Posts tagged with: "Evian Championship"

QUICK TAKE: A Class Act Bows Out View More
Ai Miyazato's decorated LPGA Tour career came to a close on Sunday in France.

QUICK TAKE: A Class Act Bows Out

  Athletes retire all the time. But it isn’t often that a sport loses a precious gem like golf did this week. On Sunday, Ai Miyazato, who has always been a better person than she is a player, even when she was the No.1-ranked player in the world, waved goodbye…

Park Turns Things Around At Evian After Thursday Wash Out View More
Sung Hyun Park during the Evian Championship. She shot a first-round 63. (Photo credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Park Turns Things Around At Evian After Thursday Wash Out

You can’t blame the player. In fact, you should applaud Sung Hyun Park for turning things around so quickly. But the early first-round leader of the shortened Evian Championship highlighted the mistake made by officials who wiped away Thursday and chose to make the final major championship of 2017 the…

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Ko Opts Out, Takes Next Step

She has no perspective, but most prodigies don’t. Mozart couldn’t have known that his teenage compositions would be considered masterpieces two centuries later, and Bobby Fischer admittedly didn’t grasp how extraordinary his achievements were at age 14. Picasso, Beethoven, Ricky Skaggs: None of them had a clue. Part of their…

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Teen Sensations Wow French Galleries

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, FRANCE | “Oh, la la!” was an oft-repeated exclamation as the crowd followed the 16-year-old Lydia Ko and two 17-year-olds – Charley Hull and China’s Xi Yu Lin – in the first two rounds of the Evian Championship, the LPGA’s fifth major. Some locals were smitten by the youngsters’…