LPGA tournament at Kingsmill

 

Curtis Strange says mentor Arnold Palmer 'never disappointed'

Curtis Strange last saw Arnold Palmer in March, at Arnie's PGA Tour event in Florida. Protégé and mentor spent about a half hour together in Palmer's home, regaling Palmer's tournament security detail with yarns from their Hall of Fame careers. "He didn't look good then," Strange said. "His spirit...

  • Jutanugarn holds a one-shot lead going into final day

    Jutanugarn holds a one-shot lead going into final day

    JAMES CITY — Time was when being atop the leaderboard would have gotten to her. Not anymore, because two weeks ago, Ariya Jutanugarn became a champion. Having been there and done that, Jutanugarn overcame Saturday's soggy conditions for a third-round 65, which gave her the lead at 10-under heading...

  • 'Prodigy' Chun ties Kingsmill course record with pristine 62

    'Prodigy' Chun ties Kingsmill course record with pristine 62

    JAMES CITY — Veteran caddie David Jones played junior golf for his native Ireland, competed on various tours and taught the game as a professional. In short, he has discerning tastes and is slow to praise. In Gee Chun has turned his head like no other. And Saturday Chun, 21 and the reigning U.S....

  • Three-time Kingsmill champ Kerr enters final day 7 under par

    Three-time Kingsmill champ Kerr enters final day 7 under par

    JAMES CITY — Three-time Kingsmill champ Cristie Kerr stared off into the dim sky Saturday as she prepared to exit the ninth hole and finish her round. Minutes earlier, Kerr's short birdie attempt from within a few feet that would have left her 8 under on the day agonizingly lipped out. "I can't...

  • So Yeon Ryu's 64 gives her a one-shot lead going into Saturday at Kingsmill

    So Yeon Ryu's 64 gives her a one-shot lead going into Saturday at Kingsmill

    JAMES CITY — Confidence can be fleeting, especially in such a mental game as golf. But when So Yeon Ryu bogeyed her first hole Friday morning, which put her over par for the tournament, she didn’t flinch.Actually, she pounced.With birdies on six of her next eight holes, Ryu was on her way to a...

  • Strange day at Kingsmill, with more weirdness on tap

    Strange day at Kingsmill, with more weirdness on tap

    JAMES CITY — Golf's status as our most peculiar and cruel sporting endeavor was on full display Friday at the Kingsmill Championship. And buckle up, my friends, because the craziness may shift into overdrive Saturday. Remember Laura Davies? Less than a year removed from World Golf Hall of Fame...

  • With rest and reflection, Lydia Ko is ready to resume her role as the LPGA's best player

    With rest and reflection, Lydia Ko is ready to resume her role as the LPGA's best player

    The No. 1 player in the world took four weeks off. She needed to recharge her batteries, not live out of her suitcase for a while, and sleep until 3 p.m. But that’s not all Lydia Ko did during her month-long hiatus.Last weekend, she served as celebrity ambassador for the Invictus Games, in which...

  • LPGA Tour's best represent game well on, off course

    LPGA Tour's best represent game well on, off course

    JAMES CITY — Five of the planet's best women's golfers graced the Kingsmill Championship's media room Wednesday morning. Subjects ranged from Prince Harry to this week's tournament, from overcoming injuries to throwing out the first pitch at a Seattle Mariners game. Variety of topics aside, one...

  • Greenlief's LPGA debut couldn't be at a more special place

    Greenlief's LPGA debut couldn't be at a more special place

    JAMES CITY — Four days out of the week, Lauren Greenlief is away on business. Airports, rental cars, hotels, it's the same routine with different destinations every week. Such is the life for a management consultant with a global consulting firm. Her time on the golf course is limited, but Greenlief...

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