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How Well Were My Pre-Season Questions Answered?

Way back in January, before the 2018 LPGA season began, I listed 10 questions that I was looking forward to getting the answers to.

Below I have shown those questions again. Let's see how well they were answered.

10- Can the LPGA make it through a full season without a single tournament being canceled?
Unfortunately, as seems to be the case every season, one tournament was canceled after the 2018 schedule was announced. The tournament in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia was never played.

9- Can Lydia Ko bounce back from a 2017 season where she did not win a single tournament, and dropped from #1 to #9 in the world rankings?
The answer to this isn't clear cut. On the positive side, Lydia did win one tournament in 2018. On the negative side, she wasn't anywhere near as dominant as she had been prior to 2017. She also dropped to #14 in the world rankings.

8Can Cristie Kerr, who won twice in 2017, and now has 22 Hall of Fame points, get closer to the 27 points needed for induction?
This one is easy. She didn't have a good year, and did not pick up any Hall of Fame points. She is still at 22.

7Can In-Gee Chun finally put together 4 solid rounds and turn some of those second place finishes into victories?
Ingee did win late in the season. For the most part though, she struggled to put together 4 good rounds.

6Will the brand new LPGA Q-Series be a success?
I loved it. I was scoreboard watching for two whole weeks. Changing this from five to eight rounds eliminates a player qualifying or being eliminated because of one fluky round. The cream rises to the top. It may be tweaked a bit in the future, but I consider it a huge success.

5Will Moriya Jutanugarn finally break through and get her first LPGA victory?
She did.

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Moriya Jutanugarn won the 2018 HUGEL-JTBC LA Open.

4- Can Michelle Wie continue where she left off in 2017 (moving from #174 to # 29) and get back into the Rolex Rankings top 10?
She won early in the season, and certainly seemed to be heading in that direction. Unfortunately, injuries limited her playing time and she finished the year at #32.

3 After successfully defending their Solheim Cup Championship in 2017, can Team USA successfully defend the UL International Crown in 2018?
They didn't. They finished second to the Republic of Korea.

2- Can Jin Young Ko keep up South Korea's streak of winning the Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year Award, or can Georgia Hall put a stop to it?
Ko kept up South Korea's streak, winning by a comfortable margin. Hall made it close when she won the British Women's Open, but chose to skip playing the entire Asian swing, eliminating the small chance she had of coming out on top.

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Jin Young Ko was the 2018 Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year

1- Can Lexi Thompson avoid controversy, and make enough putts to take over the #1 position in the world rankings?
Lexi won the final tournament of the Year (CME Group Tour Championship), salvaging what had been a very troublesome year. She is still within striking distance of the top spot.

I will be asking 10 more questions before the 2019 season gets underway.

This weeks Trivia Question: 
What player had the most top 25 finishes without registering a single top ten?

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