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My Top Ten LPGA Blogs of All-Time

Let me start out today by saying that I am looking forward to next week when the LPGA resumes it's schedule for real this time. They will play four consecutive weeks before the next break that will take them back to the USA. 
Needless to say with all the off time, I have been running out of things to write about. 
This week is the 9th anniversary of my blogging about the LPGA!

Those of you that have been with me from the beginning will remember that the first 3 years I blogged for Mostly Harmless. I created Tony's LPGA Report in 2013.

Over that period of time I have published over 750 blogs. Most have turned out to be quite successful, some have fallen flat. But one thing that you can be sure of is that I have always tried my best to be the "go to" resource for up-to-date and accurate news about the LPGA.

I recently went back through all of my blogs and made a list of the ten most popular. The results were quite surprising. It seems like the pieces that I spend the most t…

LPGA Player Profile: Ryann O'Toole

With the LPGA in the middle of a two week break, I would like to do another LPGA player profile.

The player I have chosen today has not yet won an LPGA event, but is a very popular player. She had her best season on tour in 2018 where she finished 32nd on the LPGA money list. The player I have chosen is:

                         Ryann O'Toole
Born:  2/11/87 (31 years old) Hometown:  San Clemente, Cal
Resides:  Scottsdale, Ariz.
Rookie Year: 2011
2018 Earnings: $627,2015 (32nd)

Ryann has not yet won on the LPGA Tour. Here are her best finishes:
1- Finished 3rd at the 2018 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship
2- Finished 3rd at the 2018 Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship

Best Finishes in Major Championships:
ANA Inspiration - 13th in 2018KPMG Women's PGA Championship - 18th in 2018U.S. Women's Open - 9th in 2011AIG Women's British Open - 22nd in 2018The Evian Championship - 6th in 2018

Career Stats:
177 career starts118 cuts made (66.7%) 9 top tens (5.1%)Has $1,774,591 in career ea…

Solheim Cup Update - U.S. Players Fighting for Remaining Spots

With the LPGA taking a two week break before heading to Australia and Asia, I don't think it is too early to take a look at the United States players who are fighting to gain a spot on the 2019 Solheim Cup team.

Qualifications For Entry: 1- A player must finish in the top 8 on the Solheim Cup points list. 2- The top 2 players in the Rolex Rankings that have not already qualified. 3- There will be 2 captain's picks.

Points are accumulated the following way:
(From the first event after the previous Solheim Cup match in 2017 through the end of the 2018 season)
Winner - 40 points, 2nd - 20 points, 3rd - 18 points, 4th - 17 points, all the way down to 20th - 2 points.
(The 2019 season tournaments, leading up to the Solheim match)
Winner - 60 points, 2nd - 30 points, 3rd - 28.5 points, 4th - 27 points, 5th - 25.5 points, all the way down to a 20th place finish worth 3 points.
The reason for the increased points for the last part of the term is to give an advantage to the players who are hot …

Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions Preview

Well.... Here We Go!
It is time to start the 2019 LPGA season. With 34 tournaments on the schedule (including the Solheim Cup), more prize money, and more television coverage, the 2019 season promises to be the biggest and best ever.

The season this year will kick-off with a brand new event: The Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions. Presented by Insurance office of America. 

This Championship will be hosted by the Four season Golf and Sports Club, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, and held from January 17-20, 2019.

The Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions will include LPGA winners from the previous two seasons, with winners from 2017 and 2018 invited to the inaugural event. The field will also include 45 celebrity participants and 10 amateurs, who will be paired with LPGA players for all four tournament days. The LPGA players will compete for a $1.2 million purse, while the celebrities will play for a $500,000 purse. Celebrities and amateurs will play a Modified Stableford format.

This wil…