The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power; the United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, outlawed discrimination based on race or color. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 U. S. Moon landing; the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, it is a representative democracy.
The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti
Hancock Park, Los Angeles
Hancock Park is a historic and affluent residential neighborhood in the central region of the City of Los Angeles, California. It has many mansions from the early 20th century. Many celebrities have been known to live here. Hancock Park is built around the grounds of a private golf club. Developed in the 1920s, the neighborhood features architecturally distinctive residences; the neighborhood is low density, with a 70.7% white educated, older-aged population of 10,600+ people. Most of the residents are home owners. There are four private and two public schools in the area. Hancock Park was developed in the 1920s by the Hancock family with profits earned from oil drilling in the former Rancho La Brea; the area owes its name to developer-philanthropist George Allan Hancock, who subdivided the property in the 1920s. Hancock and raised in a home at what is now the La Brea tar pits, inherited 4,400 acres, which his father, Major Henry Hancock had acquired from the Rancho La Brea property owned by the family of Jose Jorge Rocha.
Hancock Park activists were instrumental in the passage of a 1986 Congressional ban on tunneling through the neighborhood. The ban, sponsored by Congressman Henry Waxman, prevented the Red Line Subway from being routed along Wilshire Boulevard through the neighborhood. According to the Mapping L. A. project of the Los Angeles Times, Hancock Park is flanked by Hollywood to the north and Windsor Square to the east, Koreatown to the southeast, Mid-Wilshire to the south and southwest and Fairfax to the west. Street boundaries are Melrose Avenue on the north, Arden Boulevard on the east, Wilshire Boulevard on the south and La Brea Avenue on the west; the neighborhood surrounds the grounds of the Wilshire Country Club. As of 2007, the Hancock Park homeowners association counted about 1,200 homes within the boundaries of Melrose Avenue, Wilshire Boulevard and both sides of Highland and Rossmore avenues; the 2000 U. S. census counted 9,804 residents in the 1.59-square-mile neighborhood—an average of 6,459 people per square mile, including the expanse of the Wilshire Country Club.
That figure gave Hancock Park one of the lowest densities in Los Angeles. In 2008, the city estimated that the population had increased to 10,671; the median age for residents was 37, considered old. Hancock Park was moderately diverse ethnically; the breakdown was whites, 70.7%. Korea and the Philippines were the most common places of birth for the 26.3% of the residents who were born abroad, a figure, considered low compared to rest of the city. The median yearly household income in 2008 dollars was $85,277, a high figure for Los Angeles, a high percentage of households earned $125,000 or more; the average household size of 2.1 people was low for the city of Los Angeles. Renters occupied 52.7% of the housing units, house- or apartment owners 47.3%. The percentages of never-married men and women, 41.3% and 34.4% were among the county's highest. The 2000 census found 203 families headed by single parents, a low rate for both the city and he county; the percentage of military veterans who served during World War II or Korea was among the county's highest.
Hancock Park has a population of Orthodox Jews. According to Teresa Watanabe of the Los Angeles Times there are no clear figures but an estimate of 20% by the Jewish Journal." Hancock Park is home to nearly all subsections of Orthodox Judaism. The Chasidic Jewish population is growing at an above-average rate due to high birth rates within the community. Orthodox Jews are required to be in walking distance to their synagogues, Hancock Park is in walking distance to the La Brea Avenue-area synagogues. Teresa Watanabe stated some Orthodox families cited the large size of houses as a reason for moving there, others cited a higher housing value compared to Beverly Hills, other cited a proximity to the Yavneh Hebrew Academy; as of 2007 there were six Jews on the 16-member board of directors of the Hancock Park Homeowners Association. As of 2007 the number of Orthodox Jews in Hancock Park is increasing; as of that year there had been disputes between their neighbors. Hancock Park residents were considered educated, 56.2% of those aged 25 and older having earned a four-year degree.
The percentage of residents with a master's degree was high for the county. The schools operating within the Hancock Park borders are: Yeshiva Rav Isacsohn/Torath Emeth, private elementary, 540 North La Brea Avenue Bnos Esther, private high school, 116 North La Brea Avenue Third Street Elementary School, LAUSD, 201 South June Street Samuel A. Fryer Yavneh Hebrew School, private elementary, 5353 West Third Street Marlborough School, private school for young women, 250 South Rossmore Avenue John Burroughs Middle School, LAUSD, 600 South McCadden Place Multiple residences of consuls general are within Hancock Park. Since 1957, the residence of the Los Angeles British Consuls-General has been in a home designed by the renowned architect Wallace Neff and completed in 1928; the residence is at the Hancock Park address of 450 S. June St. Los Angeles, CA 90004, backs the Wilshire Country Club; the residence was where Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge stayed in July 2011 on their first visit to the United States after their wedding.
Antonio Banderas Anacani, actress and accomplished seamstress Stacey Bendet, fashion designer Nat King Cole and first black resident Natalie Cole, singer Jan Crull, Jr. Eric Eisner, producer Bruce Feirstein, writer Melanie Griffith Patricia Heaton, actres
Henry Ellsworth Vines Jr. was an American tennis champion of the 1930s, the World No. 1 player or the co-No. 1 for four years in 1932, 1935, 1936 and 1937, able to win Pro Slam titles on three different surfaces. He became a professional golfer. Vines attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity and played on the freshman basketball team. Many believe, he was mentored by Perry T. Jones through the Los Angeles Tennis Club and the Southern California Tennis Association. In the amateur ranks Vines won three Grand Slam tournaments, the Wimbledon Championships in 1932 and the U. S. Championships in 1931 and 1932 and he reached the final of Wimbledon in 1933, he played his first professional tennis match on January 10, 1934 and became the leading pro player until 1938. In 1934 and 1935 he won all the great pro events and the two big annual tours. Vines won four professional majors, which were the Wembley Pro in 1934 and 1935, the French Pro in 1935 and the US Pro in 1939.
Vines won the Paris Indoor in 1934 and Southport Pro in 1935. After two years as the undisputed pro king in 1934 and 1935, Vines didn't need to enter any pro tournament to claim the World pro champion title: he retained his crown by just playing and winning three other great annual pro tours from 1936 to 1938. In 1939 Vines lost his world pro crown to Don Budge but narrowly: in their first pro tour against each other, Vines trailed Budge 17–22; the tour proved that at his best Vines was unbeatable, but that Budge's consistency would prevail a majority of the time, making the latter the best player of the time. In May 1940 Vines, 28 years 7 months old, played his last tennis competition, his physical problems, his desire to enjoy family life, his loss of the world crown, above all his increasing passion for golf drove him to retire from tennis. Comparing Vines and Fred Perry after the 1939 tours, Budge wrote, It was that after enduring Vines's power game, I never felt any real pressure against Perry.
Years Budge deemed that the world's all-time best player had been Ellsworth Vines, "on his day". Budge was always astonished when someone had not heard of Vines whom he considered as the champion of the 1930s. In the opinion of Jack Kramer, himself a great player, Vines was, along with Don Budge, one of the two greatest players who lived. Budge was the best, according to Kramer's 1979 autobiography, but, at the top of his game, Vines was unbeatable by anyone:... On his best days, Vines played the best tennis ever. Hell, when Elly was on, you'd be lucky to get your racket on the ball. Tall and thin, Vines possessed a game with no noticeable weaknesses, according to Kramer, because of his great natural athletic ability, laziness, he was known for his powerful forehand and his fast serve, both of which he hit flat with no spin. Although he could play the serve-and-volley game, he played an all-court game, preferring to hit winners from the baseline. Playing in the white flannel trousers that were standard dress for the time, he impressed the youthful Kramer in a 1935 match in Southern California: And here is Ellsworth Vines, 6'2½" tall, 155 pounds, dressed like Fred Astaire and hitting shots like Babe Ruth.
Kramer made up his mind on the spot to concentrate on tennis. Vines had, according to Kramer, the perfect slim body, coordinated for anything. Elly won Forest Hills the first time when he was still only nineteen, but at the same time he was devoting himself to basketball at the University of Southern California, he went there, on a basketball scholarship. In his chapter on 1932, Bud Collins writes in Total Tennis: The Ultimate Tennis Encyclopedia that Vines... had a curious windmill stroke in which the racket made an 360-degree sweep. Starting on high as though he were going to serve, he brought the racket back to the ground and swept up to the ball, he put no spin on it, thereby hitting a flat shot with tremendous force that made him unbeatable when he was on. Collins goes on to say that: Opponents came to realize that the way to beat him was to keep the ball in play, hitting him soft stuff until he started making errors. After becoming bored with tennis while only in his late twenties, Vines became a professional golfer in 1942 and over the years had a number of high finishes in tournaments, including at least two professional victories and a semifinal position in the prestigious 1951 PGA Championship when it was a match play tournament.
Writes Kramer, He was twice in the top ten of golf money winnings, he was the best athlete in the two sports. He compares Vines to another great tennis player, Lew Hoad: Both were strong guys. Both succeeded at a young age.... Both were lazy guys. Vines lost interest in tennis before he was thirty, Hoad never appeared to be interested. Despite their great natural ability, neither put up the outstanding records that they were capable of; the latter was true because both had physical problems. Vines was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1962. 1946 Massachusetts Open 1951 Southern California PGA Championship 1955 Utah Open Note: Vines d
Downtown Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles is the central business district of Los Angeles, California, as well as a diverse residential neighborhood of some 58,000 people. A 2013 study found, it is part of Central Los Angeles. A heritage of the city's founding in 1781, Downtown Los Angeles today is composed of different areas ranging from a fashion district to Skid Row, it is the hub for the city's urban rail transit system and the Metrolink commuter rail system for Southern California. Banks, department stores, movie palaces at one time drew residents and visitors into the area, but the district declined economically and suffered a downturn for decades until its recent renaissance starting in the early 2000s. Old buildings are being modified for new uses, skyscrapers have been built. Downtown Los Angeles is known for its government buildings, parks and other public places; the earliest known settlements in the area of what is now Downtown Los Angeles was by the Tongva, a Native American people. European settlement arrived after Father Juan Crespí, a Spanish missionary charged with exploring sites for Catholic missions in California, noted in 1769 that the region had "all the requisites for a large settlement".
On September 4, 1781, the city was founded by a group of settlers who trekked north from present-day Mexico. Land speculation increased in the 1880s, which saw the population of the city explode from 11,000 in 1880 to nearly 100,000 by 1896. Infrastructure enhancements and the laying of a street grid brought development south of the original settlement into what is today the Civic Center and Historic Core neighborhoods. By 1920, the city's private and municipal rail lines were the most far-flung and most comprehensive in the world in mileage besting that of New York City. By this time, a steady influx of residents and aggressive land developers had transformed the city into a large metropolitan area, with DTLA at its center. Rail lines connected four counties with over 1,100 miles of track. During the early part of the 20th century, banking institutions clustered around South Spring Street, forming the Spring Street Financial District. Sometimes referred to as the "Wall Street of the West," the district held corporate headquarters for financial institutions including Bank of America and Merchants Bank, the Crocker National Bank, California Bank & Trust, International Savings & Exchange Bank.
The Los Angeles Stock Exchange was located on the corridor from 1929 until 1986 before moving into a new building across the Harbor Freeway. Commercial growth brought with it hotel construction—during this time period several grand hotels, the Alexandria, the Rosslyn, the Biltmore, were erected — and the need for venues to entertain the growing population of Los Angeles. Broadway became the nightlife and entertainment district of the city, with over a dozen theater and movie palaces built before 1932. Department stores opened flagship stores downtown, including The Broadway, Hamburger & Sons, May Company, JW Robinson's, Bullock's, serving a wealthy residential population in the Bunker Hill neighborhood. Numerous specialty stores flourished including those in the jewelry business which gave rise to the Downtown Jewelry District. Among these early jewelers included the Laykin Diamond Company and Harry Winston & Co. both of which found their beginnings in the Hotel Alexandria at Fifth and Spring streets.
The Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal opened in May 1939, unifying passenger service among various local and long-distance passenger trains. It was built on a grand scale and would be one of the "last of the great railway stations" built in the United States. Following World War II, the development of the Los Angeles freeway network, increased automobile ownership led to decreased investment downtown. Many corporate headquarters dispersed to new suburbs or fell to mergers and acquisitions; the once-wealthy Bunker Hill neighborhood became a haven for low-income renters, its stately Victorian mansions turned into flophouses. From about 1930 onward, numerous old and historic buildings in the plaza area were demolished to make way for street-level parking lots, the high demand for parking making this more profitable than any other option that might have allowed preservation; the drastic reduction in the number of residents in the area further reduced the viability of streetfront businesses that would be able to attract pedestrians.
For most Angelenos, downtown became a drive-out destination. In an effort to combat blight and lure businesses back downtown, the city's Community Redevelopment Agency undertook the Bunker Hill Redevelopment Project in 1955, a massive clearance project that leveled homes and cleared land for future commercial skyscraper development; this period saw the clearing and upzoning of the entire neighborhood, as well as the shuttering of the Angels Flight funicular railway in 1969. Angels Flight resumed operation in 1996 for a period of five years, shutting down once again after a fatal accident in 2001. On March 15, 2010, the railway once again opened for passenger service following extensive upgrades to brake and safety systems. With Class A office space becoming available on Bunker Hill, many of DTLA's remaining financial corporations moved to the newer buildings, leaving the former Spring Street Financial District devoid of tenants above ground floor. Following the corporate headquarters' moving six blocks west, the large department stores on Broadway shuttered, culminating in the 1980s.
However, the Broadway theaters saw much use as Spanish-language movie houses during this time, beginning with the conve
Beverly Boulevard is one of the main east-west thoroughfares in Los Angeles, in the U. S. state of California. It begins off Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills and ends on the Lucas Avenue overpass near downtown Los Angeles to become 1st Street. A separate Beverly Boulevard begins off 3rd Street and Pomona Boulevard in East Los Angeles, runs through Montebello and Pico Rivera, becomes Turnbull Canyon Road in Whittier near Rose Hills Memorial Park. Work on paving Beverly Boulevard through Northwest Los Angeles began in the 1910s, making it one of Los Angeles's first boulevards; the Boulevard's most famous stretch is in West Hollywood, where it passes Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the Beverly Center Mall. In addition, much of the Fairfax District is centered on Beverly Boulevard; the Grove is southeast of Fairfax. The intersection of Beverly and La Cienega is the center of the studio zone, the area that Los Angeles-based entertainment industry unions consider as "local" for purposes of work rules.
Beverly Boulevard runs parallel to Melrose Avenue to 3rd Street to the south. It passes directly through the Wilshire Country Club; the famous CBS Television City is located opposite The Grove. Original Tommy's, a famous Southern California burger chain, is located at the corner of Rampart and Beverly Boulevards. Situated on Beverly Boulevard are studios belonging to Westlake Recording Studios, noted as the site where music albums such as Michael Jackson's Thriller were recorded; the area of Beverly Boulevard that intersects La Cienega Boulevard and its satellite streets is part of the La Cienega Design Quarter. Its shops and galleries house many antiques, rugs and art. Belmont High School is located at Belmont Avenue. Metro Local line 14 operates on Beverly Boulevard; the Metro Red Line serves an underground station at Vermont Avenue
Cynodon dactylon known as Vilfa stellata, Bermuda grass, Dhoob, dūrvā grass, dog's tooth grass, Bahama grass, devil's grass, couch grass, Indian doab, grama and scutch grass, is a grass that originated in Africa. Although it is not native to Bermuda, it is an abundant invasive species there, it is presumed to have arrived in North America from Bermuda. In Bermuda it has been known as crab grass; the blades are a grey-green colour and are short 2–15 cm long with rough edges. The erect stems can grow 1–30 cm tall; the stems are flattened tinged purple in colour. The seed heads are produced in a cluster of two to six spikes together at the top of the stem, each spike 2–5 cm long, it has a deep root system. The grass creeps along roots wherever a node touches the ground, forming a dense mat. C. dactylon reproduces through seeds and rhizomes. Growth begins at temperatures above 15 °C with optimum growth between 24 and 37 °C. Growth is retarded by full shade, e.g. close to tree trunks. Cynodon dactylon is cultivated in warm climates all over the world between about 30° S and 30° N latitude, that get between 625 and 1,750 mm of rainfall a year.
It is found in the U. S. in the southern half of the country and in warm climates. Control/eradication It is fast-growing and tough, making it popular and useful for sports fields, as when damaged it will recover quickly, it is a desirable turf grass in warm temperate climates for those regions where its heat and drought tolerance enable it to survive where few other grasses do. This combination makes it a frequent choice for golf courses in the southern and southeastern U. S, it has a coarse-bladed form with numerous cultivars selected for different turf requirements. It is highly aggressive, crowding out most other grasses and invading other habitats, has become a hard-to-eradicate weed in some areas; this weedy nature leads some gardeners to give it the name of "devil grass". Bermuda grass is difficult to control in flower beds and most herbicides do not work. However, Ornamec 170 and Turflon ester have shown some effectiveness as well as Imazapyr. All of these items are difficult to find in retail stores as they are marketed to professional landscapers.
Bermuda grass has been cultivated on saline soils in California's Central Valley which are too salt-damaged to support agricultural crops. The hybrid variety Tifton 85, like some other grasses, produces cyanide under certain conditions, has been implicated in several livestock deaths. Tifgreen Tifway 419 or Tifton 419 LaPaloma Riviera SR9554 Laprima Veracruz Wrangler Yukon AgriDark OZTUFF This list is not all inclusive. Hundreds of cultivars have been created for environmental tolerance and stakeholder requirements. New cultivars are released yearly. FAO.org factsheet: Cynodon dactylon Online field guide to common saltmarsh plants of Queensland
The Ladies Professional Golf Association is an American organization for female professional golfers. The organization is headquartered at the LPGA International in Daytona Beach, is best known for running the LPGA Tour, a series of weekly golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world. Other "LPGAs" exist in other countries, each with a geographical designation in its name, but the U. S. organization is the first and best known. The LPGA is an organization for female club and teaching professionals; this is different from the PGA Tour, which runs the main professional tours in the U. S. and, since 1968, has been independent of the club and teaching professionals' organization, the PGA of America. The LPGA administers an annual qualifying school similar to that conducted by the PGA Tour. Depending on a golfer's finish in the final qualifying tournament, she may receive full or partial playing privileges on the LPGA Tour. In addition to the main LPGA Tour, the LPGA owns and operates the Symetra Tour the Futures Tour, the official developmental tour of the LPGA.
Top finishers at the end of each season on that tour receive playing privileges on the main LPGA Tour for the following year. In its 70th season in 2019, the LPGA is the oldest continuing women's professional sports organization in the United States, it was founded in 1950 by a group of 13 golfers: Alice Bauer, Patty Berg, Bettye Danoff, Helen Dettweiler, Marlene Bauer Hagge, Helen Hicks, Opal Hill, Betty Jameson, Sally Sessions, Marilynn Smith, Shirley Spork, Louise Suggs, Babe Zaharias. The LPGA succeeded the WPGA, founded in 1944 but stopped its limited tour after the 1948 season and ceased operations in December 1949. In 2001, Jane Blalock's JBC Marketing established the Women's Senior Golf Tour, now called the Legends Tour, for women professionals aged 45 and older; this is affiliated with the LPGA, but is not owned by the LPGA. Michael Whan became the eighth commissioner of the LPGA in October 2009, succeeding the ousted Carolyn Bivens. Whan is a former marketing executive in the sporting goods industry.
After a lawsuit filed by golfer Lana Lawless, the rules were changed in 2010 to allow transgender competitors. In 2013, trans woman Bobbi Lancaster faced local scorn for attempting playing in Arizona's Cactus Tour and attempting to qualify in the LPGA Qualifying Tournament. In 2010, total official prize money on the LPGA Tour was $41.4 million, a decrease of over $6 million from 2009. In 2010 there were 24 official tournaments, down from 28 in 2009 and 34 in 2008. Despite the loss in total tournaments, the number of tournaments hosted outside of the United States in 2010 stayed the same, as all four lost tournaments had been hosted in the United States. By 2016, the number of tournaments had risen to 33 with a record-high total prize money in excess of $63 million. In its first four decades, the LPGA Tour was dominated by American players. Sandra Post of Canada became the first player living outside the United States to gain an LPGA tour card in 1968; the non-U. S. Contingent is now large; the last time an American player topped the money list was in 1993, the last time an American led the tour in tournaments won was in 1996, from 2000 through 2009, non-Americans won 31 of 40 major championships.
One of the notable trends seen in the early 21st century in the LPGA is the rise and dominance of Korean golfers. Se Ri Pak's early success in the LPGA sparked the boom in Korean women golfers on the LPGA Tour. In 2009, there were 122 non-Americans from 27 countries on the tour, including 47 from South Korea, 14 from Sweden, 10 from Australia, eight from the United Kingdom, seven from Canada, five from Taiwan, four from Japan. Of the 33 events in 2006, a total of 11 were won by Koreans and only seven were won by Americans. In 2007, Americans saw a relative resurgence. For the first time since 2000, two Americans won majors In 2008, Americans grew in dominance, winning 9 of 34 events, tied with Koreans, but no majors, one of, won by a Mexican player, one by Taiwanese player, the other two by teenage Korean players In 2009, Americans won 5 of 28 official events, including one major, the Kraft Nabisco Championship while Koreans won 11 events Most of the LPGA Tour's events are held in the United States.
In 2010, two tournaments were played in Mexico and one each in Singapore, France, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan. Unofficial events were held in Brazil and Jamaica. In 2011, the unofficial Jamaica event was dropped and a tournament in Mexico was canceled months in advance over security concerns; the Women's British Open rotated from England to Scotland and all other countries retained their tournaments. In addition, events were added in China and Taiwan, while the biennial USA–Europe team competition, the Solheim Cup was played in Ireland. Five of the tournaments held outside North America are co-sanctioned with other professional tours; the Ladies European Tour co-sanctions the Women's British Open, The Evian Championship in France, the Women's Australian Open. The other two co-sanctioned events—the LPGA Hana Bank Championship and Mizuno Classic —are held during the tour's autumn swing to Asia; the LPGA's annual major championships are: ANA Inspiration U. S. Women's Open Women's PGA Ch