Monday, May 30, 2011

Tournament Number 8 Will Start a Pretty Heavy Slate

The eighth tournament of the year, the Shop-Rite Classic, will be held at Galloway, New Jersey, this week. The final field of 148 players will be the largest of the year. It will also be one of the strongest fields assembled thus far this year, with Inbee Park the only notable player missing from the field. Here are some of the details:

Course: Seaview-Dolce Resort Bay Course
Defending Champion: Ai Miyazato
Par 71
Yardage: 6155

There have been many holes thus far this year in the schedule as the first 7 tournaments have been played over a span of 16 weeks. That will now change as the next 18 tournaments (including the Solheim Cup) will be played over the next 25 weeks. The next 9 weeks will not only bring us 6 tournaments, it will also bring us 3 majors. Look for this period to bring us the most exciting golf of the year.

My 2011 Player of the Year Update:

1- Stacy Lewis 94.66 points
2- Yani Tseng 94.22
3- Karrie Webb 75.20
4- Suzann Petterson 61.84
5- I.K. Kim 57.76
6- Michelle Wie 57.70
7- Angela Stanford 54.84
8- Morgan Pressel 52.68
9- Sandra Gal 51.24
10-Na Yeon Choi 49.48
11-Cristie Kerr 44.72
12-Mika Miyazato 38.70
13-Chie Arimura 38.20
14-Maria Hjorth 36.56
15-Paula Creamer 35.48

Hard to believe stat of the week:

Hee Young Park has shot under par in only 2 of her 20 rounds this year. She has yet to shoot under 70. I am not even counting the Brazil Cup, an unofficial event played this past weekend where her plus 9 score only beat 3 players in a field of 30.

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