Played as the Kia Classic (March 25-28). Second-placed Lexi Thompson (USA) and Amy Olson (USA) finished 5 shots behind Inbee Park (S Kor). [Aviara GC, Carlsbad, CA].
Played as the Kia Classic (March 28-31). Second-placed Danielle Kang (USA), Jin Young Ko (S Kor), Azahara Munoz (Esp), Sung Hyun Park (S Kor) and Inbee Park (S Kor) finished 3 shots behind Nasa Hataoka (Jpn). [Aviara GC, Carlsbad, CA].
Played as the Kia Classic (March 22-25). Second-placed Cristie Kerr (USA) and Lizette Salas (USA) finished 2 shots behind Eun-hee Ji (S Kor), whose final round 67 (-5) included an ace at the par-3 14th. [Aviara GC, Carlsbad, CA].
Played as the Kia Classic (May 27-30). Second-placed Lizette Salas (USA) finished 1 shot behind Anna Nordqvist (Swe), who claimed her fourth LPGA Tour win. [Aviara GC, Carlsbad, CA].
Played as the Kia Classic (March 21-24). Beatriz Recari (Esp) beat In-Kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to record her second LPGA Tour win. [Aviara GC, Carlsbad, CA].
Played as the Kia Classic (March 22-25). Second-placed Sun Young Yoo (S Kor) finished 6 shots behind Yani Tseng (Taiw), who recorded back-to-back LPGA Tour wins. This was Tseng's fifth LPGA Tour start in 2012 and her third victory. [Champions course, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif.].
Played as the Kia Classic (March 24-27). Second-placed Jiyai Shin (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind 25-year-old Sandra Gal (Ger), who recorded her first LPGA Tour win. [Eisenhower course, Industry Hills GC at Pacific Palms, nr Los Angeles, CA].
Played as the inaugural Kia Classic presented by J Golf (March 25-28). Second-placed Inbee Park (S Kor) finished 6 shots behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Hee Kyung Seo (S Kor). Not an LPGA Tour member, Seo (the 2009 Korea LPGA Player of the Year) was playing on a sponsor's exemption. [South course, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif; now known as the Legends course].
Kia Classic not played in 2020 (originally scheduled for March 26-29, then Sept 24-27, then cancelled due to global coronavirus pandemic). [Aviara GC, Carlsbad, CA].
Played as the JTBC Classic presented by Barbasol (March 25-28; formerly the Kia Classic). 19-year-old Atthaya Thitikul (Thai) beat Nanna Koerstz Madsen (Den) with a bogey at the second playoff hole (par-4 18th), to record her first LPGA Tour win after 19 starts on the Tour. [Aviara GC, Carlsbad, CA].
Played as the Kia Classic (March 24-27). Second-placed Inbee Park (S Kor) finished 4 shots behind Lydia Ko (NZ). [Aviara GC, Carlsbad, CA].
Played as the Kia Classic (March 26-29). Second-placed Mirim Lee (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Cristie Kerr (USA), who claimed her 17th LPGA Tour win. [Aviara GC, Carlsbad, CA].
Played as the Kia Classic (March 23-26). Second-placed Austin Ernst (USA) and So Yeon Ryu (S Kor) finished 6 shots behind Mirim Lee (S Kor). [Aviara GC, Carlsbad, CA].
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Costa’s "Cruise & Golf" allows golfers and their families to combine a unique golfing experience with the relaxation and fun of a cruise on board Costa Smeralda. Golf enthusiasts are offered a choice from 23 top-quality golf clubs; their chosen courses are played during the ship’s port calls in Italy, France and Spain. While the golfers are driving the fairways, accompanying non-golfers are able to enjoy the amenities and activities on-board, or explore wonderful places on day excursions organised by Costa. Read more ...
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