The U.S. Women's Open at famed Pebble Beach Golf Links earned the major championship's largest TV audience since 2014, NBC said Tuesday. Allisen Corpuz, a 25-year-old from the Honolulu area, broke away from the pack over the final nine holes and won by three shots in Pebble Beach's first time hosting a modern-era women's major.
PGA Tour officials painted a bleak outlook during a contentious Senate hearing Tuesday, sharing they felt no other choice was left but to merge with Saudi-backed LIV Golf in order for the tour to survive.
The world of golf is still reeling from the recent merger between LIV Golf and the PGA Tour. The diplomatic end to the years-long drama—which resulted in Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund effectively buying its way into the PGA Tour—has raised questions about the possibility of a similar saga happening within other American sports leagues.
Before 2023, Ruoning Yin of China, Lilia Vu and Allisen Corpuz had a combined zero LPGA victories to their name. Now, they rank fourth, fifth and sixth in the world, respectively, after splitting the first three majors of the women's golf season.
The golf world heads across the pond this week for the Genesis Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club, and the best in the world are heading overseas to get some practice in ahead of next week's Open Championship.
Allisen Corpuz poured in six birdies to break away from the pack and win the U.S. Women's Open by three strokes on Sunday at Pebble Beach Golf Links — earning not only her first major title but her first win of any kind on the LPGA Tour.
Cameron Smith overcame a tough start to build on his lead with a 4-under 67 in second-round play Saturday, seizing a three-stroke advantage headed into the final round of the LIV Golf event at Centurion Club in London.