Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Busy Week Coming Up in the World of Women's Golf

There's more women's golf than usual going on this week around the world.

Out in northern California, the LPGA and TLPGA are co-presenting the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, which features Hawaiian winner Michelle Wie, everyone in the top 10 of the Rolex Rankings except Lexi Thompson, everyone in the next 15 except for the KLPGA's Ha Na Jang and JLPGA's Ji-Yai Shin, and such non-member phenoms as Hyo Joo Kim, Ariya Jutanugarn, and Charley Hull.

Over in Japan, the JLPGA's Fujisankei Ladies Classic spotlights veterans like Mi-Jeong Jeon, Sakura Yokomine, Shiho Oyama, and Shinobu Moromizato and young guns like Rikako Morita, Mamiko Higa, Erika Kikuchi, Kumiko Kaneda, and Ayaka Watanabe, not to mention talented amateurs like 16-year-old Kana Nagai, 17-year-olds Megumi Takahashi and Shoko Sasaki, and soon-to-be 19-year-old Hibiki Kitamura (who shares a name and a birthday with imoto!).

I'll let my pals at Seoul Sisters.com preview the KLPGA's Nexen-Saint Nine Ladies Masters.  My grasp of written Japanese might not pass muster in kindergarten over there, but my Korean is nonexistent!

And let's not forget that the Symetra Tour heads to Sarasota this week, where Cheyenne Woods, Yueer Cindy Feng, Kendall Dye, Jennie Lee, Hannah Yun, and the gang will continue their quest to join (or rejoin) the LPGA.

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