Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Stats & Facts - Vol. 19

The LPGA is off this week as the players prepare themselves for the U.S. Women's Open which will be played next week in Pinehurst, North Carolina. The LPGA is now entering the most important part of its schedule. Included in the next 10 tournaments will be 4 major championships and the International Crown.

I thought I would take this time to look at some of the more important statistics that have been compiled over the first fourteen events of the season:

Rolex Player of the Year:  (Winner receives a Hall of Fame point)
1- Stacy Lewis - 136 points
2- Lexi Thompson 96
3- Michelle Wie - 88
4- Anna Nordqvist - 82
5- Inbee Park - 74

Vare Trophy:  (Winner receives a Hall of Fame point)
1- Stacy Lewis - 69.00 strokes per round
2- Michelle Wie - 69.30
3- Inbee Park - 69.63
4- Suzann Pettersen - 69.90
5- Lexi Thompson - 70.05

Race to the CME Globe: (One million dollars)
1- Stacy Lewis - 2,718 points 
2- Michelle Wie - 1,878
3- Anna Nordqvist - 1,763
4- Inbee Park - 1,618
5- Lydia Ko - 1,558

Louise Suggs  Rolex Rookie of the Year
1- Lydia Ko - 641 points
2- Mirim Lee - 240
3- Line Vedel - 201
4- Amy Anderson - 143
5- Joanna Klatten - 104
6- Kim Kaufman - 102
7- Jaye Marie Green - 94
8- Xi Yu Lin - 68
9- Kelly Tan - 44
10- Stacey Keating - 42

Most Consecutive Tournaments Without a Missed Cut:
1- Stacy Lewis - 57
2- Lydia Ko- 27 (unofficial total that includes her playing as a non-LPGA player)
3- Shanshan Feng - 23
4- Azahara Munoz - 22
5- Suzann Pettersen - 20
5- Michelle Wie - 20

Most Wins:
1-  Lewis, Korda, Nordqvist, Webb - 2
5- Wie, Ko, Creamer, Salas, Thompson,  I. Park - 1

Most Top 5 finishes:
1- Stacy Lewis - 7
2- Michelle Wie - 5
2- Lydia Ko - 5
2- Inbee Park - 5

Most Top 10 Finishes:
1- Stacy Lewis - 11
2- Michelle Wie - 8
3- Inbee Park - 8
4- Cristie Kerr - 7
5- Four players tied with - 6

Most Top 20 finishes:
1- Stacy Lewis - 12
2- Michelle Wie - 11
3- Azahara Munoz - 10
3- Chella Choi - 10

Most Wins By Country:
1- United States - 8
2- Australia - 2
2- Sweden - 2
4- New Zealand - 1
4- South Korea - 1

Solheim Cup Standings:
1- Stacy Lewis - 403
2- Lexi Thompson - 315
3- Michelle Wie - 258
4- Cristie Kerr - 163
5- Lizette Salas - 145
6- Gerina Piller - 143
7- Angela Stanford - 139
8- Paula Creamer - 130
Note: Jessica Korda (117 Solheim points) and Morgan Pressel ( 83 Solheim points) would get in via the Rolex Rankings. Jennifer Johnson (85), Brittany Lincicome (58), Brittany Lang (49), and Christina Kim (48), would not qualify as of now.

Other Tidbits:
Karine Icher has had finishes of 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th this year

Rolex Movers of the Week:
Cristie Kerr returns to the top ten this week, jumping from #13 to #10, while outside the top 100, Belen Mozo surges from #149 to #113.

Who's Hot:
Belen Mozo has had two top ten finishes in her last 3 tournaments. Jennifer Johnson has has 5 consecutive top 25 finishes.

Who's Not:
Ai Miyazato's best finish in her last 6 tournaments is a tie for 38th. She has not had a top 20 finish in her last 15 starts. I.K. Kim has not finished better than 64th in her last 4 starts.


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