Rick Woelfel

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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Hyo Joo Kim Gets 2016 Off to Impressive Start

Hyo Joo Kim Wins Season Opener the Pure Silk LPGA Bahamas Classic Hyo Joo Kim outpaced her competitors on Sunday to get the LPGA’s 2016 season off to an impressive start. Kim carded a final-round 66 to win the Pure Silk LPGA Bahamas Classic. The 20-year old emerged triumphant from a Sunday shootout that saw …

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A Memorable Solheim Cup For Reasons Good and Bad

Solheim Cup 2015 New Memories for All The just-concluded Solheim Cup will be remembered for a lot of good reasons. The golf in both sides was superb and the comeback by the United States, which gave it a 14 ½-13 ½ win was one of the greatest in the history of international team competition, men’s …

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Lydia Ko Makes History at Evian Championship

Lydia Ko Wins Major – Evian Championship Lydia Ko Youngest to Win LPGA Major Lydia Ko has made quite a name for herself over the past two years and has been celebrated as one of the greatest players in the world. But the lack of a major championship on her resume left her lacking in …

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Tamulis Gerts Long-Awaited First Career Win

Kris Tamulis

Kris Tamulis Wins Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic It could be said that Kris Tamulis won a marathon on Sunday. Make that marathons. Tamulis charged out of the pack on Sunday to win the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic in Prattville, Alabama, a victory that is a testament to her perseverance on a number of levels. Because …

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Brooke Henderson Wins

Canadian Sensation Henderson Gets First LPGA Win Brooke Henderson made history in Portland on Sunday, even if there weren’t a lot of people paying attention. While most of the golfing public was focused on Jason Day’s win at the PGA Championship, Henderson was in the process of winning the Cambia Portland Classic. Henderson, who won’t …

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Park Stands Alone in Women’s Golf


Inbee Park Wins RICOH Women’s British Open For all Inbee Park has accomplished in her remarkable career, her performance at the RICOH Women’s British Open may be her greatest accomplishment of all. Park came from three shots off the pace in weather that was less than ideal to overtake Jin Young Ko and score a …

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Thompson Returns to Victory Lane

Lexi Thompson

Lexi Thompson Wins the Meijer LPGA Classic Lexi Thompson hadn’t won a golf tournament for a while. To be sure, there were no serious concerns that her game was in decline. But it had been well over a year since she had tasted victory. On Sunday, Thompson reminded golf enthusiasts why she is one of …

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Choi Gets First Career Win in Toledo

Chella Cho

Chella Choi Wins Marathon Classic Chella Choi had served notice that her moment was at hand. There was that 64 during the third round of the U.S. Women’s Open that included a championship-record 29 on the front nine. On Sunday, Choi picked up her long-desired first career win at the Marathon Classic Presented by Owens …

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Gee Chun’s Win

Gee Chun

Is In Gee Chun’s Win the Start of Something Big? Watching the conclusion of the United States Women’s Open Championship and its immediate aftermath, there was the sense that a new era in the sport. For In Gee Chun’s win, as unexpected as it was, was not a fluke. Her triumph ay Lancaster Country Club …

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Choi a Winner in Arkansas

Na Yeon Choi

  Na Yeon Choi Triumphs at Walmart Arkansas Since joining the LPGA Tour in 2008 Na Yeon Choi has maintained a sustained record of excellence. Choi added another line to her resume with a win at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. With the aid of an eagle from the fairway at the par-4 16th hole, …

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