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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Don't Forget the Ladies

Lest we forget, in the midst of the Presidents Cup this week, the LPGA plays their final event of the year. The CME Group Titleholders is the new "Tour Championship" for the ladies and they've been qualifying for it all year, three at a time. According to the site 66 players qualified, and 23 of them are in the Top 30 from the Rolex Rankings. You can find a complete list of the qualifiers here.

The event will be held at the Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando and televised on GC. Here's the schedule from the website:
  • Nov 17: 1:30 - 4:00 PM ET
  • Nov 18: 12:30 - 3:00 PM ET
  • Nov 19: 1:30 - 4:00 PM ET
  • Nov 20: 1:30 - 4:00 PM ET
Remember, this is probably your last chance to see any women's golf this year. (Except for the Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge, but I think that's already been played. I seem to recall hearing that the Champions Tour won, the LPGA came in second, and the "Big Tour" could only manage dead last.) That will be broadcast in December.

But this week should be very interesting. Can Yani Tseng make it an even dozen wins this year, with 8 LPGA victories? She's a lock for just about everything else this year, including POY, the money title, and the scoring title (Vare Trophy). And in case you're keeping score, here's how Yani's doing in her pursuit of the LPGA Hall of Fame.
  • You have to be a Tour member for 10 years (I think she's finishing her 4th year, so she's got a ways to go yet) and have either a Vare Trophy, a POY award, or a major. (Check, 2 checks, and 5 checks.)
  • 2 points for each major (5) = 10 points.
  • 1 point for each regular Tour win (7) = 7 points.
  • 1 point for each POY award (2) = 2 points.
  • 1 point for each Vare Trophy (1) = 1 point.
That makes 20 points. She'll need 27 to make the point requirement. Only 7 more to go. Can the other LPGA players stop her from nabbing #21? We'll know by the end of the week.

1 comment:

  1. Automatic qualification is at stake for the Sybase Match play Championship. V.Hurst,O'Toole, Pat Hurst, Mackenzie, Gulbis, Boeljon, Blumenherst, among others are fighting to finish in the top 48 on the money list.

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