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Women's Game Getting Younger

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The real phenom in women's golf might be Angela Stanford. She won the HSBC Women's Champions event in Singapore toward the start of the season, making her the oldest player to win on the LPGA Tour all year.

She's 34.

That's bordering on ancient, considering the average age of winners on the LPGA Tour this year is 24.

While it is historic, it should no longer be all that shocking that 15-year-old amateur Lydia Ko could beat the very best in women's golf. With a three-shot win at the Canadian Women's Open, Ko became the youngest winner on the LPGA Tour. Such a feat might be even more astounding except that the previous record by 16-year-old Lexi Thompson was set only 11 months ago. Thompson broke the record for a 72-hole LPGA event that had stood for a whopping six years.

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