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What are your 2019 LPGA Season (Fun) Predictions & Thoughts?

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I'm curious to know how you all answer the following questions.<br />
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1. Pick 5 winners from 2018 that will win again in 2019.<br />
<br />
Ariya Jutanugarn<br />
Inbee Park<br />
Sung Hyun Park<br />
So Yeon Ryu<br />
Brooke Henderson<br />
<br />
It may be easier to pick players that will not win in 2019, but if you limit it to 5, the names you leave off this list makes it difficult.<br />
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2. Pick 4 players that will either capture their second win or win again after not winning for 2 or more years.<br />
<br />
Lizette Salas<br />
Jenny Shin<br />
Chella Choi<br />
Carlota Ciganda<br />
<br />
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3. Pick 3 players that you believe will capture their 1st win on the LPGA Tour this season.<br />
<br />
Angel Yin<br />
Amy Olson<br />
Yu Liu<br />
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4. What 3 players are you rooting for winning their first tournament on the LPGA Tour?<br />
<br />
Megan Khang<br />
Aditi Ashok<br />
Mariah Stackhouse<br />
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Megan Khang should be in the other 1st win list, but I don't recall her going through the "holding the lead at the end of a round" and "being in a final group in the last round" stages that players tend to go through before winning.<br />
I initially thought Aditi Ashok didn't have a good sophomore campaign, but examing the results, her 2018 season was better than her 2017.<br />
Stackhouse could still be a season away.<br />
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5. What players would you like to see team up for the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational? Pick 4 Teams.<br />
*Exclude Lexi/Christie, So Yeon/Inbee, the Jutanugarns, the Kordas and Wie/Kang<br />
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Minjee Lee/Karrie Webb<br />
Nasa Hataoka/Hee Young Park<br />
a pairing from these three Angel Yin/Tiff Joh/Shanshan Feng<br />
Pornanong Phatlum/Chella Choi<br />
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Minjee and Karrie is a nice multi generational pairing.<br />
Nasa and "The Rocket". I doubt it would happen.<br />
Yin, Joh and Jenny Money would probably be very entertaining.<br />
I'd imagine if you are the top player or one of the most respected players from your country as Nasa, Shanshan and Pornanong are, one of your countrymates is probably eager to play with you. Which is perfectly fine in year 1 of a team event and makes these pairings I selected unlikely.<br />
Ponanong and Chella would be a fashion pick and they both play Volvik.<br />
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6. What players do you think will win their 1st Major Championship this season? Pick 3.<br />
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Minjee Lee<br />
Nasa Hataoka<br />
Jin Young Ko<br />
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7. Which events are you looking forward to the most this season? Pick 4.<br />
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I'm interested in seeing how the back to back majors plays out.<br />
The Dow Great Lakes Invitational<br />
The majors equally.<br />
All other events equally.<br />
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8. Which players are your top 5 picks to win Player of the Year?<br />
<br />
Ariya Jutanugarn<br />
Minjee Lee<br />
So Yeon Ryu<br />
Brooke Henderson<br />
Nasa Hataoka<br />
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9. Which players are your top 4 picks to win Rookie of the Year? or Pick your own question.<br />
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I'm not that familiar with this years class of rookies.
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  • agolf1agolf1 Members  2060WRX Points: 1,237Posts: 2,060 Platinum Tees
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    I'm hoping for a third major (preferably one they don't already have) for each of So Yeon Ryu and Ingee Chun (maybe a longer shot for Chun but hope the IL Crown and win late last year boosts her confidence).<br />
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    Interested in a) can Minjee Lee win multiple times / a major (very young and keeps improving. Also not Lexi/Ariya long but has 10 yards on most of the players) and b) can Lydia Ko get back to being a top 5 player (not necessarily 2014 - 1H 2016 pace) or is a season like 2018 going to be what's normal for her going forward (which is still very good).
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  • Raving ShankerRaving Shanker Members  411WRX Points: 224Handicap: 47Posts: 411 Greens
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    Not really answering your questions, but here are some things i look forward to among a great many.<br />
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    1) Can Hannah Green recapture the form that got her into third place in the 2018 Aus Open?<br />
    2) The Great Haru! is she back? She is so underestimated, I think, for a 3 time career LPGA winner.<br />
    3) What will Hye Jin Choi's progress be like?<br />
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    I predict Carlotta Ciganda wins an event (hardly a bold prediction!).<br />
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    Brooke, Lydia, Ariya, Lexi, Minjee and Sung Hyun are inherently fascinating and that goes without saying. Any one of these has the capability to step up a gear, so i will be watching to see if any of them do.
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    1. Pick 5 winners from 2018 that will win again in 2019.<br />
    Lexi<br />
    Lydia<br />
    Jin Young<br />
    D.K<br />
    Marina Alex<br />
    <br />
    2. Pick 4 players that will either capture their second win or win again after not winning for 2 or more years.<br />
    Carlota<br />
    Marina<br />
    Moriya<br />
    Charley Hull<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    3. Pick 3 players that you believe will capture their 1st win on the LPGA Tour this season.<br />
    Bronte Law<br />
    Anne Van Dam<br />
    Su Oh<br />
    <br />
    4. What 3 players are you rooting for winning their first tournament on the LPGA Tour?<br />
    Su Oh<br />
    Louise Ridderstrom<br />
    Klara Spilkova<br />
    <br />
    5. What players would you like to see team up for the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational? Pick 4 Teams.<br />
    Lexi and D.K<br />
    So Yeon and Jin Young<br />
    Minjee and Su Oh<br />
    Annna Nordqvist and Louise Ridderstrom<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    6. What players do you think will win their 1st Major Championship this season? Pick 3.<br />
    Sei Young Kim<br />
    Carlota<br />
    Nasa<br />
    7. Which events are you looking forward to the most this season? Pick 4.<br />
    All of them<br />
    <br />
    8. Which players are your top 5 picks to win Player of the Year?<br />
    Lexi<br />
    Ariya<br />
    Lydia<br />
    Jin Young<br />
    So Yeon<br />
    <br />
    9. Which players are your top 4 picks to win Rookie of the Year? or Pick your own question.<br />
    Lucky6<br />
    Anne Van Dam<br />
    Klara Spilkova<br />
    Jenny Haglund<br />
    Louise Ridderstrom
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  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members  23786WRX Points: 7,643Posts: 23,786 Titanium Tees
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    1. Pick 5 winners from 2018 that will win again in 2019.<br />
    <br />
    Ariya<br />
    Minjee<br />
    Sung Hyun<br />
    Nasa<br />
    Sei Young<br />
    <br />
    2. Pick 4 players that will either capture their second win or win again after not winning for 2 or more years.<br />
    <br />
    Nelly<br />
    Moriya<br />
    Carlota (Last win 2016)<br />
    Marina<br />
    <br />
    3. Pick 3 players that you believe will capture their 1st win on the LPGA Tour this season.<br />
    <br />
    Lucky 6<br />
    Amy Olsen<br />
    Kristen Gillman<br />
    <br />
    4. What 3 players are you rooting for winning their first tournament on the LPGA Tour?<br />
    <br />
    Megan Khang<br />
    Muni He<br />
    Lucky 6<br />
    <br />
    Jeong Eun should win in her first two seasons. Megan and Muni have little chance, but I'd like to see them pull through.<br />
    <br />
    5. What players would you like to see team up for the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational? Pick 4 Teams.<br />
    <br />
    So Yeon and In gee<br />
    Nelly and Jessica<br />
    Lydia and Jin Young<br />
    Danielle and Michelle<br />
    <br />
    6. What players do you think will win their 1st Major Championship this season? Pick 3.<br />
    <br />
    Minjee<br />
    Nasa<br />
    Jin Young<br />
    <br />
    7. Which events are you looking forward to the most this season? Pick 4.<br />
    <br />
    KPMG<br />
    ANA Inspiration<br />
    USWO<br />
    BMW<br />
    <br />
    8. Which players are your top 5 picks to win Player of the Year?<br />
    <br />
    Ariya<br />
    Minjee<br />
    Jin Young<br />
    Nasa Sung Hyun<br />
    <br />
    9. Which players are your top 4 picks to win Rookie of the Year? or Pick your own question.<br />
    <br />
    Lucky 6 (Give her the trophy now)<br />
    Kristen Gillman<br />
    Youngin Chun<br />
    Jennifer Kupcho (Unlikely due to her deferring membership until after her spring semester)
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    <br />
    3) What will Hye Jin Choi's progress be like?<br />
    <br />
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    <br />
    Hye Jin plays on the KLPGA. Are you referring to Jeong Eun (Lucky 6), or are you talking about Hye Jin's play at the USWO?
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  • legitimategolflegitimategolf Golf hard New York NYUnregistered  4853WRX Points: 826Posts: 4,853 Titanium Tees
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    I have a feeling the USA, lead by the likes of Michelle and possibly Muni "Lilly" He, will be resurgent this year.
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    Argonne69 wrote:
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    3) What will Hye Jin Choi's progress be like?<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Hye Jin plays on the KLPGA. Are you referring to Jeong Eun (Lucky 6), or are you talking about Hye Jin's play at the USWO?<br />
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    I wasn't sure what tour she'd be on, so thanks for that. If she is the KLPGA she will still probably play the British and US Opens. last year she played the Australian Open, so i am hoping she tees it up again next week!
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    1. Pick 5 winners from 2018 that will win again in 2019.<br />
    <br />
    Sung Hyun Park<br />
    So Yeon Ryu<br />
    Brooke Henderson<br />
    Lexi Thompson<br />
    Ariya Jutanugarn<br />
    <br />
    (I'm adding Lydia Ko, Minjee Lee and In Gee Chun because I have to, math was never my strong suit)<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    2. Pick 4 players that will either capture their second win or win again after not winning for 2 or more years.<br />
    <br />
    Marina Alex<br />
    Nelly Korda<br />
    Georgia Hall<br />
    Carlota Ciganda<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    3. Pick 3 players that you believe will capture their 1st win on the LPGA Tour this season.<br />
    <br />
    Yu Liu<br />
    Ponanong Phatlum<br />
    Su Oh<br />
    <br />
    4. What 3 players are you rooting for winning their first tournament on the LPGA Tour?<br />
    <br />
    Ayako Uehara<br />
    Megan Khang<br />
    Angel Yin<br />
    <br />
    5. What players would you like to see team up for the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational? Pick 4 Teams.<br />
    *Exclude Lexi/Christie, So Yeon/Inbee, the Jutanugarns, the Kordas and Wie/Kang<br />
    <br />
    Minjee Lee/Su Oh<br />
    Nasa Hataoka/Ayako Uehara<br />
    In Gee Chun/Sung Hyun Park<br />
    F it, coming off the bag, it's Brooke and Brittany Henderson! <br />
    <br />
    <br />
    <br />
    6. What players do you think will win their 1st Major Championship this season? Pick 3.<br />
    <br />
    Nasa Hataoka<br />
    Minjee Lee<br />
    Jin Young Ko or Nelly Korda, I can't decide<br />
    <br />
    7. Which events are you looking forward to the most this season? Pick 4.<br />
    <br />
    I'm only going to list the KPMG, because I think So Yeon is going to be going full tilt to make up for her 17th water shot last year.<br />
    <br />
    8. Which players are your top 5 picks to win Player of the Year?<br />
    <br />
    Ariya Jutanugarn<br />
    Nasa Hataoka<br />
    Minjee Lee<br />
    So Yeon Ryu<br />
    Sung Hyun Park<br />
    <br />
    (Although I would love to see In Gee have a dominating season to boost her confidence again)<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    9. Which players are your top 4 picks to win Rookie of the Year? or Pick your own question.<br />
    <br />
    Lucky 6, no doubt.
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  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members  23786WRX Points: 7,643Posts: 23,786 Titanium Tees
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    Argonne69 wrote:
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    2. Pick 4 players that will either capture their second win or win again after not winning for 2 or more years.<br />
    <br />
    Nelly<br />
    Moriya<br />
    Carlota (Last win 2016)<br />
    Marina<br />
    <br />
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    Lol. That didn't take long.
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    Looking back at this;

    As has been said, Jin Young Ko did as predicted and exceeded all expectations.

    Carlota teased all season.

    Nasa and Minjee didn't take that next step and earn Major Status as many of us expected.

    So Yeon and Ariya had down seasons as has been mentioned.

    Hannah Green answered @Raving Shanker question definitively yes.

    @ChronicSlicer good call with Bronte Law getting to taste the champagne as a pro.

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