2019 LPGA Season Odds and Ends

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  • Enduro59Enduro59  155WRX Points: 138Members Posts: 155 Fairways
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    On -, @Stooch said:

    I actually prefer Karen Stumples now, she grown on me the last couple years, I only suggest retirement as I feel it would be cruel to change Karen's and Judy's positions and have Judy walk the 18 holes each round with the heavy film equipment.

    You're mean.😁

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  • Argonne69Argonne69  23298WRX Points: 7,263Members Posts: 23,298 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @18majors said:

    On -, @fanofseri said:

    Maybe now that Eun Jeong Seong is missing in action and Lydia is gone, Ted Oh will return my phone calls.

    Ted has Muni He and she'll blossom!

    She has to make a cut before the blooming will start.

    As for Judy, I like her. I don't mind Karen, either. Judy doesn't travel out of the U.S., so she's only covering roughly half of the tournaments.

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  • Enduro59Enduro59  155WRX Points: 138Members Posts: 155 Fairways
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    On -, @18majors said:

    On -, @fanofseri said:

    Maybe now that Eun Jeong Seong is missing in action and Lydia is gone, Ted Oh will return my phone calls.

    Ted has Muni He and she'll blossom!

    Is that tongue in cheek? Blossom or wither? I think she has 0 earnings this year. I am too lazy to look it up and had asked about her official earnings on another thread but everyone must have saw through my laziness so no one responded. (I don't blame them) She will need to make some cuts and show way better performance to make a believer out of me. Take away the social media and swap her college to say Texas and none of us would probably never heard of her ( notwithstanding her Symetra win in Cincinnati ).Can anyone think of another female golfer who seems to be more struck on themselves?Holly Sonders, Paige Spradosiac and Jimin Kang don't count.

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  • StoochStooch  1213WRX Points: 878Handicap: 15Members Posts: 1,213 Platinum Tees
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    Nah, I thought Muni had no earnings either but like you I was too lazy to check it out and as such didn't wanna post a statement of fact on the subject lol

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  • Argonne69Argonne69  23298WRX Points: 7,263Members Posts: 23,298 Titanium Tees
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    I must have missed the post. Muni has $0 official earnings.

    That said, she won on the Symetra Tour, and earned her card in the Q Series. She has every right to me out there trying to keep it. She's certainly not the only player who earned a card in Q Series who is struggling to pick up some cash. Of the 48 players earning cards in 2018, 16 players besides Muni have no earnings this season. An additional 18 have earned less than $20,000. 'Tough way to make a living.

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  • 18majors18majors  1889WRX Points: 1,310Members Posts: 1,889 Platinum Tees
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    It's been a tough year for Lucy Li. She withdrew from Augusta National Wome's Amateur Championship, even though she's clear of her amateur status by USGA. In fact, she hasn't played any tournaments since November 2018.
    She's registered to play USWO qualification in Navato, California next Monday, May 6; a tournament where she rose to fame in 2014 as the youngest to qualify for US Women's Open at age 11.
    Best to luck to her, no 16 years old should've encountered so many controversies.

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    On -, @Stooch said:

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    Weird that we were talking about Lydia and swings and Coaches in the Mediheal tournament thread and Lydia announces that she's split from current swing coach Ted Oh, not sure what it will mean for game going forward.

    I could swear I heard Judy or someone on a broadcast, this season, discuss that Lydia and Ted Oh's relationship was going very well.

    Bless Judy, was always a big fan but I'm thinking it's almost time for a difficult discussion, like when we told Grandma she couldn't drive anymore. It's a very tough subject to broach, but society will be better for it in the end.

    Yes, Judy needs to hang it up, about 10 years ago really. Shes 74 years old for gods sake, she could be Laura Davies mother, Paula Creamers grandmother, or **** near Nelly Korda`s great-grandmother...

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  • fanofserifanofseri  173WRX Points: 225Members Posts: 173 Fairways
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    Judy is still smoking hot. She's got another 100,000 miles in her.

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  • Enduro59Enduro59  155WRX Points: 138Members Posts: 155 Fairways
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    On -, @ChronicSlicer said:

    On -, @Stooch said:

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    On -, @Stooch said:

    Weird that we were talking about Lydia and swings and Coaches in the Mediheal tournament thread and Lydia announces that she's split from current swing coach Ted Oh, not sure what it will mean for game going forward.

    I could swear I heard Judy or someone on a broadcast, this season, discuss that Lydia and Ted Oh's relationship was going very well.

    Bless Judy, was always a big fan but I'm thinking it's almost time for a difficult discussion, like when we told Grandma she couldn't drive anymore. It's a very tough subject to broach, but society will be better for it in the end.

    Yes, Judy needs to hang it up, about 10 years ago really. Shes 74 years old for gods sake, she could be Laura Davies mother, Paula Creamers grandmother, or **** near Nelly Korda`s great-grandmother...

    That's even meaner than Stooch.😁😁

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  • Raving ShankerRaving Shanker  406WRX Points: 218Handicap: 47Members Posts: 406 Greens
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    Judy is great. Judy for ever!

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  • BadgerLinBadgerLin BadgerLin  84WRX Points: 69Members Posts: 84 Fairways
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    I love Judy as a commentator. And she seems to be noticeably more candid about calling a bad shot a bad shot- in her gentle way.

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    On -, @Argonne69 said:

    The 2025 U.S. Women's Open has been awarded to Erin Hills. 'Love the course.

    awful choice

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  • Argonne69Argonne69  23298WRX Points: 7,263Members Posts: 23,298 Titanium Tees
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    You everything play Erin Hills?

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  • 18majors18majors  1889WRX Points: 1,310Members Posts: 1,889 Platinum Tees
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    Suzann Pettersen plans her return at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational team event on July 17-20 in Midland, Michigan. She'll team up with Catriona Matthew.

    https://golfchannel.com/news/suzann-pettersen-join-morning-drive-talk-motherhood-future-playing-schedule

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    On -, @iamthebeard said:

    On -, @Argonne69 said:

    The 2025 U.S. Women's Open has been awarded to Erin Hills. 'Love the course.

    awful choice

    Why?

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    On -, @Enduro59 said:

    On -, @Stooch said:

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    On -, @Stooch said:

    Weird that we were talking about Lydia and swings and Coaches in the Mediheal tournament thread and Lydia announces that she's split from current swing coach Ted Oh, not sure what it will mean for game going forward.

    I could swear I heard Judy or someone on a broadcast, this season, discuss that Lydia and Ted Oh's relationship was going very well.

    Bless Judy, was always a big fan but I'm thinking it's almost time for a difficult discussion, like when we told Grandma she couldn't drive anymore. It's a very tough subject to broach, but society will be better for it in the end.

    Back to the topic of Lydia and Ted. When Judy mentioned that recently maybe that was the standard line coming from good sources and something changed suddenly or maybe some of Ko or Oh's camp said it trying to buy time to rescue her results and their business relationship.

    I guess Grant isn't aware of the change yet, because he repeated that Lydia has been with Ted Oh for 2 years in the round 1 broadcast.

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  • StoochStooch  1213WRX Points: 878Handicap: 15Members Posts: 1,213 Platinum Tees
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    I played around and used the Top 17 ranked players in the world and calculated their world ranking points for 2019.
    2019 World Ranking Points Leaders

    1# Jin Young Ko 161.85 Pts 20.23 Avg Pts 8 events
    2# Minjee Lee 177.07 Pts 17.71 Avg Pts 10 events
    3# Sung Hyun Park 110.1 Pts 15.73 Avg Pts 7 events
    4# Nelly Korda 102.77 Pts 12.85 Avg Pts 8 events
    5# Eun-Hee Ji 111.24 Pts 12.36 Avg Pts 9 events
    6# Sei Young Kim 111.19 Pts 12.35 Avg Pts 9 events
    7# Brooke Henderson 104.56 Pts 11.62 Avg Pts 9 events
    8# Amy Yang 101.64 Pts 11.29 Avg Pts 9 events
    9# Nasa Hataoka 74.93 Pts 10.7 Avg Pts 7 events
    10# Carlota Ciganda 92.4 Pts 10.27 Avg Pts 9 events
    11# Jessica Korda 39.87 Pts 9.97 Avg Pts 4 events
    12# JeonJuen Lee 78.51 Pts 9.81 Avg Pts 8 events
    13# Danielle Kang 74.33 Pts 9.29 Avg Pts 8 events
    14# Lexi Thompson 62.95 Pts 8.99 Avg Pts 7 events
    15# Inbee Park 48.85 Pts 6.98 Avg Pts 7 events
    16# ARIYA JUTANUGARN 48.32 Pts 4.83 Avg Pts 10 events
    17# So Yeon Ryu 23.17 Pts 3.31 Avg Pts 7 events

    This really illustrates how much Ariya and So Yeon are struggling compared against the other top players in the world

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  • fredogolferfredogolfer  314WRX Points: 148Members Posts: 314 Greens
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    I just noticed Sun Young Yoo has been MIA, any idea what is going on?

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  • Argonne69Argonne69  23298WRX Points: 7,263Members Posts: 23,298 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @fredogolfer said:

    I just noticed Sun Young Yoo has been MIA, any idea what is going on?

    Yeah, basically fell off the radar. She hasn't played an event since July 2018 in which she missed the cut for the 7th time in 9 tournaments. 'May have packed up the bags. I could have sworn that I saw her in a KLPGA event recently. I'll have to double check.

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  • agolf1agolf1  1853WRX Points: 1,043Members Posts: 1,853 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @Stooch said:

    I played around and used the Top 17 ranked players in the world and calculated their world ranking points for 2019.
    2019 World Ranking Points Leaders

    1# Jin Young Ko 161.85 Pts 20.23 Avg Pts 8 events
    2# Minjee Lee 177.07 Pts 17.71 Avg Pts 10 events
    3# Sung Hyun Park 110.1 Pts 15.73 Avg Pts 7 events
    4# Nelly Korda 102.77 Pts 12.85 Avg Pts 8 events
    5# Eun-Hee Ji 111.24 Pts 12.36 Avg Pts 9 events
    6# Sei Young Kim 111.19 Pts 12.35 Avg Pts 9 events
    7# Brooke Henderson 104.56 Pts 11.62 Avg Pts 9 events
    8# Amy Yang 101.64 Pts 11.29 Avg Pts 9 events
    9# Nasa Hataoka 74.93 Pts 10.7 Avg Pts 7 events
    10# Carlota Ciganda 92.4 Pts 10.27 Avg Pts 9 events
    11# Jessica Korda 39.87 Pts 9.97 Avg Pts 4 events
    12# JeonJuen Lee 78.51 Pts 9.81 Avg Pts 8 events
    13# Danielle Kang 74.33 Pts 9.29 Avg Pts 8 events
    14# Lexi Thompson 62.95 Pts 8.99 Avg Pts 7 events
    15# Inbee Park 48.85 Pts 6.98 Avg Pts 7 events
    16# ARIYA JUTANUGARN 48.32 Pts 4.83 Avg Pts 10 events
    17# So Yeon Ryu 23.17 Pts 3.31 Avg Pts 7 events

    This really illustrates how much Ariya and So Yeon are struggling compared against the other top players in the world

    Good stuff again. In addition to your comments on Ariya and So Yeon, I think it also shows that Minjee really needs to book some add'l wins. A) It may be coming and B) there are many people that would love to be playing as well as she is. But I think at her level (or at least the potential level assigned to her), she needs to squeeze a bit more out of this given how well she hits it week after week. Of course, much easier said than done....

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  • 18majors18majors  1889WRX Points: 1,310Members Posts: 1,889 Platinum Tees
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    Kristen Gillman is lucky, she's two ways to qualify for USWO:
    1. Play well at Qualifying Tournament in Texas on Wednesday, May 8
    2. Finish solo second or win the Pure Silk Championship in two weeks
    Of course, neither is easy to do.

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  • 18majors18majors  1889WRX Points: 1,310Members Posts: 1,889 Platinum Tees
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    Seventeen year old Yuka Saso won medalist at USWO Qualifying Tournament held in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, May 6. Former Amateur world No. 1 Leona Maguire was the other qualifier.
    Lauren Stephenson, who has been playing well as a LPGA rookie, missed the cut.

    https://golfgenius.com/pages/1778574

    Edit: a nice article about Yuka Saso

    https://philstar.com/sports/2019/05/07/1915841/saso-thrilled-face-worlds-best-us-womens-open

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    So Yeon Ryu and Inbee Park will play Doosan Match Play Championship, a KLPGA event, starting May 15, 2019.
    Inbee is the defending champion.

    https://sports.v.daum.net/v/20190507104141351

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    "Alexa Pano drained a 35-foot putt for birdie from off the fringe on the second playoff hole to qualify for her first U.S. Women’s Open. The now 14-year-old Pano first tried to qualify for the Women’s Open when she was only 8 years old. She let loose a rare fist-pump at The Wanderers Club to punctuate the feat.
    After six attempts, Pano will finally get her chance on women’s golf’s biggest stage May 30-June 2 at the Country Club of Charleston (S.C.). She actually came two strokes shy of qualifying for the 2013 Women’s Amateur there when she was 8 years old."

    https://golfweek.com/2019/05/07/golf-alexa-pano-qualifies-first-us-womens-open/

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    Georgia Hall is playing in Japan this week at the 2019 World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup.

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    It feels weird having a three week break in the middle of the season. With the loss of the Volvik, the Kingsmill tournament was shifted a week later. The Texas event moved to October, so we're left with crickets.

    It would be nice to see a tournament in North Carolina this time of the year. Either that, or move the Walmart event to mid-May. With four tournaments in the Midwest starting in mid-June (Meijer, Thornberry Creek, Marathon, Dow), it doesn't make sense to swing down to Arkansas in the middle of the run.

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    On -, @Argonne69 said:

    It would be nice to see a tournament in North Carolina this time of the year. Either that, or move the Walmart event to mid-May. With four tournaments in the Midwest starting in mid-June (Meijer, Thornberry Creek, Marathon, Dow), it doesn't make sense to swing down to Arkansas in the middle of the run.

    Do players drive from Meijer to Thornberry and etc.?
    Otherwise, a plane ride is a plane ride; time are spent on waiting. Whether it's getting to the airport, security check, boarding, luggage or getting out of the airport.
    The flight time is the least of the concern.

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  • Argonne69Argonne69  23298WRX Points: 7,263Members Posts: 23,298 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @18majors said:

    On -, @Argonne69 said:

    It would be nice to see a tournament in North Carolina this time of the year. Either that, or move the Walmart event to mid-May. With four tournaments in the Midwest starting in mid-June (Meijer, Thornberry Creek, Marathon, Dow), it doesn't make sense to swing down to Arkansas in the middle of the run.

    Do players drive from Meijer to Thornberry and etc.?
    Otherwise, a plane ride is a plane ride; time are spent on waiting. Whether it's getting to the airport, security check, boarding, luggage or getting out of the airport.
    The flight time is the least of the concern.

    Grand Rapids and Green Bay are both tiny airports. I can't imagine the wait times are huge. However, the major airlines do not have direct flights between the cities, so a plane change in Chicago is needed, making the flight ~3 hours. I'd estimate the total trip to be 5 hours.

    It's a 6 1/2 hour drive between the cities. I imagine most players drive.

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    Minjee and Jin Young Ko teaming up for the Dow. I'm a little surprised. I would've thought maybe JYK and Lucky 6 would team up and maybe Minjee and Su Oh or Hannah Green even Katherine Kirk. Current #1 and #2 should be interesting.
    And a pairing for all you fans of distance off the tee discussions, Lydia and InGee. I didn't expect this pairing as well. It sounds like some of the ladies may be a little afraid to ask each other to the dance at the present. Maybe these announcements will kick things into gear.

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