Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Congratulations to Michelle Wie, Ji-Yai Shin, Hyo Joo Kim, So Yeon Ryu, Beatriz Recari, Mina Harigae, and Nicole Vandermade

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!


Colin N.Z said...

While she did not win Stephanie Meadow also made also made one giant leap closer to the LPGA. Be interesting to see if she can back her performance up. Pulling an audience in from Ireland would be another boost to the LPGA.

The Constructivist said...

Yeah, I didn't realize USWO winnings counted toward that money-list-equivalent membership category, but Tony Jesselli confirmed that they do!

SJC said...

Cindy Feng won $77,640. It took $118,441 to make the top 80 last year and $52,701 to make the top 100, so it is quite possible that she has secured a LPGA card for next year.