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Solheim Cup Update - Players Fighting For Remaining Spots

With the Solheim Cup Just 2 1/2 months away, I think that it is a good time to look at what players from Team USA are a lock to be playing, and which players are fighting for the remaining spots.

The event is played over three days. They will play 28 matches - eight foursomes, eight four balls, and twelve singles matches.

Qualifying for Entry:  (USA)
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- Two 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 th…

Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Preview, Pairings, and Much More

Before I get started I want to give a big congratulations to Hannah Green for winning the KPMG Women's PGA Championship. See my full recap here.

This week the LPGA moves to the state of Arkansas for the playing of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G. This tournament has always been known to produce very low scores and last year was no exception. Nasa Hataoka blew away the field by six strokes on her way to a new tournament record of twenty-one under par. What makes that number even more remarkable is the fact that this is just a 54 hole tournament.

This will be tournament #17 of 32 on this year's LPGA schedule.

Here are the Key Details:
Course:  Pinnacle Country Club
Location:  Rogers, Arkansas
Defending Champion:  Nasa Hataoka
Winning Score: 64-65-63 =191 (-21)
History: This tournament started in 2007

Final Field:  144 players
Format:  54 holes
Par:  36/35 = 71
Yardage:  6,331
Purse: $2,000,000
Race to the CME Globe:  500 points
Aon Risk/Reward Challenge Hole:  16th (…

MAJOR Shocker! Hannah Green Wins KPMG Women's PGA Championship

Hannah Green shocked the golf world today by winning the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.

It wasn't easy. When she completed the eighth hole on Sunday, Green was coasting along increasing her lead to four shots over Ariya Jutanugarn (who had just bogeyed the 8th hole). Green had just 3 bogeys in her first 62 holes of the tournament as she approached the ninth tee. But this was a major championship, and Green had not yet won an LPGA tournament in her young career.

Green would then bogey holes 9, 11 and 12, and suddenly her lead was just 1 shot over Nelly Korda.
When the suddenly charging Sung Hyun Park birdied the 11th hole, she found herself just 2 shots back. When Park bogeyed the twelfth, her only bogey of the day, it would prove to be her undoing.

Green would then get it back together, birdying the tough par 16th hole to increase her lead to two strokes. When Park made a very unlikely birdie on 18, Green needed a par on the final hole to win the championship. When her approac…