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HSBC Women's Champions Preview, Pairings, and More

A big congratulations goes out to Amy Yang for winning the Honda LPGA Thailand. Her final round 68 = 266 (-22), was 5 strokes better than runner up So Yeon Ryu. It was Amy's third win on the LPGA tour, and second at this event in Thailand.



This week the LPGA moves to Singapore for the playing of the HSBC Women's Champions. Ha Na Jang will be trying to defend the title she won last year when she shot a final round 65, to finish four strokes better than runner up Pornanong Phatlum, and 8 strokes better than 3rd place finisher Amy Yang.


This will be tournament #4 of 34 on this year's LPGA schedule.

Here are the key details:

Course:  Sentosa Golf Club, The Tanjong Course
Location:  Singapore
Defending Champion:  Ha Na Jang
Winning Score:  70-66-68-65 = 269 (-19)

Final Field:  63 Players
Par:  36/36 = 72
Yardage:  6,600
Purse:  $1,500,000

My strength of field rating is a very solid  77.5% (down from last year's 78.5%). Forty-nine of the top 50 players from the LPGA Priority …

Honda LPGA Thailand Preview, Pairings and More.

A big congratulations goes out to Ha Na Jang for winning the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open. Her eagle on the 17th hole, and bidie on the 18th, enabled her to blow past the rest of the field and go on to win by 3 strokes.




This week the LPGA moves to Thailand for the playing of the Honda LPGA Thailand. Last season brought us close finishes in almost every tournament.....but this was not one of them. Lexi Thompson's twenty under par total of 268 blew away the field, and was 6 strokes better than runner-up In Gee Chun and 7 strokes better than 3rd place finishers Jessica Korda and Amy Yang. It was Lexi's 7th win on the LPGA tour.


This will tournament #3 of 34 on the this year's LPGA schedule.

Here are the key details:

Course:  Siam Country Club, Pattaya Old Course
Location:  Chonburi, Thailand
Defending Champion:  Lexi Thompson
Winning Score: 64-72-64-68 = 268 (-20)

Final Field:  69 Players
Par:  36/36 = 72
Yardage:  6,642
Purse:  $1,600,000

My strength of field rating…

ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open Preview & Pairings

After a two week break the LPGA heads to Australia for the playing of the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open.


This tournament has a history of very close and very exciting finishes. Who could ever forget 2012, when Jessica Korda won in a 6 player playoff. Or the following year when Jiyai Shin battled it out with Yani Tseng for 72 holes, with Jiyai winning by 2 strokes. In 2014, nine players finished within 3 strokes of the lead with Karrie Webb becoming the eventual winner. In 2015, Lydia Ko brought home the trophy with a two stroke win over runner up Amy Yang. Last year Haru Nomura shot a final round 65, to come out three shots ahead of Lydia Ko.


This will be tournament #2 of 34 on this year's LPGA schedule.

Here are the key details:

Course:  The Royal Adelaide Golf Club
Location:  Grange, South Australia
Defending Champion: Haru Nomura
Winning Score:  69-68-70-65 = 272 (-16)

Final Field: 132 players
Par:  73
Yardage:  6,681
Purse:  $1,300,000

My strength of field rating is 44…

Solheim Cup Update - U.S. Players Fighting For Remaining Spots

With the LPGA taking a two week break before heading to Australia and Asia, I don't think it is too early to take a look at the United States players who are fighting to gain a spot on the 2017 Solheim Cup team.



Qualifications For Entry: 1- A player must finish in the top 8 on the Solheim Cup points list. 2- The top 2 players in the Rolex Rankings that have not already qualified. 3- There will be 2 captain's picks.



Points are accumulated the following way:
(From the first event after the previous Solheim Cup match in 2015 through the end of the 2016 season)
Winner - 40 points, 2nd - 20 points, 3rd - 18 points, 4th - 17 points, all the way down to 20th - 2 points.
(The 2017 season tournaments, leading up to the Solheim match)
Winner - 60 points, 2nd - 30 points, 3rd - 28.5 points, 4th - 27 points, 5th - 25.5 points, all the way down to a 20th place finish worth 3 points.
The reason for the increased points for the last part of the term is to give an advantage to the players who …

LPGA Player Profile: Brittany Lincicome

As I stated a few weeks back, I have received many requests from my readers to do LPGA profiles.

I did my first one on So Yeon Ryu a few weeks ago.  It was a huge success.

I would like to follow it up today. For my second profile I have chosen.



Brittany Lincicome



Born: 9/19/85 (31 years old)

Rookie Year: 2005

Hometown: St. Petersburg, Fla.

Resides: Seminole, Fla.


She has won 7 times on the LPGA tour:

2006 HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship2007 Ginn Open2009 Kraft Nabisco Championship (major championship)2011 ShopRite LPGA Classic2011 CN Canadian Open2015 ANA Inspiration (major championship)2017 Pure Silk LPGA Classic
Best Finishes in Major Championships:

ANA Inspiration (formerly Kraft Nabisco Championship) - Winner in 2009 and 2015KPMG Women's PGA Championship - Finished 2nd in 2014U.S. Women's Open - Finished 5th in 2009Ricoh Women's British Open - Finished 9th in 2010The Evian Championship - Finished 8th in 2014

Career Stats: 280 career starts226 cuts made  (80.7…