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  1. This Year's LPGA Majors Had Feel-Good And Feel-Kinda-Bad Moments

    Mechelle Voepel

    From exhilarating wins by Lexi Thompson and Michelle Wie to a fairytale finish by Mo Martin to gut-wrenching misses for Brittany Lincicome and Karrie Webb, this year's LPGA's majors had a little bit of everything.

    Story | Conversation | September 14, 2014
  2. Brace Yourselves. Michelle Wie Graces Cover Of Golf Digest

    D'Arcy Maine

    Everyone OK out there? Because Golf Digest has an actual woman golfer on the cover of its October issue, and it seems like the world hasn't ended yet. Shocking, I know. After Paulina Gretzky, a woman who decidedly does not play professional golf, a...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  3. espnw -- There's no time like the present for LPGA Lotte winner M...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Michelle Wie seems to be blossoming not just as a professional golfer comfortable with her game, but as a 24-year-old woman comfortable with herself.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2014
  4. Back in the day: Natalie Gulbis

    Natalie Gulbis

    In our new espnW series, elite athletes look back with a memory from their rookie days. About 10 years ago when I was first turning professional and joining the LPGA, I trained alongside Tiger Woods at the Butch Harmon School of Golf. We all had l...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  5. Buzz That Was -- If Paulina Gretzky on Golf Digest cover bums you...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Depressed about Golf Digest putting "celebrity" Paulina Gretzky on its cover rather than, you know, an actual professional golfer? Well, let these terrific videos of the college slam dunk contest and dancing Olympians cheer you up.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2014
  6. espnW Total Access -- What teen star will shine brightest in prof...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Teen sensations Lydia Ko, Lexi Thompson and Charley Hull already are making their mark in women's golf. But who will leave the biggest imprint?

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2014
  7. espnW -- Kate Fagan explains why covering openly gay athletes is ...

    Kate Fagan

    Steve Elkington's tweets surrounding the coverage of openly gay NFL prospect Michael Sam highlighted what a lot of people are asking: "Why is this news?" It is news because civil rights have always been news, especially when barriers are finally smashed.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2014
  8. Eager to get in competitive mode

    Anna Nordqvist

    Hello, everyone! I am a new face on here. My name is Anna Nordqvist, and I am excited to start blogging about my life as a professional golfer on the LPGA Tour! I hope to share my experiences on and off the course and make you all part of my journe...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  9. Happy Birthday, Natalie Gulbis!

    espnW

    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
  10. Michelle Wie cards a 24

    espnW

    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. espnW -- Lorena Ochoa, voted fifth most influential Hispanic fema...

    Marly Rivera

    Lorena Ochoa, voted the fifth most influential Hispanic female athlete of all time by a panel of blue-ribbon voters assembled by espnW and ESPN Deportes, conquered golf then left on top to devote herself to philanthropy and family.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  12. espnW -- Evian Championship preview: Five players to watch

    Mechelle Voepel

    Suzann Pettersen is on fire coming into the Evian Championship but she'll be tested. Inbee Park is looking to make history as the first man or woman to win four professional majors in a year, while Stacy Lewis is gunning for her fourth victory of 2013.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2013
  13. Babe's big payday

    espnW

    Babe Didrikson Zaharias turned professional in golf on this date in 1947. She did it in order to accept $300,000 for a series of golf movies. Didrikson Zaharias was an all-around athlete, playing basketball and softball and participating in track and...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  14. espnW -- Meg Mallon traces commitment to golf to coaching of Mike...

    Mackenzie Lobby

    Basketball was Meg Mallon's first sport growing up, but when she met golf coach Mike McGetrick in her early 20s, her golf game -- and love for the sport -- took off.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2013
  15. espnW -- The "right" woman, Gary? A partner, not a cheerleader

    Sarah Spain

    Gary Player says Rory McIlroy has to find the "right" woman to support his career. In "That's What She Said," Sarah Spain explains why McIlroy's already found her.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2013
  16. In The Clutch: Stacy Lewis' transition to pro golf

    espnW

    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