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With the level of competition, and the fact that players appear to be hanging it up at a younger age, do we really expect to see any current player qualify for the LPGA Hall of Fame? 

 

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24 minutes ago, agolf1 said:

Hall of Fame Points are:

Lydia - 21

JYK - 18

Ariya - 17

Brooke - 14

Lexi, SYK - 13

 

???

 

 

Lydia said she was going to retire at 30. Six wins in five years is possible I guess. Ariya, Lexi, and Sei Young are in minor slumps, at least from a HoF points perspective. Are 10/14/14 wins likely? Not really. 

 

If Jin Young's injury isn't serious, I could see her making it. 

 

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21 hours ago, Argonne69 said:

With the level of competition, and the fact that players appear to be hanging it up at a younger age, do we really expect to see any current player qualify for the LPGA Hall of Fame? 

 

That is an excellent question, one that I ask myself all the time. I think Lydia Ko has the best shot now. I think that 27 points is really difficult to achieve. Only one player (Inbee Park) has gotten in, in the last decade. I think it should be lowered to 20 points. What do you think?

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34 minutes ago, tonyj5 said:

That is an excellent question, one that I ask myself all the time. I think Lydia Ko has the best shot now. I think that 27 points is really difficult to achieve. Only one player (Inbee Park) has gotten in, in the last decade. I think it should be lowered to 20 points. What do you think?

 

Twenty sounds about right. Twelve wins, including two or three majors, and a handful of end of the season awards. 

 

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22 hours ago, Argonne69 said:

 

Lydia said she was going to retire at 30. Six wins in five years is possible I guess. Ariya, Lexi, and Sei Young are in minor slumps, at least from a HoF points perspective. Are 10/14/14 wins likely? Not really. 

 

If Jin Young's injury isn't serious, I could see her making it. 

 

The big kickers are the Vare Trophy and Rolex Player of the Year.  Add in the 2x points for a major and Lydia could possibly squeak by with 3 or 4 wins.  Kind of depends if she has one more big season or keeps picking up random wins here and there.

 

With the caveat that we've seen people fall off the wagon quickly and turn things around, at this stage I would say two are possible, the others unlikely...

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