his first major title at the PGA Championship in August, takes the top spot for the second time in his career. He previously moved ahead of Spieth on
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Lexi Thompson wins LPGA in South Korea

Lexi Thompson broke out of a crowded pack Sunday to win the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship for her second victory of the year and sixth overall. The 20-year-old American closed with a 3-under 69 to beat Taiwan’s Yani Tseng and South Korea’s Sung Hyun Park by a stroke
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Jessica Korda wins LPGA Malaysia for 4th title

Jessica Korda won the LPGA Malaysia on Sunday for her fourth tour title, closing with a 6-under 65 in sweltering conditions at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club for a four-stroke victory. After winning twice last season, the 22-year-old American entered the week with only one
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Spieth crowned PGA Player of the Year

Jordan Spieth capped his trophy-laden season with more silverware on Monday, winning the PGA of America Player of the Year award as well as the prestigious Vardon Trophy. Spieth, 22, became the second youngest player to win the awards in the same year after Tiger Woods achieved
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Day wins BMW Championship on cruise control, moves to No. 1

Jason Day has plenty of rivals at the moment, but very few peers. Day’s runaway victory Sunday in the BMW Championship vaulted him to No. 1 in the world ranking, backing up a boast the then little-known Australian made during a conference call with reporters in 2007 –
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USA wins Solheim Cup

Call it karma. Call it righting a wrong. Use whatever cosmic terms you want, but the U.S. Solheim Cup team completed the biggest comeback in the history of the biennial matches, rallying from a 10-6 deficit to defeat the European team for a 14.5-13.5 victory at Golf Club St.
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Anna Nordqvist wins ShopRite LPGA Classic

Anna Nordqvist gave her visiting mother the perfect gift Sunday, which also happened to be Mother’s Day in Sweden The 27-year-old Nordqvist birdied the 16th and 17th holes to break out of the pack and win the ShopRite LPGA Classic by a stroke. She closed with a 2-under 69
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Mickelson expects Woods to be good at Masters

Three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson isn’t surprised that Tiger Woods will tee it up at the Masters next week — and he thinks the four-time winner will be ready. “That’s a tough tournament to miss,” Mickelson said of the first major
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Lydia Ko wins Women’s Aussie Open title by 2 for 6th LPGA win

Lydia Ko is a winner again on the LPGA Tour. The 17-year-old Kiwi put away the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open on Sunday with a two-shot win over Amy Yang. Ko shot a final-round, 2-under 71 on the composite course at Royal Melbourne to capture the title with a 9-under
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