I don't know if anyone here has played that course, I have many times and the greens on both the bay and the pines will drive you nuts. Missing short putts there is par for the course
Welcome aboard. Yes, I've seen my favorite MHL miss her share of "makeable" putts on the Bay course over the years.
I saw none of the TV broadcast during the weekend, but from what I saw there Friday, I don't think this course was "easy" at all compared to a typical LPGA goat track. This was my first time here in October ... cooler temperatures and less daylight than usual ... maybe that's why I saw no sponginess in the greens. "Good" shots into the par-3 11th (playing 183) could easily roll into the rough behind the green. Forget about practicing putts from off the greens - I don't think there are many places here for that kind of shot. It's old-fashioned chipping with a wedge that's required and if you're bad at it, you'll get exposed. The chipping tactics are also a mental game. The Talking Heads always say, "get the ball rolling as soon as possible" with your chips ... that's what Muni did at #11 and her ball rolled about nine feet past the stick ... missed the comebacker and made bogey. Meanwhile, Lindberg, from almost the same spot, popped her chip in the air two or three feet high ... it didn't go close to the hole, but at least she had a decent par-saver uphill (maybe 4-5 feet) and made the putt.
The real par of this course for a top-notch LPGAer is 69, maybe 68. So, Winbee shoots 69 on Sunday ... have the trolls in Korea started calling her a LOSER yet?! She missed six greens on Sunday ... how was her chipping? I've never taken notice of that part of her game ... all they show on TV are fairways being hit and putts going in. I don't see a scrambling stat on the LPGA website. I'll never forget what Meena Lee's coach, Carl Rabito, told me 15 years ago at the Seaview: "Most women pros are not good chippers."
It was most surprising the neither Inbee or Jin Young could overcome Celine but neither could 10 other players that teed off after Boutier. Groupmate Brook Henderson ended up being the best rival. Very odd result.