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Watch: LPGA Tour highlights from round 2 of the HSBC Women’s World Championship

The second round of the LPGA Tour’s HSBC Women’s World Championship provided a wealth of action and high-quality golfing performances that can be seen in the LPGA Tour Highlights. Held at the beautiful Sentosa Golf Club located in Sentosa, Singapore, the championship continues to live up to its esteemed reputation in the world of women’s professional golf.

In leading the tournament’s leaderboard after the second round, is Celine Boutier from France with a total score of seven under par. Following closely, Ayaka Furue from Japan sits in second place with a total score of six under par, while Madelene Sagstrom from Sweden holds the third spot with her total score of five under par. Tied in the fourth place are Peiyun Chien from Taiwan, Nasa Hataoka from Japan, Stephanie Kyriacou from Australia, Hyo Joo Kim from South Korea, and Sarah Schmelzel from United States, all with a score of four under par in total.

The total prize money allocated for the HSBC Women’s World Championship stands at $1,800,000. The video presented in this article offers a valuable compilation of the HSBC Women’s World Championship Highlights, with especially remarkable moments taken from the second round of play.

HSBC Women’s World Championship: The LPGA Tour 2 round highlights

About the LPGA Tour

The LPGA Tour is the largest professional tour in women’s golf. With over 30 tournaments a year, the American women’s tour mostly travels to the USA, but also visits destinations outside America with its players. In addition to the regular tournaments, the LPGA holds five majors per season, with the last two events being co-hosted by the Ladies European Tour and taking place in Europe. The LPGA Tour’s season ranking, the “Race to the CME Globe”, is decided in the season finale. The best 72 players of the season and the season winners qualify for the CME Group Tour Championship and compete for overall victory on the LPGA Tour.


LPGA Tour Tee Times: US Players at the HSBC Women’s World Championship

The LPGA Tour tees off this Thursday with the HSBC Women’s World Championship at the Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore. The tournament, which is set on the Tanjong Course, features 72 par holes, with a substantial purse of $1,800,000. Reigning champion Jin Young Ko of the Republic of Korea is expected to defend her title after winning in 2022 and 2023.

LPGA Tour Tee Times for American Players

The Tournament opens for the US players with Andrea Lee. Lee, teeing off at 08:25 AM on Thursday, will be joined by Aditi Ashok of India, and Hannah Green of Australia. Lauren Coughlin follows at 08:32 AM alongside Perrine Delacour of France and Gemma Dryburgh of Scotland.

Elizabeth Szokol is up next with a tee time of 08:37 AM, playing in the company of Linnea Strom from Sweden and Haeran Ryu of South Korea. Cheyenne Knight, another American player, tees off at 08:49 AM, accompanied by Anna Nordqvist of Sweden and Pajaree Anannarukarn of Thailand.

Jennifer Kupcho starts her game at 09:01 AM with Muni He of China and Bianca Pagdanganan of The Philippines. Furthermore, Allisen Corpuz is scheduled for a 09:37 AM start. She is paired with Thidapa Suwannapura of Thailand and Pei-Yun Chien of Taiwan.

Danielle Kang sets her first stroke at 09:44 AM, playing with Leona Maguire of Ireland and Nasa Hataoka of Japan. Alexa Pano will tee off at 09:49 AM, posing alongside Yu Liu from China and Yuna Nishimura of Japan.

The top group of twoAmerican golfers and one Chinese golfer — Alison Lee, Lilia Vu and Ruoning Yin — begin their challenge at 09:56 AM. Lastly, Sarah Schmelzel wraps up the American contingent with her tee time of 10:25 AM, playing with Emily K. Pedersen of Denmark.

All of the LPGA Tour tee times listed above are in local time and are subject to changes due to weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances.

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LPGA Tour Tee Times: When UK Golfers Tee off at HSBC Women’s World Championship

The HSBC Women’s World Championship, a high-profile event on the LPGA Tour, is set to begin with Round 1 on Thursday at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore. The championship, hosted by the club’s Tanjong Course (Par 72), carries a substantial prize fund of $1,800,000. Defending champion, Jin Young Ko, will be among the players looking to master this challenging course. A look at the tee times of the UK players

LPGA Tour’s HSBC Women’s World Championship: UK Women Golfers’ Tee Times

Gem Dryburgh, from Scotland, will tee off first among British, Scottish and Welsh players. Her round 1 is scheduled at 08:32 AM. She will play alongside Perrine Delacour from France and Lauren Coughlin from the United States.

Following her is Jodi Ewart Shadoff from England. She will tee off at 09:20 AM in her opening round sharing the field with Ariya Jutanugarn from Thailand and Ayaka Furue from Japan.

Player NameCountryRound 1 Tee TimeCompanions

Gemma Dryburgh


08:32 AM

Perrine Delacour (France), Lauren Coughlin (USA)

Jodi Ewart Shadoff


09:20 AM

Ariya Jutanugarn (Thailand), Ayaka Furue (Japan)

The tee times for Round 2 will be published as and when they are released by the tournament organizers. These LPGA Tour Tee times are subject to change depending on changing weather circumstances or unforeseen scheduling issues. Hence, it is wise always to check for the most recent updates.

Please visit our website closer to the tournament start date for the most current LPGA Tour Tee Times.

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PGA Tour

PGA Tour Tee Times: U.S Players at Cognizant Classic 2024

The PGA Tour boasts yet another exciting competition in the form of the Cognizant Classic 2024. The event is conveniently set in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Of special note, the tourney will take place at the acclaimed PGA National Resort (The Champions) with with prize money of 9,000,000 USD.

PGA Tour: Tee Times of the top US-Players

One of the top US-Players playing on the PGA Tour at the Cognizant Classic 2024 this week is World’s number 23 Cameron Young. Young starts the tournament on Thursday with fellow American players Nick Dunlap and Akshay Bhatia at 01:51 PM. On Friday the trio starts at 06:51 PM. 

Another American player to watch is defending champion Chris Kirk. He starts his campaign with no other than Rory McIlroy and last week’s champion Jake Knapp at 01:40 PM on Thursday and 06:40 PM on Friday.

At the same time Rickie Fowler starts playing with Sepp Straka from Austria and Sungjae Im from South Korea. Fowler is one of America’s best players in the tournament.

Also worth mentioning is Russell Henley, who starts the tournament at 06:29 PM with his flight consisting of his compatriots Eric Cole and Daniel Berger. The tournament continues for the trio on Friday at 01:29 PM.

PGA Tour

PGA Tour Tee Times: Rory McIlroy, Matt Fitzpatrick & Co. represent UK

The PGA Tour welcomes top players to its Cognizant Classic hosted in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA. The tournament, which boasts a prize fund of $9,000,000, will take place at PGA National Resort (The Champions). Title defender Chris Kirk is set to return, aiming to secure victory on the Par-71 course. Play begins with round 1 on Thursday, with round 2 following on Friday.

PGA Tour: Tee Times for British, Welsh, and Scottish Players

Callum Tarren from England tees off for the first round at 06:45, in the company of South Korean Byeong Hun An and US-American Dylan Wu. For the second round, Tarren’s PGA Tour Tee Time is set at 11:45.

Another English contender, Harry Hall, shares a 06:56 first-round tee time with Americans Ryan Moore and Austin Eckroat. The Friday tee time for Hall and his group is set at 11:56.

On his side, English golfer Matt Wallace lines up alongside Americans Billy Horschel and Canadian Corey Conners for their initial round at 07:18. The trio starts the second day at 12:18.

Step into the green with Rory McIlroy from Northern Ireland, pairing with Americans Chris Kirk and Jake Knapp. Their rounds begin at 07:40 on Thursday and 12:40 at Friday.

As the day progresses, Justin Rose, another English participant, will start with South Korea’s Tom Kim and fellow English player Matthew Fitzpatrick at a tee time of 12:51. The second day starts at 07:51.

Debuting in the later portion of the day is Ben Taylor, playing with Americans Joseph Bramlett and Canadian Taylor Pendrith, teeing off at 13:13. Their tee time for the second round is set at 08:13.

Scottish player Martin Laird will be teeing off at 11:45 alongside the American Ben Griffin and South Africa’s Christiaan Bezuidenhout. On day two, the group’s tee time is set at 06:45.

David Skinns from England begins his campaign at 13:24 paired along with Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen and American Chris Gotterup. Their tee time is set at 08:24 for the second round.

Robert MacIntyre from Scotland tees off at 13:35, playing with United States’ Piercon Coody and Norman Xiong. Their second-round tee time is set at 08:35.

Player NameNationalityRound 1Round 2Flight
Callum TarrenENG06:4511:45Byeong Hun An, Dylan Wu
Harry HallENG06:5611:56Ryan Moore, Austin Eckroat
Matt WallaceENG07:1812:18Billy Horschel, Corey Conners
Rory McIlroyNIR07:4012:40Chris Kirk, Jake Knapp
Justin Rose, Matt FitzpatrickENG12:5107:51Tom Kim
Ben TaylorENG13:1308:13Joseph Bramlett, Taylor Pendrith
Martin LairdSCO11:4506:45Ben Griffin, Christiaan Bezuidenhout
David SkinnsENG13:2408:24Thorbjorn Olesen, Chris Gotterup
Robert MacIntyreSCO13:3508:35Pierceson Coody, Norman Xiong

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LPGA Tour player Alison Lee signs as Ecco Golf ambassador

Leaders in golf shoe innovation, ECCO GOLF, have announced the signing of LPGA Tour star Alison Lee to its team of brand ambassadors. The 29-year-old Los Angeles native brings a wealth of talent and joins off the back of her most impressive year on tour to-date.

Alison Lee becomes brand ambassador for Ecco Golf

The World Number 18’s journey into professional golf was meteoric, going from college golfer to LPGA Tour player in just a year and a half, before featuring at the 2015 Solheim Cup for Team USA.

Whilst Lee is still chasing her first LPGA Tour victory, she has stepped into the winners’ circle twice on the Ladies European Tour to-date, having won the Aramco Team Series Sotogrande in 2021, and the Aramco Team Series Riyadh in 2023.

Lee, who has been a fan of ECCO GOLF shoes for a number of years, will step into the 2024 season wearing ECCO GOLF TRAY. “I can’t wait to get started in 2024 wearing ECCO GOLF shoes. They are by far the most comfortable golf shoes I’ve ever worn, and having the opportunity to take the next step with the brand as a global ambassador is a wonderful opportunity,” she commented.

(Photo: Ecco Golf)

Timo Vollrath, Head of Global Marketing at ECCO GOLF, expressed his excitement about the new partnership: “We are thrilled to welcome Alison to the ECCO GOLF family,” he said. “Her impressive journey in golf perfectly embodies the values we have here at ECCO. We believe this partnership can help to elevate Alison’s game, and we’re excited to work with her in 2024 and beyond.”

The Ecco Golf Tray: a sporty sneaker for the golf course

The breathable and water-repellent golf sneaker seems to have won over Alison Lee. Thanks to Ecco’s Hydromax technology and a hard-wearing leather upper, the white studded shoe is said to be water-repellent and support good performance even in bad weather. The DriTan technology is said to save a lot of chemicals and water during the tanning process of the shoes.
In addition, the E-DTS Twist sole with enlarged studs in high-wear areas ensures good grip in many conditions, according to Ecco Golf. The removable insole is also padded and breathable for even more comfort. With many exciting color variations, the shoe is also a visual highlight, which will also be seen on the fairways of the LPGA Tour in the future.


DP World Tour Teetimes: UK Golfers Set For Upcoming SDC Championship Action

The SDC Championship, part of the European Tour, is poised to kick-off at St. Francis Links, St. Francis Bay, South Africa. The venue sits in picturesque surroundings in South Africa, with a course par of 72. The Championship will begin with Round 1 on Thursday, followed by Round 2 on Friday. The tournament comes with a notable prize fund of $1,500,000, and defending champ Matthew Baldwin is due to take to the course again.

DP World Tour Tee Times for UK Players: A Detailed Guide

Will Enefer from England is set to start Round 1 with a tee time of 06:40, partnered by Albert Venter  from South Africa and Guxin Chen from China. For Round 2, this trio takes off at 11:40.

Scottish player David Law starts his first round at 07:20 in the company of Thomas Aiken and Hennie Otto, both from South Africa. They move to the second round with a tee time of 12:20.

Daniel Brown of England is grouped with Jordan Gumberg from the USA and Tom Vaillant from France. They are scheduled to tee off for the first round at 07:30 and the second round at 12:30.

Stuart Manley from Wales has a Round 1 tee time of 07:40, accompanied by Jaco Van Zyl from South Africa and Gavin Green from Malaysia. They will tee off the second round at 13:00.

Sam Bairstow has a Round 1 tee time of 07:50, accompanied by Clement Sordet from France and Lyre Row from South Africa. They will tee off the second round at 12:50.

English player Andrew Johnston starts his first round at 8:00 in the company of Michael Anthony (RSA) and Ricardo Gouveia from Portugal. They move to the second round with a tee time of 12:20.

England’s Oliver Wilson gets his tee times of 07:40 and 12:40 for the first and second rounds, respectively. He will tee off with Marcus Armitage from England and Wilco Nienaber from South Africa.

Robin Williams from England is set to start his first round at 11:40, accompanied by Keagan Thomas from South Africa and Reinhardt Blaauw.  Their Round 2 commences with a tee time of 06:40.

Further English players participating in the tournament are Matthew Baldwin, Jordan Smith, Clements Todd, James Morrison , Ross Fisher, Lewis Tom, andy Sullivan and Jack Hawksby.

Connor Syme,  Ramsay Riche and Ewen Ferguson are furher Scottish players taking part in the tournament.

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(All times are local south african times)

European Tour

DP World Tour Tee Times: Spotlight on American Players at SDC Championship  

Taking place at the exquisite St. Francis Links in St. Francis Bay, South Africa, the SDC Championship forms part of the prestigious European Tour. This highly anticiapted event promises to showcase some fantastic golf from a global selection of players, vying for the $1,500,000 purse. Reigning champion Matthew Baldwin will be contending against other elite players while playing a 72 pars course.

European Tour Tee Times: All American Players

Starting off on Thursday, Gunner Wiebe from the USA hits the fairways at 6:50 am in the first round, flanked by Matteo Manassero from Italy and Sebastian Friedrichsen from Denmark. The first round’s second look at Wiebe will be at 11:50 am on Friday.

Jordan Gumberg, another American representative, commences his quest at 7:30 am with French golfer Tom Vaillant and English player Daniel Brown. His audience can again catch him in action for the second round at 12:30 pm on Friday.

Dan Erickson will have his first round start at 8:10 am in the company of Martin Rohwer, an RSA player and Joel Girrbach from Switzerland. Erickson’s fans can tune in at 1:10 pm on Friday for his second round performance.

James Nicholas will commence his play at 8:10 am with South African golfer Rupert Kaminski and Trevor Fisher Jnr, also from South Africa. Nicholas is slated for a 1:10 pm start time for the second round.

Chase Hanna will be the final American participant in the SDC Championship, commencing his first round at 1:30 pm with Swedish player Fredrik From and Jack Hawksby from England. Golfers worldwide will get a second look at Hanna at 8:30 am on Friday.

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(All times are local south african times)

Highlights Tours

Kentucky and Old Country Traditions Converge in Valhalla

Rory McIlroy’s victory in darkness at the 2014 PGA Championship in Valhalla Golf Club, resisting the rallies of local favorites Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler in a rain-delayed final round, was the Northern Irishman’s last win in a major. However, it was not the last time nor the first time someone from the Old Country left an imprint in Valhalla and Kentucky.

LOUISVILLE, KY – AUGUST 10: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the Wanamaker Trophy during the Award Ceremony for the 96th PGA Championship, at Valhalla Golf Club, on August 10, 2014 in Louisville, KY. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America)

Limestone: Kentucky’s Heritage

“We have exposed limestone throughout the golf course, and we are pretty much in the heart of limestone,” said Jimmy Kirchdorfer, General Chairman of Valhalla Golf Club. “That is the reason the early settlers decided to raise horses and have the whisky industry here. Limestone is the key to our Kentucky heritage. ”Limestone is the foundation of Valhalla and most Kentucky traditions, from bluegrass (both the plant and the music), to horses and bourbon. “It imbues the water with important minerals that are consumed by the yeast during the fermentation process. Then it filters the water and removes iron, which will interact with the components in the oak barrel and discolor the bourbon,” explained Dubliner Conor O’Driscoll, the seventh Master Distiller in Heaven Hill Distillery. “If you look at our portfolio, Henry McKenna, was an Irishman, Evan Williams was a Welshman. It was the Irish and the Scots who brought whiskey to America. Of course, the Irish invented it… or so they affirm,” said for the craic (jokingly in Irish or Scottish) O’Driscoll, the druid also behind the blending of Elijah Craig, a name associated with the invention of bourbon.

Fine Whiskey from Kentucky (Photo by Visit Kentucky)

The Ryder Cup at Valhalla

Coinciding with the anniversary of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, O’Driscoll met his wife around 25 years ago at the Kentucky Derby, another melting pot of international influences in the Bluegrass State, including some winningest riders from Mexico and Puerto Rico. “I went to the Kentucky Derby and that’s when it all kind of came together, the event was very international,” said Englishman Josh Webber, part of the groundcrew during the 2008 Ryder Cup and the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club. “The Derby was a fantastic experience. I went to the horse race and never saw a horse. We were in the infield partying,” added Irishman Paul O’Donoghue.

The famous Kentuck Derby (Photo by Visit Kentucky)

Webber and O’Donoghue were the only Europeans under Superintendent Mark Wilson’s orders during the memorable Ryder Cup at Valhalla. “When I was mowing greens, I had the European flag wrapped around my shoulders and I wore a crown”, remembered Webber. “We always had the European flag flying and Mark went and bought 200 American flags for the rest of the team,” O’Donohue recalled.

Webber and O’Donoghue at the Ryder Cup 2008 (Photo by PGA of America)

Both then young men from the Old Country in Kentucky –now superintendents in Southern England and The Netherlands—treasure the memories of their time in Valhalla and the “massive similarities between the soil in the Islands and Kentucky,” even the whiskey, the grass, and the music. “Except for one or two places, Ireland is mainly limestone, which gives you the green”, explained O’Donohue. “The only reason we call it bluegrass in Kentucky is because when it is hot it turns blue”, added the Irish superintendent about the origin of the name of the grass and the Bluegrass genre, derived from traditional Scottish, Irish, and English music. Bluegrass songs about family, horses, bourbon, and even limestone played in the background during the time Webber and O’Donohue spent under the wing of Kentucky Golf Hall of Famer Mark Wilson in Valhalla Golf Club. “Being part of the building of Valhalla put the wind on my back and launched me downhill,” said Wilson, who started his career in the seventies along with the first class of formally educated superintendents in the country.

Mark Wilson at the Ryder Cup 2008 (Photo by PGA of America)

Epic finishes in Kentucky

“For 22 years I mowed the bent grass fairways of Valhalla with green mowers and cut the clippings. And every winter we had to extent the site and the venue,” said now-retired Wilson, privileged witness of one Ryder Cup and three PGA Championships in Valhalla. “We were fortunate to have epic and historic finishes. I remember all of them,” said Kirchdorfer. “Tiger beating Bob May in a playoff in 2000 was spectacular,” he remembers about Tiger Woods’ victory, the first time since 1953 (Ben Hogan) that a player had won three major championships in the same calendar year. “The 2008 Ryder Cup, when the US was struggling to win until the end and we had two players from Kentucky, Kenny Perry and JB Holmes, was very special. A lot of people from Kentucky would say it was the best sporting event they have ever been to,” said Kirchdorfer.

“Valhalla is fantastic. It always seems to provide a very exciting finish in these championships. I watched the 2000 PGA here when Tiger won against Bob May, and I was sitting at home watching the Ryder Cup, as well. It seems like it always provides a great finish,” said McIlroy after winning his fourth major in Valhalla at 25 years of age. A decade later, two weeks after the 150 th Kentucky Derby, and on the 25 th Anniversary of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Rory McIlory, from the Old Country, could break the spell and win his fifth major at the 106 th PGA Championship in Valhalla Golf Club. “I had a great time here and hopefully I am going to come back one day to Valhalla and try and win this thing again,” were some of his last words in 2014 before departing Kentucky with the Wannamaker Trophy.

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits his tee shot on 18 during the Final Round of the 96th PGA Championship, at Valhalla Golf Club, on August 10, 2014 in Louisville, KY. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America)
European Tour

Race to Dubai: Veerman leads US players – Galletti climbs after Kenya Open

As the DP World Tour season unfolds, players are battling for supremacy in the prestigious Race to Dubai ranking. This season has already entertained fans with a number of high-profile tournaments, with the Kenya Open being the latest, won by Dutchman Darius van Driel. Currently, Rory McIlroy from Northern Ireland stands at the pinnacle of the Race to Dubai ranking as the leader. Notably, the representation from the USA is significant with 6 American players ranked within the top 120 on the DP World Tour leaderboard.

Race To Dubai: Veerman leads US players – Galletti climbs after Kenya Open

The American presence in the Race to Dubai is marked by top performers who have shown grit and determination throughout the season. In particular, three American players have solidified their positions within the rankings. Although Johannes Veerman dropped five places in the ranking and is now only in 45th place, the 31-year-old remains the best American in the Race To Dubai. The second-best US player is Sean Crocker in 58th place, while John Catlin is third at 87th. Nicolo Galletti caused a stir among the US players as he climbed 46 places after his T11 finish at the Kenya Open to 116th place and is slowly making his way into the top 100.

Dominance at the Top: Race to Dubai’s Elite

Shifting focus to the leading pack, the Race to Dubai’s top 5 rankings encapsulate the essence of the global nature of the DP World Tour, with the leading player Rory McIlroy (1.596,0 points), who has already made a mark this season with an impressive win. He is followed by Rikuya Hoshino (1.222,7) from Japan and Adrian Meronk (1.023,4) from Poland. Joaquin Niemann (966,73) from Chile and Zander Lombard (763,71) from South Africa complete the Top-Five in the ranking.

How the DP World Tour Race to Dubai works

The Race to Dubai is the season ranking of the DP World Tour (former European Tour). The top 60 players in the Race to Dubai ranking are allowed to take part in the final play-off tournament of the former European Tour at the end of the season. The season ranking also determines who is allowed to play on the DP World Tour the following year. At each tournament, the players who make the cut collect points. The total number of points awarded at a tournament depends on the value of the event. Major tournaments earn the most points. For winning a DP World Tour tournament, the winner receives at least 460 points and a good 300,000 euros.

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