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FILE - This is a Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007  file photo of Sweden's Annika Sorenstam tees off from the 18th during a Pro Am event ahead of the Women's British Open golf tournament at the Old Course at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews, Scotland. On Thursday Sept. 18, 2014 the day residents of St. Andrews join their fellow Scots in voting whether to become an independent nation, a historic sporting decision will be made inside arguably the most famous building in golf. The Royal & Ancient Golf Club, an all-male bastion since its founding 260 years ago, votes Thursday whether to admit women members. For the first time, the R&A is allowing its 2,500 worldwide members to vote by proxy.

    R&A set for historic vote on women members

    The "Home of Golf" is about to find out if its doors are open to women.

  • Scott, Williams end relationship

    Adam Scott and caddie Steve Williams have ended their relationship.

  • McGinley to meet with 4 Ryder Cup players in Wales

    Four members of Europe's Ryder Cup team are playing in the Wales Open this week, giving captain Paul McGinley a chance to assess their form heading into next week's matches against the United States at Gleneagles.

  • PGA European - ISPS Handa Wales Open Preview

    Thursday, September 18th through Sunday, September 21st Course Info Site: The Celtic Manor Resort (Twenty Ten Course), Newport, Wales Course Architect: Robert Trent Jones Jr. (1995), Ross McMurray (2007) Par: 71 Yardage: 7,378 Hole by Hole Front Nine: 36 3,812 Yds 1 - Par 4 465 Yds 2 - Par 5 610 Yds 3 - Par 3 189 Yds 4 - Par 4 461 Yds 5 - Par 4 433 Yds 6 - Par 4 422 Yds 7 - Par 3 213 Yds 8 - Par 4 439 Yds 9 - Par 5 580 Yds Back Nine: 35 3,566 Yds 10 - Par 3 210 Yds 11 - Par 5 562 Yds 12 - Par 4 458 Yds 13 - Par 3 189 Yds 14 - Par 4 485 Yds 15 - Par 4 377 Yds 16 - Par 4 499 Yds 17 - Par 3 211 Yds 18 - Par 5 575 Yds Tournament Info Year: 15th Television: Golf Channel - Thursday -- 5:30-8:30 a.m. (et), 10 a.m.-1 p.m.(et) - Friday -- 6-8:30 a.m. (et), 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (et), - Saturday -- 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (et), - Sunday -- 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (et) Champion: Gregory Bourdy Runner Up: Peter Uihlein Tournament Record: 54-Hole Record: 36-Hole Record: Course Record: 62 (Rhys Davies, 2010) Total Purse: $2,929,117 (1,800,000 pounds) Shares: 2013 Final Leaderboard Gregory Bourdy 276 Peter Uihlein 278 Soren Kjeldsen 279 Joost Luiten 281 John Parry 281 Damien McGrane 282 Graeme Storm 282 Seven players at 283 Past Winners 2013: Gregory Bourdy (276). Runner up: Peter Uihlein 2012: Thongchai Jaidee (278). Runner up: Thomas Bjorn, Richard Sterne, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Joost Luiten 2011: Alexander Noren (275). Runner up: Anders Hansen, Gregory Bourdy 2010: Graeme McDowell (269). Runner up: Rhys Davies 2009: Jeppe Huldahl (275). Runner up: Niclas Fasth 2008: Scott Strange (262). Runner up: Robert Karlsson 2007: Richard Sterne (263). Runner up: Mardan Mamat, Mads Vibe-Hastrup, Soren Kjeldsen, Bradley Dredge 2006: Robert Karlsson (260). Runner up: Paul Broadhurst 2005: Miguel Angel Jimenez (262). Runner up: Martin Erlandsson, Jose Manuel Lara 2004: *Simon Khan (267). Runner up: Paul Casey 2003: Ian Poulter (270). Runner up: Darren Fichardt, Jarrod Moseley, Jonathan Lomas 2002: Paul Lawrie (272). Runner up: John Bickerton 2001: #*Paul McGinley (138). Runner up: Daren Lee, Paul Lawrie 2000: Steen Tinning (273). Runner up: David Howell # - Rain Shortened * - Won in Playoff Formerly known as Celtic Manor Wales Open (2000-10), Saab Wales Open (2011). Top Contenders Gregory Bourdy 2004: 2005: wd 2006: mc 2007: T-14 2008: T-21 2009: T-10 2010: T-39 2011: T-2 2012: T-14 2013: Won Peter Uihlein 2004: 2005: 2006: 2007: 2008: 2009: 2010: 2011: 2012: 2013: 2nd Joost Luiten 2004: 2005: 2006: 2007: 2008: 2009: 2010: 2011: 2012: T-2 2013: T-4 Simon Dyson 2004: 2005: wd 2006: T-7 2007: mc 2008: mc 2009: T-6 2010: T-18 2011: T-20 2012: 2013: T-18 Thongchai Jaidee 2004: 2005: 2006: T-42 2007: wd 2008: T-39 2009: T-26 2010: 2011: mc 2012: Won 2013: T-26 Thomas Bjorn 2004: 2005: wd 2006: 2007: 2008: T-21 2009: T-43 2010: T-9 2011: mc 2012: T-2 2013: T-58 Thorbjorn Olesen 2004: 2005: 2006: 2007: 2008: 2009: 2010: 2011: T-50 2012: T-18 2013: mc Francesco Molinari 2004: 2005: wd 2006: 2007: mc 2008: T-4 2009: mc 2010: T-56 2011: 2012: T-46 2013: mc Simon Khan 2004: Won 2005: T-73 2006: mc 2007: T-35 2008: mc 2009: T-21 2010: mc 2011: T-37 2012: T-48 2013: mc Stephen Gallacher 2004: T-34 2005: T-60 2006: T-34 2007: T-20 2008: T-58 2009: mc 2010: T-4 2011: mc 2012: T-42 2013: wd Jamie Donaldson 2004: 2005: T-54 2006: T-64 2007: 2008: T-15 2009: mc 2010: T-46 2011: T-8 2012: wd 2013: Paul Casey 2004: 2nd 2005: 2006: 2007: 2008: 2009: 2010: 2011: 2012: 2013: Lee Westwood 2004: mc 2005: 2006: 2007: 2008: 2009: 2010: 2011: 2012: 2013: NOTES: Gregory Bourdy will try to become the first back-to-back winner of this event, as he defends his title this week at the 15th installment of the ISPS Handa Wales Open. Seven of the top-50 players in the world are in the field - Welshman Jamie Donaldson (28), Thomas Bjorn (30), Stephen Gallacher (34), Lee Westwood (41), Thongchai Jaidee (42), Joost Luiten (48) and Francesco Molinari (49).

  • WEB.COM - Web.com Tour Championship Preview

    Thursday, September 18th through Sunday, September 21st Course Info Site: TPC Sawgrass (Dye's Valley), Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida Course Architect: Pete Dye, Jerry Pate and Bobby Weed (1987) Par: 70 Yardage: 6,864 Hole by Hole Front Nine: 35 3,367 Yds 1 - Par 5 554 Yds 2 - Par 3 170 Yds 3 - Par 4 342 Yds 4 - Par 4 427 Yds 5 - Par 3 153 Yds 6 - Par 4 462 Yds 7 - Par 4 323 Yds 8 - Par 4 500 Yds 9 - Par 4 436 Yds Back Nine: 35 3,497 Yds 10 - Par 4 413 Yds 11 - Par 3 227 Yds 12 - Par 4 362 Yds 13 - Par 4 406 Yds 14 - Par 3 203 Yds 15 - Par 4 399 Yds 16 - Par 5 559 Yds 17 - Par 4 499 Yds 18 - Par 4 429 Yds Tournament Info Year: 22nd Television: Golf Channel - Thursday/Sunday -- 2-5 p.m. (et) Champion: Chesson Hadley (Not defending) Runner Up: Brad Fritsch, Scott Gardiner, John Peterson, Brendon Todd Tournament Record: 264 (Richard Johnson, 2007) 54-Hole Record: 197 (Richard Johnson, 2007) 36-Hole Record: 126 (Michael Letzig, 2007) Course Record: 63 (Ashley Hall, 2013) Total Purse: $1,000,000 Shares: 1st Place - $180,000; 2nd Place - $108,000; 3rd Place - $68,000 2013 Final Leaderboard Chesson Hadley 270 Brad Fritsch 272 Scott Gardiner 272 John Peterson 272 Brendon Todd 272 Russell Knox 273 Andrew Loupe 273 Nine players at 274 Past Winners 2013: Chesson Hadley (270). Runner up: Brad Fritsch, Scott Gardiner, John Peterson, Brendon Todd 2012: Justin Bolli (268). Runner up: James Hahn 2011: Ken Duke (278). Runner up: Scott Brown 2010: *Brendan Steele (275). Runner up: Colt Knost 2009: Matt Every (267). Runner up: Michael Sim 2008: Matt Bettencourt (267). Runner up: Jeff Klauk 2007: Richard Johnson (264). Runner up: Michael Letzig 2006: Craig Kanada (275). Runner up: Andrew Buckle, Matt Kuchar 2005: David Branshaw (276). Runner up: Eric Axley 2004: Nick Watney (273). Runner up: Brett Wetterich 2003: Chris Couch (270). Runner up: D.J. Brigman 2002: #Patrick Moore (206). Runner up: Steven Alker, Mike Heinen, Jeff Klauk 2001: Pat Bates (284). Runner up: Tom Carter, Brenden Pappas 2000: Spike McRoy (272). Runner up: Briny Baird 1999: *Bob Heintz (283). Runner up: Marco Dawson 1998: Bob Burns (283). Runner up: Jeff Gove 1997: Steve Flesch (278). Runner up: Chris Smith 1996: Stewart Cink (281). Runner up: David Berganio Jr 1995: *Allen Doyle (283). Runner up: John Maginnes 1994: Mike Schuchart (277). Runner up: Emlyn Aubrey, Jeff Cook, Lee Rinker 1993: David Duval (277). Runner up: Danny Briggs * - Won in Playoff # - Weather Shortened Formerly called NIKE Tour Championship (1993-99), BUY.COM Tour Championship (2000-02), Nationwide Tour Championship (2003-11), Web.com Tour Championship at TPC Craig Ranch (2012). Top Contenders Brad Fritsch 2010: 2011: 2012: T-9 2013: T-2 Scott Gardiner 2010: T-24 2011: 2012: T-25 2013: T-2 John Peterson 2010: 2011: 2012: 2013: T-2 Tom Hoge 2010: 2011: 2012: 2013: T-17 Andrew Putnam 2010: 2011: 2012: 2013: T-24 Colt Knost 2010: T-2 2011: 2012: 2013: T-46 Casey Wittenberg 2010: 2011: T-38 2012: T-9 2013: T-54 Adam Hadwin 2010: 2011: 2012: T-3 2013: mc Trevor Immelman 2010: 2011: 2012: 2013: mc Blayne Barber 2010: 2011: 2012: 2013: Tony Finau 2010: 2011: 2012: 2013: Carlos Ortiz 2010: 2011: 2012: 2013: Zack Sucher 2010: 2011: 2012: 2013: Justin Thomas 2010: 2011: 2012: 2013: NOTES: What's at stake this week? Well, how about each player's livelihood? This is the fourth and final week of the Web.com Tour Finals. Bud Cauley won the first event of the Finals at the Hotel Fitness Championship; Adam Hadwin captured the Chiquita Classic; and Justin Thomas won the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship last week.

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Bill Horschel poses with both trophies after winning the Tour Championship golf tournament and The FedEX Cup, Sunday, Sept 14, 2014, in Atlanta.

    Hindsight: a Ryder Cup tradition, like no other

    Tom Watson didn't appear to be kicking himself.

  • Susan West advances in US Senior Women's Amateur

    Former Alabama tennis player Susan West won two matches Tuesday in the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur to advance to the quarterfinals at Hollywood Golf Club.

  • Arkansas women's golf team wins tournament

    The University of Arkansas' women's golf team has won its' opening tournament of the 2014-15 season.

  • LPGA - Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic

    Thursday, September 18th through Sunday, September 21st Course Info Site: RTJ Golf Trail at Capitol Hill (Senator Course), Prattville, Alabama Course Architect: Robert Trent Jones Sr. (1999) Par: 72 Yardage: 6,607 Hole by Hole Front Nine: 36 3,276 yds 1 - Par 4 370 yds 2 - Par 3 165 yds 3 - Par 4 390 yds 4 - Par 4 369 yds 5 - Par 5 540 yds 6 - Par 4 385 yds 7 - Par 3 174 yds 8 - Par 5 507 yds 9 - Par 4 376 yds Back Nine: 36 3,331 yds 10 - Par 5 547 yds 11 - Par 4 400 yds 12 - Par 4 391 yds 13 - Par 3 163 yds 14 - Par 4 363 yds 15 - Par 4 389 yds 16 - Par 3 152 yds 17 - Par 5 515 yds 18 - Par 4 411 yds Tournament Info Year: 7th Television: Golf Channel - Thursday/Friday -- 6:30-8:30 p.m. (et) - taped, - Saturday/Sunday -- 2-5 p.m. (et) Champion: Stacy Lewis Runner Up: Lexi Thompson Tournament Record: 269 (Katherine Hull, 2010) 54-Hole Record: 199 (Cristie Kerr, 2010) 36-Hole Record: 131 (Stacy Prammanasudh, 2007) Course Record: 63 (Stacy Prammanasudh, Amy Hung, Angela Park, 2007; Maria Hjorth, 2008; Yani Tseng, 2009; Mika Miyazato, Lindsey Wright, 2010; Lexi Thompson, 2012) Total Purse: $1,300,000 Shares: 1st Place - $195,000; 2nd Place - $119,470; 3rd Place - $86,125 2012 Final Leaderboard Stacy Lewis 270 Lexi Thompson 272 Haeji Kang 273 Mi Jung Hur 273 Angela Stanford 273 Sarah Jane Smith 274 Beatriz Recari 274 So Yeon Ryu 275 Hee Young Park 275 Meena Lee 275 Past Winners 2013: Not Held. Runner up: 2012: Stacy Lewis (270). Runner up: Lexi Thompson 2011: Lexi Thompson (271). Runner up: Tiffany Joh 2010: Katherine Hull (269). Runner up: Brittany Lincicome 2009: Lorena Ochoa (270). Runner up: Michelle Wie, Brittany Lang 2008: *Lorena Ochoa (273). Runner up: Cristie Kerr, Candie Kung 2007: Maria Hjorth (274). Runner up: Stacy Prammanasudh * - Won in Playoff Formerly called Navistar LPGA Classic (2007-12). Top Contenders Stacy Lewis 2007: 2008: mc 2009: T-57 2010: mc 2011: T-6 2012: Won Lexi Thompson 2007: 2008: 2009: T-27 2010: T-16 2011: Won 2012: 2nd Angela Stanford 2007: T-7 2008: 2009: 2010: T-58 2011: 3rd 2012: T-3 Lizette Salas 2007: 2008: 2009: 2010: 2011: 2012: T-16 Brittany Lincicome 2007: mc 2008: 2009: 2010: 2nd 2011: T-18 2012: T-21 Sun Young Yoo 2007: T-25 2008: mc 2009: T-37 2010: T-16 2011: mc 2012: T-28 Brittany Lang 2007: T-53 2008: T-70 2009: T-2 2010: T-29 2011: T-4 2012: T-39 Katherine Kirk 2007: T-38 2008: T-11 2009: T-23 2010: Won 2011: T-34 2012: T-46 Tiffany Joh 2007: 2008: 2009: 2010: 2011: 2nd 2012: 70th Cristie Kerr 2007: 2008: T-2 2009: T-17 2010: T-3 2011: mc 2012: NOTES: The LPGA Tour travels to Alabama this week for the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic. Two of the top-8 players in the world are in the field - world No. 1 Stacy Lewis and world No. 8 Lexi Thompson.

  • RBC Heritage golf tourney has $96 million impact

    Officials of the RBC Heritage golf tournament say this year's event had an economic impact of more than $96 million.

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