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  1. With her recent run, Lexi would be a good pick, but I can't get the Mickelson-ish unforced errors of 2017 out of my head. My pick for this week is Inbee Park.
  2. > @"North Texas" said: > So Michelle Wie decides she's going to play even though she's not 100%. Going to "play hurt" she says. What could go wrong? I was thinking her name was on the pre-tournament leaderboad in error when I saw it last night. She just started hitting balls again **last** **week**. I wish her the best, but this looks like her previous comebacks this season. I was hoping she'd take more time off.
  3. > @Hankshank said: > > @Argonne69 said: > > Jeong Eun Lee 6 (Lucky 6) > > > > ![](https://dl.dropbox.com/s/9rsbn36v57n9fy1/1153303312-2048x2048.jpg "") > > > Daenerys6 > Jeongeun Lee, 6ixth of Her Name, Queen of Charleston
  4. Picking So Yeon to repeat. Wow, there's a major championship next week, my mind still hasn't moved on completely from the US Open.
  5. I'm not a member of the Muni fan club (don't dislike her, just haven't seen enough impressive golf from her), but she's at -5 after 11, in 2nd.
  6. > @legitimategolf said: > Curious that Lily "Muni" He--aka the hottest woman in the world with her name on a golf bag--wears Nike, but is not sponsored by them. Seems like a slam dunk. But maybe Nike knows something we don't. Hmm. Maybe she has an incentive based deal with them. They are clearly sending her apparel and footwear (as they do with some others on tour). I can't imagine she's so happy to wear their gear that she does it for free. She's still unproven, but she does get sponsor invites in Asia so she must be marketable on some level.
  7. Amy Yang gets her first victory on US Soil. Karrie Webb gets her 208th top 10. Anyone have an injury report on Jodi E.?
  8. > @denvergolf said: > > @onekday said: > > > > In the US a gifted athletic woman has a wide variety of sports options. I suspect a lot of good athletes go to other sports first. In the current crop of US women golfers only the Kordas appear to be gifted athletes. I suspect in Korea women athletes have fewer options and the notoriety and money attract them to golf. > > > > Mike > I don't know about that. There are people who present themselves at least as athletic as the Kordas. I realize the family lineage with tennis, but there are many who are
  9. > @MelloYello said: > > @AWinfortheAges said: > > Rich Lerner said during last year's British Open broadcast that Se Ri Pak is like Michael Jordan and Lebron James combined in terms of popularity in S. Korea. > > Is that _true_ though? > > I spoke with a Korean guy in my area just last week and asked him about the topic just to gauge this very thing. > > He sure made it seem like golf was still a rich person's game in South Korea. He definitely did not seem obsessed with women's golf. I doubt he knew anything about it. He's from Seoul and is a ver
  10. > @agolf1 said: > c) My sense, from the article talking about the Korean system and from some comments in other threads, is that the top Korean players are placing golf above everything else. While they may technically be enrolled as a student somewhere, I don't think this is their main priority. People like Kupcho/Fassi seemed like they are college students that happened to play golf. Zion is a basketball player that happened to take some classes at Duke. I think the Korean players are more like the later. > I'd think that at their level of play and the universities they at
  11. > @MelloYello said: > So can anyone speak to exactly why women's golf is such a hit in South Korea and maybe to a lesser extent Japan? > > I'm less inclined to think the rest of the world has a problem with women's golf. It seems that South Korea is just an outlier. Rich Lerner said during last year's British Open broadcast that Se Ri Pak is like Michael Jordan and Lebron James combined in terms of popularity in S. Korea. I don't know the genesis of Japan's love affair with golf, but it goes back a long way. I believe Arnold Palmer's brand was more popular in Japan than it
  12. > @MelloYello said: > > @fredogolfer said: > > > @Marcus_A said: > > > Anyone notice that when J. Lee6 was being interviewed (via a translator) and she was asked how it felt to have just won the most important trophy in women's golf and $1,000,000 in prize money. As she gave her her answer in Korean, she starting crying, and then when the translator tried to translate to English, the translator started crying even more than J. Lee6. Never, ever, seen anything like that before. > > > > As a person with a degree in interpeting/translating (albeit not
  13. Congratulations to Lucky 6ix! She managed to be the only player to play all four rounds under par for the week. Congrats to Jaye Marie Green for playing way above her past results. I am glad she made better sartorial choices during this tournament. Was JMG or Angel Yin the bigger surprise? A big result with possible Solheim implications for both. Especially Angel. Did I miss the replay of Lydia's Ace? With so much talk about #11, and rightfully so, how do you not have film of the only ace on that hole? I don't know if they planned it this way, but Celine and Yu Liu timed their second peaks
  14. > @iteachgolf said: > > @Enduro59 said: > > Min Lee from Tiawan defeated Esther Lee from Korea in a playoff to win the Symetra tour event today in Pennsylvania. Was kinda surprised to see Cheyenne Woods name in the field as she finished tied for 15th .Maybe she thought she was in good competitive form and since she didn't qualify for the U.S.open played Symetra to stay in form. More likely she is trying to find form based on recent results including a LET event where some holes were played under the lights and she finished back in the pack. It was a no cut event. > >
  15. The broadcast is okay. They could get a lot more out of uninterrupted coverage. Even though they may be a little too far out, I'd love to see great rounds from Minjee, So Yeon, Ai, JYK, Sung Hyun and Sei Young. I could see Brooke throwing caution to the wind and playing an entertaining round also. Fassi reminds me of Ha Na Jang, in that she'll always give a smiling, positive and upbeat interview. Watch out Mexico, if she has success on tour, the U.S. will adopt her.
  16. Dispite her recent good play, I figured Bronte Law wouldn't be in contention this week. Maybe she'll round back into form around the British Open. Jennifer Song looks like she needed a weather break, +6 thru 7. What golf gods did Emma Talley and Mariah Stackhouse offend during the Asian Swing at the end of last season? Their 1st rounds looked promising, but both are now outside the cut line.
  17. > @WestTex said: > > @AWinfortheAges said: > > 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. > >
  18. Eun Hee Ji for the win. Nasa Hataoka with back to back 2nd place finishes. As others have metioned, I really liked the way they did the pairings for the first two rounds. Hopefully it provides for a good viewing experience. I wonder what the players think about them. I could see a player in one of the three, all Japanese pairings jokingly thinking, " I wish I would have drawn Sung Hyun Park, I see and play with my fellow JLPGA players every week." Is Hye-Jin Choi not in the field?
  19. > @18majors said: > Not a surprise! > > "Michelle Wie won’t be playing in next week’s U.S. Women’s Open. > The 29-year-old took to Instagram Friday to share the news. > “While I’m making progress with my recovery, I have decided to withdraw from the U.S. Women’s Open,” Wie wrote. “It was a difficult decision to make because the U.S. Open was one that I was looking forward to playing in all year, but my recovery and health is the priority. Thanks so much for all the messages of support ­– they really keep my spirits up. I am hopeful that I’ll be seeing you all back out o
  20. > @Stooch said: > Don't really have a pick this week, after the break it's tough to know who wasn't playing well that will have found something and others who were playing well that will have lost something cause of the break. I'll look at this event to see where everyone's form is going into the US Open. Picking Mariajo Uribe this week. She is at the top of my leaderboard on lpga.com (due to her early tee time). Why not? Final pairing on Sunday with she and Emma Talley. The broadcast team will love it.
  21. 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.
  22. > @WestTex said: > > @Enduro59 said: > > I'm of Irish decent but am a proud American. Not sure where that commercial is trying to go? > > I agree, it appears a new installment of their Drive On campaign. I thought it really dumb, I've never looked at Salas and thought (in an Enlightenment-era aristocrat accent), "Why, she's MEXICAN, Mexicans don't play GOLF!!" This commercial after Tiger had/has dominated the men's game for so long is pandering. Oh, and that whole Lorena Ochoa thing... FFS, Salas is American. Now, if we want to talk about whether Fassi will outsh
  23. Lucky 6 saved the broadcast for me. We didn't get to see much of Bronte`s round live and Sei Young(and just about everyone else) was struggling. Great tournament for 6ix after travelling to play in the KLPGA major last week. Had Bronte won it would have been interesting to see how she and her friends would have celebrated. Especially with two weeks off. Congrats to Sei Young!
  24. > @Enduro59 said: > > @Stooch said: > > > @AWinfortheAges said: > > > > @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 alw
  25. > @Enduro59 said: > PGA=Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup. > LPGA=Solheim Cup and International Crown. > Ryder Cup>Solheim and International Crown>Presidents Cup. > I know others might think differently. Also all 4 of these could use some not so minor tweaking. I don't know if I can ever get past someone competing against the USA (Henrik Stenson , Jason Day ,Karine Icher ,Sandra Gal etc. ) yet living here in the land of milk and honey. However I might give those two ladies a pass but no one else.... > I'm probably a little put off as well by all the what I think are un
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