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Portland Classic Preview & Pairings

Let me start this week by congratulating So Yeon Ryu for her victory at the Canadian Pacific Women's Open. Her score of -23 was 2 strokes better than runner up Na Yeon Choi.

The LPGA moves to the state of Oregon this week for the playing of the Portland Classic Presented by Cambia Health Solutions.

This will be tournament #22 of  32 on the LPGA schedule this year.

Here are the Key Details:

Course:  Columbia Edgewater Country Club
Location:  Portland, Oregon
Defending Champion:  Suzann Pettersen
Winning Score:  68-63-70-67 = 268 (-20)

Final Field:  144 players
Par:  36/36 = 72
Yardage:  6,465
Purse:  $1,300,000

My strength of  field rating is 56%, making it the fourth weakest field of the year. Fourteen of the top 25 players from the LPGA Priority List, and 7 of the top 20 players from the Rolex Rankings will be in action. Players not teeing it up this week include: Stacy Lewis, Inbee Park, Lexi Thompson, Paula Creamer, Karrie Webb, Cristie Kerr, Amy Yang, Jessica Korda, Pornanong P…

Canadian Pacific Women's Open Photos

As many of you may know, my wife and I have driven up to London, Ontario, Canada for the Canadian Pacific Women's open.

The course is spacious and beautiful. The weather forecast looks terrific. 
These girls are better than you can imagine, and oh so friendly. If you are in the area, take the time to stop by. If you haven't experienced an LPGA tournament you are in for a treat. Try it once and I guarantee you will want to come back again.
Here are some photos taken during the practice rounds:















Canadian Pacific Women's Open Preview & Pairings

This week the LPGA moves to Canada for the playing of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open.
Lydia Ko will be trying to win this tournament for the third consecutive year. Lydia won in 2012 in Vancouver, and followed that up by winning again in 2013 in Edmonton.


This will be tournament #21 of 32 on this year's LPGA schedule.

Here are the Key Details:

Course:  London Hunt and Country Club
Location:  London, Ontario, Canada
Defending Champion:  Lydia Ko
Winning Score:  65-69-67-64 (-15)

Final Field:  156 Players
Par:  72
Yardage:  6656
Purse:  $2,250,000

My strength of field rating is 81% making it the 6th strongest field of the year. The entire top 30 players on the LPGA Priority list will be teeing it up along with 25 of the top 30 from the Rolex Rankings.

Charley Hull, Brooke Henderson, Stephanie Meadow, and Ariya Jutanugarn will be among the sponsor exemptions.

Here are the pairings for the first 2 rounds:

Here are the television times:
Aug 21 - GC 12:00 PM-2:00 PM ET Aug 21 - T…

Wegmans LPGA Championship Preview & Pairings

First let me start out by congratulating Mirim Lee for winning the Meijer LPGA Classic. Mirim became the third first time winner this year, joining Lizette Salas and Mo Martin.

This week the LPGA moves to Rochester, New York for the playing of the Wegmans LPGA Championship. This will be the year's fourth major championship.


This will be tournament #20 of 32 on the LPGA schedule this year.

Here are the key details:

Course:  Monroe Golf Club
Location:  Pittsford, New York
Defending Champion:  Inbee Park
Winning Score:  72-68-68-75 = 285 (-5)

Final Field:  150 Players
Par:  36/36=72
Yardage:  6,717
Purse:  $2,250,000

My strength of field rating is 81% making it the 6th strongest field of the year. Seventy-four of the top 80 players on the LPGA priority list and 17 of the top 20 players from the current Rolex Rankings will be teeing it up.

Here are the  pairings for the first 2 rounds:

Here are the television times:
Aug 14 - GC 12:30 PM-3:00 PM ET Aug 15 - GC 12:30 PM-3:00 PM ET Aug 16…