The world knows 17-year-old Lydia Ko won the Swinging Skirts (again!), but only Mostly Harmless regulars know that she's joined Lexi and Michelle in the LPGA's Club 36 (for 3-to-6-time winners on tour). About time I updated that predictive ranking, don't you think? Soon!
Azahara Munoz couldn't crack the top 10 in the Bay Area, but she did earn enough to break the $3M barrier in career winnings on the LPGA.
It's worth noting that the Pacific Rim youth wave that Ko is the most famous droplet in began out in Asia. Last week, 15-year-old Minami Katsu became the youngest winner in JLPGA history. This week, 18-year-old rookie sensation Kyu Jung Baek won on the KLPGA and 21-year-old Phoebe Yao won on the JLPGA.
Back at home, 24-year-old Marissa Steen prevailed in a 5-hole playoff on the Symetra Tour over another young sensation of Asian descent, 18-year-old Yueer Cindy Feng. Feng has top 5s in 4 of her 5 starts on tour and continues to lead their money list.
Do yourself a favor and don't add up the combined ages of all 4 of last week's winners! Congratulations to them all!