Will Jin Young Ko or Sei Young Kim get the win tomorrow. Or will they focus on each other and not the Golf Course. Then let someone behind them sneak in and get the win. It happened before so they need to stay focused on the job at hand.
So Yeon carded her first round in the sixties, but just sixty nine. She missed only one fairway and three greens, driving stat 254 yards. With those stats she had a chance to shoot a lower score, but thirty putts.
Little different today with all the Korean Golfers shooting under par except In Gee.
In Gee only missed four fairways but hit only nine greens, with twenty seven putts. Even thou she had a triple bogey that's only one green miss. Either she is probably getting bad yardage or poor ball striking. Because In Gee don't usually hit many wild shots.
They weren't and aren't the only players who can win this, but it sure felt like the whole day just revolved around the mano-a-mano between Jin Young Ko and Sei Young Kim.
Kim had the better score, 67, and wound up in the lead, but faltered a little towards the end, and escaped with just a one-shot margin. Her highlight was probably escaping from a horrendous tee shot on that one par-3 and saving par.
Jin Young, as usual, seemed completely unflappable. It's definitely ice vs. fire in her battle with SYK. Her biggest problem was missing a number of shortish birdies that could have put her in the lead; she certainly had plenty of makeable putts for birdie. It was a pretty cute moment when she asked Steve Stricker for a putting lesson. Even with her occasional miss today, she clearly doesn't need it.
One more day left in this weirdest of seasons. I'll be happy enough if Sei Young wins; but I really, really hope Jin Young plays like the number one golfer she is and claims an epic win. It would be an incredibly satisfying end to the season to see that happen.
Post by legitimategolf on Dec 20, 2020 15:14:09 GMT
Sei Youngie is truly the birdie queen of the LPGA. Go look it up. The morons at LPGA.com only keep a "Total Birdies" ranking but if you look at the "birdie average" column she leads by a giant margin, with just over 5 per round, while 2nd place doesn't even crack 4.
Apparently the biggest story in golf this weekend is an 11-year-old boy, according to the Golf Industrial Complex.
I'm a pretty big Tiger Woods fan and I couldn't take more than a few minutes of the Parent N Child Championship. Charlie is cute and a chip off the old block and everything but it's just way too much saccharine, especially with Dan Hicks on the call.
Congratulation to Jin Young Ko, for a great performance on the back nine. To win the Tournament going away. Promote the big hitters all you want. But watching a great golfer preforming down the stretch is as good as it gets. Jin Young says no invite, I will just play my way in and win it. One more time what a great final round, it repeats saying over and over again. So is there any doubt about who is the best LPGA Golfer.
I think she won the Money Title playing only four Tournaments.
Not a great weekend but a really good weekend for So Yeon Ryu. She finished the Tournament with birdies on seventeen and eighteen. Actually I think this was a better year than last year, even playing only 5 LPGA Tournaments. She had a tie for second her first Tournament. Tie for thirty fourth her second because of a plus six last round. Tie for second her third Tournament. Tie Twenty Women's Open and thirteenth tie today. So she is ready to start contending for wins again next year.
Also won her first KLPGA Major at the KLPGA Open.
In Gee had her best round, five birdies no bogeys. So she knows what she is capable of doing just needs keep doing it.
Congratulation to Sei Young Kim for winning Player of The Year!!!
Let's just stipulate that Kelly had a bad final round, although it didn't start out that way: -2 on her first nine holes, +6 on her final nine.
Time to head home for the holidays, enjoy some home-cooked Malaysian food and pose for covers shots for all the local golf rags. On to 2021...
Who took the bet for Nat Nat to go wire-to-wire DFL? If so, congratulations, you win! By nine shots! Unfortunately you earned less than a penny on the dollar for this foregone conclusion. On to Year Two of Nat Nat's Farewell Tour!
Judy is still the best at what she does, rightly laying out her case for why the Vare Trophy should not have been given out this year. Can you imagine Mush-Mouth Mackenzie or Stupples contradicting anything the LPGA does? Me neither.