US Women's Open pushed to Monday because of thunderstorms
Rain falls during a weather delay in the final round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Houston. The U.S. Women's Open was postponed from early June because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be the first Monday finish for the U.S. Women's Open since So Yeon Ryu won at The Broadmoor in Colorado in 2011. Se Ri Pak was the most recent in 1998 at the LPGA Championship and U.S. Women's Open. They will pick up where they left off on Monday; the USGA decided against calling the final round a wash and starting over.
No longer a surprise, Shibuno leads by 3 at US Women's Open
Hinako Shibuno, of Japan, smiles after putting on the 17th green during the second round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament in Houston, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. That was bright as ever Friday as the Japanese star posted a 4-under 67 and opened a three-shot lead going into the weekend of the U.S. Women's Open. She looked the part of a major champion at the U.S. Women's Open, where the forecast of rain and strong wind never quite materialized. The USGA used two courses for the first time because the pandemic forced the Women's Open to be postponed six months to December with limited daylight. Kerr played bogey-free at Jackrabbit and shot 69, and the 43-year-old former Open champion says the injury at least has tempered her expectation.
Lewis, Munoz share lead at Ladies Scottish Open
NORTH BERWICK American golfer Stacy Lewis shot a 5-under 66 for the lowest round of the week at the Ladies Scottish Open to take a share of the lead with Azahara Munoz after the second round on Friday. Lewis, a former top-ranked player and a 12-time LPGA Tour champion, birdied the final four holes to bounce back from her only dropped shot -- at the 12th -- at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick. The two-time major winner is looking for her first win in nearly three years since when she has given birth to her first child, Chesnee to take into next weeks Womens British Open, which she won in 2013. Jennifer Song was a stroke behind after a 70, with Amy Olson and Olivia Cowan a further shot back after 71s. It is the first international event on the LPGA Tour since the Womens Australian Open in February.
Thomas assured $2 million bonus as tour heads to postseason
He has not made it to the Tour Championship since 2017, the year of his last victory. CLUTCH PARFormer Masters champion Charl Schwartzel had reason to celebrate on Friday without ever being in the hunt at the PGA Championship. That got the attention of the PGA of America, which gave him an exemption into the PGA Championship. The LOCALiQ Series for players on the Canadian, China and Latin America circuits for the PGA Tour now has a conclusion. STAT OF THE WEEKIn the last five years of the PGA Championship, players have posted all four rounds in the 60s without winning 16 times.
Matthew Wolff a PGA Tour winner at age 20 in 3rd pro start
Wolff joins Tiger Woods and Ben Crenshaw as the only players to win the NCAA title and a PGA Tour event in the same year. Wilkinson's 10-foot birdie putt caught the left edge, and Brehm made the winning putt, one hole later than he expected. Coceres, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, made two bogeys over 54 holes at Golf Club Bad Ragaz. ... Da Yeon Lee closed with a 7-under 65 for a six-shot victory in the Asiana Airlines Open on the Korean LPGA Tour. ... Shibuno Hinukaku shot 1-under 71 and won in a playoff at the Shiseido Anessa Ladies Open on the Japan LPGA Tour.