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LPGA Reshuffles 2019 Priority List

The LPGA had its first reshuffle of its Priority List this week. While most of the players moved up or down a few insignificant spots, there were some very significant moves also.

The Priority List is what is used to fill the required amount of spots for any given tournament. Without me getting into the categories, which is potentially confusing, here is a brief explanation. Most full field events have a field of 144 players. Usually 140 of the players come from the Priority List ranking. Two players are Monday qualifiers, and 2 more are sponsor exemptions. So to keep it simple, if your Priority Rating is #150, you have to hope that 10 players decide not to play, or you are probably not getting into the field.

The following players jumped into the top 100 in this week's reshuffle (and by getting into the top 100 become part of my weekly field rating):
Jeongeun Lee6 - 125 to 94
Kristen Gillman - 140 to 95
Charlotte Thomas - 102 to 96
Morgan Pressel - 114 to 97
Jing Yan - 150 to 98
Mi Jing …

U.S. Women's Open Preview, Pairings, and More

Let me start out today by giving a big congratulations to Bronte Law for winning the Pure Silk Championship. Law's final total of 267 (-17) was 2 shots better than Madelene Sagstrom, Brooke Henderson, and Nasa Hataoka. For Bronte it was her first LPGA victory. The victory was not a big surprise to anyone who has followed the tour for the past 2 years. Bronte has had several close calls, including a playoff loss in the previous LPGA tournament (The LPGA Mediheal Championship).
I will also give myself a pat on the back for picking her as my longshot pick before the tournament started.

This week the LPGA travels to the state of South Carolina for the playing of the U.S. Women's Open Conducted by the USGA. This is the 2nd Major Championship of the 2019 season.

Ariya Jutanugarn will be trying to successfully defend the title she won last year at Shoal Creek in a playoff over Hyo Joo Kim.

This will be tournament #13 of 33 on this year's LPGA schedule. It is also the 2nd of five …