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Ricoh Women's British Open Preview, Pairings, and More

Congratulations go out to Mi Hyang Lee for winning the inaugural playing of the Aberdeen Assets Management Ladies Scottish Open. While we were all watching the battle that was going on between the three players in the final group (Cristie Kerr, Karrie Webb, and Sei Young Kim), Lee came out of nowhere to post a final round of 6 under par 66 to take home the trophy. Lee started the weekend in 39th place, and started the final round 6 shots back. It was the second win of her LPGA career.



This week the LPGA tour will stay in Scotland for the second consecutive week, for the playing of the Ricoh Women's British Open. Ariya Jutanugarn will be trying to defend the title she won last year in Milton Keynes, England, when she won her first Major Championship by 3 strokes over Mo Martin and Mirim Lee.


This will be tournament #22 of 34 on this year's LPGA schedule, and fourth of five Major Championships this year.

Here are the key details:

Course:  Kingsbarns Golf Links
Location:  Fife, S…

Surprises and Disappointments 2017 - Part 2

Back in early April I wrote who I thought were the biggest surprises and biggest disappointments of the year. The LPGA had only played 7 tournaments at that point. So much has changed since then. The LPGA has now played 21 of the 34 tournaments on this year's schedule, and I think it is time to take another look.

Biggest Surprises:

1- I.K. Kim - At the start the 2017 season many questioned I.K.'s motivation. Her pattern throughout most of the 2016 campaign was to play a couple of weeks and then take off a couple. She played in just 17 of 33 official tournaments. She was still playing quality golf, but her better days seemed to be behind her. This year has been an up and down year. She still has only played in 11 of 20 events, and most of the time hasn't played all that well (missing 4 cuts). But who expected her to be one of only 2 players to have two victories this year? Nobody! You could argue that her 2 victories were playing against the weakest fields of the year, but t…

Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open Preview, Pairings, and More

Let me start out by congratulating I.K. Kim for winning the Marathon Classic. She took just 28 strokes in her first 9 holes, and really made the final 9 holes of this tournament quite boring. She would ultimately win by 4 strokes over Lexi Thompson. This was a very impressive victory.



This week the LPGA moves to Scotland for the playing of the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open. This is the inaugural season for this event. It will be played at the Dundonald Links in North Ayrshire, Scotland. This event is co-sanctioned by both the LPGA and the LET (Ladies European Tour). This will be the first of two consecutive tournaments in Scotland on this year's LPGA Schedule. It will be followed by the Ricoh Women's British open which will be played at Kingsbarns Golf Links in  Fife.


This will be tournament #21 of 34 on this year's LPGA schedule.

Here are the key details:

Course: Dundonald Links
Location:  North Ayrshire, Scotland
Defending Champion:  This the inaugural e…

Marathon Classic Presented by Owens Corning and O-l Preview, Parings, and More

A huge congratulations goes out to Sung Hyun Park for winning the U.S. Women's Open. Park shot a final round 67 to win by 2 strokes over amateur Hye-Jin Choi. It was Park's first win on the LPGA tour, and her first Major Championship.

In case anyone missed it, here are the links to the pictures I posted during U.S. Women's Open week.
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This week the LPGA travels to the state of Ohio for the playing of the Marathon Classic Presented by Owens Corning and O-I. Lydia Ko will be trying to defend the title she won last year when she defeated Ariya Jutanugarn and Mirim Lee in a playoff. It was Ko's second win at this event in the last 3 years. It was also Ko's last victory on the LPGA tour.


This will be tournament #20 of 34 on this year's LPGA schedule.

Here are the key details:

Course:  Highland Meadows Golf Club
Location:  Sylvania, Ohio
Defending Champion:  Lydia Ko
Winning Score:  68-66-67-69 = 270 (-14)

Final Field: 144 players
Par:  34/37 = 71
Yardage…

More 2017 U.S. Women's Open Photos

Here are some more photos that my wife and I have taken over the last few days at the U.S. Women's Open at Trump National Golf Club, in Bedminster, N.J.












U.S. Women's Open Photo Gallery

Here are some photos that my wife and I have taken over the last few days at the U.S. Women's Open at Trump National Golf Club, in Bedminster, N.J.