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By Donald Lambro
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Topic - Yeon Choi
This kind of conversation was rare five years ago on the LPGA Tour. For starters, it involved Vin Scully.
Na Yeon Choi finished last year by winning the LPGA Titleholders and buying a new house at Isleworth outside Orlando. She was No. 2 on the money list with nearly $2 million. She was No. 2 in the world. She was the U.S. Women's Open champion.
American golfer Jessica Korda shot a 5-under 68 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead after the second round of the Reignwood Classic in smog-shrouded Beijing.
American golfer Jessica Korda shot a 5-under 68 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead after the second round of the Reignwood Classic.
American Jessica Korda and South Korea's Na Yeon Choi both shot a 9-under 64 Thursday to share the lead after the first round of the inaugural Reignwood LPGA Classic in Beijing, four strokes ahead of the rest of the field.
Tiger Woods followed one of the best rounds of his life with a solid 2-under 68 on Saturday in the third round of the Bridgestone Invitational, giving him a seven-shot lead and setting him up for a remarkable eighth victory at Firestone Country Club.
Inbee Park might not be on the cusp of history if not for her struggles with her driving.
Inbee Park was 19 when she became the youngest player to win the U.S. Women's Open, not very experienced at golf or at life.
Inbee Park took a week of rest and relaxation after her last tournament. She earned it.
Yani Tseng is trying to recapture a youthful enthusiasm, searching for the balance of fun and precision that carried her to the top spot in women's golf.
Yani Tseng is not worried about losing her top ranking on the LPGA Tour, believing it may even turn her disappointing results around.
Stacy Lewis had to share the lead with Na Yeon Choi at the HSBC Women's Champions after the South Korean birdied the 18th hole in a rain-delayed third round on Saturday.
Under sweltering heat, Butsakom Moonfong gripped her golf club firmly and practiced her swing before focusing on the ball. Adjusting her position, the 10-year-old hit the ball close to the hole, getting a thumbs-up from her father _ who is also her caddie.
U.S. Women's Open champion Na Yeon Choi was steady after a careless three-putt bogey early in her third round Saturday at the Titleholders and finished with a 3-under 69 to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the LPGA Tour season.
Suzann Pettersen birdied two of her last three holes Thursday for a 6-under 66 and a share of the lead with So Yeon Ryu and Sun Young Yoo in the LPGA Tour's season-ending Titleholders.
"When I traveled with my parents, we couldn't go to any restaurants by ourselves. We had to go with somebody," she said.
"I think I put a lot of pressure on myself at the beginning of the season," Choi said Tuesday. "I started the season No. 2 in the world, and I really, really want to be No. 1. But I think I got too much pressure, too much to think about _ winning a tournament or about the results and lower scores."