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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.

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

 Victories:
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 Jutanugarn - 17
2- Minjee Lee - 13
2- Jin Young Ko - 13
4- Brooke Henderson - 11
4- Nasa Hataoka - 11

Most Top Twenty-five Finishes:
1- Ariya Jutanugarn - 23
2- Minjee Lee - 21
3- Jin Young Ko - 18
3- Lydia Ko - 18
5- Brooke Henderson - 17
5- So Yeon Ryu - 17

Rolex Player of the Year:
1- Ariya Jutanugarn - 247 points
2- Sung Hyun Park - 140
3- Minjee Lee - 122
4- Nasa Hataoka - 115
5- Brooke Henderson - 111

Vare Trophy:
1- Ariya Jutanugarn - 69.415 strokes per round
2- Minjee Lee - 69.747
3- Jin Young Ko - 69.806
4- Brooke Henderson - 69.990
5- Lexi Thompson - 70. 014

Official Money:
1- Ariya Jutanugarn - $2,743,949
2- Minjee Lee - $1,551,032
3- Sung Hyun Park - $1,498,077
4- Brooke Henderson - $1,473,247
5- Nasa Hataoka - $1,454,261

*Race to the CME Globe:
1- Ariya Jutanugarn - $1,000,000
2- Nelly Korda - $150,000
3- Brittany Lincicome & So Yeon Ryu will split $100,000
* All unofficial money, and does not count on official money list.

Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year:
1- Jin Young Ko - 1,263 points
2- Georgia Hall - 759
3- Yu Liu - 608
4- Emma Talley - 494
5- Hannah Green - 311

Average Driving Distance: (minimum 15 tournaments played)
1- Yani Tseng - 275.000
2- Angel Yin - 273.181
3- Maude-Aimee Leblanc - 273.030
4- Lexi Thompson - 272.566
5- Sung Hyun Park - 269.804
6- Madelene Sagstrom - 268.882
7- Brooke Henderson - 268.430
8- Jessica Korda - 268.430
9- Cydney Clanton - 267.762
10- Brittany Lincicome - 267.713

Greens In Regulation: (minimum 15 tournaments played)
1- Jin Young Ko - 77.0%
2- Lexi Thompson - 75.7%
3- Minjee Lee - 75.0%
4- Brooke Henderson - 74.5 %
5- Austin Ernst - 74.3%
5- Charley Hull - 74.3%

Putts Per Green In Regulation: (minimum 15 tournaments played)
1- Ariya Jutanugarn - 1.722 
2- Nasa Hataoka - 1.734
3- Jessica Korda - 1.748
4- Moriya Jutanugarn - 1.753
5- Amy Yang - 1.755

Number of  Players Won by Country:
1- United States - 9 different players won in 2018
2- South Korea - 7
3- Thailand - 3

Most Wins by Country:
1- United States - 9 
1- South Korea - 9
3- Thailand - 5
4- Canada - 2
4- Japan - 2

This weeks Trivia Question:
What player ranked in the top five in 2018 with six top five finishes, but did not record a victory?


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