Lorena Ochoa Invitational Nov 18, 2014 1:23:59 GMT
Post by HappyFan on Nov 18, 2014 1:23:59 GMT
I really like SYR.....but I think she lacks the nerves coming down the stretch to close it out.
SYR had a 12 ft putt on 18 and left it short to the right with a stabby putt.
SYR is not the only one with questionable putting.
Azahara, Lexi, Lang, etc......some of my favs.....lack the touch too.
InBee is the Sista that has the nerves and iciness to chase down a leader or hold the lead.
Her 13th GIR is complemented with 3rd in putting.....brilliant.
I agree that So Yeon has had her struggles with putting, but when I watch her putt, she seems like she has a pretty good stroke, and there are times when she putts really well.
I think her big problem is what you said: lack of nerve. I can think of at least four or five events where she was in perfect position to get the job done and made a crucial mistake that cost her the tournament. Heck, even in Canada she had a six shot lead and nearly lost. With so many good chances to win, you'd think she would have more trophies just from being up there so often and ready to take advantage of others' mistakes. But even when the leaders do make mistakes, you get what happened in Portland.
I really hope she can get a fix on how to handle the mental side better. Inbee used to be a player who contended a lot but never won (remember the four year gap between her first and second wins). Inbee figured it out, and I hope Ryu does too!