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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

More Prime-Time LPGA Action

This week Lydia Ko goes for her third Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic title in as many years, and again it's in prime-time. (At least, it is here on the East Coast of the US.)

Lydia Ko with Swinging Skirts trophy in 2015

The Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City CA (near San Francisco) is very close to a number of courses familiar to PGA Tour fans -- San Francisco Golf Club, Olympic Club and TPC Harding Park. It was originally designed in the early 1920s by Willie Locke, redesigned in the late 1920s by Alister MacKenzie (perhaps best known for his work on Augusta National), redesigned again in the mid-1960s by Robert Muir Graves, and then yet again in 1996 by "US Open Doctor" Rees Davies.

And Lydia Ko is the only winner it has known since it became the home of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic.

As usual, Tony Jesselli has done a preview of the event at his blog, so I won't repeat what he's already done. But as Tony says, this is a strong field -- nine of the Top10 in the Rolex Rankings are in the field (Inbee Park has withdrawn due to a ligament injury in her thumb) and all of the 2016 LPGA winners will tee it up.

One interesting storyline to watch this week concerns In-Gee Chun. After missing a month with a back problem, she has managed to move up to #6 in the Rolex. This has put her in the third spot for the very competitive Korean team, for both the International Crown and the Olympic Team. Sei Young Kim is a mere .12 points ahead of her, and HaNa Jang now sits in the precarious fourth spot .22 points behind. This is a measure of how good In-Gee is playing, as both Kim and Jang have two wins each while In-Gee has yet to win this season.

As I said, this event will be broadcast in prime-time on GC starting at 6pm ET Thursday and it should be a very entertaining event. The last two Swinging Skirts events have gone right to the wire, and this one will likely be no different.

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