Best-ball birdie barrage boosts Jutanugarn sisters to LPGA Dow Great Lakes Bay title
Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn didn’t quite birdie every hole, but they birdied enough to win the second LPGA Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational Saturday at the Midland Country Club. “I told my sister before we played, ‘You know what, we’re just going to try to make birdie on every hole,” Ariya Jutanugarn said. “Playing with my sister makes me a lot more confident,” Moriya Jutanugarn said. “Best ball you don’t have to worry about your game as much,” Moriya Jutanugarn said. That’s how we can be successful.”It was Ariya Jutanugarn’s 12th victory on the LPGA Tour and Moriya Jutanugarn’s second.mlive.com
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.
Shibuno passes big test and hangs on to lead in Women's Open
Hinako Shibuno, of Japan, fist bumbs fellow players after her round of golf during the third round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)HOUSTON – Hinako Shibuno passed a big test Saturday in a classic U.S. Women's Open that put a premium on par, keeping the lead with a 3-over 74 going into a final round at Champions Golf Club that figures to be the toughest of all. Shibuno was at 4-under 209 as she bids to become only the third player to make majors their first two LPGA Tour titles. The others were In Gee Chun (2015 U.S. Women's Open and 2016 Evian Championship and Se Ri Pak, who won the LPGA Championship and U.S. Women's Open in 1998. Shibuno won the Women's British Open last year at Woburn, and declined to take up LPGA membership because she didn't think she was ready.
Olson comes up aces and takes 1-shot lead in Women's Open
Amy Olson watches her shot off the third tee during the first round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament in Houston, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. For the first time, two courses are being used for the opening rounds because of the limited daylight by postponing the premier event in women's golf to December. She figured it would be a long shot to be in the U.S. Women's Open this year when the USGA had to scrap qualifying because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And then when golf resumed, Popov earned a spot in the Women's British Open and won at Royal Troon. And now she's already in the mix at the U.S. Women's Open, along with so many others.