| May 1, 2014
Lydia Ko turned 17 last week, banked 270 large and was feted by Time magazine along with Pope Francis, Rand Paul, Beyonce, Hillary Clinton, Pharrell Williams, Angela Merkel and Matthew McConaughey.
Good luck with an encore there, ey?
"It's just a...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:33 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — The LPGA Tour has produced beaucoup drama at Kingsmill, from Annika Sorenstam’s farewell victory in 2008 to a record nine-hole, two-day playoff in 2012 between Jiyai Shin and Paula Creamer.
As if that doesn’t set the...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:55 PM
During a media session prior to the February 2009 Super Bowl between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin pointed at me and said, "You owe me for getting you a week's vacation in Tampa."
Tomlin was right. Sort of....
| Sep 6, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Florida is a golfer's playground with all manner of facilities and amenities to satisfy the most avid aficionados. Orlando alone has more than 170 courses and golf resorts, 20-plus golf academies, and some of the world's most prestigious tournaments. If...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 8:02 PM
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is out indefinitely because of torn cartilage in his right knee that will require surgery, team officials said Saturday.
The former NBA most valuable player had an MRI exam in Los Angeles on Saturday and was...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Serena Williams nearly owned women's tennis in 2013, and the Associated Press took notice by selecting her the female athlete of the year for the third time in her storied career.
Williams has won the award three times, tying golfer Annika Sorenstam and...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Change filled the sporting landscape in 2013. Some was gradual and incremental, some sudden and profound.
Familiar faces were gone, familiar schedules and relationships transformed perhaps for good. How well people and organizations adapt and adjust set...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:15 PM
The LPGA’s Kingsmill Championship is secure for another four years, the resort’s owner and the tour announced Tuesday, answering persistent questions about the future of women’s professional golf in Williamsburg.
Kingsmill has hosted...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:59 AM
Women’s professional golf is set to return to Kingsmill in 2014 and beyond.
The Williamsburg property’s two-year contract with the LPGA expired after May’s Kingsmill Championship as tournament organizers, per a directive from the...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:33 PM
A group of 20 kindergarten to sixth-grade Orange County physical education teachers took part in training with Hall of Fame golfer Annika Sorenstam in December. A grant from Sorenstam's ANNIKA Foundation paid for the new program the teachers were...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 9:46 PM
For the third consecutive year, Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam will play host to 80 underprivileged junior golfers who will spend Saturday learning fundamentals and healthy habits at her academy at Reunion Resort. “Annika Junior Day”...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 3:40 PM
The significance of the moment was not lost on Inbee Park.
"I don't know what I just did today," she said. "It was great."
It was something that neither Annika Sorenstam nor Lorena Ochoa ever did. Something that Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer never...