U.S. Women's Open week wasn't just a big week for Michelle Wie. Yes, in addition to taking her 4th LPGA title, her 1st on the mainland U.S., and her 1st LPGA major, she also crossed the $4M mark in career winnings and leapfrogged Stacy Lewis to take the lead on the LPGA money list. But plenty of other players passed career milestones, too.
Take Ji-Yai Shin and Hyo Joo Kim, who won on the JLPGA and KLPGA, respectively, each after long (by their standards) victory droughts. Let's hope those wins bring them one giant leap closer to the LPGA.
With the U.S. Women's Open purse going up, this was a great week to pad your career winnings totals, as well, and that's just what So Yeon Ryu ($3M), Beatriz Recari ($2M), and Mina Harigae ($1M) did.
And let's not forget recent Symetra Tour winners Nicole Vandermade and Madison Pressel. They are now #8 and #21 on the tour's money list.
Congratulations to them all!