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Old 11-21-2018, 04:18 PM   #1
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LPGA 2018 Year In Review

The year 2018 was a very exciting year for the LPGA tour. There were a record number of first time winners. There were rookie winners. There were winners from several different countries. There were several tournaments that needed extra holes to determine the winner. There were 5 different major championship winners that came from 5 different countries. There were two pairs of sisters that each recorded victories. All in all it was one of the most interesting seasons ever. Let's take a peek:


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Old 11-26-2018, 05:28 PM   #2
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Some new blood from the US showed itself in the winner circle. Like to see some of those new faces in the Solheim Cup in 19.
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Old 11-26-2018, 07:56 PM   #3
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Some of my takeaways...

The strongest year for USA golfers in some time. 9 USA wins compared to 9 South Korea wins (excluding International Crown), the first time that the South Koreans have been matched since 2014. Personally impressed with the wins for Jessica early in the season and Lexi at CME, Both wins at crucial times for the confidence of the two ladies. Similarly for Lyida Ko at the Mediheal after her poor 2017.

Equally South Korea's sublime continued strength reflected in their International Crown victory. Sung Hyun Park obviously the stand out player with three wins.

Intriguing battles throughout the year in the world rankings. Ariya deserves to finish the year at number one, easily the most consistent player in 2018. A very strong year for Thai golf in general, I think beyond just Ariya alone they will continue to move towards central stage as a formidable LPGA nation. Moriya and Thidapa entering the winners circle is a big step forward in that regard.

Georgia Hall winning the British Open on English soil was a special moment.

I think Shanshan Feng will be very disappointed with her year, started ranked 1 but gradually slipped out of the top 10.

Most frustrated has got to be Carlota Ciganda, a lot of very strong performances and almost victories but no silverware in 2018.
Morgan Pressel - 2007 Kraft Nabisco, 2008 Kapalua Classic
Nelly Korda - 2018 Swinging Skirts Taiwan, 2019 Australian Open
Jessica Korda - 2012 Australian Open, 2014 Bahamas Classic, 2014 Airbus Classic, 2015 Sime Darby Malaysia, 2018 Honda Thailand
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