| Apr 11, 2013
The season's first major complete, the LPGA Tour is off this week — no sense competing with Bubba, Tiger and Augusta — as players prepare for a three-tournament stretch that concludes May 2-5 at the Kingsmill Championship.
Since the circuit'...
| May 1, 2013
WILLIAMSBURG — When last seen in these parts, Inbee Park was missing the cut at Kingsmill's 2009 Michelob Ultra Open. A major championship in hand, she was ranked 27th in the world, but truth be told, Park had little grasp for what it takes to...
| May 2, 2013
WILLIAMSBURG — The LPGA has never seen a playoff like last year's at Kingsmill, and for spectators, the format was perfect. As Jiyai Shin and Paula Creamer dueled time after time after time on the River Course's 18th hole, fans lining the fairway or...
| May 2, 2013
| 4:18 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — More than 20 golfers requested a sponsor's invitation to this week's LPGA Kingsmill Championship. Ariya Jutanugarn's stood alone — for one reason.
"She's a world-class player," said Wayne Nooe, Kingsmill's director of golf....
| May 4, 2013
WILLIAMSBURG — Angela Stanford didn't know that she's made the cut of every LPGA tournament at Kingsmill. Didn't know that her 9-for-9 track record on Pete Dye's River Course puts her in a club with only one other member — Natalie Gulbis....
| May 5, 2013
WILLIAMSBURG — Katie Burnett will not win the LPGA's Kingsmill Championship. Not with this impeccably credentialed leaderboard. Not with seven of the world's top-25 players in her midst entering Sunday's final round.
But as the likes of Cristie...
| May 6, 2013
WILLIAMSBURG — When Cristie Kerr's eagle putt at the 15th hole Sunday burned the left edge, her dad cringed.
"She's giving me heart attacks," Michael Kerr said as he stood greenside.
Plenty more palpitations awaited during another harrowing...
| May 1, 2014
Lydia Ko turned 17 last week, banked 270 large and was feted by Time magazine along with Pope Francis, Rand Paul, Beyonce, Hillary Clinton, Pharrell Williams, Angela Merkel and Matthew McConaughey.
Good luck with an encore there, ey?
"It's just a...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:33 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — The LPGA Tour has produced beaucoup drama at Kingsmill, from Annika Sorenstam’s farewell victory in 2008 to a record nine-hole, two-day playoff in 2012 between Jiyai Shin and Paula Creamer.
As if that doesn’t set the...
| Jun 11, 2014
Since Curtis Strange repeated as U.S. Open champion 25 years ago, the first to do so since Ben Hogan in 1951, many of golf's elite have attempted to join their company. Tiger Woods, Hale Irwin, Ernie Els and Payne Stewart headline the 18-strong group,...
| May 16, 2014
WILLIAMSBURG — Azahara Munoz was as lost as Tom Hanks and his volleyball. Thousands of miles from her native Spain, she was a freshman at Arizona State, isolated and homesick.
The 2002 Spanish Amateur champion at age 14, she had come to the United...