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Post by bkuehn1952 » Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:44 am

LPGA Hilton Tournament of Champions this weekend. I may fit in a little viewing between NFL playoff games. Nice to have the ladies back in action. :thumbs

p.s. The field looks sort of thin. And they have Michelle Wie West in the Pro-Am. How did she get in?
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Re: 2022 LPGA

Post by legitimatebeef » Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:29 pm

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Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:44 am
And they have Michelle Wie West in the Pro-Am. How did she get in?
It became obvious last year that she has A) carte blanche in women's golf and 2) nothing better to do than hang around at events. If you like women's golf, you will be dealing with her for the next several decades.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:50 pm

Hm, looks like they stretched the criteria to include Michelle Wie West. Not the first time, nor the last.
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Post by bkuehn1952 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:50 pm

Medical/Maternity Exemption

Her last win as in 2018. It is not clear how they arrived at the exemption. She played tournaments in 2019 and 2021.
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Post by bkuehn1952 » Tue Feb 01, 2022 9:56 am

I have watch bits and pieces of the last two LPGA events. Makes me want to play in good acceptable weather on a course in decent shape.

It was good to see Lydia Ko break through for a win. She was on fire half a dozen years ago and then went into a bit of a slump (winless for 3 years). Seems like she is back to being competitive with a win last year and now this one.
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Post by DougE » Tue Feb 01, 2022 10:36 am

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It was good to see Lydia Ko break through for a win. She was on fire half a dozen years ago and then went into a bit of a slump (winless for 3 years). Seems like she is back to being competitive with a win last year and now this one.
And, a Silver Medal in the Olympics.
I think Sean Foley has really helped her. Leadbetter screwed up her swing and head, IMO.

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Post by legitimatebeef » Wed Feb 09, 2022 5:33 pm

US Woman Open qualifying is coming to my home course in a couple months. I'll try to go hit balls that day so I can snoop around the competition.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Wed Apr 27, 2022 2:05 pm

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Wed Feb 09, 2022 5:33 pm
US Woman Open qualifying is coming to my home course in a couple months. I'll try to go hit balls that day so I can snoop around the competition.
Well, I followed through and went down to hit the balls. Unfortunately they closed off the whole range for the qualifiers to use exclusively. So I snooped around and learned that the LPGA's Su Oh had just teed off #10, and I caught up and followed her for four holes, which she played in -1 with two birdies. She shot 67 for the first half, just two shots off the lead. For reasons unknown however, she withdrew somewhere on her 2nd back nine. Sad. Being a pessimist (and narcissist) I can't help but wonder if my presence somehow contributed to that unfortunate development, in a butterfly effect sort of way. As in, if I had simply turned around and gone home, maybe today Su Oh would have been US Open-bound. We will never know. :breaking

I guess I am a Su Oh fan now. Having watched her slug it out on my dinky local course, I feel sort of a bond. :facepalm
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Post by bkuehn1952 » Mon Jun 06, 2022 7:30 pm

Speaking of the US Open, I watched quite a bit of the telecast on Saturday and Sunday. Watching shots get repelled by the greens reminded me of my rounds at Pinehurst. Those Donald Ross greens were not made for the speeds and firmness they had.

As a sign of my tendency to stereotype, I found it cool to hear Minjee Lee speak "Austraiian". No English as a second language, she is a native. And she can play (and putt).
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Post by MattF » Tue Jun 07, 2022 5:39 am

Most Americans freak out when they see an Asian person speak with a Strine accent.
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Post by DougE » Wed Jun 08, 2022 9:43 am

If I can figure out a way to squeeze it in, I am thinking of going to the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Congressional next week for one day. I have comp tix through the club. I'll surely have to give up one of my very limited available "golfing" days to do so. That will hurt. But I love to watch the ladies play, close up.

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Post by legitimatebeef » Wed Jun 08, 2022 12:05 pm

Oh, you mean the KPMGWPGAC? I hope you can make it. Domestic interest in women's golf is at a historic low, so you will get to watch very close up. :heynow
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Post by bkuehn1952 » Sun Jul 24, 2022 5:24 pm

Watched much of the Evian final round. I had never seen the course. It looks quite hilly and old school with the funky greens and canted fairways.
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Post by DougE » Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:59 am

I had it on for awhile in the pro shop, but unfortunately, never really saw much of it. Work got in the way. I did notice, though, the same thing you did about the course topography, just glancing up at the TV every now and then. The volume wasn't really loud enough for me to hear what the announcers were saying. I just know my girl Nelly came up short.

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Post by bkuehn1952 » Mon Aug 01, 2022 9:24 am

I did not see more than a few minutes of the LPGA tournament this past weekend (Scottish Open). The relative unknown (at least in the USA), Ayaka Furue, had one heck of a final round. 10 birdies and no bogeys.
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Post by GBOGEY » Mon Aug 29, 2022 9:22 am

I’m sure no one watched the U.S. Senior Women’s Open as I only saw the end because the bar where I was eating had it on, but I had the pleasure of sitting next to Jill McGill on an airplane 15 or so years ago. This was before I took up golf and while she was listed as a 10 most beautiful on the LPGA. Really sweet and beautiful woman. I was pulling for her and extremely pleased she won. She said something to me I’ll never forget- after she complained about something related to tour travel, she said “I play golf for a living. What do I have to complain about. “

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Post by bkuehn1952 » Thu Sep 01, 2022 3:59 pm

Was she ever a commentator on TV for the LPGA events?
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