Sunday, January 12, 2014

Ten Questions for the 2014 season

As we approach the beginning of the 2014 LPGA season, there are a number of questions I am looking forward to getting the answers to. In reverse order, here are my top 10:

10- Can the American team shake off two consecutive Solheim Cup defeats and make a better showing at the International Crown?

 9- What effect will Paula Creamer's recent engagement (if any), have on her 2014 season? Will she get that elusive 10th win?

 8-  Is Beatriz Recari really the best of the young Spaniards (Ciganda, Munoz, Mozo), or did she just have a career year?

 7-  Can top Japanese players Ai Miyazato, Mika Miyazato, Chie Arimura, and Momoko Ueda bounce back from what may have been their poorest seasons ever? (Momoko has stated she may not play many LPGA events.)

 6-  Can Gerina Piller, Pornanong Phatlum, and Lizette Salas follow up their breakthrough seasons and take it to the next level?

 5-  Can Yani Tseng break the free fall she's been in during the past year and a half, and return to something that at least resembles her previous form?

 4-  Will one or more of the following players: Chella Choi, Caroline Hedwall, Carlotta Ciganda, Gerina Piller, break through and get that highly anticipated first LPGA victory?

 3-  Is Lexi Thompson ready to join the big 3 (Inbee Park, Suzann Pettersen, Stacy Lewis), and make it the big 4?

 2-  Can anyone really challenge Lydia Ko for 2014 Rookie of the Year honors?

 1-  Can Inbee Park hold onto the world's #1 ranking?

In less than 2 weeks the LPGA season will begin and we will start to get the answers to these questions.

Feel free to add your own questions.


  1. I feel Gerina is going to be a top star this year.
    I am hoping for big things from my favorites NYC,INKY and RYU.
    IT would be nice to see SeRi and Yanni do well.
    Finally, I'm hoping Tjoh keeps her card!

  2. Great list of questions. I'm also holdin ' on to your top question #1. Hopefully, Inbee maintain as #1 in ranking.

  3. Good questions to ponder as the year gets underway. How many wins will American players have this year? It is important every year that U S players make headlines. I'll predict they have 10 altogether, up 3 from last year.