At last, Michelle Wie soars on the grandest stage of them all -- the U.S. Women's Open -- and the hopes of the tour fly high with her, Mechelle Voepel writes.
Jun 22 11:51 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Just when it appeared as if Michelle Wie would take command of the U.S. Women's Open, the wheels came off. A wild finish ensued, setting up a wide-open final round.
Jun 21 10:36 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Playing in her final U.S. Women's Open, Juli Inkster, 53, fired the low round of the tournament - a 66 - to put herself in contention yet again.
Jun 21 6:34 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Michelle Wie has been in this position before, in the lead midway through a major championship. This time she's ready to deliver.
Jun 20 10:40 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
With the WNBA's Pride initiative, the league seems ready to wholeheartedly embrace its LGBT fans. But there's no blueprint, which means each franchise will participate in the Pride platform differently, some fans will still feel slighted and teammates will sometimes end up on opposite sides.
Jun 20 | By Mechelle Voepel
WNBA president Laurel Richie spoke to espnW about the league's "Pride" marketing initiatives, its appreciation for its LGBT audience, and how the league is trying to connect with its core demographics.
Jun 20 | By Mechelle Voepel
Much had been made about the women playing on the same course as the men at Pinehurst. Stacy Lewis led a group of five women under par, but some notables struggled.
Jun 19 10:59 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Her caddie was a mess, but 11-year-old Lucy Li was calm from the get-go and didn't let a round of 78 spoil her walk at the U.S. Women's Open.
Jun 19 6:33 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Coming off a dazzling final-round 61 to clinch her first victory of the year, Inbee Park has rediscovered the putting magic that brought her three major titles last year. The timing couldn't be better.
Jun 18 9:57 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Despite early trepidations about playing the U.S. Women's Open on the same course right after the men, players have been pleasantly surprised by the conditions.
Jun 19 9:50 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
It hasn't been that long since Michelle Wie was the phenom like 11-year-old Lucy Li, but now at 24, she's a serious contender for the U.S. Women's Open title.
Jun 17 11:29 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
As Candace Parker can attest, even higher expectations await ex-UNC transfer Diamond DeShields with the Tennessee Lady Volunteers, writes Mechelle Voepel.
Jun 17 | By Mechelle Voepel
Coming off surgery on her thumb and unsure of what to expect, Paula Creamer buckled down for a four-shot win in the 2010 U.S. Women's Open.
Jun 19 9:57 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Thirteen years after winning the U.S. Women's Open in 1991, Meg Mallon triumphed again. This time she had a little help.
Jun 17 2:47 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
After a devastating loss in a playoff in 1992, Juli Inkster came back to win U.S. Women's Open titles in 1999 and 2002, two of seven majors in her career.
Jun 18 1:32 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Hollis Stacy rode a stellar short game to three U.S. Women's Open championships. Only two women, Mickey Wright and Betsy Rawls, have won more.
Jun 16 2:48 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Once dominant in the U.S. Women's Open, Americans have won just twice in the past nine years. Expect a show of force this year as U.S. players, led by world No. 1 Stacy Lewis, have lit up the tour with eight wins in 14 events.
Jun 15 6:50 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Leticia Romero, who had a protracted dispute with Kansas State before getting her release to transfer last month, has signed to play for Florida State's women's basketball program.
Jun 10 3:25 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
For the first time, the U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open will be held on the same course, back-to-back. There's a lot that could go right, and a lot that could go wrong.
Jun 9 1:55 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Minnesota, the league's last unbeaten team, maintain its hold on the No. 1 spot. But Washington and Indiana made the biggest jumps this week.
Jun 2 | By Mechelle Voepel
Finally, after putting a foreign teenager through two months of stressful uncertainty about her athletic and academic future, Kansas State made the correct move Tuesday and released Leticia Romero from her scholarship.
May 27 8:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
England's Charley Hull made a splash during Solheim Cup play and leads the Ladies European Tour money list, but she'd just as soon be going to a barbecue with her friends.
May 22 2:35 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Kansas State's decision to reject Leticia Romero's transfer request has harmed its reputation and put a foreign teenage student-athlete through nearly two months of stress and uncertainty, Mechelle Voepel writes.
May 21 | By Mechelle Voepel
Despite her best finish in a year, Yani Tseng's lack of aggressiveness down the stretch soured her performance at the Kingsmill Championship, Mechelle Voepel writes.
May 19 5:16 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
The 2014 WNBA season is only 11 games old, but four teams -- including No. 1 Phoenix -- are off to a 2-0 start.
May 19 | By Mechelle Voepel