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  1. Five Clothing Statements

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    John Daly celebrates his 48th birthday today, which gives us reason to look back at five of the worst fashion statements on the golf course in recent years. Can anyone hold a candle to golf's resident bad boy? 1. John Daly: It seems only fitting t...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  2. Swinging Skirts: 5 fast facts

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    Karine Icher held the lead after Day 1, and Lydia Ko is in the hunt at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in San Francisco. But what's with the tournament's name? Starting on Thursday and running through Sunday, the tournament is making its debut on th...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  3. Happy Birthday, Lydia Ko!

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    Happy birthday, Lydia Ko! The golfing phenom turns 17 today. Born in South Korea and raised in New Zealand, Ko started playing golf when she was 5. In 2011, she started racking up amateur titles in New Zealand and Australia. In 2012, Ko became the yo...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  4. Flashback: Babe adds to legend

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    On this day in 1954, Babe Didrikson Zaharias won the LPGA Sarasota Open for the second consecutive year. A three-time medalist in track at the 1932 Olympics and an All-American basketball player, Didrikson Zaharias didn't start playing golf until 193...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  5. Early tee times

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    On this day in 1992, Tiger Woods became the youngest golfer in nearly 35 years to play in a PGA event. At just 16, Woods made his PGA debut as an amateur at the Nissan Los Angeles Open, missing the cut but launching a career that has earned him an es...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  6. History Lesson On The Links

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    On this day in 1811, the first documented women's golf tournament took place at Musselburgh Golf Club in Scotland. While women reportedly were playing on the course as far back as Mary, Queen of Scots, in 1567, 1811 marked the first acknowledged comp...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  7. Happy Birthday, Natalie Gulbis!

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    Happy birthday, Natalie Gulbis! The LPGA fan favorite turns 31 today. The 2007 Evian Masters winner joined the professional ranks in 2002 but played in her first LPGA event in 1997 when she was just 14. Gulbis was a member of the boys' golf team in h...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  8. Happy birthday, Lorena Ochoa!

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    Happy birthday Lorena Ochoa, who turns 32 today! One of the most celebrated female golfers of recent years, Ochoa retired from the sport in 2010. The Mexico native ended her career with two major titles and 25 additional LPGA victories. At the time o...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  9. Salute to Italy's stars

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    To celebrate Columbus Day, we salute some of the great female athletes from Italy. We start with Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, who in 2012 became the first Italian duo to win a Grand Slam doubles title when they won the French Open. The No. 1 team i...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  10. Michelle Wie cards a 24

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    Golfer Michelle Wie celebrates her 24th birthday today. Born on Oct. 11, 1989, in Hawaii, Wie turned professional as a 15-year-old in 2005. By that time, she already had hit some major milestones. At the age of 10 in 2000, Wie became the youngest to ...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  11. W Wants To Know: Meg Mallon

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    In "W Wants to Know," espnW poses five questions to some of our favorite athletes. Today, Meg Mallon, a four-time major winner, checks in prior to captaining the U.S. Solheim Cup team next week in Colorado. What do you need to consider your day com...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  12. Pair of historic sidekicks?

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    Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Beatriz Recari could be a part of history this week at the Women's British Open at the Old Course at St. Andrews. They'll definitely be in the spotlight. Ewart Shadoff and Recari will be paired with Inbee Park for the first two...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  13. Inbee Park turns historic page

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    What a year it was for Inbee Park. The LPGA Tour superstar, who celebrates her 25th birthday today, made history as a 24-year-old and has the opportunity to cement her legend at 25. This season, Park became the second woman - and first since Babe Did...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  14. In The Clutch: Stacy Lewis' transition to pro golf

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    Playing golf professionally wasn't always on the mind of Stacy Lewis. Making the transition from amateur to pro opened the eyes of the world's former No. 1 golfer.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2013
  15. W Wants To Know: Natalie Gulbis

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    espnW poses five questions to some of our favorite athletes. This week, Natalie Gulbis opens up as she hits the course for the LPGA Championship. What do you need to do to consider your day complete? Journaling. I have such a full life and get to t...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  16. W roundtable -- Nothing wrong with another LPGA Tour major

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    The LPGA has had an ever-shifting rotation of major tournaments, so the introduction of the Evian Masters this year is likely to do more good than not.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2013