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Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic Preview, Pairings, and More.

Congratulations go out this week to Lydia Ko for winning the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship in a playoff over Minjee Lee. Lee birdied the first and final playoff hole, but it was topped by Ko's eagle. The victory was Ko's first in her last 44 starts.





The LPGA moves to the state of Texas this week for the playing of the Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic. Many may remember last year's exciting finish when Haru Nomura defeated Cristie Kerr in a playoff. Both players finished 72 holes with a -3 under par total. Jessica Korda finished third, 2 strokes back, and was the only other player under par. There has been a change in venue this season (see below).


This will be tournament #11 of 33 on this year's LPGA schedule.

Here are the Key Details:

Course:  Old American Golf Club
Location: The Colony, Texas
Defending Champion:  Haru Nomura
Winning Score: 68-65-72-76 = 281(-3)

Final Field: 144 players
Par: 71
Yardage: 6,475
Purse: $1,300,000

My strength of field rating is a very low 48% …

LPGA Hall of Fame Criteria Must Be Changed!

How hard is it to qualify for the LPGA Hall of Fame? If you look at the recent statistics, it's next to impossible.

First let us take a look at the LPGA Tour criteria for entry into the Hall of Fame.


1 - Must be/have been an "active" LPGA Tour member for 10 years.

2 - Must have won/been awarded at least one of the following - an LPGA major championship, the Vare Trophy or Rolex Player of the Year honors; and 3 - Must have accumulated a total of 27 points, which are awarded as follows - one point for each LPGA official tournament win, two points for each LPGA major tournament win and one point for each Vare Trophy or Rolex Player of the Year honor earned.
Okay. So you think that doesn't look too difficult to achieve? Well look again.
Only one player has met the above criteria in the last eleven years, Inbee Park.

To get inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, it is much easier.
A player needs just 15 wins from any of the major tours that participate in the Rolex Rankings…

LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship Preview, Pairings, and More

A huge congratulations goes out to Moriya Jutanugarn for winning the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open. It was her first victory on the LPGA tour. Moriya and her sister Ariya, now join the Sorenstams as the only sisters to win on the LPGA tour.


This week the LPGA moves to San Francisco, California for the playing of the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship.

This is the inaugural playing of this event.


This will be tournament #10 of 33 on this year's LPGA schedule, and fourth of 4 tournaments that will be held in the state of California.

Here are the Key Details:

Course: Lake Merced Golf Club
Location:  San Francisco, California
Defending Champion: This is the inaugural event
Winning Score: N/A

Final Field:  144 players
Par 36/36 = 72
Yardage:  6,541
Purse:  $1,500,000

My strength of field rating is a very solid 76%. Forty-three of the top 50 players from the LPGA Priority List, and twenty of the top 25 players from the Rolex Rankings will be in attendance this week. Those skipping the event include: Sung Hyun Park, An…

HUGEL-JTBC LA Open Preview, Pairings, and more

A huge congratulations goes out to Brooke Henderson for winning the Lotte Championship. Brooke started the final round with just a one stroke lead, but took control on the back nine and won by four strokes over runner-up Azahara Munoz. For Brooke it was her sixth victory in less than 3 full years on the LPGA tour. She is now just two victories behind Sandra Post who registered the most victories (8) of any Canadian born player in LPGA history.


This week the LPGA moves back to the state of California for the playing of the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open. This is the inaugural playing of this event.



This will be tournament #9 of 33 on this year's LPGA schedule, and 3rd of 4 tournaments that will be held in the state of California.

Here are the Key Details:

Course: Wilshire Country Club
Location: Los Angeles, California
Defending Champion: This is the inaugural event
Winning Score: N/A

Final Field:  144 players
Par 35/36 = 71
Yardage:  6,450
Purse:  $1,500,000

My strength of field rating is an extremely hig…