Sunday, November 11, 2012

Stacy Lewis Wins Player of the Year

Congratulations goes out to Stacy Lewis for winning the 2012 Rolex Player of the Year Award. Stacy is the first American player to win this award since Beth Daniel in 1994. After winning the Mizuno Classic last week, Stacy followed that up with a fourth place finish this week to clinch the title. She will go into next week's final event with a 53 point lead over Inbee Park. A first place finish is worth 30 points. Stacy finished 4 strokes behind Cristie Kerr.

The win for Cristie Kerr was her first in almost 2 1/2 years. It was the second consecutive win for an American player. It was also the 8th win by an American player, assuring them of at least a tie for most wins this year. Although shut out the last four weeks, South Korea has also had a fine season with seven wins.

Here is the list of tournament winners by country:

1-   U.S.A - 8 (Lewis 4, Korda, Stanford, Lang, and Kerr)
2-   South Korea - 7 (Jiyai Shin 2, Inbee Park 2, Yoo, Ryu, Na-Yeon Choi)
T3- Japan - 3 (Ai Miyazato 2, Mika Miyazato.
T3- Taiwan - 3 (Yani Tseng 3)
5-   Norway - 2 (Pettersen 2)
T6- Spain -1 (Munoz)
T6- Mainland China 1 (Feng)
T6- New Zealand 1 (Ko)

The CME Group Titleholders, the year's final tournament, will be played next week.


Anonymous said...

1. How many LPGA events with American winners has the GC televised this year. GC reminds me of the owner of the Cleveland Indians in "Major League."

2. Is there something wrong with the LPGA Titleholders selection process when the three players selected from this week are Kristie McPherson (26th place), host Lorena Ochoa (T18th) and Tanya Dergal (36th - 29 shots behind winner Christie Kerr in DFL). At least re-name the event. Not sure Lorena should be in position to automatically hand out Titleholder golden tickets when she hands out invitations to her own tournament. Some players in early events didn't earn invitations despite making the playoff for first place.

3. Congratulations to LPGA Player of the Year Stacy Lewis for a job well done. First in wins and a boatload of top-ten finishes. POY plus degrees in accounting and finance. Total package. I believe she was the only American player to win in the U.S. this year.

sports medic

Tony Jesselli (Tonyj5) said...

Yes you are correct. Stanford won in Singapore, Korda in Australia, Lang in Canada, and Kerr in Mexico.