Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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

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If Lexi Thompson can maintain her 68.983 scoring average, it would be the best in LPGA history.

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 with - 1

Most Top Five Finishes:
1- Lexi Thompson - 7
2- Cristie Kerr - 6
2- So Yeon Ryu - 6
2- Michelle Wie - 6
5- Five players tied with - 5

Most Top Ten Finishes:
1- So Yeon Ryu - 10
2- Ariya Jutanugarn - 9
3- Lexi Thompson - 8
4- Five players tied with - 7

Most Top Twenty-five Finishes:
1- Moriya Jutanugarn - 17
2- Sung Hyun Park - 15
3- Brooke Henderson - 14
4- Three players tied with -13

Most Wins By Country:
1- South Korea - 12
2- USA - 4
3- Six countries tied with - 1

Most Consecutive Tournaments Without a Missed Cut:
1- Stacy Lewis - 56
2- M.J. Hur - 28
3- Sung Hyun Park - 24 (includes 8 as non-LPGA member)
4- Carlota Ciganda - 22

2018 International Crown Standings: (as of July 31, 2017)
1- South Korea - 19 (total of top 4 players in Rolex Rankings)
2- United States - 52
3- Japan - 184
4- Australia - 219
5- England - 266
6- Thailand - 298
7- *Sweden - 366
8- Spain - 403

*Madelene Sagstrom's surge in the Rolex Rankings from #221 to #69 in recent weeks has single-handedly put Sweden into the top 8 for the first time this year. Chinese Taipei (439) has fallen out. China is currently ranked 10th with 435. Only eight teams will qualify.

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Madelene Sagstrom has led Sweden's surge in the International Crown standings

This Week's Trivia Question: (for those who missed it earlier)
Danielle Kang won the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship in 2011. Who did she defeat in the final round?



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