Ariya Jutanugarn birdied the final four holes for an 8-under 65 and a one-stroke lead over Brooke Henderson on Thursday in the Reignwood LPGA Classic. In position to take player of the year lead from idle Lydia Ko with a ninth-place finish or better, Jutanugarn had 10 birdies and two bogeys at Reignwood Pine Valley in the first of six events in the Asian Swing. ”All the players really want to win the award like player of the year,” Jutanugarn said. Yahoo Sports – Golf News
Miriam Lee of South Korea won this event as a rookie in 2014, the last time it was played. Shanshan Feng won the inaugural Classic in 2013, shooting a 26-under par 266 for the 72 holes. Both players are part of this week’s field, which also includes two of 2016’s major champions: KPMG Women’s PGA champion Brooke Henderson of Canada and RICOH Women’s British Open winner Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand. Yahoo Sports – Golf News
By Larry Fine CHASKA, Minnesota (Reuters) – The earthy, endearing and gifted Arnold Palmer left a brilliant legacy in golf but he transcended the links, launching an era of sports stars as high paid pitchmen and pioneering in sports media. “Something of a pop hero,” Bob Dorfman, creative director at San Francisco’s Baker Street Advertising, told Reuters about Palmer, who died on Sunday aged 87. It was kind of the right guy, the right personality, the right time.” Palmer, winner of seven majors, captured the public’s imagination with his everyman demeanour, swashbuckling style and good looks just as television was coming of age nearly 60 years ago.
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