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Volunteers of America North Texas Shootout Preview & Pairings

How exciting has the LPGA tournaments been this month? We have played 3 tournaments and each one has resulted in a playoff to determine the winner.

1- ANA Inspiration (first major championship) - Brittany Lincicome eagles the 72nd hole to force a playoff with Stacy Lewis. Lincicome wins on the third playoff hole.

2-  Lotte Championship - Sei Young Kim chips in on the 72nd hole to force a playoff with Inbee Park. Kim then holes out her second shot from the middle of the fairway to take home the trophy.

3- Lydia Ko birdies the 72nd hole to force a playoff with Morgan Pressel. Lydia birdies the second playoff hole for the victory.


This week the LPGA moves to the state of Texas for the playing of the Volunteers of America North Texas Shootout.

This will be tournament #11 of 32 on this year's schedule.

Here are the key details:

Course:  Las Colinas Country Club
Location: Irving, Texas
Defending Champion:  Stacy Lewis
Winning Score: 71-64- 69-64 = 268 (-16)

Final Field:  144 players
Par…

Paula Creamer Wants a Women's Masters at Augusta

A women's major championship at Augusta? Yes, that is what Paula Creamer is calling for.



The above was posted by Paula after Jordan Spieth won the 2015 Masters.
The club accepted its first women members in August of 2012, when it invited former secretary of state Condoleeza Rice, and financier Darla Moore to wear green jackets, but chairman Billy Payne has said that "It is unlikely Augusta could hold another tournament."
Creamer hopes that there will be further talks and would love to be part of them.
"Augusta wants to grow the game so badly. There is no reason why we can't do that in women's golf," Creamer said. "We're just as much a part of growing the game."
Billy Payne noted that this probably wouldn't be possible because of everything that goes into hosting one tournament.

"We have a very short member season at Augusta National. It's seven months only," he said. "The time that we dedicate to the preparation and …

Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic Presented by CTBC Preview & Pairings

Is it possible for these LPGA tournament finishes to get any more exciting? For the second tournament in a row, it took a playoff to determine the winner. This one ended very suddenly when Sei Young Kim put the ball in the hole from the middle of the fairway for an eagle, thus becoming the first player to win twice this season.


The LPGA moves back to the state of California for the playing of the Swinging Skirts Classic Presented BY CTBC. This is the second year for this tournament. Many of you may remember last year when Lydia Ko birdied the final hole to defeat Stacy Lewis by one stroke.


This will be tournament #10 of 32 on the 2015 LPGA schedule.

Here are the key details:

Course:  Lake Merced Golf Club
Location:  San Francisco, California
Defending Champion:  Lydia Ko
Winning Score:  68-71-68-69 = 276 (-12)

Final Field:  144 players
Par: 36/36 = 72
Yardage:  Not available
Purse:  $2,000,000

My strength of field rating is a very high 82%, making it the 3rd strongest field of the year…

Symetra Tour & Legends Tour to Play Together This Week

The Symetra Tour, Road to the LPGA, is back in action after a two-week hiatus for the fourth event of the year, the second annual Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial at Cypress Lake Country Club, April 16-19. This is one of the marquee events of the 2015 season as the Symetra Tour and Legends Tour will both play this week in Fort Myers, Florida.

The 72-hole Symetra Tour event will begin on Thursday, April 16 and conclude on Sunday, April 19. The 36-hole Legends Tour event will begin on Saturday, April 18 and conclude side-by-side with the Symetra Tour event on Sunday. Players from the Symetra Tour and Legends Tour will be paired together in threesomes on Saturday and Sunday (two Symetra Tour players and one Legends Tour playerPlayers from both Tours are competing for separate $150,000 tournament purses. The winners of the events will both receive a first-place check of $22,500 and the Chico’s Leopard Jacket. 
The Symetra Tour field will be sliced to the top 50 players and ties …