I assumed Mediheal was going to reserve a sponsor invite for one of its KLPGA regulars, but it didn't happen ... or maybe they were asked and turned this one down in favor of playing Hite/Jinro. I looked up the best Mediheal player in the Far East, Eee Da Yeon, but couldn't find any recent news updates ... I assume she is still racked up for the season with an elbow injury ... has not posted on IG since July 24.
I thought The Yangster was playing this week, but I guess she changed her mind ... she's 50th on CME ... is there any danger she'll drop out of the top-60? Probably not ... makes the game look so easy, it's CRIMINAL.
If I get the strength up I may attend one day. I will look for Ted Oh & James Oh and ask if it's a good business model to ignore a request for a few lessons. On the other hand, Dr. Won Park is always available to help even the most wretched golfer.
My field rating for this tournament is a very poor 44% (down from 50.5% last year). My breakdown is 54% from the LPGA Priority List and 34% from the Rolex Rankings. Only one player (Atthaya Thitikul) is teeing it up this week from the Rolex Rankings top ten. In fact Sei Young Kim, Danielle Kang, Celine Boutier and Xiyu Lin are the only other players teeing it up in the top twenty. I won't bother listing the absentees. Lucy Li and Yu-Sang Hou are the Monday local qualifiers. A Lim Kim will be teeing it up for the 25th time this year (in 28 events). She leads the LPGA in that category.
Other Stuff: Atthaya Thitikul and Lydia Ko both got their 12th top ten last week to co-lead the LPGA tour. Celine Boutier is next with ten. With Charley Hull's victory last week, there are now winners from 13 different countries this year on the LPGA tour. I believe that is a new record. Charley Hull become the 9th player this year to win by just one stroke. 6 others were won in a playoff.
In the all important race to the CME Globe, we had three players make important moves this week to stay in the top 100. They are: So Yeon Ryu 92-77 Reoning Yin 93-83 Emily Kristine Pederson 89-81 They will still need a strong finish to get into the top 60, and the right to play in the final tournament of the year.
With her fourth place finish this past week, Atthaya Thitikul has pretty much wrapped up the Rookie of the Year award. Although not mathematically eliminated yet Hye-Jin Choi trails Atthaya 1369 to 1161. Atthaya Thitikul's high round of the year is 74. Yes that's correct 74. She has played 80 rounds.
Not much worth mentioning in movement within the Rolex Rankings this week. Among LPGA players: Charley Hull 31-16 Xiyu Lin 23-17
This is probably a one and done venue. Lots of false fronts that won't fool a local like Danielle Kang.
The OLD GOOFBALL called it ... DK in front at -5 thru 11 holes in Hooterville (without the train station).
Little fresh news on the caddie list, aside from Georgia Hall, who has had a lucrative run with Joe Miller the last few months ... too soon to say if he got canned ... more likely a one-week vacation as she going with someone named Huy Dang ... I guess Prince Harry is still on the outs.
In other news, the top-43 in CME points after NW Arkansas/Walmart are eligible to play the Toto Japan Classic, but they'll probably have to go down to the top-80 to get 43 LPGAers ... the top entrants so far:
The top-35 JLPGAers in Mercedes points after next week's Fujitsu Ladies will fill the rest of the field. Oh, and don't forget this will be a four-round event for the first time while the LPGA has controlled it.
Post by legitimategolf on Oct 6, 2022 20:28:00 GMT
Let's face it, I'm not going to make it to the event. I just found out that parking is at the "Camarillo Premium Outlets", a 16 minute drive from the course. And a lot of favorites are absent. And my wife's out of town; no way I'm going to sit by myself on some sad shuttle bus. And I'll be honest here, my fandom is in a slump ever since Jin Young started sucking.