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Jun 11, 2015

Fox Sports sets up for long game in U.S. women’s football

By Daina Beth Solomon and Larry Fine

(Reuters) – If American football star Alex Morgan notches up a goal or two in Friday’s U.S.-Sweden match at the Women’s World Cup, she will not only score for Team USA, but also for the Fox network that took a big gamble on the event.

Fox Sports will air all 52 matches of the tournament from Canada, 16 of them on the Fox broadcast network, and a good performance for the strong American women’s team should enhance ratings.

Jun 11, 2015

Fox Sports sets up for long game in U.S. women’s soccer

June 11 (Reuters) – If American soccer star Alex Morgan notches up a goal or two in Friday’s U.S.-Sweden match at the Women’s World Cup, she will not only score for Team USA, but also for the Fox network that took a big gamble on the event.

Fox Sports will air all 52 matches of the tournament from Canada, 16 of them on the Fox broadcast network, and a good performance for the strong American women’s team should enhance ratings.

Jun 11, 2015

Friendly wager spurs group to share of LPGA lead

RYE, New York (Reuters) – A friendly wager helped spur Brittany Lincicome and Jessica Korda to join playing partner Cristie Kerr in a tie for the early lead in Thursday’s opening round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

Fellow Americans Korda and Lincicome were struggling on the front nine at Westchester Country Club and decided they could use a little spark to move up the leaderboard.

Jun 11, 2015

USGA chief says Open test could be a mind game

By Larry Fine

(Reuters) – The U.S. Open is the toughest test in major championship golf, and United States Golf Association chief Mike Davis says this year’s examination at Chambers Bay will be as much mental as physical.

“It’s going to require that the players think on their feet a little bit more than they would normally,” USGA executive director Davis told Reuters in an interview.

Jun 11, 2015

Lincicome joins 11-way tie for Women’s PGA lead

RYE, New York (Reuters) – Brittany Lincicome used an eagle-three on the par-five 15th hole to grab a share of the early lead at three-under 70 midway through the opening round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship on Thursday.

Long-hitting Lincicome, winner of the year’s first major, the ANA Inspiration, broke into the red numbers with her eagle and birdied the next to join a pack of 11 players in the clubhouse at 70 on a hot, humid day at Westchester Country Club.

Jun 10, 2015

Rivalries, rankings and Olympics offer Women’s PGA subplots

RYE, New York (Reuters) – Winning a major is its own reward, but rivalries, rankings and next year’s Rio Olympics were also on the mind of contenders at the Women’s PGA Championship starting on Thursday at Westchester Country Club.

World number one Lydia Ko of New Zealand zoomed to the top of the rankings at the tender age of 17 and the 18-year-old is gunning for her first major.

Jun 10, 2015

Number one Ko patient about taking first major prize

RYE, New York (Reuters) – Lydia Ko is surprised that she is still the number one player in the women’s game, but the 18-year-old from New Zealand has been shocking the golf world for years.

“When they said you’re going to be world number one, I said, this could be like a one-week deal and I’m back down again,” Ko told reporters on the eve of the Women’s PGA Championship at Westchester Country Club, the second major of the season.

Jun 10, 2015

Women’s PGA hits another goal with Leadership Summit

RYE, New York (Reuters) – The partnership between the LPGA and the PGA of America that forged this week’s Women’s PGA Championship aimed to raise the profile of a longstanding women’s major.

With 156 players poised to start the season’s second major on Thursday at renowned Westchester Country Club, $3.5 million in prize money and network television coverage in place, the former LPGA Championship looks to be on the ascent.

Jun 9, 2015

Park gunning for LPGA triple and world number one

RYE, New York (Reuters) – Park In-bee of South Korea has won the last two LPGA Championship titles and is gunning for a rare triple in the new incarnation of the women’s major, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Westchester Country Club.

“The PGA of America and the LPGA collaborating on this tournament together and making a great tournament is something different and something unique,” Park told reporters on Tuesday.

Jun 9, 2015

Golf – Wie challenged by Westchester’s hills at women’s major

RYE, New York (Reuters) – Michelle Wie said the Women’s PGA Championship at Westchester Country Club this week has a special buzz to it and hopes her troublesome hip will not slow her down at the second major of the season.

U.S. Women’s Open champion Wie is among 23 major winners in the field for the tournament starting on Thursday, which has been rebranded in a partnership between the LPGA and the PGA of America after 60 years billed as the LPGA Championship.