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2022 LPGA Golf Pool Recap

The CME Group Tour Championship is the conclusion of the LPGA Golf Pool.

Congratulations to the winner, Andrew Corner who took the lead early in the season and then ran away with it.

The top 5 finishers, and a randomly selected person from the rest, all get prizes.

The top three all picked Lydia Ko. She lead all players with 124 points, more than doubling the next player in her group, Nelly Korda with 57 points.

The other critical pick to succeed was Atthaya Thitikul. The tour rookie was the only other player to earn over 100 points (101), and was 80 points ahead of Maja Stark (21), the next player in the group.

People getting prizes are:

      1. Andrew Corner
      2. Kevin Chin
      3. Gary Young
      4. Kitty Hung
      5. Jay Dalby (me)

and the random player (my wife picking a number between 6 and 58 without knowing the reason behind her pick):

      1. Rick Pero

After much consultation with my staff (i.e. friends) it was decided that each will receive a water bottle.

Thank you to everyone who participated. I hope this made you follow the LPGA just a little bit more, and you’ll be back for the 2023 version. The LPGA 2023 season is going to be bigger and better with more events and more prize money.

One last thing, please feel free to make a donation to All Paws Rescue Services.


Lydia Ko Wins CME Group Tour Championship

Lydia Ko made birdies on the 16th and 17th holes to clinch a two-shot victory over Leona Maguire at the CME Group Tour Championship. Ko finished the tournament at 17-under, and the win earned her a $2 million cheque, the largest prize in women’s sports.

Ko finishes the 2022 with three wins for the season, and 19 wins for her career. This is also Ko’s second CME Group title, the first coming in 2014. She also captures the Rolex Player of the Year award, and the Vare Trophy (for lowest scoring average).

In the LPGA Golf Pool, Gary Young had the most points for the week with 41.

Points for CME Group Tour Championship

1Lydia Ko15
2Leona Maguire10
3Anna Nordqvist9
4Georgia Hall8
4Jeongeun Lee68
6Pajareee Anannarukarn6
7Lizette Salas5
7Hyo Joo Kim5
7Brooke M. Henderson5
7Gemma Dryburgh*5
10Celine Boutier2
10Atthaya Thitikul2
10Nelly Korda2

*indicates not part of the LPGA Golf Pool

The CME Group Tour Championship is the finish of the LPGA season, and that means it is also the finish of the LPGA Golf Pool. Congratulations to Andrew Corner who took the lead early on and then just kept expanding it, winning by 92 points over Kevin Chin.

There will be prizes for the top-5, plus one other prize to a randomly selected entrant. There will be another post annoucing the winners.

Thanks to everyone who took part. I hope everyone followed the LPGA just a little more closely.

Also, please feel free to make a donation to All Paws Rescue Group.

Highlights from the LPGA’s Youtube page:

Nelly Korda Wins Pelican Women’s Championship

Nelly Korda a final-round 6-under par 64 to come from behind and win the Pelican Women’s Championship by a shot over Lexi Thompson.  Korda finished the tournament a 14-under par and became the first player on the LPGA Tour this season to defend the title they won in the 2021 season. With the victory, Korda also regained the number one spot in Rolex Women’s World Rankings.

In the LPGA Golf Pool, Eunika Rogers, Nelson Pacheco and Josh Whitt all scored 35 points this week

Points for Pelican Women's Championship

1Nelly Korda15
2Lexi Thompson10
3Allisen Corpuz9
4Morgane Metraux8
4Hannah Green8
4Gaby Lopez8
7Lizette Salas5
7Ally Ewing5
7Maria Fassi5
10Matilda Castren2
10Leona Maguire2
10Maja Stark2

I thought this was neat how Maja Stark was warming up before the final round:

And this is one of the great reasons to like the LPGA. The players all give plenty of time for the fans:

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


Gemma Dryburgh Wins Toto Japan Classic

Gemma Dryburgh shot a pair of 7-under 65s on the weekend to win the Toto Japan Classic by 4-shots over Kana Nagai. The win the Dryburgh’s first on the LPGA Tour.

In the LPGA Golf Pool, Patrick Horwood tops the week with 15 points. There are only two more tournaments left in the 2022 LPGA Golf Pool.

Points for Toto Japan Classic

1Gemma Dryburgh15
2Kana Nagai*10
3Linn Grant*9
4Yuna Nishimura*8
5Ayaka Furue7
5Miyu Yamashita*7
5Momoko Ueda*7
8Minami Katsu*4
8Yuri Yoshida*4
10Lilia Vu2
10Matilda Castren2
10Atthaya Thitikul2
10Pajaree Anannarukarn2

* indicates not part of the LPGA Golf Pool

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

Lydia Ko Wins BMW Ladies Championship

Lydia Ko made five birdies on the back nine on her way to a four-shot victory over Andrea Lee at the BMW Ladies Championship in South Korea. Ko shot a final round 65 (7-under) and finished the tournament at 21-under par. The win is Ko’s 2nd on the season, and 18th of her career.

Former world no. 1, Na Yeon Choi, is calling it a career and announced the BMW Ladies Championship her final event. She went out with a highlight hole-in-one (and a new car).


In the LPGA Golf Pool, Kevin Chin and Allan Tilton had the best weeks with 30 points.

Points for BMW Ladies Championship

1Lydia Ko15
2Andrea Lee*10
3Hye-Jin Choi9
3Hyo Joo Kim9
3Lilia Vu9
6Atthaya Thitikul6
7Ariya Jutanugarn5
8Yuka Saso4
8Linn Grant*4
10Danielle Kang2
10Hannah Green2
10Alison Lee2
10Yaeeun Hong*2
10Minsol Kim*2

* denotes not in LPGA Golf Pool

Here are the final round highlights from the LPGA’s Youtube Page:

Jodi Ewart Shadoff Wins LPGA Mediheal Championship

England’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff won the LPGA Mediheal Championship over Yuka Saso, capturing her first title on the LPGA in 11 years and 246 starts. Ewart Shadoff started the final round with a 4-shot lead, and held off challenges to claim a 1-shot victory.

In the LPGA Golf Pool, Ron Nezezon had the most points this week with 34 points.

Points for LPGA Mediheal Championship

1Jodi Ewart Shadoff15
2Yuka Saso10
3Georgia Hall9
3Danielle Kang9
3Paula Reto9
6Andrea Lee*6
7Sei Young Kim5
8Atthaya Thitikul4
8Lauren Coughlin4
8Xiyu Lin4
8Celine Boutier4
8Hinako Shibuno*4

* indicates not part of LPGA Golf Pool

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

Charley Hull Wins Ascendant LPGA

Charley Hull won on the LPGA for the first time in six years with her victory at the Ascendant LPGA. Hull finished at 18-under par, after shooting a final round 64, one shot ahead of Xiyu Lin.

In the LPGA Golf Pool, Andrew Corner had 37 points to lead the week.

Points for Ascendant LPGA Benefiting Volunteers of America

1Charley Hull15
2Xiyu Lin10
3Lydia Ko9
4Atthaya Thitikul8
5Cheyenne Knight7
5Moriya Jutanugarn7
7Lizette Salas5
7So Yeon Ryu5
9Celine Boutier3
10Lexi Thompson2

As per usual, here are the final round highlights from the LPGA’s Youtube page:

Thitikul Wins Walmart NW Arkansas Championship×4096

Atthaya Thitikul defeated Danielle Kang on the second playoff hole to win the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship.  Thitikul followed up her Saturday round of 10-under par with a 3-under 68 to get into playoff with Kang, who shot a final round 64, including a chip-in eagle on the final hole to briefly take the lead.

Thitikul then calmly made a birdie putt on the par-3 17th to get back into a tie for the lead. She had chances to win in regulation and the first playoff hole, before clinching the win with a birdie on the second playoff hole.

Natalia Kaniuk set the pace this week in the LPGA Golf Pool with 48 points

Points for Walmart NW Arkansas Championship

1Atthaya Thitikul15
2Danielle Kang10
3Chella Choi9
4Pornanong Phatlum8
5Celine Boutier7
5Lizette Salas7
5Lydia Ko7
5Muni He7
5Charley Hull7
5Megan Khang7
5Ryann O'Toole7

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