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Ex-LPGA top rookie enters int'l event in place of injured stars

Former LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year Ryu So-yeon will enter an international match play competition this summer in place of injured stars.Ryu, the tour's top first-year player in 2012, was announced Friday as one of four South Koreans at the July 19-24 International Crown. Ranked 11th in th...

Updated : 2016.06.24 10:20

McIlroy opts out of Rio Olympics over Zika concerns

Golfer Rory McIlroy became one of the most high-profile sports stars to opt out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns about the Zika virus, saying Wednesday it is "a risk I am unwilling t...

Updated : 2016.06.22 21:38

Injured Park In-bee going for history at LPGA major

Down but not out, injured South Korean golfer Park In-bee will chase history at the second LPGA major of the season this week.Park is the three-time defending champion of the KPMG Women's PGA Champion...

Updated : 2016.06.07 10:09

Park In-bee withdraws from LPGA stop after career-worst round

South Korean golfer Park In-bee has withdrawn from an LPGA Tour event in Michigan after shooting the worst round of her career.Park, ranked No. 2 in the world, carded a 12-over 84 in the first round of the LPGA Volvik Championship in Ann Arbor on Thursday (local time). She traded three bir...

Updated : 2016.05.27 09:44

Korean Wang Jeung-hun wins 2nd straight European Tour event

South Korean golfer Wang Jeung-hun captured his second straight European Tour win Sunday in Mauritius, powered by a dramatic late rally.Wang shot an even-par 72 in the final round of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at Four Seasons Golf Club at Anahita, for the four-round total of six-under...

Updated : 2016.05.16 11:06

Golfer Shin Ji-yai wins out on Japanese tour over her compatriots

South Korean golfer Shin Ji-yai collected her second win of the season on Sunday after winning the Hoken No Madoguchi Ladies in Japan. At the Fukuoka Country Club in Fukuoka, Japan, Shin shot four-under 68 to finish the tournament with a final score of 10-under 206. She beat her compatriot...

Updated : 2016.05.15 16:51

Korean Wang Jeung-hun wins on European Tour

South Korean golfer Wang Jeung-hun captured his first European Tour win in Morocco on Sunday (local time) in a sudden-death playoff.Wang defeated Nacho Elvira on the second playoff hole to claim the Trophee Hassan II at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam in Rabat, Morocco, and take home 250,000 euros...

Updated : 2016.05.09 09:27

Jenny Shin captures 1st LPGA win in Texas

South Korean golfer Jenny Shin captured her maiden LPGA Tour win in Texas on Sunday.Shin had a bogey-free final round of four-under 67 at the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout in Irving, Texas, for a four-round total of 14-under 270.Shin beat out two fellow South Koreans, Hur Mi-jung an...

Updated : 2016.05.02 11:45

Korean Jang Ha-na withdraws from LPGA event with anemia, insomnia

South Korean golfer Jang Ha-na withdrew from an LPGA Tour event in San Francisco Thursday with symptoms of insomnia and anemia, her Seoul-based agency said.Jang, a two-time winner this season and world No. 8, pulled out during the first round of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. An officia...

Updated : 2016.04.22 16:29

Injured LPGA star Park In-bee to take one month off from touring

Park In-bee, the world's No. 2-ranked female golfer from South Korea, will take one month from the LPGA Tour to rest and treat a hand injury, her agency announced Monday.Galaxia SM said Park has pulled out of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic scheduled for this week in San Francisco. She wi...

Updated : 2016.04.18 17:25

Chun In-gee rises to qualification spot for Olympic women's golf

Fresh off a runner-up finish at the LPGA Tour's first major of the season, South Korean youngster Chun In-gee rose to the last qualification spot for the Olympics Monday.Chun finished second behind champion Lydia Ko at ANA Inspiration in California on Sunday, and moved up a notch on the la...

Updated : 2016.04.04 17:38

Korean rookie Chun In-gee finishes 2nd at LPGA major

South Korean rookie Chun In-gee finished second in the LPGA Tour's first major of the season in California on Sunday.Chun shot 11-under 277 to end one shot behind champion Lydia Ko at the ANA Inspiration at Mission Hills Country Club's Dinah Shore Tournament Course here in Rancho Mirage.Ch...

Updated : 2016.04.04 11:21

Kim Sei-young captures 1st LPGA win of year

South Korea's Kim Sei-young captured her first LPGA Tour win of 2016 in Phoenix on Sunday.Kim cruised to a five-shot victory at the JTBC Founders Cup at Wildfire Golf Club at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, finishing the four-round event at 27-under 261. She l...

Updated : 2016.03.21 12:56

Jang Ha-na reaches No. 5 in world golf rankings after LPGA win

Fresh off her second LPGA Tour win of the season, South Korean Jang Ha-na reached No. 5 in the latest world rankings released Monday.Jang is the second-highest Korean in the rankings after climbing five spots to reach the top five. Park In-bee remained at No. 2.Jang won the HSBC Women's Ch...

Updated : 2016.03.07 13:23

Korean Jang Ha-na picks up 2nd LPGA win of season in Singapore

South Korean Jang Ha-na picked up her second LPGA Tour win of the season in Singapore on Sunday.Jang cruised to a four-stroke victory at HSBC Women's Champions at Sentosa Golf Club's Serapong Course, after a blistering final round of seven-under 65 took her to 19-under 269 for the tourname...

Updated : 2016.03.06 17:04