Not much time to do more today than pass along a link to Hound Dog's analysis of rookie resumes since 2001 to see what accomplishments before joining the tour are the best predictors of success on the LPGA. I hope Bo Bae Song, winner of the 2009 Mizuno Classic, reads it and decides to become a member, because according to HD's analysis, she would have better odds as a non-member winner on tour than either Mina Harigae (Futures Tour #1) or Amanda Blumenherst (Q-School medalist) to make the top 40 in his year-end ranking for 2010.
Be on the lookout for his sequel on what this might mean for the entire rookie class of 2010. My gut feeling is that this class is very deep in top-80-caliber players, any number of whom could break into the top 40. Let's see what he thinks!