Monday, March 9, 2015

Stats & Facts - Volume 23

With the LPGA taking the week off, it is a good time to take a look at some of the key player statistics after the first 5 tournaments of the year.

World #1 Lydia Ko is off to a flying start


Rolex Player of the Year: (winner receives a Hall of Fame point)
1- Lydia Ko - 58 points
2- Amy Yang - 48
3- Inbee Park - 40
4- Sei Young Kim - 36
5- Na Yeon Choi - 30

Vare Trophy: (Winner receives Hall of Fame point)
1- Lydia Ko - 69.50 strokes per round
2- Inbee Park - 69.625
3- Stacy Lewis - 69.688
4- Sun Young Yoo - 69.917
5- Hyo-Joo Kim - 70.125
5- Azahara Munoz - 70.125

Race to the CME Globe: (1 million dollars)
1- Lydia Ko - 1,190 points
2- Amy Yang - 962
3- Inbee Park -760
4- Sei Young Kim - 665
5- Stacy Lewis 645

Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year:
1- Sei Young Kim - 253 points
2- Ariya Jutanugarn - 247
3- Ha Na Jang - 154
4- Minjee Lee - 148
5- Hyo Joo Kim - 83

Most Consecutive Tournaments Without a Missed Cut:
1- Stacy Lewis - 76
2- Lydia Ko - 46
3- Shanshan Feng - 41
4- Brittany Lincicome - 20
5- So Yeon Ryu - 19
5- Ilhee Lee - 19

Most Victories:
Five players tied with - 1

Most Top Five Finishes:
1- Lydia Ko - 3
2- Ariya Jutanugarn - 2
2- Sei Young Kim - 2
2- Stacy Lewis - 2
2- Inbee Park - 2

Most Top Ten Finishes:
1- Lydia Ko - 4
2- Inbee Park - 3
2- Stacy Lewis - 3
4- Eight players tied with - 2

Most Wins By Country:
1- South Korea - 4
2- New Zealand - 1

Solheim Cup Standings:
1- Stacy Lewis - 723 points
2- Lexi Thompson - 423.5
3- Michelle Wie - 414
4- Cristie Kerr - 255
5- Jessica Korda - 241
6- Brittany Lincicome - 229
6- Angela Stanford - 229
8- Gerina Piller - 207.5
Paula Creamer and Lizette Salas would make the team via the Rolex Rankings.


Other Tidbits:
The LPGA Tour resumes its schedule next week with thge playing of the LPGA Founders Cup. It will be the first of 15 tournaments over the next 19 weeks that will be played in North America. Three of those tournaments will be Major Championships.

Rolex Rankings Movers of the Week:
Carlota Ciganda jumps up from #45 to #40, while Caroline Masson rises from #54 to #47.

Who's Hot:
Lydia Ko has finished in the top seven in all four of her starts this year.

Who's Not:
Paula Creamer has not had a finish better than 46th this year. Michelle Wie has failed to record a top 20 finish in any of her 2015 starts.


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