Backstopping Sparks Controversy On LPGA TOUR

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On the PGA TOUR, much of the talk this year has been about the controversial drop rule change that requires players to drop from a higher level than previously. On the LPGA Tour, however, the main issue that was brought to light this week is backstopping. For those who don’t know what backstopping is, the basic definition is one player …


Year in Review Top 10: Foreign LPGA Domination Continues

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Starting at the 10 position, we find that women from all over the world continue to show up in the USA and dominate, particularly ladies from Southeast Asia. If you look back to 2015, players from the USA won only eight of 31 tournaments. Players from Southeast Asia won 22 of those events. Inbee Park and Lydia Ko won 9 …


2016 Olympics – It’s a Different Feeling

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With the 1st round of the Women’s Individual Stroke Play on the books, I’m loving what I’ve been seeing – the multilingual introductions on the first tee, Victoria Lovelady’s long, deep breath before her first shot in front of the home town crowd (it ended up in the bunker), Maha Haddoui, whose drive carried with it the hopes and dreams of young …

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2016 Olympics – The Women Have the Tee!

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I’ve been waiting a long time for the first round of the women’s Olympic golf tournament.  Interesting and exciting as it’s been, the men’s competition has only served to whet my appetite.  I want to see how the women will handle Gil Hanse’s Olympic Golf Course, with it’s wide open fairways and wily bunkers and howling winds. There’s a field …


Ariya Jutanugarn – The Alchemy of Winning

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Ariya Jutanugarn rocketed up 4 places in the world rankings with her victory at the 2016 Women’s British Open. Skipping over Lexi Thompson and Brooke Henderson, she’s now Lydia Ko’s most immediate challenger. Although we all knew a major championship was coming for Jutanugarn and it was a matter of when rather than if, Woburn was a stunning win for …