Friday, June 13, 2014

Peak Performances in the U.S. Women's Open Since 2000

So instead of watching golf or writing about golf, I actually played golf today, but since there was literally nothing to write home about from my 1st round of 2014, let me focus instead on some people who really know how to play the game, like, say, the golfers who have done the best in the U.S. Women's Open since 2000 (listing only each player's peak performance):

  • 2 wins:  Karrie Webb, Inbee Park
  • 1 win:  Annika Sorenstam, Cristie Kerr, Paula Creamer, Eun-Hee Ji, Na Yeon Choi, So Yeon Ryu
  • 2nd place:  Se Ri Pak, Angela Stanford, Candie Kung, Lorena Ochoa, Suzann Pettersen, Morgan Pressel, Brittany Lang, In-Kyung Kim, Angela Park, Amy Yang, Hee Kyung Seo
  • 3rd place:  Stacy Lewis, Michelle Wie, Sandra Gal
  • 4th place:  Catriona Matthew, Natalie Gulbis, Shanshan Feng, Ilhee Lee
  • 5th place:  Brittany Lincicome, Ji-Yai Shin, Mika Miyazato
  • top 10 (outside top 5):  Grace Park, Jeong Jang, Christina Kim, Karine Icher, Ai Miyazato, Jee Young Lee, Julieta Granada, Jane Park, Ya Ni Tseng, Hee Young Park, Chella Choi, Jessica Korda, Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Lexi Thompson
  • top 20 (outside top 10):  Lindsey Wright, Meaghan Francella, Kristy McPherson, Song-Hee Kim, Momoko Ueda, Anna Nordqvist, Vicky Hurst, Haeji Kang, Azahara Munoz, Lizette Salas, Danielle Kang
I'll go out on a limb and predict that Lexi Thompson, Anna Nordqvist, Lizette Salas, and Azahara Munoz will have career-best finishes in a USWO this year at Pinehurst!  I also wouldn't be surprised if Stacy Lewis and Shanshan Feng did the same, but I won't go that far out on a limb and make it a formal prediction....

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