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Weekend golfer whose goal is to always break 80.

In Gee Chun Wins KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

https://twitter.com/LPGA/status/1541158590144290818

In Gee Chun had a record-breaking first round, and lead for the first 56 holes of the 2022 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.  On the 57th hole, that’s when her rocky start and Lexi Thompson’s equally good start, allowed Thompson to tie Chun for the lead.  A couple of holes later and Thompson was in the lead and, for the first time in the tournament, Chun was the chaser.

Chun steadied herself after her shaky first nine and along with a couple of missed short putts by Thompson (one from 1.5 feet!), retook the lead and won the her 3rd major title by a shot over Thompson and Minjee Lee.

Chun had lead by 7 shots after the first round (she shot 8-under 64), five shots after 36 holes, and still had a 3-shot lead thru 54 holes. She finished the tournament at 5-under par.

https://twitter.com/LPGA/status/1541146719475290112

In the LPGA Golf Pool, Tim Powell lead for the week with 39 points.

Points for KPMG Women's PGA Championship

PlacePlayerPoints
1In Gee Chun15
2Minjee Lee10
2Lexi Thompson10
4Atthaya Thitikul8
5Nasa Hataoka7
5Hyo Joo Kim7
5Hannah Green7
5Hye-Jin Choi7
5Sei Young Kim7
10Lilia Vu2
10Eun-Hee Ji2
10Stephanie Kyriacou2
10Jessica Korda2
10Stephanie Meadow2
10Jennifer Chang*2

*  indicates not part of LPGA Golf Pool

Here are some highlights:

 

Jennifer Kupcho Wins Meijer LPGA Classic

https://twitter.com/GolfChannel/status/1538654931376390147

Jennifer Kupcho won the Meijer LPGA Classic, triumphing in a 3-way playoff with Leona Maguire and Nelly Korda. All three finished at 18-under par.

https://twitter.com/LPGA/status/1538656108797054976

In the LPGA Golf Pool, Andrew Corner set the pace this week with 44-points.

Points for Meijer LPGA Classic

PlacePlayerPoints
1Jennifer Kupcho15
2Leona Maguire10
2Nelly Korda10
4Lydia Ko8
5Jessica Korda7
5Carlota Ciganda7
5Attaya Thitikul7
5Lexi Thompson7
9Wei-Ling Hsu3
9Brooke M. Henderson3

Here are the final round highlights from the LPGA Youtube page:

Brooke Henderson Wins ShopRite LPGA Classic

https://www.lpga.com/news/2022/brooke-henderson-wins-shoprite-lpga-classic-her-11th-tour-title

Brooke Henderson, with a final round 7-under 64, came from behind to win the 2022 ShopRite LPGA Classic in a playoff over Lindsey Weaver-Wright. Both finished regulation at 12-under par.  The win is Henderson’s 11th on the LPGA Tour.

In the playoff, Henderon hit her second shot on the par-5 18th to within 7 feet of the pin, and proceeded to make eagle to seal the victory, as Weaver-Wright managed only a par.

https://twitter.com/LPGA/status/1536106569515024384

 

https://twitter.com/LPGA/status/1536072654951591937

In the LPGA Golf Pool, Gary Young earned the most points this week.

Points for ShopRite LPGA Classic

PlacePlayerPoints
1Brooke M. Henderson15
2Lindsey Weaver-Wright10
3Jodi Ewart Shadoff9
4Lydia Ko8
4Albane Valenzuela8
6Brittany Lincicome6
6Marina Alex6
6Nasa Hataoka6
9Celine Boutier3
9Jenny Shin3
9Brittany Lang3

Here are the highlights from the LPGA’s Youtube page:

Minjee Lee Wins U.S. Women’s Open

https://www.lpga.com/news/2022/awesome-aussie-lee-wins-us-womens-open-record-1-8m

Minjee Lee, of Australia, won the U.S. Women’s Open by 4 shots over Mina Harigae at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club. Lee shot a final round even par 71 to finish at 13-under for the tournament.

Lee also takes home $1.8 million, the biggest payout in LPGA history. Harigae won $1 million for finishing runnerup. For comparison, the next event, the ShopRite LPGA Classic, has a total purse of $1,750,000.

https://twitter.com/uswomensopen/status/1533605362384834560

As for the LPGA Golf Pool, Tim Powell was tops for the week with 42 points.

Points for U.S. Women's Open

PlacePlayerPoints
1Minjee Lee15
2Mina Harigae10
3Hye-Jin Choi9
4Jin Young Ko8
5Lydia Ko7
6Anna Nordqvist6
6Bronte Law6
8Nelly Korda4
8Megan Khang4
8Leona Maguire4

Here are the top shots from the final round from the USGA’s Youtube page:

And here are the extended highlights of the final round”

Eun-Hee Ji Wins LPGA Match Play

Eun-Hee Ji defeated Ayaka Furue 3&2 in the finals to win the Bank of Hope LPGA Match Play Presented by MGM Rewards at Shadow Creek Golf Club in Las Vegas.

Ji defeated Andrea Lee 4&3 in the semi finals, and Madelene Sagstrom 7&6 (!) in the quarter finals. In the round-robin portion, she defeated Pajaree Anannarukarn 4&3 Danielle Kang 2&1, and tied Kelly Tan.

In the consolation match, Lilia Vu won over Andrea Lee 3&2.

https://twitter.com/LPGA/status/1531104358443646976

 

In the LPGA Golf Pool, Louise Dalby was the top-earner this week with 27 points.

Points for Bank of Hope LPGA Match Play

PlacePlayerPoints
1Eun-Hee Ji15
2Ayaka Furue10
3Lilia Vu9
3Andrea Lee*9
5Madelene Sagstrom7
5Jenny Shin7
5Jodi Ewart Shadoff7
5Gemma Dryburgh*7
9Emma Talley3
9Hye-Jin Choi3
9Moriya Jutanugarn3
9Caroline Masson3
9Annie Park3
9Allisen Corpuz*3
9Paula Reto3
9Tiffany Chan*3

* indicates not part of LPGA Golf Pool

And here are the highlights from the LPGA Youtube page:

Finals match:

Consolation match:

Minjee Lee Wins Founders Cup

Minjee Lee won the Cognizant Founders Cup by 2-shots over Lexi Thompson, finishing at 19-under after a final round of two-under par 70. This is the seventh LPGA tour win for Lee, and her first of the 2022 season despite leading the tour in scoring for the season.

With a one-shot lead on the final hole, Lee stuck her approach to near tap-in range to seal the tournament.

https://twitter.com/LPGA/status/1525928317697806336

The Founders Cup is all about celebrating the 13-founding members of the LPGA Tour.

https://twitter.com/LPGAGirlsGolf/status/1525943243136901121

For the LPGA Golf Pool, Tim Powell is the top point-earner for the week with 38 points.

Points for Cognizant Founders Cup

PlacePlayerPoints
1Minjee Lee15
2Lexi Thompson10
3Angel Yin9
3Madelene Sagstrom9
5Carlota Ciganda7
6Nasa Hataoka6
6Megan Khang6
8Atthaya Thitikul4
8Hye-Jin Choi4
10Jenny Shin2

Here are highlights from Minjee Lee’s final round from the LPGA Youtube page:

Marina Alex Comes From Behind and Wins Palos Verdes Championship

https://www.tsn.ca/marina-alex-wins-lpga-tour-s-palos-verdes-championship-1.1793868

Marina Alex started the day 3-shots off the lead, but made six birdies to shoot a 5-under 66 and win the Palos Verdes Championship by a shot over Jin Young Ko (who also shot a final-round 66). Alex finished at 10-under.

Alex finished a few groups ahead of the final group of Lydia Ko and Hannah Green, who finished tied for third and fifth respectively, and the broadcast cut to her waiting outside of the clubhouse for final groups to finish up. During one of their cuts to Alex, they caught her telling someone “I had to go to the bathroom the last two holes”.

As for the LPGA Golf Pool, Judy Wzola was the top-earner for the week with 42 points.

Points for Palos Verdes Championship

PlacePlayerPoints
1Marina Alex15
2Jin Young Ko10
3Megan Khang9
3Lydia Ko9
5Ryann O'Toole7
5Andrea Lee*7
5Annie Park7
5Hannah Green7
9Ashleigh Buhai3
9Madelen Sagstrom3
9Jasmin Suwannapura3
9Albane Valenzuela3

* indicates not part of LPGA Golf Pool

Here is Alex talking to the media following the tournament:

 

During the final round, Lydia Ko required some physical therapy treatment a couple of times to stretch out some issue she was having. After the round, Golf Channel’s Jerry Foltz asked Lydia why she needed the treatment and the answer left him speechless.

Here are some final round highlights:

Nasa Hataoka Wins LA Open

https://www.tsn.ca/polopoly_fs/1.1790370.1650851746!/fileimage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_620/nasa-hataoka.jpg

Nasa Hataoka won the DIO Implant LA Open in a runaway, winning by 5-shots over Hannah Green. It seemed like Hataoka hit the dead center of every fairway and the win is her sixth on the LPGA Tour. During the telecast the announcers said she was working on turning her body more in her swing, and that swing thought was definitely working.

She also made a lot of putts, and this eagle putt on the 15th pretty much finished the tournament on the 15th:

https://twitter.com/LPGA/status/1518392980071084032

 

In the LPGA Golf Pool, Steve Schankula and Derek Lindeman each scored 38 points, to be the top point-earners for the week.

Points for DIO Implant LA Open

PlacePlayerPoints
1Nasa Hataoka15
2Hannah Green10
3Madelene Sagstrom9
3Minjee Lee9
3Inbee Park9
6Hye-Jin Choi6
6Sei Young Kim6
6Chella Choi6
6Haeji Kang6
10Marina Alex2
10Yealimi Noh2
10Yu Liu2
10Lilia Vu2

Here is an example of a player reacting like they think the putt is not going in. Inbee Park no doubt thinks the putt is missing to the right… :

https://twitter.com/LPGA/status/1518382005309771776

Celine Boutier also tried to hit a super flop shot from the rough, only to have her club go under the ball. I am looking for video of it and will post if I ever find it.

Here are the final round highlights from LPGA.com: