Rick Woelfel

Rick spent more than 15 years in broadcasting before going into print journalism; covering a wide variety of sports during his career but derives his greatest satisfaction from writing about golf and golf history. He first covered the LPGA Tour in 1986 while still in broadcasting, and has been covering golf ever since, at both the amateur and professional levels. Rick was a staff writer for Philadelphia Golfer from 1996-2003 and served as the associate editor of Philadelphia Golf Magazine and New Jersey State Golf from 2004-2007. Since 2007 he has edited and published Women’s Golf Report, an e-zine devoted to women’s golf, while also writing for other golf outlets. He is also a correspondent for two Philadelphia-area daily newspapers and a contributor to Referee, a periodical devoted to sports officiating.

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Jun 15

PGA Women’s Championship

Inbee Park

PGA Women’s Championship a Historic Occasion for Women’s Golf Inbee Park -Third in A Row Win Inbee Park added to her already substantial legacy Sunday afternoon, and gave her sport a big boost at the same time.Park’s five-shot win over Sei Young Kim at the inaugural KPMG Women’s PGA Championship had significant historical implications. Park …

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Jun 08

Pettersen Wins in Canada

Suzanne Pettersen

Win in Canda Reaffirms Pettersen’s Greatness When conversations ensue about who the most talented players are in the LPGA Tour, Suzanne Pettersen’s name is often overlooked despite her considerable abilities and impressive resume. Prior to this week at the Manulife LPGA Classic on Cambridge, Ontario Pettersen hadn’t won in a year-and-a-half; she won four times …

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May 19

LPGA Rookie Minjee Lee Makes Big News at Kingsmill

Minjee Lee

Minjee Lee Wins Kingsmill Championship The LPGA’s winners continue to get younger, or so it seems. At the Kingsmill Championship, presented by JTBC it was Minjee Lee’s turn to cross the threshold. Lee made history on Monday at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg. Her three-shot victory over Alison Lee made the 18-year old just the …

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May 04

Park Comes Up Big in Texas

Inbee Park Takes the Volunteers of America North Texas Shootout Inbee Park has a way of making golf look ridiculously easy. So it was during the final round of the Volunteers of America North Texas Shootout Presented by JTBC. Park charged past the field with a blistering 6-inder par 65. She finished three shots clear …

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Apr 27

Ko Edges Pressel at Swinging Skirts

Ko Victor at Swinging Skirts At the start of the final round of the Swinging Skirts, Lydia Ko was something of an afterthought. Seventeen-year old Brooke Henderson was the story of the week and Morgan Pressel was her closest pursuer But at day’s end it was Ko who was taking a victory lap after edging …

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Apr 19

Sei Young Kim Records Second Playoff Win

Sei Young Kim Wins LOTTE Championship To call Sei Young Kim’s latest triumph on the LPGA Tour a memorable occasion would be something of an understatement. Kim holed out from the fairway from 154 yards for an eagle on the first playoff hole Sunday evening to defeat Inbee Park at the LOTTE Championship in Hawaii. …

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Apr 06

Licicome Prevails at ANA Inspiration

Btittany Lincicome

  Btittany Lincicome edges Stacy Lewis to Win the ANA Inspiration       What occurred at Mission Hills Country Club on Sunday was one of the LPGA’s most memorable finishes of recent years. It was Brittany Lincicome who emerged from what amounted to a three-way scrum to claim the ANA Inspiration title by decisioning …

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Mar 23

Hyo Joo Kim Wins Founders Cup

Hyo Joo Kim

  Hyo Joo Kim Joins Elite List With Win at Founders Cup     In her brief stay on the LPGA Tour Hyo Joo Kim has made quite an impression. The 19-year old held off Stacy Lewis on Sunday to win the JTBC Founders Cup in Phoenix. Kim earned her LPGA membership by winning the …

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Mar 08

Park Wins Three-Way Battle in Singapore

Inbee Park

  Park Wins HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore     The three premier female golfers on Earth spent their Sunday together. It was Inbee Park who emerged victorious at the HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore with a virtuoso performance. Park closed with a 2-under par 70 at Sentosa Golf Club to finish the 72 holes …

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Mar 01

Amy Yang Wins in Thailand

    Amy Yang Wins Honda LPGA Thailand     It was perhaps inevitable that Amy Yang would reach the winner’s circle again. After all, the 25-year old showed up for the Honda LPGA Thailand having placed in the top five in three of her last four LPGA starts. Still, her win at Siam Country …

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