Inbee will be playing with Ariya tomorrow. That oughtta be interesting.
But boy, if Minjee is ever going to win a Major, this is the time. A weak field, a literal nobody on top of the leaderboard, and no great players are too close. If she just avoids stupid mistakes, I feel like this might go her way.
I almost feel like Minjee or some star needs to rescue the legitimacy of this event. Whatever you feel about Shibuno, she was virtually unknown the year before she won this, and almost no one outside of Japan knew her. Still, she was Annika compared to this woman. If we get a Symetra Tour stalwart winning it this year, they might consider putting an asterisk next to the tournament in the record books.
Still hoping that Inbee and In Gee make a run and we get some real fireworks on Sunday. Fingers crossed. Sisters hwaiting!!!
Getting back to reality, this looks like a great opportunity for Minjee to get her first Major.
Inbee has a chance but has to have her "A" game, her "B" game wont do it.
Lydia has a chance but makes too many mental mistakes. Like driving into the ditch on the one hole. If you are going to lay up... lay up. That would never have happened to Lydia in her early golfing career. Another thing she has enough experience to not depend on her Caddie so much. It's time to take control of her game.
However they have to be aware of those second tier players that have nothing to lose. One of them can get hot and play the round of their golfing career. It seems to happen in Majors too many times.
Looking ahead, WalMart/P&G has 155 of 156 spots filled. Logically, the one opening would be for the AIG winner, if that person is not already in the field. Popov is NOT in the field ... she's not even in lpga.com when you look up her name (profile is on the Symetra site). Shibuno is NOT in the field for Arkansas ... I don't know if she tried or just didn't have the juice to get in ... of course, Team Pano has the juice. Shibuno is automatically qualified for ANA and will play in Portland the following week. It's too soon for any field info from ShopRite and KPMG.
Right from the start at the 1st hole she is hitting from a garbage dump. ... I don't want to talk about it.