If a Korean does break the trend, it might probably be a player on the way up, still early in her career. The three big KLPGA stars in the field -- Hee Jeong Lim, Hye Jin Choi and Hae Ran Ryu -- would appear to be the best bets to pull it off. Lim has been in a bit of a slump, but both Ryu and Choi are coming off of a 1-2 finish in their last KLPGA events.
Hae Ran seems like exactly the kind of player who could have a surprise win: young, virtually unknown, KLPGA player, no (?) experience playing in the States as a pro, long off the tee but decent all-around game. I do apologize to her for officially cursing her.
Whatcha think? I also say watch Seon Woo Bae, who has quietly played pretty well all year (including a sub-70 scoring average in Korea).
Hae Ran Ryu played quite a bit in the States as a junior.
Right, I recall that. That's why I said 'as a pro'.
Not sure how much junior experience will help her this week, but then again, she's probably better off than the KLPGA pros who have never played here.
Brandel used to say SYK's swing was his fav. Then In Gee. All great swings but he just throws out bs whenever to sound smart, IMO.
I totally agree, that guy has no credibility.
How can anyone compare stats based on USWO data from different years. They played on different courses with different weather conditions every year.
Besides, anyone who follows LPGA at all would've known the 2017 champion Sung Hyun Park is at least 10-20 yards longer than lucky 6.
I'm not sure how he measures 'longer and straighter', but I'm guessing there's some stat he's looking at that factors both of them together. So Sung Hyun might be longer than Six, but when combined with accuracy, her total driving game is not as impressive.
Also, I assumed when first reading this that this is total from all appearances in the Open, not just the year that player won. So to some degree, that would factor out differences in courses. But if it is just the combined accuracy and distance for the winning year, then yeah, that's kinda useless.
My field rating for this event is 82.5%. Down Slightly from 84.5% last year. It is by far the strongest field of the year. In fact it is 10 points higher than the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, which is 2nd this year at 72.5%
This is the first time in the 10 years that I have been doing field ratings (300+ tournaments), that the Rolex ranking field rating (83%) is higher than the Priority List field rating (82%).
This can be explained by the strong number of highly Rolex ranked players in this field who are not members of the LPGA.
LPGA players not teeing it up this year (who have been mainstays in previous years) include:
Shanshan Feng Hyo Joo Kim Haru Nomura Sandra Gal Marina Alex In Kyung Kim Marijo Uribe
Post by legitimategolf on Dec 9, 2020 16:23:06 GMT
philknj Not only have they run out of shits to give, they don't even care to hide it. In a week where the USWO is the only real event happening in all of pro golf, they can't even get it up. Golfchannel.com front page is leading with some insipid blurb about the Walker cup.