U.S. Open Women's Golf Championships

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2017, file photo, Paul Goydos hits his way out of trouble on the 16th hole during the championship round of the 3M Championship golf tournament in Blaine, Minn. Minnesota has hosted the 3M Championship on the PGA Tour Champions since 1993, and the final event for seniors will be Aug. 3-5 with Goydos as the defending champion. (AP Photo/John Autey, File)
June 18, 2018 - 5:39 pm
BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — The PGA Tour will soon be making a regular stop in Minnesota. Long host to the 3M Championship, a thriving tournament on the senior circuit, the TPC Twin Cities course in suburban Minneapolis has landed a spot on the main PGA Tour with a seven-year contract starting in 2019...
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Brooks Koepka reacts after finishing the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Sunday, June 17, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 17, 2018 - 8:12 pm
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Brooks Koepka has the game to win a U.S. Open on any course. One year after Koepka overpowered the wide fairways of Erin Hills in a U.S. Open remembered for low scoring, he navigated his way through the brutal conditions of Shinnecock Hills and closed with a 2-under 68 to...
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June 17, 2018 - 6:42 pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — So Yeon Ryu found her winning touch at Blythefield Country Club Ryu won the Meijer LPGA Classic on Sunday, closing with a 5-under 67 for a two-stroke victory over Caroline Masson. The 29-year-old South Korean player has six LPGA Tour victories, winning twice last year. "I...
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June 15, 2018 - 7:39 pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — So Yeon Ryu birdied all five par-5 holes in a 5-under 67 to take the second-round lead Friday in the Meijer LPGA Classic. The sixth-ranked South Korean star played her final nine holes — the front nine at Blythefield Country Club — in 5-under 31 to top the leaderboard at...
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Ariya Jutanugarn, of Thailand, holds up the trophy after winning in a four hole playoff during the final round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Shoal Creek, Sunday, June 3, 2018, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
June 03, 2018 - 9:17 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — In some of the bleakest moments during Ariya Jutanugarn's back-nine collapse at the U.S. Women's Open, the 22-year-old from Thailand would take a deep breath, smile to herself and think happy thoughts. The mind tricks weren't working, but she wasn't going to stop trying...
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Ariya Jutanugarn, of Thailand, tees off on the second hole during the third round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Shoal Creek, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
June 02, 2018 - 10:06 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn used two quick birdies at the U.S. Women's Open to put the pressure on leader Sarah Jane Smith. With the momentum secured, the 22-year-old from Thailand was far from finished. Jutanugarn shot a 5-under 67 in the third round Saturday, turning a three-shot...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2000 file photo, Rev. Abraham L. Woods Jr. is shown in his office at Saint Joseph Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. Not so long ago, Shoal Creek Golf Club, the ritzy club hosting this week's U.S. Women's Open, saw nothing wrong with allowing only white, gentile men to join its membership rolls. Woods, a longtime civil rights leader in Birmingham couldn't let it pass when Shoal Creek founder Hall Thompson infamously declared in the lead-up to the 1990 PGA Championship: "This is our home, and we pick and choose who we want." Woods' fight for justice is a poignant reminder that there’s still plenty of things worth fighting for in the struggle for civil rights in sports. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
June 02, 2018 - 10:58 am
After finishing her round at Shoal Creek, Brittany Lincicome got a little history lesson. She couldn't believe what she was hearing. Not so long ago, the ritzy club hosting this week's U.S. Women's Open saw nothing wrong with allowing only white, gentile men to join its membership rolls. Not so...
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Sarah Jane Smith, of Australia, and her caddie husband, Duane Smith, talks about her tee shot on the 18th hole during the second round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Shoal Creek, Friday, June 1, 2018, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
June 01, 2018 - 9:13 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Sarah Jane Smith outpaced the thunderstorms and the rest of the field at the U.S. Women's Open. The Australian extended her lead to four strokes after a second straight 5-under 67 Friday at Shoal Creek. Smith got her round in before a 2-hour, 49-minute delay caused by...
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Brittany Lincicome hits out of the bunker to the sixth green during the first round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament, Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Shoal Creek, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
June 01, 2018 - 4:13 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Brittany Lincicome is set to join an elite group — female professionals playing in a PGA Tour event. Lincicome said Friday at the U.S. Women's Open that she was asked to play in the Barbasol Championship in Kentucky July 19-22. "I love competing with the guys," she said. "I...
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Brooke Henderson, of Canada, tees off on the seventh hole during the first round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Shoal Creek, Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Birmingham, Ala. Brooke withdrew from the tournament before the start of the second round for personal reasons. The LPGA tweeted Friday that the native of Smiths Falls, Ont., will be returning home to Ottawa to be with her family. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
June 01, 2018 - 2:12 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Canadian Brooke Henderson has withdrawn from the U.S. Women's Open for personal reasons. The USGA says Henderson pulled out before Friday's second round at Shoal Creek. The USGA statement says she left to be with her family in Ottawa, but didn't elaborate. Henderson shot a 1...
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