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We'll kick off this event one week earlier, because most top players have skipped Volunteers of America and have their eyes squarely on Houston.

 

December 10-13, 2020

  • Race to the CME Globe: 625 Points
  • Format: 72 holes
  • Purse: $5,500,000
  • Par: 71
  • History: The U.S. Women's Open is solely conducted by the USGA. This event began in 1946 and is the longest-running tournament currently on the LPGA Tour. It is one of the LPGA's five major championships.
  • Yardage: 6,731 (Cypress Creek Course), 6,558 (Jackrabbit Course)
  • Field Size: 156
  • Cut:  Top 60 and ties
This tournament has the strongest field of this year; #10 Hyo Joo Kim, #18 Ha Na Jang and #20 Ai Suzuki are the only players missing from world's Top-20. 
 
Players will play both courses on Thursday and Friday; they'll play Cypress Creek on weekends.
 
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Watching the rebroadcast. Apparently a number of posters just like to kvetch about the USGA. I'm not a huge fan, but c'mon, the mudballs today don't seem to be significantly affecting play. It's cold.

Let's take a moment and appreciate that a Women's event has garnered 6 pages of content before the start of the event. Back in the old days of GolfWRX, there were about 6 of us who posted about anythi

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Cypress Creek Course

 

Hole 1: 419 yards (par 4)
Hole 2: 404 yards (par 4)
Hole 3: 387 yards (par 4)
Hole 4: 177 yards (par 3)
Hole 5: 485 yards (par 5)
Hole 6: 406 yards (par 4)
Hole 7: 411 yards (par 4)
Hole8: 158 yards (par 3)
Hole 9: 505 yards (par 5)
OUT: 3,352 yards (par 36)
Hole 10: 
405 yards (par 4)
Hole 11: 423 yards (par 4)
Hole 12: 208 yards (par 3)
Hole 13: 516 yards (par 5)
Hole 14: 415 yards (par 4)
Hole 15: 407 yards (par 4)
Hole 16: 168 yards (par 3)
Hole 17: 399 yards (par 4)
Hole 18: 438 yards (par 4)
IN: 3,379 yards (par 35)
TOTAL: 6,731 yards (par 71)

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Jackrabbit Course

 

Hole 1: 502 yards (par 5)
Hole 2: 349 yards (par 4)
Hole 3: 408 yards (par 4)
Hole 4: 171 yards (par 3)
Hole 5: 394 yards (par 4)
Hole 6: (410 yards (par 4)
Hole 7: 153 yards (par 3)
Hole 8: 425 yards (par 4)
Hole 9: 524 yards (par 5)
OUT: 3,336 yards (par 36)
Hole 10: 
539 yards (par 5)
Hole 11: 196 yards (par 3)
Hole 12: 328 yards (par 4)
Hole 13: 367 yards (par 4)
Hole 14: 405 yards (par 4)
Hole 15: 420 yards (par 4)
Hole 16: 145 yards (par 3)
Hole 17: 398 yards (par 4)
Hole 18: 424 yards (par 4)
IN: 3,222 yards (par 35)
TOTAL: 6,558 yards (par 71)

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We'll see many Generation Z (B. 1997-2012) golfers at USWO; but unfortunately, no Atthaya Thitikul.

 

GEN Z: MEET THE MAJOR WINNERS OF THE NEXT DECADE

 

Lydia Ko, Brooke Henderson, Nelly Korda, Nasa Hataoka, Bianca Pagdanganan, Maria Fassi, Jennifer Kupcho, Kristin Gillman, Andrea Lee, Yealimi Noh, Rose Zhang, Hae Ran Ryu, Hee Jeong Lim, Hinako Shibuno, Yui Kawamoto, Ayaka Furue, Yuka Saso  and Gabriela Ruffels.

 

These are the players who could win many majors between now and year 2030.

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Dam Covid. The LPGA hasn't been in Houston in forever. I bought tickets last January and was really looking forward to going. I enjoy the LPGA more than the PGA.

 

Anyway obviously there are NO fans allowed, they refunded my money about a month ago.

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1 hour ago, 18majors said:

We'll see many Generation Z (B. 1997-2012) golfers at USWO; but unfortunately, no Atthaya Thitikul.

 

GEN Z: MEET THE MAJOR WINNERS OF THE NEXT DECADE

 

Lydia Ko, Brooke Henderson, Nelly Korda, Nasa Hataoka, Bianca Pagdanganan, Maria Fassi, Jennifer Kupcho, Kristin Gillman, Andrea Lee, Yealimi Noh, Rose Zhang, Hae Ran Ryu, Hee Jeong Lim, Hinako Shibuno, Yui Kawamoto, Ayaka Furue, Yuka Saso  and Gabriela Ruffels.

 

These are the players who could win many majors between now and year 2030.

 

Very premature by me, but I think you're missing a name of a player I've identified as potentially being a future dominant player on tour, although first we should see if she can have a great event and make the cut next week.  🙂

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2 hours ago, Stooch said:

 

Very premature by me, but I think you're missing a name of a player I've identified as potentially being a future dominant player on tour, although first we should see if she can have a great event and make the cut next week.  🙂

 

 

 

Like you, I'm high on Alexa Pano; but she isn't on the list because she isn't in USWO field.

 

I kept thinking the tour would've changed a lot by the newcomers, but it always took more time than I thought.

 

I thought Nasa and Nelly would score in 2017, but it wasn't until 2018 when they delivered.  Lydia, Minjee and Brooke are the only players that had wasted no time.

 

 

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That's the key, a normal sized field. Cut the field size a bit, and go off both tees in threesomes. Oh, and enforce pace of play for goodness sake. It's should taken a threesome 5 hours to play a round of golf.

 

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21 minutes ago, ThinkingPlus said:

Early forecast for next Thursday looks tough.  Fifties and rain.  Houston in December was always going to be a crap shoot (I'm sure the blue blazers understood this...).  Will be interesting to see how the forecast holds and unfolds for the remainder of the week.

 

I was down in Houston playing golf a few years ago in mid-December. There was freezing rain the night I arrived. Luckily I didn't book a trip to Dallas, as they got 3 inches of snow. It was 39 degrees the first morning, 42 the second day with a steady rain, and a very nice 48 degrees the final day at the GC of Houston. I hope they get some decent weather.

 

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26 minutes ago, ThinkingPlus said:

Early forecast for next Thursday looks tough.  Fifties and rain.  Houston in December was always going to be a crap shoot (I'm sure the blue blazers understood this...).  Will be interesting to see how the forecast holds and unfolds for the remainder of the week.

 

 

Sorry about that, they won't start to play until Thursday, December 10.

 

Long term forecast is high in low to mid sixties; may be a bit of sprinklers.

 

 

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25 minutes ago, 18majors said:

 

 

Sorry about that, they won't start to play until Thursday, December 10.

 

Long term forecast is high in low to mid sixties; may be a bit of sprinklers.

 

 

Oops, a week early.  Anything more than a week out is iffy anyway.  Hopefully it is mid-60s.

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55 minutes ago, Argonne69 said:

 

I was down in Houston playing golf a few years ago in mid-December. There was freezing rain the night I arrived. Luckily I didn't book a trip to Dallas, as they got 3 inches of snow. It was 39 degrees the first morning, 42 the second day with a steady rain, and a very nice 48 degrees the final day at the GC of Houston. I hope they get some decent weather.

 

 

 

Well ... that could be advantage Brooke!! 🇨🇦 and perhaps Mathilda Castren (if she is in the field)! 🇫🇮  ❄️

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Hi 

A Flyover of the 75th US Women's Open being hosted at the Champions Golf Club in Houston Texas.   The link takes you to the USGA's site.

 

https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/videos/2020/11/06/2020-uswomensopen-champions-golf-club-holes-1-18-6207835522001.html   

 

The link 

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35 minutes ago, Stooch said:

Although I really enjoyed a couple of the last few events like the KPMG and Pelican with massive fairways and very true test of ones iron and wedge play.  I'm assuming this will be a proper USGA test with tight fairways, bringing back driving accuracy as a deciding factor which will play into the results.

 

 

If you've a bit of time, take a look at that flyover video.; it's your classic US Open narrow fairways.

 

The rough looks benign in that video; but they have plenty of time to grow it by tournament time.

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4 minutes ago, 18majors said:

 

 

If you've a bit of time, take a look at that flyover video.; it's your classic US Open narrow fairways.

 

The rough looks benign in that video; but they have plenty of time to grow it by tournament time.

 

I did watch it yesterday, so it's a fly over of the USGA set-up?  I had just assumed it was a typical drone flyover many courses put on their website for those who are interest in viewing the course.

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1 hour ago, Stooch said:

 

I did watch it yesterday, so it's a fly over of the USGA set-up?  I had just assumed it was a typical drone flyover many courses put on their website for those who are interest in viewing the course.

 

As I mentioned, the rough should be much rougher and taller by the time USGA finishes their set up.

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28 minutes ago, 18majors said:

 

As I mentioned, the rough should be much rougher and taller by the time USGA finishes their set up.

 

I'm thinking the ANA will be a good comparison with the later in the year starting time.  I think when it comes to the rough it will be luck of the draw or miss if you will.  You'll have thin more open patches and combinations to the other extreme of thick and lush. 

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3 minutes ago, Stooch said:

 

I'm thinking the ANA will be a good comparison with the later in the year starting time.  I think when it comes to the rough it will be luck of the draw or miss if you will.  You'll have thin more open patches and combinations to the other extreme of thick and lush. 

 

 

We need to wait to find out what kind of rough players will be dealing with.  I don't know whether it'd be similar to ANA because Houston weather is quite different than California desert.

 

My thought is USGA is very careful in their course selection, they wouldn't want to have an unfair situation by leaving the rough to chances.

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