Monday, June 20, 2011

Time to Place Your Wagers, As We Get Ready for the Majors

This is it! The time of year we have all been waiting for. If you're an LPGA fan, it does not get any better than this. Four tournaments will be played in the next six weeks and three of them will be Major Championships. Here is what the immediate schedule looks like:

June 23-26 Wegman's LPGA Championship (A Major)
Off Week
July 7-10 U.S. Women's Open (A Major)
Off Week
July 21-24 Evian Masters (Not a Major, but a very prestigious tournament)
July 28-31 Ricoh British open (A Major)

If you haven't played well to this point (Ai Miyazato, Song-Hee Kim), play well now and nobody will remember your slow start.

If you're fighting for that big Hall of Fame point for Rolex Player of the Year (Yani Tseng, Stacy Lewis, Karrie Webb), the next four weeks could put you in a great position.

Fighting to get on the U.S. Solheim Cup Team? Majors are double the points.

So fasten your seat belts because this is going to be a wild ride.

Let us take a look at this week's LPGA Championship:

Course: Locust Hill Country Club, Pittsford, N.Y.
Defending Champ: Cristie Kerr
Par: 35-37=72
Yards: 6506
Field 150 players
Sponsor Exemption: Lexi Thompson

TV Times: (Golf Channel)

Thursday June 23 - 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Friday June 24 - 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Saturday June 25 - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sunday June 26 - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Tony Jesselli's Player of the Year Update:

1- Yani Tseng 128.32
2- Stacy Lewis 94.66
3- Karrie Webb 83.88
4- I.K. Kim 72.64
5- Cristie Kerr 69.52
6- Brittany Lincicome 68.22
7- Suzann Pettersen 68.04
8- Michelle Wie 63.90
9- Angela Stanford 63.52
10-Morgan Pressel 57.02
11-Sandra Gal 51.24
12-Na Yeon Choi 49.48
13-Paula Creamer 47.26
14-Jiyai Shin 42.16
15-Maria Hjorth 41.52
16-Mindy Kim 41.50
17-Juli Inkster 40.56
18-Anna Nordqvist 39.08
19-Mika Miyazato 38.70
20-Chie Arimura 38.20

Rolex Moves of the Week:

Ji-Hee Lee from #25 to #21 (JLPGA winner this past week)
Diana Luna from #106 to #72 (LET Winner this past week)

There were no newcomers to the top 50 this week.

UPDATE: 6/20/11 12:00 PM
Final field has changed to include Birdie Kim, Louise Stahle and Sara Brown. Nicole Castrale, Nannette Hill and Teresa Lu are no longer listed.

UPDATE #2 - 6/20/11 11:40 PM
Field has been changed once again. Allison Hanna In, Eunjung Yi out.


Glen said...

Rest up, Tony. You will need it, I think! Enjoy the next spell and keep us up to date on the girls and the Jesselli exploits!

Average Golfer said...

I'll take a Tseng/Kerr exacta box this week.