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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Shanshan Makes History

I'll make this short.

Last week I did a post about Shanshan Feng's swing. I talked about how simple it is and how much you can learn from it.

And then over the weekend she did this at the Blue Bay LPGA in China.

Shanshan Feng with Blue Bay LPGA trophy

Do you understand? Shanshan was the first Chinese player, male or female, to win a major (the 2012 Women's PGA Championship).

She was the first Chinese player, male or female, to win an Olympic medal (the bronze in Rio).

Now she's the first Chinese player, male or female, to become #1 in the world rankings.

And she's done it with a very simple swing. She's not the longest hitter but she hits a lot of fairways and a lot of greens. She's an average putter who has good days and bad days.

But she's got three LPGA wins and 12 Top10s this season, and 22 worldwide wins in her career. She enters this week's Tour Championship in third place, which means she can take the Race to the CME Globe with a win. And she's done it all in an age of long hitters.

I'll let you figure out what you can learn from all that. I'll just congratulate Jenny Money on her latest conquest.