Monday, October 17, 2011

Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship Preview

With only 4 more tournaments left on the LPGA schedule, the tour moves to Taiwan this week, for the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship. Here are some of the details:

Course: Sunrise Golf & Country Club
Location: Yang Mei, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Defending Champion: None. This is the inaugural year for this event
2010 Winning Score: None

Final Field: 90 players
Par: 72
Yardage: 6390 Yards
Purse: $2.0 Million

This tournament will have one of the weakest fields in some time.
The following major names are NOT teeing it up this week.

Paula Creamer
Michelle Wie
Brittany Lincicome
Angela Stanford
Karrie Webb
Juli Inkster
Shanshan Feng
Natalie Gulbis
Catriona Matthew

According to my strength of schedule formula, only the RR Donnelley Founders Cup had a weaker field.

Here is the television schedule:
Oct 20 7:30-9:30 PM ET GC
Oct 21 7:30-9:30 PM ET GC
Oct 22 7:30-9:30 PM ET GC
Oct 23 7:30-9:30 PM ET GC

Once again, with the late showing and the 12 hour time differential, if you plan on watching this on TV, stay away from the LPGA website or reading blogs, as the results will already be posted.

The Titleholders Championship:
Qualifying this week are Christel Boeljon, Amanda Blumenherst, and Mina Harigae.

Rolex Ranking Mover of the Week:
Azahara Munoz moves from #51 to #39.

Stat of the Week:
Na-Yeon Choi has not finished worse than T18 in her last 7 tournaments.

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