First let me say congratulations once again to Yani Tseng for her 5th victory this year on the LPGA tour. She is proving that she is head and shoulders above the rest of the girls. It should be interesting to see if anyone steps up to challenge her. It seems to me, that like Annika and Lorena before her, she could be in for a long stay at #1. I think she proved this week that she doesn't even have to have her "A-Game" to win.
The tour goes to Alabama this week for the Navistar Classic. Here are some details:
Course: RTJ Golf Trail, Capitol Hill, The Senator.
Where: Prattsville, Alabama
Defending Champion: Katherine Hull
2010 Winning Score: 68-67-67-67=269 (-19)
Final Field: 144 players
Yardage: 6607 Yards
Purse: $1.3 Million
The following notable players will be missing from the field:
Ai Miyazato, Jiyai Shin, Mika Miyazato, Anna Nordqvist, Karrie Webb, Shanshan Feng, Hee Young Park, Momoko Ueda,Caroline Hedwall, Kyeong Bae, and Lindsey Wright.
Here is the television schedule:
Sep 15 12:30-2:30 PM ET GC
Sep 16 12:30-2:30 PM ET GC
Sep 17 2:00-5:00 PM ET GC
Sep 18 2:00-5:00 PM ET GC
Rolex Rankings Move of the Week:
This week it goes to Amy Yang who moves from #24 to #17.
Most Important LPGA Money List Leap:
Belen Mozo moves from #116 to #69. This virtually assures her of full-time status next year, as a category one player, on the LPGA tour.
Important Futures Tour Notes:
The Futures Tour ended its year yesterday with the completion of the Price Chopper Championship. The top 10 ladies on the final money list earned LPGA cards for 2012.
The first 5 are worth mentioning, as they have earned category 9 status and will be full time players on the LPGA tour in 2012. They are as follows:
1- Kathleen Ekey
2- Lisa Ferrero
3- Mo Martin
4- Sydney Michaels
5- Jane Rah
Congatulations to the above five, as I for one will be looking forward to watching them play on a regular basis.
Hard-to-Believe Stat of the Week:
Yani Tseng has played 54 rounds this year; 28 of those rounds she has shot in the 60s. That 52% rate leads the LPGA tour.
Louise Friberg Watch:
Ms. Friberg missed the cut yet again, for the 12th consecutive time!
The Titleholders Championship:
Latest qualifiers for the Titleholders Championship are Belen Mozo, Amy Hung, and Mi Hyun Kim.