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LPGA Reshuffles 2019 Priority List For Final Time This Season

The LPGA had its second and final reshuffle of its 2019 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):
Tiffany Joh - 117 to 98
Nanna Koerstz Madsen 102 to100
Although the jumps made by the above players look good on paper, it is not that significant as they were playing all full field events anyway.


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Cydney Clanton made the most important move in this week's LPGA reshuffle.

The following players also jumped into the top 100, but these moves were much more significant as they will now be playing every full field tournament.
Cydney Clanton - 180 to 92
Mel Reid - 150 to 96


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Maria Fassi will now be playing in all full field events.

The following players made some of the most important gains, and should now be playing in most (if not all) full field events:
Pajaree Anannarukan - 136 to 103
Maria Fassi 159 to 106
Giulia Molinari 147 to 133
Tiffany Chan - 151 to 135
Lauren Kim - 153 to 139
Alana Uriell 156 to 144

The following players are not guaranteed to play all full field events, but have a much better chance than before the reshuffle:
Caroline Hedwall 161 to 148
Yougin Chun - 163 to 149
Lee Lopez - 176 to 152
Sarah Burnham 171 to 156
Simin Feng - 449 to 161
Muni He - 172 to 162
Kelly Tan - 449 to 165

The following players dropped out of the top 100 in this week's reshuffle (and by dropping out of the top 100 will not be part of my weekly field rating):
Charlotte Thomas - 96 to 101
Na Yeon Choi - 83 to 134
Karine Icher - 41 to 145
Although these drops don't look very good on paper, it is not that significant as they will still be playing all full field events.

The following player also dropped out of the top 100 in this week's reshuffle but it is much more significant as she is no longer guaranteed to be playing in full field events.
Lindsey Weaver - 91 to 155

The following players got hurt severely, and will be seeing less playing time: 
Suzuki Yamaguchi - 143 to 157
Klara Spilkova - 144 to 158 


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Joanna Klatten will see her playing time dramatically decreased.

The following players got hurt the most and will be seeing much less playing time, or no playing time at all:
Luna Sobron Galmez - 155 to 164
Dori Carter - 157 to 166
Joanna Klatten - 113 to 172
Jackie Stoelting - 160 to 173
Robyn Choi - 164 to 174
Lila Vu - 162 to 179
Becca Huffer - 167 to 183
Katie Burnett - 168 to 184

This Week's Trivia Question:
What American player won the Evian Championship in 2007, and was her only LPGA victory?

For the answer to this week's trivia question press here.


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