World No 1 Park In-bee wins North Texas LPGA Shootout

Park In-bee claimed the sixth LPGA title of her career and her third this year at the North Texas LPGA Shootout. Photo: AP

World No 1 Park In-bee drained a birdie putt at the final hole on Sunday to win the inaugural North Texas LPGA Shootout, holding off Spain’s Carlota Ciganda by one stroke.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Short Sport, March 3, 2013

Wang Chien-ming threw six shutout innings. Photo: AP

Golf officials denied rumours of a malaria outbreak on the LPGA Tour yesterday after Natalie Gulbis and Pak Se-ri pulled out of the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore due to illness and staff members also fell sick.

3 Mar 2013 - 4:00am

Short Sport, January 17, 2013

A new tournament in China is among the highlights of the 28-event LPGA 2013 schedule announced this week. 

17 Jan 2013 - 2:27am

Despite huge growth, Asian golf has problems

Yani Tseng of Taiwan hits a shot from a bunker of the 1st hole during the third round of LPGA Thailand golf tournament in Pattaya in 2011. Photo: AP

Rapid growth has made Asia the big new destination for world golf but there’s an unmistakable sense of gloom as long-standing events face an uncertain future and local talent stalls.

While rich tournaments and even richer stars continue to flood east, grabbing widespread attention and making large sums for the game’s elite, for the home-grown scene it’s a different story entirely.

19 Dec 2012 - 12:50pm

Choi wins LPGA season finale

Na Yeon Choi, of South Korea, kisses her trophy after winning the LPGA Titleholders golf tournament, on Sunday, in Naples, Florida. Photo: AP

Na Yeon Choi capped her outstanding this year LPGA campaign with a two-stroke victory over fellow South Korean So Yeon Ryu Sunday in the US$1.5 million season-ending Titleholders.

19 Nov 2012 - 1:48pm

Golfer Christina Kim's tweets, blogs helped conquer her depression

Christina Kim

There is a school of thought that the name golf was derived from the acronym "Gentleman Only, Ladies Forbidden", but one extrovert in hip-hop hats and pink pigtail plaits has thrown the stereotype out the window.

28 Oct 2012 - 3:13am

Swing out sisters

It's been said that golf is an acronym for 'gentlemen only, ladies forbidden', but perhaps a more appropriate modern acronym would be 'girls onrushing, lads forewarned'.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

All eyes on China as new women's tour tees off

As the first event of the China LPGA Tour gets ready to tee off today in Beijing, many of the region's top professionals are looking to make history in becoming the first winner on the new circuit.

13 May 2009 - 12:00am

Big plans for China LPGA Tour

The China LPGA Tour will start next year with the aim to stage 20 tournaments annually within five years, the China Golf Association (CGA) has announced. Eight events, starting in April or May, are tentatively scheduled for next year. They will incorporate the four existing Orient Masters Tour events and culminate in the fourth edition of the season-ending China Ladies Open.

20 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Asia's women still have a mountain to climb

When Zhong Xiaolong fired a double bogey at the final hole of the 2006 Volvo China Open qualifier and missed the chance of becoming the first woman to qualify for a national open championship, little did she know the opportunity had probably disappeared forever.

13 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Creamer in form at Kau Sai Chau

American LPGA star Paula Creamer shrugged off the effects of an early morning flight from Singapore yesterday to play nine holes of the South Course at Kau Sai Chau. The 21-year-old drilled a drive into the centre of the 10th fairway from where she played a pitching wedge to four feet to start her nine-hole round with a birdie three.

4 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Sorenstam sets up Singapore showdown with Ochoa

Annika Sorenstam put her money where her mouth is, winning the LPGA's season-opening SBS Open to add credibility to her stated goal of challenging Lorena Ochoa's world number-one status.

18 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Ice-cool Korean teenager ready to shake up the world order

As she started the opening event of the LPGA's 2008 season, Korean Shin Ji-yai issued an ominous warning to the world's top golfers. The 19-year-old, already the most dominant player seen on the ultra-competitive Korean circuit, issued a simple statement that could signal the start of a stellar international career.

17 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Asia's best strut their stuff in mainland tournament

The second leg of the Ladies Asian Golf Tour tees off at Wu Yi Fountain Palm Golf Club on Thursday. Yesterday's pro-am gave most of the 140-strong field the opportunity to sample the 6,713-yard course, which was designed by Jack Nicklaus Jnr.

18 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Sports Quiz

1. Who recently overhauled Dutchman Paul Litjens as the leading scorer in men's international field hockey?

2. Who did Anil Kumble displace as India's leading Test wicket-taker?

3. Which England cricketer trained with Newcastle United soccer side in his off-season?

12 Dec 2004 - 12:00am