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LPGA Announces its 2019 Schedule!

The LPGA officially announced its 2019 schedule today, and it well worth the wait!

Here are the highlights:
1- The schedule features 34 events (33 official + The Solheim Cup). There were 33 last year (32 + UL International Crown).

2- The season will start one week earlier than last year, and kick off with two new tournaments.

3- There are a total of four tournaments:
     a) Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions (Jan 17-20)
     b) Vic Open (Feb 7-10)
     c) Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational (July 17-20)
     d) BMW Ladies Championship (October 24-27)

     Tournaments that are no longer on the LPGA schedule:
     a) Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic (Pure Silk will be sponsoring the Virginia Event)
     b) LPGA Volvic Championship
     c) LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship
     d) Blue Bay LPGA

     There will be another tournament announced at a later date, that will take place Nov 14-17.

4- Will feature a record setting $70.55 million in prize money (up from 65.35 last year).

5- There w…

Stats & Facts - Final 2018

We have come to the end of another exciting LPGA season. In many ways it was one of the most exciting seasons ever. Each week we were treated to exciting and competitive tournaments. It certainly seemed that almost every week the tournament wasn't decided until the last hole. In fact, there were seven tournaments that needed a playoff to determine the final outcome. There were seven tournaments that were decided by one stroke, and eight more that were decided by two. We had winners from ten different countries. We also saw the Republic of Korea win The UL International crown in a very impressive fashion.

On that note I would like to take a look at some of the most important stats of the 2018 season.

1- Ariya Jutanugarn - 3
1- Sung Hyun Park - 3
3- Brooke Henderson - 2
3- Nasa Hataoka -2

Most Top Five Finishes:
1- Ariya Jutanugarn - 13
2- Minjee Lee - 10
3- Danielle Kang - 7
3- Sei Young Kim - 7
5- Marina Alex - 6
5- Carlota Ciganda - 6

Most Top Ten Finishes:
1- Ariya Jutanugar…