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LPGA Stars at the Thailand Welcome Party

Time to turn to social media once again, where we find photos of LPGA stars attending the welcome part for the 2015 Honda LPGA Thailand tournament. All photos were posted by the players on their public social accounts. First up, the trio of Morgan Pressel, Ai Miyazato and Paula Creamer: But wait - here the threesome above is joined by a fourth. Now with twice the Miyazato! (Mika): Here are Brittany Lincicome, Belen Mozo and Michelle Wie: And Cheyenne Woods, Michelle Wie and Jessica Korda: Here is Lexi Thompson getting ready to head to the party: And we wrap up with Morgan and Jessica:

Jillian Murray: Actress, Golfer Starring in New Golf Movie

Jillian Murray is an actress who will soon be appearing in a new golf movie called The Squeeze. There is little information out there yet (at least that I could find) about The Squeeze, so hat tip to GolfSpelledBackwards.com for providing this bit of info: Jack Nicklaus and Phil Mickelson both recommend the movie. If that's not enough to pique your interest, well, then just take another look at the photos on this page of JIllian!The Squeeze is being described as a "caper movie," about an older gambler who discovers a young golf phenom and turns him into a golf hustler. Does Jillian Murray play golf in real life? She confirmed to me on Twitter that she does. I did find something interesting when searching for info about the movie: an ad on an industry website for a "golf double" for Murray. (The ad was placed back during shooting, obviously, so don't try to apply!) The ad stated one should apply "only if you are a great female golfer and you resembl…

Sandra Gal, Hee Young Park Perform Beethoven's 'Ode to Joy'

Beethoven's Ode to Joy, the final movement of the composer's Ninth Symphony, is one of the most famous pieces of music ever written. Sandra Gal and Hee Young Park are two of the greatest golfers in the world, and two people who, as is obvious from their social media accounts, love life. They are full of joy. What better pairing than these two buddies combining their talents - Sandra on violin, "Rocket" on piano - on Ode to Joy? This performance by what Sandra called the "Gal-Park Philharmonic Orchestra" took place in Gal's home recently, on the night of dinner that Sandra prepared for friends. Sandra posted a bit of their recital in two videos on Instagram: And just a casual late night sesh of the @LPGA Gal-Park philharmonic orchestra. #music #goodfriends #nevertooserious #part1A video posted by @thesandragal on Feb 17, 2015 at 7:12pm PST #part2 #werock #goodnight 😂A video posted by @thesandragal on Feb 17, 2015 at 7:14pm PST Roll over, Beethoven, a…

Su Oh Grabs Her First Pro Win

Australian teenager Su Oh is a winner in just her second start as a pro. Oh's professional career is off to a tremendous start: She finished second in her first start as a pro, and now first in her second start. Oh (who used to go by Su-Hyun Oh but now by the shortened Su Oh) won the RACV Ladies Masters tournament, a co-sanctioned ALPG tournament that also serves as the season-opener for the 2015 Ladies European Tour. Oh shot rounds of 69, 75, 72 and 69 to finish three shots ahead of the runners-up, Charley Hull, Katherine Kirk and Florentyna Parker. And Oh did it in style, finishing with four consecutive birdies to ensure her victory. Just a week ago, Oh finished runner-up at the ALPG's Oates Victorian Open, her pro debut. This win gets her membership on the LET, and no doubt we'll be hearing more from Su in the year ahead.

The Golfers in the 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

No, alas, there are no LPGA players or other pro golfers featured in the 2015 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. But that doesn't mean there aren't models who golf. In fact, there are at least three golfers among the models who appear in the swimsuit issue this year. The one with the most famous connection to golf is Caroline Wozniacki, one of two professional athletes who appear in the issue. Wozniacki, of course, dated Rory McIlroy for a while and they got very close to marriage before splitting. And Caroline, a top tennis player, took up golf herself during that time. Here is a behind-the-scene video of Wozniacki's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue shoot: One of the supermodels featured in the 2015 swimsuit issue is Nina Agdal, and Nina's love of golf is well-established. Visit her Instagram account and you'll find some golf pics and even some golf videos, such as these: Still learning #onthegreen @nikegolf #2015resolutionsA video posted by Nina Agdal (@ninaag…

Marianne Skarpnord a Winner Again, On Very Special Day

It's been a long road back into the winner's circle for Marianne Skarpnord, but she's there again. Skarpnord won the Ladies Victorian Open on the ALPG, beating Su Oh by two strokes. Sparknord has battled injuries for years, almost since the time she announced her arrival on the golf scene back in 2009 with a pair of wins on the Ladies European Tour. She earned her LPGA Tour card soon thereafter, and appeared a player on the rise. But injuries, especially wrist problems, derailed her. She got back on track temporarily with a win in South Africa in 2013, but the wrist problems returned. While her golf career went cold, her personal life was heating up, however. Skarpnord, from Norway, met Australian touring pro Richard Green. They fell in love. He occasionally caddied for her in her comeback attempts. And just a couple weeks ago they got engaged. They also just moved into a house on the golf course where the Victorian Open was played. Here's the truly remarkable thi…

LPGA Golfers Enjoy the Bahamas Beachside and Poolside

Social media gives us a glimpse into the lives of professional golfers the likes of which we could never have gotten a mere 10 years ago. One word tells you all you need to know: "selfie." And when LPGA players visit a tournament site such as, say the Bahamas, selfies sometimes involve bikinis and other swimsuits. The LPGA Tour plays this week at the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic. They are staying at the Atlantis Resort, which has a bevy of pools and other water features for them to enjoy; and are also right on the beach. Make that "beaches," since the resort is surrounded by sand and ocean, too. Below are a few of the swimsuit selfies LPGA golfers have shared on their social media accounts this week. First, Danielle Kang: Here are two showing Hee Young Park (left) and her sister Ju Young Park. Ju Young is an LPGA rookie in 2015. Jaye Marie Green (left) and Victoria Elizabeth: Lexi Thompson: And there's Danielle Kang again (right) with Mina Harigae: