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Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Preview, Pairings, and Much More

Before I get started I want to give a big congratulations to Hannah Green for winning the KPMG Women's PGA Championship. See my full recap here.

This week the LPGA moves to the state of Arkansas for the playing of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G. This tournament has always been known to produce very low scores and last year was no exception. Nasa Hataoka blew away the field by six strokes on her way to a new tournament record of twenty-one under par. What makes that number even more remarkable is the fact that this is just a 54 hole tournament.

This will be tournament #17 of 32 on this year's LPGA schedule.

Here are the Key Details:
Course:  Pinnacle Country Club
Location:  Rogers, Arkansas
Defending Champion:  Nasa Hataoka
Winning Score: 64-65-63 =191 (-21)
History: This tournament started in 2007

Final Field:  144 players
Format:  54 holes
Par:  36/35 = 71
Yardage:  6,331
Purse: $2,000,000
Race to the CME Globe:  500 points
Aon Risk/Reward Challenge Hole:  16th (…

MAJOR Shocker! Hannah Green Wins KPMG Women's PGA Championship

Hannah Green shocked the golf world today by winning the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.

It wasn't easy. When she completed the eighth hole on Sunday, Green was coasting along increasing her lead to four shots over Ariya Jutanugarn (who had just bogeyed the 8th hole). Green had just 3 bogeys in her first 62 holes of the tournament as she approached the ninth tee. But this was a major championship, and Green had not yet won an LPGA tournament in her young career.

Green would then bogey holes 9, 11 and 12, and suddenly her lead was just 1 shot over Nelly Korda.
When the suddenly charging Sung Hyun Park birdied the 11th hole, she found herself just 2 shots back. When Park bogeyed the twelfth, her only bogey of the day, it would prove to be her undoing.

Green would then get it back together, birdying the tough par 16th hole to increase her lead to two strokes. When Park made a very unlikely birdie on 18, Green needed a par on the final hole to win the championship. When her approac…

KPMG Women's PGA Championship Preview, Pairings, and More

A big congratulations goes out to Brooke Henderson for winning the Meijer LPGA Classic and breaking a Canadian record for most wins on  either the LPGA or PGA Tour. You can find the full story here.

The LPGA moves to the state of Minnesota for the playing of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship. Sung Hyun Park will be trying to defend this championship that she won last year in a playoff over Nasa Hataoka and So Yeon Ryu.

**This will be tournament #16 of 32 on the 2019 LPGA schedule, and 3rd of five major championships.

**I have reduced the number of tournaments from 33 to 32. The tournament that was originally on the LPGA schedule as "to be announced" for the week of 11/11/19, is no longer on the schedule.

Here are the Key Details:
Course:  Hazeltine National Golf Club
Location: Chaska, Minnesota
Defending Champion:  Sung Hyun Park
Winning Score: 66-72-71-69 = 278 (-10)
History:  This tournament began in 1955.

Final Field: 156 players
Format:  72 holes
Par:  36/36 = 72
Yardage: 6,74…