Don't root for a journeyman like Mike Donald. Too much heartache.
The Old Goofball is being ultra-cryptic here. Could this be a reference to J. Song? Like Mike Donald, she lost a major tournament in a playoff. However, Mike had one PGA Tour win ... which might be one more than J. Song will ever have on the LPGA tour.
Or, maybe he's throwing some shade on non-winner Haeji Kang, who received more TV coverage tonight since who-knows-when ... maybe since 2018 when she had two top-tens. The broadcasters used the word "journeyman" to describe her.
FYI - Winbee's Losebee's previous 80+ round was at the 2019 Mediheal.
MHL in clubhouse at +1, looks like a pretty good position.
BTW, Getty Images has five pics of MHL from Round Two ... all of them say "Mirim Lee" in the caption. I propose a motion to remove Hank Haney from the GIC Sh*t List. Can I get a second for that? All in favor, say "aye".
A Korean source correctly identified MHL during Round Two:
This was an amazing day for the Koreans. They even had luck on their side, with Hyo Joo and A Lim both chipping in for birdie. Hyo Joo is in a great position to make a run the next two days with a three-shot lead. A Lim averaged 299 off the tee and at last has the kind of day I was hoping to see more of: a flawless 67. Hye Jin and Na Rin both in the top ten as well, and even Haeji Kang is in the hunt.
So Mi just missed the top ten, but at 7 back she might still shock the field.
Meanwhile, In Gee shot a nice 70 and is in the top 20 as well; although still 8 back, she is not entirely out of it yet.
KT made the broadcast on Friday with her birdie on 18. She's grouped with A Lim today, they're both only a couple shots away from Top 10s.
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EWA BEACH, HAWAII - APRIL 14: Kelly Tan of Malaysia watches her approach shot to the 18th green during the second round of the LOTTE Championship at Hoakalei Country Club on April 14, 2022 in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
It was challenging today. Hyo Joo went up and down, but in the end finished where she started, -10 with a three-shot lead. Good luck to her to finish it off Saturday!
A Lim was looking really good, then she imploded on the par 5. 200 yards into the green, she hit it way left, then took three shots to get to green. I'd say that she needs to work on her short game, but it struck me more as a lapse in concentration that she wasn't able to recover from. So, it's really her mental game that she needs to raise. She has the power to be out there, but if she can't get her brain to match she will never rise to where she can go.
So Mi at -6 is in a great position to shock the field. Would love to see her in the hunt. Hye Jin and Na Rin have an outside chance to win, especially if Hyo Joo has trouble. But top fives would be great. In Gee is also well within range of a top five; so great that we got to see her a little on the broadcast.
Joker looked right back at me when I stared at her during Chevron. Georgia Hall diverted her eyes toward the clubhouse wall rather than acknowledging me. Winning Evian as a 12 year old means nothing without a US Open victory.
Congrats to Hyo Joo on getting the win! This is the first Korean win by someone other than Jin Young since she won the HSBC last year. Will she establish herself as the top pretender to Jin Young's throne? She played pretty well most of the day, but definitely felt some nerves coming in, especially as Shibuno wouldn't go away. Fortunately, Kim made a clutch pitch on 18 to a foot for the bird that put it away.
Great week for young guns. So Mi was seriously in contention for a while. Though she faded, she still notched a solo 5th. Hye-Jin was really impressive in getting a solo third; too bad that Thitikul shot an annoying 67 to grab a top ten and blunt Choi's gain. Still, lots of time for Penguin to make points. An also grabbed a t-6th, and In Gee actually made it to the top five briefly before fading. Still a 12th, not too shabby.