Friday, March 7, 2014

Stats & Facts - Volume 18

First let me give a big congratulations to Paula Creamer for winning the 2014 HSBC Women's Champions.
It was Paula's tenth career victory and she certainly did it in spectacular fashion.

The LPGA has now completed the first four tournaments, or 1/8 of its 2014 schedule.
It is always great to get off to a good start. I don't think it is too early to take a look and see how our favorite players are performing. More times than not, a player's start will set the tone for the rest of the season.

On that note let us look at some of the more important statistics of the 2014 season: (A player must have played in a minimum of 2 events to qualify)


Rolex Player of the Year:  (Winner receives a Hall of Fame point)
1- Paula Creamer - 48 points
2- Karrie Webb - 39
3- Anna Nordqvist - 30
3- Jessica Korda - 30
5- Stacy Lewis 23

Vare Trophy:  (Winner receives Hall of Fame point)
1- Inbee Park - 69.50 strokes per round
2- Amelia Lewis - 69.875 (Yes, I got the correct Lewis)
3- Karrie Webb - 70.00
4- Paula Creamer - 70.063
5- Michelle Wie - 70.083

Race to the CME Globe:  (One million dollars)
1- Paula Creamer - 921 points
2- Karrie Webb - 742
3- Jessica Korda - 587
4- Anna Nordqvist - 573
5- Stacy Lewis - 541

Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year: 
1- Lydia Ko - 206 points
2- Mirim Lee - 42
3- Line Videl - 28
4- Jaye Marie Green - 26
5- Amy Anderson - 25

Most Consecutive Tournaments Without a Missed Cut:
1- Paula Creamer - 70
2- Na Yeon Choi - 60
3- Stacy Lewis - 48
4- Anna Nordqvist - 36
5- Jessica Korda -30

Most Wins:
1- Creamer, Nordqvist, Webb, Korda - 1

Most Top Five Finishes:
1- Paula Creamer - 3
2- Stacy Lewis - 2
2- Inbee Park - 2

Most Top Ten Finishes:
1- Paula Creamer - 3
1- Stacy Lewis - 3

Most Top Twenty Finishes:
1- Sandra Gal - 4
1- Azahara Munoz - 4
1- Lydia Ko - 4

Most Wins By Country:
1- United States - 2
2- Australia - 1
2- Sweden - 1

Solheim Cup Standings:
1- Stacy Lewis - 191 points
2- Lexi Thompson - 165
3- Paula Creamer - 114
4- Michelle Wie - 95
5- Gerina Piller - 83
6- Angela Stanford - 82
7- Lizette Salas - 75
8- Jessica Korda - 62
Note: Cristie Kerr and Morgan Pressel would get in via the Rolex Rankings.
Brittany Lincicome, Brittany Lang, and Jennifer Johnson are on the outside as of now.

Other Tidbits:
Thirteen turned out to be Stacy Lewis' unlucky number. Her top 10 streak came to a halt at thirteen, with her 40th place finish in Singapore.

With only 2 more tournaments before the players competing for spots in the International Crown are finalized, Stacy Lewis, Paula Creamer, and Lexi Thompson appear to have spots all wrapped up. Cristie Kerr and Angela Stanford, ranked numbers 14 and 16 respectively in the Rolex Rankings, are fighting for the final spot. Number 20 Lizette Salas and number 27 Jessica Korda would appear to need a victory to have any chance at all.

Rolex Movers of the Week:
Paula Creamer makes this week's most important move as she jumps from #11 to #8. Azahara Munoz soars from #32 to #24, while Morgan Pressel hurdles eight players and moves to #34.

Who's Hot:
Michelle Wie has finished 13th, 4th, and 9th in her last 3 tournaments.

Who's Not:
Neither Amy Yang, Ai Miyazato, or Carlotta Ciganda, have had a single top 25 finish this year.

Although there is no LPGA tournament this weekend, there are tournaments going on over at the L.E.T and JLPGA. Suzanne Pettersen and Inbee Park are both battling for the lead after 2 rounds over at the L.E.T. The links at the top of this page will always bring you all live scores, all the time.
The Constructivist over at Mostly Harmless also continues to provide superb recaps.




No comments:

Post a Comment