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RICOH Women's British Open Preview & Pairings

Let me start off this week by congratulating Lexi Thompson for winning the Meijer LPGA Classic. Lexi was victorious by one shot over both Gerina Piller and Lizette Salas. It was the 5th LPGA victory for the 20 year old superstar.

The LPGA moves to Scotland this week for the playing of the RICOH Women's British Open. This will be the third time in the last 5 years that the tournament will be held in Scotland. It was held in Carnoustie in 2011, and in St. Andrews in 2013.

Mo Martin will be trying to the defend the title she won last year when her eagle on the 72nd hole was good enough to win by one stroke over Suzann Pettersen and Shanshan Feng.

This will the tournament #20 of 31 on this year's LPGA schedule. It will also be the 4th of 5 major championships.

Here are the Key Details:

Course:  Trump Turnberry Resort
Location:  Turnberry, Scotland
Defending Champion:  Mo Martin
Winning Score:  69-69-77-72 = 287 (-1)

Final Field:  144 players
Par:  36/36 = 72
Yardage:  Not available

Meijer LPGA Classic Photos

The weather out here in Michigan is just fantastic. Probably the best of any tournament this year. If you're in the area come on out.

Here are some photos my wife & I took during the first 3 days.

















Meijer LPGA Classic Preview & Pairings

The LPGA moves to the state of Michigan this week for the playing of the Meijer LPGA Clasic presented by Kraft.

The LPGA returned to Michigan last year for the first time since 2000, and it did so in spectacular fashion. In a very exciting finish, Mirim Lee defeated Inbee Park in a playoff.


This will be tournament #19 of 32 on this year's LPGA schedule. Here are the key details:

Course:  Blythefield Country Club
Location:  Grand Rapids, Michigan
Defending Champion:  Mirim Lee
Winning Score:  70-64-67-69 = 270 (-14)

Final Field:  144 players
Par:  36/35 = 71
Yardage:  6,414
Purse:  $2,000,000

My strength of field rating is 59% (down from 67% last year). With the British Open being played next week it appears that many players are taking this week off. The players not teeing it up this week include: Stacy Lewis, Lydia Ko, Michelle Wie, Shanshan Feng, Karrie Webb, Suzann Pettersen, Na Yeon Choi, Jessica Korda, Paula Creamer, Hyo Joo Kim, Sei Young Kim, I.K. Kim, and Charley Hull.

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Marathon Classic Preview & Pairings

A big congratulations goes out to In Gee Chun for winning the U.S. Women's Open. For most of the day it appeared to be a two player race between Stacy Lewis & Amy Yang, and while everyone was watching those 2 players, In Gee snuck up on us all to claim the major championship. She will be someone to watch next year, as she seems destined to follow in the footsteps of Hyo Joo Kim and Sei Young Kim.

In case anyone missed the photos that I took during the event, here is link #1, and link #2.






The LPGA moves to the state of Ohio for the playing of the Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning and O-l.

Many of you may remember last year's exciting finish when Lydia Ko birdied the final hole to eek out a one stroke victory over So Yeon Ryu. Cristie Kerr finished 2 strokes further back.


The Marathon Classic announced last month a new 3 year agreement with the LPGA that extends through 2018. Since its inception in 1984 the tournament has raised $8.7 million for 140 northwest Ohio…