Monday, September 20, 2010

Who's Having the Best 2010 in the World of Women's Golf?

Last season, 15 players garnered multiple wins, either on their home tour alone or across 2 or more tours, with Ji-Yai Shin beating out Lorena Ochoa, Sakura Yokomine, and Hee Kyung Seo for 2009 Mostly Harmless Player of the Year. So who are the front-runners for this year's award?

5-time Winners (1): Ai Miyazato (all LPGA--Thailand, Singapore, Tres Marias, ShopRite, Safeway)

4-time Winners (2): Ya Ni Tseng (3 LPGA--Kraft Nabisco, British, NW Arkansas--and 2 LET--Australian, British); Laura Davies (all LET--New Zealand, Germany, Austria, Spain)

3-time Winners (3): Ji-Yai Shin (1 LPGA--Evian--1 JLPGA--Cyber Agent--1 KLPGA--KLPGA Championship--and 1 LET--Evian); Mi-Jeong Jeon (all JLPGA--Yonex, Nichirei, Munsingwear); Lee-Anne Pace (all LET--Switzerland, Wales, Finland)

2-time Winners (7): Cristie Kerr (both LPGA--State Farm, LPGA Championship); Yuri Fudoh (both JLPGA--Bridgestone, Meiji); Sun-Ju Ahn (both JLPGA--Daikin Orchid, Stanley); Akane Iijima (both JLPGA--Suntory, Golf5); Bo Mee Lee (both KLPGA--Kim Young Joo, Daewoo); Shin Ae Ahn (both KLPGA--Hidden Valley, High1 Resort); Trish Johnson (both LET--Tenerife, France)

Who do you expect to join these 13 nominees during the LPGA's, JLPGA's, KLPGA's, and LET's stretch runs?

[Update 1 (9/21/10, 8:31 pm): Shin's KLPGA major brought her within .18 points of Ai Miyazato in the Rolex Rankings! She could pass her with a win in Japan this week....]


courtgolf said...

Wait - aren't we supposed to start with the assumption that Michelle Wie is the greatest female golfer on the planet ? (if she wins twice in one year - she'll be the greatest golfer on the planet of either gender - and a major puts her ahead of Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus, and that Tiger - right ?) :-D

Jim C said...

How can Yani have 3+2 = 4 wins?

I think Suzann Pettersen with no wins has been having a better year than Laura Davies with 4.

The Constructivist said...

Jim, it's called dual sponsorship, affects Shin, too (Evian, WBO). I agree with you that many w/o '10 wins (I'd add Song-Hee Kim, In-Kyung Kim, and Inbee Park) are having better seasons than some who have already made the list! Time for them to win--or like Creamer, Pressel, and Wie, win again....