Sunday, March 5, 2017

Stats & Facts - Vol 32 - Fast starts

Congratulations go out to Inbee Park for winning the HSBC Women's Champions. She did it in record fashion, shooting a course record 8 under par 64 on Sunday. She finished one stroke ahead of runner up Ariya Jutanugarn.

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Inbee Park becomes the first player to win the HSBC crown twice.

With the LPGA taking a one week break before resuming its schedule in the United States, it is as good a time as any to look at some key player statistics after the first four tournaments of the year.


Rolex Player of the Year: (Winner receives a Hall of Fame point)
1- Ha Na Jang - 37 points
2- Brittany Lincicome - 30
2- Amy Yang - 30
2- Inbee Park - 30
5- Ariya Jutanugarn - 24

Vare Trophy - (Winner receives a Hall of Fame point)
1- Sung Hyun Park - 68.000 strokes per round
2 -So Yeon Ryu - 68.250
3- Lexi Thompson - 68.500
4- Stacy Lewis - 68.917
5- Inbee Park - 69.000

Race to the CME Globe: (1 million dollars)
1- Ha Na Jang - 674 points
2- Ariya Jutanugarn - 599
3- Amy Yang - 570
4- Brittany Lincicome - 560
5- Inbee Park - 500

Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year:
1- Sung Hyun Park - 75 points (played in just 1 event)
1- Nelly Korda - 75 (played 2 events)
3- Laura Gonzalez Escallon - 53
4- Mel Reid - 44
5- Katherine Perry - 39

Most Victories:
1- Brittany Lincicome - 1
1- Ha Na Jang - 1
1- Amy Yang - 1
1- Inbee Park - 1

Most Top Five Finishes:
1- Lexi Thompson - 2
1- Ariya Jutanugarn - 2
1- Ha Na Jang - 2

Most Top Ten Finishes:
1- Ariya Jutanugarn - 3
2- Five players tied with - 2

Most Wins By Country:
1- South Korea - 3
2- United Staes - 1

Most Consecutive Tournaments without a missed cut:
1- So Yeon Ryu - 65
2- Stacy Lewis - 41
3- Lydia Ko - 39
4- Anna Nordqvist - 37
5- Amy Yang - 36

Solheim Cup Standings: (Team USA)
1- Lexi Thompson - 408 points
2- Stacy Lewis - 317.5
3- Gerina Piller - 286
4- Brittany Lang - 211
5- Jessica Korda - 185
6- Brittany Lincicome 160 5
7- Austin Ernst - 156.5
8- Angela Stanford - 154
Mo Martin and Cristie Kerr would make it via the Rolex Rankings.



Other Tidbits:
Michelle Wie's 4th place finish may have earned her a nice $65,500.00 paycheck, but the money will not be counted as official earnings as she was a sponsor invitee on foreign soil with no cut.

Lorena Ochoa announced that she will be making a one tournament comeback, playing in the Lorena Ochoa Match Play Championship in May of this year.


Rolex Rankings Movers of the Week:

Shanshan Feng makes the most important move sneaking past In Gee Chun into the #3 position. Inbee Park jumps back into the top ten moving from #12 to #9. Michelle Wie leaps up from #177 to #118.

Race to the CME Globe:   (1 million dollars)

See above 

Who's Hot:

See above

Who's Not:

Candie Kung, Jenny Shin, and Hee Young Park, are the only golfers with a Priority Ranking in the top 35, that have played 3 events and failed to have a top 35 finish.


This week's Trivia Question:   

What LPGA player picked up the most Hall of Fame points during the 2016 season, and how many? 


For the answer to this week's trivia question press here.

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2 comments:

  1. I am thinking that 15 wins by Koreans is possible this year... they're deep. Americans may struggle to get four or five.

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    1. After getting just two last year, five is sounding pretty good.

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