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Cambia Portland Classic Preview, Pairings, and More

Congratulations go out this week to Sung Hyun Park for winning the Canadian Pacific Women's Open. Park shot a final round seven under 64 to finish two strokes better than runner-up Mirim Lee. It was Park's second victory of the season. 
This week the LPGA travels to the state of Oregon for the playing of the Cambia Portland Classic. Founded in 1972, this tournament is the oldest continuous event on the LPGA tour. 

Brooke Henderson will be trying to win this tournament for the third consecutive year. Last year Brooke won quite easily, as runner-up Stacy Lewis finished four strokes back. In 2015, Brooke destroyed the field, winning by 8 strokes over a trio of players.

This will be tournament #24 of 34 on this year's LPGA schedule:

Here are the key details:

Course:  Columbia Edgewater Country Club
Location:  Portland, Oregon
Defending Champion:  Brooke Henderson
Winning Score:  65-68-70-71 = 274 (-14)

Final Field:  144 players
Par:  36/36 = 72
Yardage:  6,476
Purse:  $1,300,000

My stre…

Canadian Pacific Women's Open Photo Gallery

Here are some pictures that my wife and I have taken during the past few days at the Canadian Pacific Women's Open.

Canadian Pacific Women's Open Preview, Pairings, and More

Let me start off today by congratulating Team USA for winning the 2017 Solheim Cup. They did it by a convincing 16 1/2 to 11 1/2 score. Don't let the score fool you, both teams played some of the most exciting golf we have seen in a very long time. The Sunday singles matches included an epic battle between Anna Nordqvist and Lexi Thompson that we will not be forgetting anytime soon. There were no losers out there this week, but this was a big win for the LPGA and women's golf.

Now on to this week's subject.

After a well deserved week off (they had played 12 consecutive weeks), the LPGA resumes its schedule this week in Ontario, Canada for the playing of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open.

Ariya Jutanugarn will be trying to defend the title she won last year when she coasted to a 4 shot victory over runner-up Sei Young Kim.

This will be tournament #23 of 34 on the 2017 LPGA schedule.
Here are the key details:

Course:  The Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club
Location: Ottawa, Onta…

Team USA Wins 2017 Solheim Cup!

Team USA has retained possession of the Solheim Cup, and they did it in a spectacular fashion, winning by the score of 16 1/2 to 11 1/2.

The issue never seemed to be in doubt from the beginning as Team USA jumped out to a 5 1/2 to 2 1/2 lead over Team Europe after Friday's foursome and four ball matches, and never looked back.

When they won five of the eight available points in team play on Saturday, giving them a 10 1/2 to 5 1/2 lead, the issue was all but over.

Going into Sunday's singles matches, Team USA needed just 3 1/2 of the total of 12 available points to keep the Solheim Cup in the USA. They did that quite easily winning 5 matches and tying two others.

This was a more laid back USA team than we have been use to seeing the past number of years. Gone was the face paint (the only painted faces we would see were on some of the players and coaches from Team Europe) and it seemed Captain Juli Inkster had her team taking a business-like approach to this year's Solheim …

Stats & Facts - Vol 34

With the LPGA taking a two week break from tournament play before resuming its schedule in Canada, it is as good a time as any to look at some key player statistics after the first 22 tournaments of the year.

Rolex Player of the Year: (Winner receives a Hall of Fame point)
1- So Yeon Ryu - 150 points
2- I.K. Kim - 122
3- Lexi Thompson - 117
4- Sung Hyun Park - 100
5- Ariya Jutanugarn - 100

Vare Trophy - (Winner receives a Hall of Fame point)
1- Lexi Thompson - 68.983 strokes per round
2- Sung Hyun Park - 69.086
3- So Yeon Ryu - 69.509
4- In Gee Chun - 69.607
5- Mirim Lee - 69.636

Race to the CME Globe: (1 million dollars)
1- Lexi Thompson - 2,642 points
2- So Yeon Ryu - 2,587
3- Ariya Jutanugarn - 2,204
4- Sung Hyun Park - 2,063
5- I.K. Kim - 1,937

Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year:
1- Sung Hyun Park - 1,125 points
2- Angel Yin - 511
3- Nelly Korda - 352
4- Madelene Sagstrom - 279
4- Laura Gonzalez Escallon - 279

Most Victories:
1- I.K. Kim - 3
2- So Yeon Ryu - 2
3- Seventeen players tied …

Solheim Cup Preview - Can Team USA Successfully Defend Their Title?

The LPGA takes a break from its normal tournament schedule for the playing of the 2017 Solheim Cup.

The Solheim Cup is a biennial golf tournament for professional women golfers contested by players from the United States and Europe. It is named after the Norwegian-American golf club manufacturer Karsten Solheim, who was a driving force behind its creation.

The inaugural cup was held in 1990, and the event was staged in even numbered years until 2002, alternating years with the Ryder Cup (the equivalent men's event between the USA & Europe). Because of the attacks of September 11th 2001, forcing the postponement of the Ryder Cup, the Solheim Cup was switched to odd numbered years in 2003.

Qualifying for Entry:  (USA)
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- Two captain's picks.
Points are accumulated the following way:
(From the first event after the previous Solhei…