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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Asian Swing, Take 2

The late baseball player Yogi Berra -- famous for odd but unusually quotable sayings, such as the infamous "It ain't over till it's over" -- once said, "It's déjà vu all over again." That certainly fits the LPGA this week.

Some of this week's players
In the photo: Back -- In Gee Chun, Lydia Ko, Alison Lee; Front -- Sei Young Kim, Minjee Lee, Hyo Joo Kim.

Last week the PGA Tour played the Presidents Cup in Incheon, South Korea. This week the LPGA is playing the LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship in Incheon, South Korea.

The Presidents Cup was played at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea, a course designed by Jack Nicklaus. The LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship is being played at the Sky 72 Golf Club Ocean Course, a course designed by Jack Nicklaus.

And just like the Presidents Cup, the LPGA event is being broadcast live, late at night.

Wow, déjà vu.

As usual, Tony Jesselli has done a preview which you can read at this link. I'll just mention that this event is a co-sanctioned event between the LPGA and the KLPGA, which means you'll get to watch some up-and-coming players who you may not otherwise get to see much. For example, the defending champion, Kyu Jung Baek- -- who gets listed on the LPGA leaderboards simply as Q Baek, which I think is very cool -- is also a rookie on the LPGA this year.

At the time I'm writing this, Charley Hull and Gerina Pillar are tied for the lead at -6. Both are well into their rounds -- 17 and 14 holes, respectively -- so I'm guessing they'll still be near the lead when the second round is broadcast. GC's live broadcast of the second round begins tonight at 11:30pm ET.

Guess I'll be watching some late night golf this week too. Wow, it really is déjà vu all over again! I guess Yogi knew what he was talking about...

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