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KPMG Women's PGA Championship Preview, Pairings, and More

A big congratulations goes out to Brooke Henderson for winning the Meijer LPGA Classic and breaking a Canadian record for most wins on  either the LPGA or PGA Tour. You can find the full story here.

The LPGA moves to the state of Minnesota for the playing of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship. Sung Hyun Park will be trying to defend this championship that she won last year in a playoff over Nasa Hataoka and So Yeon Ryu.

**This will be tournament #16 of 32 on the 2019 LPGA schedule, and 3rd of five major championships.

**I have reduced the number of tournaments from 33 to 32. The tournament that was originally on the LPGA schedule as "to be announced" for the week of 11/11/19, is no longer on the schedule.

Here are the Key Details:
Course:  Hazeltine National Golf Club
Location: Chaska, Minnesota
Defending Champion:  Sung Hyun Park
Winning Score: 66-72-71-69 = 278 (-10)
History:  This tournament began in 1955.

Final Field: 156 players
Format:  72 holes
Par:  36/36 = 72
Yardage: 6,74…

Brooke Henderson sets Canadian Record for Most Wins Ever!

Brooke Henderson today set the all-time record for most wins by a Canadian on the LPGA or PGA Tour, when she won the Meijer LPGA Classic. For the 21 year old Henderson, it was her 9th win on the LPGA Tour.

After Brooke had posted back to back rounds of eight under par 64 in the first two rounds, it looked like this might be an easy victory. Brooke has had a history of blowing away the field, as six of her previous eight wins were won by four strokes or more.

That wouldn't be the case this weekend. It was clear throughout both weekend rounds that Brooke was not at the top of her game. Her three under par score of 69 on Saturday was good enough to maintain a three stroke lead going into the final round. When Brooke failed to make a single birdie from holes seven through twelve, her lead was cut to one and she let several other players back into the mix. She would go on to birdie hole No. 13 to give herself a bit of breathing room. Several players had a chance to put pressure on her,…

LPGA Announces New Tournament in Boca Raton, Fla.

The LPGA and Group 1001 announced today a new official LPGA Tour event to be held in Boca Raton, Fla.

The inaugural playing of the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio will be held January 20- 27, 2020 at Boca Rio Golf Club.

“We are thrilled to support women’s professional golf and to provide a platform for the sport’s best to compete and showcase their talents,” said Dan Towriss, CEO of Group 1001. “We are honored to work alongside the LPGA to bring this new event to Boca Rio Golf Club and the Southeast Florida region.”

This new event will be one of two LPGA Tour tournaments held in Florida in January 2020. The year will kick off with the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions on January 15-19 in Lake Buena Vista, one week prior to the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio. The Sunshine State will also bookend the Tour season, with the year culminating at the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples in November. 

The Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio will feature:
A field of 108 players$2,000,000 purse72 holes of…

Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give Preview, Pairings, and More

Congratulations goes out to Lexi Thompson for winning the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer. Lexi entered the final round two shots behind leader Jeongeun Lee6. It looked like it was Lee's tournament as she still had a two stroke lead going to the 13th hole. Things changed very quickly then as Lee bogeyed the 13th, 14th, and 15th holes. When Lexi got to the tee on the eighteenth and final hole she was tied for the lead. She would wrap up the match in spectacular fashion by sinking a twenty foot eagle putt. For Lexi it was the 11th win of her career.

This week the LPGA moves to the state of Michigan for the playing of the Meijer LPGA Classic For Simply Give. SoYeon Ryu will be trying to defend the championship she won last year when she shot a final round 67 to win by two strokes over Caroline Masson.

This will be tournament #15 of 33 on this year's LPGA schedule.

Here are the Key Details:
Course:  Blythefield Country Club
Location:  Grand Rapids, Michigan
Defending Champion:…