Monday, July 25, 2016

RICOH Women's British Open Preview, Pairings and More


Congratulations go out to team USA for winning the UL International Crown. See my full story. You can also find my photo gallery here.



This week the LPGA moves to Milton Keynes, England for the playing of the RICOH women's British Open. Inbee Park won this title last year by 3 strokes over second place finisher Jin Young Ko.

Inbee Park holds up her trophy won last year at the Trump Turnberry Resort.

This will be tournament #22 of 33 on this year's LPGA schedule.

Here are the key details:

Course:  Woburn Golf and Country Club
Location: Milton Keynes, England
Defending Champion:  Inbee Park
Winning Score: 69-73-69-65 = 276 (-12)

Final Field: 144 players
Par:  36/36 = 72
Yardage:  Not indicated
Purse:  $3,000,000

My strength of field rating is a very solid 83% (up from 81.5% in 2015). Key players missing from this week's field include both Inbee Park and Amy Yang.

Here are the pairings for round 1:

Here are the television times:
July 28 - GC    4:30 AM - 7:30 AM ET 
July 28 - GC    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
July 29 - GC    4:30 AM - 7:30 AM ET 
July 29 - GC    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
July 30 - GC    9:00 AM -  11:00 AM ET
July 30 - NBC  11:00 AM - 1:30 PM ET
July 31 - GC    9:00 AM -  11:00 AM ET
July 31 - NBC  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM ET

Here are my Pak Picker Picks for this week's tournament:
1- Lydia Ko
2- Ariya Jutanugarn
3- Stacy Lewis
4- Brooke Henderson
5- Sei Young Kim
6- Gerina Piller
7- So Yeon Ryu
8- Suzann Pettersen
9- Anna Nordqvist
10- Sung Hyun Park
11- Minjee Lee
12- Ha Na Jang
My alternates this week are: Lexi Thompson, Haru Nomura, and In Gee Chun.
After the first 21 tournaments of the season, I continue to reside in first place.

Here are the final results:
1 Ariya Jutanugarn -16
2 Mo Martin -13
2 Mirim Lee -13
4 Stacy Lewis -11
5 Karrie Webb -9
5 Ha-Na Jang -9
5 Catriona Matthew -9
8 So Yeon Ryu -8
8 In Gee Chun -8
8 Lexi Thompson -8
11 Mi Hyang Lee -7
11 Megan Khang -7
11 Hee Kyung Bae -7
14 Beth Allen -6
14 Teresa Lu -6
14 Beatriz Recari -6
17 Charley Hull -5
17 Haru Nomura -5
17 Azahara Munoz -5
17 Lee-Anne Pace -5
17 Mi Jung Hur -5
17 Sarah Jane Smith -5
17 Nicole Broch Larsen -5
17 Shanshan Feng -5


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