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Last Updated on Thursday, 14 March 2013 23:18 Thursday, 14 March 2013 23:14
PHOENIX, Arizona -- Natalie Gulbis has withdrawn from the LPGA Founders Cup because ofmalaria contracted during the tour's Asian swing.
The LPGA Tour and the International Management Group said Wednesday that Gulbis is being treated at home in Las Vegas and is expected to be at full strength in three weeks.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 21:19 Tuesday, 12 March 2013 21:04
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TAMPA BAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: Palm Harbor, Florida
Course: Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, Copperhead Course (7,340 yards, par 71)
Purse: $5.5 million. Winner's share: $990,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 3-6 p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Friday, 12:30-3:30 a.m., 3-6 p.m., 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).
Last year: England's Luke Donald won to regain the No. 1 spot in the world from Rory McIlroy. Donald beat Jim Furyk, Robert Garrigus and Sang-Moon Bae with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.
Last week: Tiger Woods won the Cadillac Championship at Doral for his second victory of the year, 17th World Golf Championship title and 76th PGA Tour win. Steve Stricker was second, two strokes back. ... Scott Brown won the Puerto Rico Open for his first PGA Tour title, birdieing the final hole for a one-stroke victory over Fabian Gomez and Jordan Spieth. Brown finished at 20-under 268 to break the tournament record.
Notes: Donald tops the field along with Louis Oosthuizen, Adam Scott, Matt Kuchar, Jason Dufner, U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia and Nick Watney. ... Vijay Singh is making his third start since admitting he used deer antler spray. ... Brown earned a two-year exemption with his victory Sunday. He entered the year planning to play a full Web.com Tour schedule this season after finishing 148th on the money list. ... The 19-year-old Spieth and former U.S. Amateur champion Peter Uihlein earned spots in the field with top-10 finishes in Puerto Rico. Uihlein tied for sixth. ... Gary Woodland won the 2011 tournament for his first PGA Tour title. ... The Arnold Palmer Invitational is next week, followed by the Houston Open, Texas Open and the Masters.
Last Updated on Monday, 04 March 2013 02:21 Monday, 04 March 2013 02:01
SINGAPORE -- Stacy Lewis had a case of the jitters. She also had enough left in her game.
Lewis, the 2012 LPGA Player of the Year, won the HSBC Women's Champions on Sunday for her sixth career title on the tour.
Last Updated on Saturday, 02 March 2013 22:30 Saturday, 02 March 2013 22:16
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Natalie Gulbis underwent blood tests Saturday after withdrawing from the HSBC Women's Champions with an unspecified illness her instructor initially suspected could be malaria.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 17:25 Tuesday, 26 February 2013 17:18
Young amateur golf sensation Lydia Ko has captured the attention of the golf world over the last couple of years with her stellar performances in professional events, including a brilliant victory in the CN Canadian Women's Open at Vancouver Golf Club last fall.
The 15-year-old Kiwi comes into the tournament in red hot form, having won the New Zealand Women's Open and finishing third in the Australian Women's Open in world-class company in recent weeks.
Her success over the past 12 months has made her a worldwide sensation and she is now seldom out of the spotlight with her every shot watched with increasing awe around the globe. However, unlike other tournaments where Ko's exploits are central to the event, in Queenstown she will play a different role.
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