More Sports / Golf Nov 27, 2019

Ladies European Tour approves joint venture with LPGA

The Ladies European Tour approved a plan to partner with the LPGA Tour with hopes of expanding the women's game in Europe and beyond. The tours keep their identities in the 50-50 joint venture. Players from the LET will not have immediate access to the LPGA ...

Nasa Hataoka climbs to No. 7 in world rankings

More Sports / Golf Nov 6, 2018

Nasa Hataoka climbs to No. 7 in world rankings

Toto Japan Classic winner Nasa Hataoka jumped from 16th to seventh in the latest LPGA rankings announced on Monday. The 19-year-old, who claimed the title on Sunday in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, cracked the top 10 for the first time in her career. Hataoka has two wins ...

Ayako Uehara finishes third at Portland Classic

More Sports / Golf Sep 3, 2018

Ayako Uehara finishes third at Portland Classic

Ayako Uehara finished third outright at the Portland Classic on Sunday, moving up a notch on the leaderboard in the final round at Columbia Edgewater Country Club. Uehara completed a bogey-free round with birdies on the seventh, 10th and 13th holes for a 3-under-par 69. She ...

Hataoka finishes in second place after playoff

More Sports / Golf May 21, 2018

Hataoka finishes in second place after playoff

Nasa Hataoka missed out on her first career LPGA title when Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn outlasted her in a two-hole playoff at the rain-shortened Kingsmill Championship on Sunday. After carding a 67 in the third and final round to finish with a 14-under 199 total at ...

Miyazato falls nine shots back at Portland Classic

More Sports / Golf Sep 3, 2017

Miyazato falls nine shots back at Portland Classic

Retiring Ai Miyazato shot a par 72 to fall nine strokes off the lead after the third round of the Portland Classic on Saturday, while compatriot Nasa Hataoka's 70 left her a share of eighth place. Former world No. 1 Miyazato, who went into the ...

Miyazato to retire after Evian Championship in September

More Sports / Golf Aug 30, 2017

Miyazato to retire after Evian Championship in September

Ai Miyazato has decided to retire from competitive golf after next month's Evian Championship in France, the former world No. 1 said on her official blog on Wednesday. The 32-year-old Okinawa native announced in May that she would draw the curtain on her 14-year professional ...

More Sports / Golf May 24, 2016

Golfer Arimura to leave U.S., return to Japan

Chie Arimura has decided to leave the U.S. LPGA tour and shift her base back to Japan, the Japanese golfer said on her blog site on Tuesday. In an entry posted a day earlier, Arimura cited the Kumamoto earthquake disaster in April as one of ...

Nomura holds off Ko for first title on U.S. tour

More Sports / Golf Feb 21, 2016

Nomura holds off Ko for first title on U.S. tour

Harukyo Nomura won her first title on the U.S. LPGA tour, beating World No. 1 Lydia Ko in an enthralling final-round battle to capture the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open on Sunday. "I'm excited," the 23-year-old Nomura said. "It hasn't sunk in yet that I've ...

More Sports / Golf Dec 6, 2015

Japan triumphs in The Queens match play tournament

Japan collected a total of 41 points to beat the South Korean, European and Australian teams and claim victory at The Queens women's golf match play tournament on Sunday. Misuzu Narita was among the six Japanese who won their singles matches on the final day ...

More Sports / Golf Mar 28, 2015

Yokomine stays in hunt at Kia Classic

Sakura Yokomine shot up the leaderboard at the LPGA's Kia Classic on Friday with a second-round, five-under 67 that left her tied with three others for fifth place. Yokomine, who started the day 17th at the par-72 Aviara Golf Club, reeled in eight birdies against ...