2018 Buick LPGA Shanghai Oct 18-21

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  • fredogolferfredogolfer Members Posts: 195 ✭✭
    It's crazy to think that whatever Paula earns won't count on the money list since she's here on a sponsor's invite.
  • 18majors18majors Members Posts: 488 ✭✭


    It's crazy to think that whatever Paula earns won't count on the money list since she's here on a sponsor's invite.




    Paula is No. 114 on money list. A majority of 101-150 players are playing Q-Series next week.

    Paula will need to use Career Top 20 or something similar to extend her 2019 LPGA membership. Clearly, she's living on borrowed time.

    Her game is still there. Once she sorts out her personal issues, she should have a better 2019 barring new injuries.
  • AKL KiwiAKL Kiwi Kauri Cliffs Members Posts: 589
    edited Oct 22, 2018 #34
    Argonne69 wrote:

    18majors wrote:

    Argonne69 wrote:


    'No surprise to see Ariya at the top of the leaderboard. Danille's a shot behind, so perhaps last week's play was no fluke. Sei Young is also tied for 2nd. Lydia and Minjee are two back along with Paula, Ryann, Lizette, and Wenbo Liu.




    Danielle must be a night owl; Asian time zones bring the best out her.




    I don't know for certain, but I have to assume that Danielle was in Korean during the International Crown just in case Michelle had to withdraw prior to the start of competition. She would have been the next player on the rankings list. If so, she's been in Asia for 3 weeks now.




    I wonder now what MW is thinking from her hospital bed after admitting to her injury but sill denied Danielle the IC spot. Congrats Danielle on the W after a good tournament last week...nice run home from Lydia but the consistency is still not there. At least we got to see a little more of her during the 5 hours of live coverage we got each day here.
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  • legitimategolflegitimategolf Fighting! Members Posts: 4,554 ✭✭
    Win number two finally. In terms of skills Danielle is an elite player. Her best is probably yet to come.
  • Golfer4LifeGolfer4Life Bob Parsons Bodyguard, Chump! ClubWRX Posts: 2,152
    Thanks for spoiling the tournament for the people in the United States watching on Golf Channel.
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  • North TexasNorth Texas Members Posts: 4,016 ✭✭


    Thanks for spoiling the tournament for the people in the United States watching on Golf Channel.




    I have learned that I shouldn't visit this site, or any golf site, if I have recorded a tournament and don't want to know who won. It's really not that hard to do.
  • Golfer4LifeGolfer4Life Bob Parsons Bodyguard, Chump! ClubWRX Posts: 2,152



    Thanks for spoiling the tournament for the people in the United States watching on Golf Channel.




    I have learned that I shouldn't visit this site, or any golf site, if I have recorded a tournament and don't want to know who won. It's really not that hard to do.




    Lesson learned!
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  • legitimategolflegitimategolf Fighting! Members Posts: 4,554 ✭✭


    Thanks for spoiling the tournament for the people in the United States watching on Golf Channel.






    I am sorry I spoiled it for you. If it's any consolation I am in the US and didn't get to watch live either. I know, it's no consolation.
  • Golfer4LifeGolfer4Life Bob Parsons Bodyguard, Chump! ClubWRX Posts: 2,152



    Thanks for spoiling the tournament for the people in the United States watching on Golf Channel.






    I am sorry I spoiled it for you. If it's any consolation I am in the US and didn't get to watch live either. I know, it's no consolation.




    No worries :-)
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  • the bishopthe bishop Members Posts: 3,199 ✭✭
    edited Oct 21, 2018 #41
    The post round "hugs" these girls exchange are done with such sincere insincerity it's no wonder Michelle Wie suggested they should just ditch them in favor of handshakes.



    Edit: I heard she suggested it
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  • ChronicSlicerChronicSlicer Members Posts: 910 ✭✭


    Win number two finally. In terms of skills Danielle is an elite player. Her best is probably yet to come.




    I`m glad to see Danielle get this one. You may be right, maybe she can finally get things going. It seems Butch has yet again lit the fire in another student.
  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 20,015 ✭✭
    edited Oct 21, 2018 #43
    Sweet! I [We interrupt this normally scheduled comment for this important public service announcement.



    Players, if you are currently being coached by D. Leadbetter, slowly back away. You are in imminent peril. Your future depends on it. Seek shelter in any capable swing coach in your local vicinity.]



    tuned in the broadcast, and saw that Danielle was one over for the front nine. Ugh. Here we go again. Luckily Ollie pulled Danielle aside at the turn, and helped clear her head. Danielle is simply too talented to have only two wins at this point in her career, but the best appears to be ahead. Gawd, she is such a good interview. I really hope that when her playing days are behind her she joins the broadcast team. She's a riot.



    What a bizarre final round. While the third round leaders were treading water, a number of players made excellent charges to put themselves into the picture. 'Nice rounds by Lydia, Marina, Annie, and Wenbo. Wenbo definitely appears to be destined for success.



    Ariya was definitely out of sorts today, but somehow she still managed a T2, and will likely regain the #1 spot in the world. Lol. What I wouln't give to have an "off" day and still grab a piece of 2nd.



    Brittany A keeps knocking on the door, but she doesn't seem to have the top gear needed for the final round.



    Carlota definitely can't seem to put together a solid final round when she's in contention. She not alone in this aspect of her game, though.



    So, will Ollie lose the man bun next week? I can't imagine Danielle will actually make him go through with it. That bun is solid gold.
  • rushfan96rushfan96 Members Posts: 590 ✭✭
    Imminent peril
  • rushfan96rushfan96 Members Posts: 590 ✭✭
    Lotta Americans on the front page of the leaderboard
  • Seamus_McDuffSeamus_McDuff ChicagoMembers Posts: 897 ✭✭
    Who had Kang, Stanford, and Ernst as the top-3 Americans on the money-list?
  • ChronicSlicerChronicSlicer Members Posts: 910 ✭✭


    Who had Kang, Stanford, and Ernst as the top-3 Americans on the money-list?




    Honestly I would have thought Lexi, J.Korda, maybe Kang or Brittany L.
  • ChronicSlicerChronicSlicer Members Posts: 910 ✭✭
    Argonne69 wrote:


    Danielle is simply too talented to have only two wins at this point in her career, but the best appears to be ahead. Gawd, she is such a good interview. I really hope that when her playing days are behind her she joins the broadcast team. She's a riot.






    She has a bubbly likable personality, easy on the eyes, has pretty good game. For me she`s a bright spot in American Womens golf, let`s hope she can continue into 2019 and beyond.
  • HackerGTHackerGT Members Posts: 49 ✭✭

    Argonne69 wrote:


    Danielle is simply too talented to have only two wins at this point in her career, but the best appears to be ahead. Gawd, she is such a good interview. I really hope that when her playing days are behind her she joins the broadcast team. She's a riot.






    She has a bubbly likable personality, easy on the eyes, has pretty good game. For me she`s a bright spot in American Womens golf, let`s hope she can continue into 2019 and beyond.




    like her better with dark hair but I guess that's the trend right now, Kang, Ko, Wie. Great game and glad she won again. 2 tournaments under Butch Harmon, 3rd and 1st so I guess whatever he did is working.
  • Chris122Chris122 Banned Posts: 611 ✭✭
    Argonne,yes,Ariya was not her usual self,maybe not feeling 100% or fatigued after the efforts of the last couple of weeks,too much golf is draining physically and the mental process can become frazzled so perhaps a rest would do her good to recharge the batteries.
  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 20,015 ✭✭
    Chris122 wrote:


    Argonne,yes,Ariya was not her usual self,maybe not feeling 100% or fatigued after the efforts of the last couple of weeks,too much golf is draining physically and the mental process can become frazzled so perhaps a rest would do her good to recharge the batteries.




    A few players that played in the IC and Hana looked a bit run down.



    The course looked tough, which also took it's toll. It was certainly no pitch and putt, although the birdies were out there if one was in the right spot on the green. Otherwise there were a lot of greens that didn't automatically yield a two putt.
  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 20,015 ✭✭
    Only 10 players shot better than 70 in the final round. There were 28 on Saturday. The pins didn't look all that different between the two days. Final round nerves?



    Did they return the 14th tee to its normal spot, as it was moved up on Saturday. 12 players shot 70 in the final round, and one less birdie opportunity might be difference.
  • legitimategolflegitimategolf Fighting! Members Posts: 4,554 ✭✭
    the bishop wrote:


    The post round "hugs" these girls exchange are done with such sincere insincerity it's no wonder Michelle Wie suggested they should just ditch them in favor of handshakes.



    Edit: I heard she suggested it




    Whoever is behind it, I fully support it. Whenever I see LPGA players shaking hands on the 18th I feel good, like there are people actually striving to pull golf out of the 20th century and into the now, and into the realm of more taken-seriously sports. Don't get me wrong, real hugs are great. But fake, forced hugs have no place anywhere.
  • legitimategolflegitimategolf Fighting! Members Posts: 4,554 ✭✭

    Argonne69 wrote:


    Danielle is simply too talented to have only two wins at this point in her career, but the best appears to be ahead. Gawd, she is such a good interview. I really hope that when her playing days are behind her she joins the broadcast team. She's a riot.






    She has a bubbly likable personality, easy on the eyes, has pretty good game. For me she`s a bright spot in American Womens golf, let`s hope she can continue into 2019 and beyond.




    Danielle IMO might be the de facto best American women's golfer of right now. Also I don't know if bubbly is quite apt for Danielle, i feel like she would punch someone's arm for saying something like that.
  • WestTexWestTex Members Posts: 114 ✭✭


    Argonne69 wrote:


    Danielle is simply too talented to have only two wins at this point in her career, but the best appears to be ahead. Gawd, she is such a good interview. I really hope that when her playing days are behind her she joins the broadcast team. She's a riot.






    She has a bubbly likable personality, easy on the eyes, has pretty good game. For me she`s a bright spot in American Womens golf, let`s hope she can continue into 2019 and beyond.




    Danielle IMO might be the de facto best American women's golfer of right now. Also I don't know if bubbly is quite apt for Danielle, i feel like she would punch someone's arm for saying something like that.




    I would argue she is the best right now, not even de facto.



    Also I had no idea hugs were a policy. Sometimes it is great to see like when Lydia seemed genuinely very happy for In Gee the week prior; she lit up as much as In Gee after her last putt, was great to see. I say give the players the option to do whatever they want. Also Lydia was one of the ones dousing Danielle with champagne after, as much as is made of Lydia's "struggles," she sure has a great attitude on the course regardless.



    At any rate, Ollie seems to be a great caddie fit for Danielle.
  • 86020818602081 Members Posts: 1,867 ✭✭


    Argonne69 wrote:


    Danielle is simply too talented to have only two wins at this point in her career, but the best appears to be ahead. Gawd, she is such a good interview. I really hope that when her playing days are behind her she joins the broadcast team. She's a riot.






    She has a bubbly likable personality, easy on the eyes, has pretty good game. For me she`s a bright spot in American Womens golf, let`s hope she can continue into 2019 and beyond.




    Danielle IMO might be the de facto best American women's golfer of right now. Also I don't know if bubbly is quite apt for Danielle, i feel like she would punch someone's arm for saying something like that.






    SMUG..

    Yes she's pretty and talented.. but she wants you to know that she's pretty and talented..
  • North TexasNorth Texas Members Posts: 4,016 ✭✭
    8602081 wrote:



    Argonne69 wrote:


    Danielle is simply too talented to have only two wins at this point in her career, but the best appears to be ahead. Gawd, she is such a good interview. I really hope that when her playing days are behind her she joins the broadcast team. She's a riot.






    She has a bubbly likable personality, easy on the eyes, has pretty good game. For me she`s a bright spot in American Womens golf, let`s hope she can continue into 2019 and beyond.




    Danielle IMO might be the de facto best American women's golfer of right now. Also I don't know if bubbly is quite apt for Danielle, i feel like she would punch someone's arm for saying something like that.






    SMUG..

    Yes she's pretty and talented.. but she wants you to know that she's pretty and talented..




    I can definitely see that in her.
  • ChronicSlicerChronicSlicer Members Posts: 910 ✭✭

    8602081 wrote:



    Argonne69 wrote:


    Danielle is simply too talented to have only two wins at this point in her career, but the best appears to be ahead. Gawd, she is such a good interview. I really hope that when her playing days are behind her she joins the broadcast team. She's a riot.






    She has a bubbly likable personality, easy on the eyes, has pretty good game. For me she`s a bright spot in American Womens golf, let`s hope she can continue into 2019 and beyond.




    Danielle IMO might be the de facto best American women's golfer of right now. Also I don't know if bubbly is quite apt for Danielle, i feel like she would punch someone's arm for saying something like that.






    SMUG..

    Yes she's pretty and talented.. but she wants you to know that she's pretty and talented..




    I can definitely see that in her.




    She`s not the first and won`t be the last.
  • AWinfortheAgesAWinfortheAges Members Posts: 184 ✭✭
    WestTex wrote:



    Argonne69 wrote:


    Danielle is simply too talented to have only two wins at this point in her career, but the best appears to be ahead. Gawd, she is such a good interview. I really hope that when her playing days are behind her she joins the broadcast team. She's a riot.






    She has a bubbly likable personality, easy on the eyes, has pretty good game. For me she`s a bright spot in American Womens golf, let`s hope she can continue into 2019 and beyond.




    Danielle IMO might be the de facto best American women's golfer of right now. Also I don't know if bubbly is quite apt for Danielle, i feel like she would punch someone's arm for saying something like that.




    I would argue she is the best right now, not even de facto.



    Also I had no idea hugs were a policy. Sometimes it is great to see like when Lydia seemed genuinely very happy for In Gee the week prior; she lit up as much as In Gee after her last putt, was great to see. I say give the players the option to do whatever they want. Also Lydia was one of the ones dousing Danielle with champagne after, as much as is made of Lydia's "struggles," she sure has a great attitude on the course regardless.



    At any rate, Ollie seems to be a great caddie fit for Danielle.




    If you're ranking the best American golfer based on the last two weeks then sure give it to DK. But she missed the cut in 3 of 5 majors this year. J Korda has top 10s in 3 of 5 majors.
  • MellowMellow Members Posts: 256 ✭✭

    8602081 wrote:


    SMUG..

    Yes she's pretty and talented.. but she wants you to know that she's pretty and talented..




    I can definitely see that in her.




    For me it's the swearing and the fingers, kind of crass image/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' /> But to each their own, that's gonna vary to person and place. I think she'd be a less ambassadorial face for US women's golf than say Lexi, but she brings other things to the table. It's neat she's such a live wire, no one could ever find her dull. Maybe she's like ... a Michelle / Cristie mix? Gah what have I wrought



    After last thread, I now feel a need to disclaim that I am not inferring anyone else is dull.



    Totally agree with others hoping the blonde dye trend fades. Totally no need.



    I really like the hugs, when they're genuine at least. Love when you can tell they're really happy for the winner. But I'm a total softie and want the gals to be friends and enjoy playing together.



    About Ariya being tired, I could see that even two weeks after the IC. Love Moriya and Porna, but Ariya really was the great champion bearing the whole country's hopes on her. She had to expand a lot of mental energy trying (and coming close) to making it happen.
  • 78Staff78Staff Members Posts: 3,923 ✭✭
    Finally got to watch my recording - had to stay away from Golfwrx for a bit lol. Since major media don't realize the LPGA exists, especially when the play overseas, it wasn't hard to avoid the outcome.



    Have said it before, have been a DK fan since her Pepperdine days and her two US Ams. I recall when she left college it wasn't so much about golf as it was about just not liking the school routine - something I can relate to. She kinda floundered a bit for a couple years, but when she grabbed the LPGA kind out of nowhere I thought here we go, sky's the limit. But then she leveled off again not doing much remarkable after the SC. This year wasn't particularly stellar but the past couple weeks have been a whirlwind - Butch's influence we all suspect.



    Although, it seems like DK has become a glacially slow player. I don't recall that in the past, but maybe I just wasn't tuned it to it, not sure. But she needs to work on that. Otherwise, great victory, great to get that one and done label gone, and hopefully more to come.



    @Argonne69 I did notice the double birds last week, I think I commented on it in that thread, not sure - but it was definitely a "see I told you..." moment - hilarious. DK's just got a great personality it seems.



    @AKL Kiwi - yeah I was especially critical of Wie in the IC thread, much preferring to see DK in her place, but someone did mention DK has played pretty bad most of the year. Still I would have rather seen MW step aside, especially now with the surgery news. Reminds me of when she WD'd from Annika's event (when in danger of shooting 88+ as a non-member, thus triggering a little known rule barring a non-member from playing again that year if she shoots 88 or higher) claiming a wrist injury. But Wie then showed up a day later at the next venue practicing on the range. To be fair, she was most likely "handled" by the LPGA into that WD, so the LPGA folks at the time are partially to blame, but still. Just poor judgement and lack of awareness of people around her.
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