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Update: Mickey Wright died on Feb. 17, 2020. The interview below was conducted in 2017. Mickey Wright is without question the greatest female player of all time, compiling a staggering 82 LPGA victories, including 13 major championships. Her swing, an aesthetic and technical miracle, was assessed by Ben Hogan as the best ever. By 1969,
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2:54 PM ET Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Hall of Fame golfer Mickey Wright, who won 82 LPGA tournaments including 13 majors, died Monday of a heart attack, her attorney said. Wright was 85. Attorney Sonia Pawluc said Wright had been hospitalized in Florida for the last few weeks after being injured in a
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8:03 PM ET Associated Press NAPLES, Fla. — Stephen Leaney leads after Saturday’s second round at the Chubb Classic, and Fred Funk is two shots back as he attempts to become the oldest competitor to win a PGA Tour Champions event. Leaney made an eagle on the 17th hole and has posted consecutive rounds of
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2:45 AM ET Associated Press ADELAIDE, Australia — Seven-time major champion Inbee Park saw a seven-shot lead shrink to two shots Sunday before winning the Women’s Australian Open by three strokes to clinch her first LPGA title in almost two years. Park started her final round three shots in front of 19-year-old South Korean compatriot
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Back in action, Tiger Woods isn’t just the host of this week’s Genesis Invitational, he’s seeking a record-breaking 83rd victory on the PGA Tour in the tournament. This will be Woods’ third start of the 2019-’20 tour season after a win at the Zozo Championship last October and a T-9 finish at the Farmers Insurance
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2:29 AM ET Associated Press ADELAIDE, Australia — Seven-time major champion Inbee Park hasn’t won an LPGA tournament in nearly two years, but her 19 tour victories include trophies at Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Malaysia. She might well be adding Australia soon to that total in the Asia-Pacific region. Park took a three-stroke lead at
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PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — Tiger Woods did not commit to the WGC-Mexico Championship by the Friday deadline, meaning the 15-time major champion will not be playing next week at Club de Golf Chapultepec. All signs point toward Woods wanting to rest after a week of double duty as player-host of the Genesis Invitational. There was
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