Worlds Top Three Lady Golfers Play Together
2015 HSBC Championship at the Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore, Singapore.
It Hasn’t Ever Happened Before
In the history of any professional golf tour. After posting the three lowest three-rounds scores at close of play Saturday, the world’s three top lady golf professionals were paired together in the final Sunday championship round.
The Worlds Top Trio Were:
At The End Of The Final Round
It would have been amazing and the perfect scenario if the ladies had finished in that order with Lydia winning, especially as she had won the Australian Women’s Open Championship and the New Zealand Women’s Open Championship in the two preceding weeks. Three tournament wins in a row is a rare accomplishment in golf. But it was not to be, even though Stacy Lewis did her part by taking third place. Imbee Park had started the round 2 shots ahead of Lydia and when they both shot even par rounds of 70 the win went to Imbee. Final rounds of par might not have appeared to be very special, however taking into the difficulty of the Sentosa’s course lay-out with its more than ample water features along with the massive and ever undulating greens, the scores were solid. Also considering the importance of the occasion and the very large gallery following the three champions, the players where impressive. Especially as Imbee’s final score was 15 under par, 5 shots lower than Paula Creamer’s winning score in 2014.
The Prize Money Was Substantial As Shown:
- Imbee Park: $210,000.00
- Lydia Ko: $133,258.00
- Stacy Lewis: $96,669.00
Just To Keep The World Ranking Numbers Going In Order
China’s Shanshan Feng who is the worlds #4 ranked player held her place by finishing the tournament tied in 4th place.
The Next Tournament Stop Will Be In Phoenix, Arizona
For the JTBC Founders Cup where Australia’s Karrie Webb will defend her title. The purse, $1,500,000.00
A Final Comment On The Wonder That Is Lydia Ko
Almost without exception when an amateur golfer joins the ranks of the professionals, the change is difficult, some players struggling with it for years. Certainly on outward appearances it would seem the demure 5’ 5” Lydia has made the change in a calm, unflappable and winning way. Just to name a few, she has changed:
- Her coach to David Leadbetter and his team.
- Her clubs, she now is using Callaway
- The ball from Srixon the Callaway
- Her golfing home base from New Zealand to Florida
- She has changed caddies a number of times and now seems to have settled on Australian Jason Hamilton as her permanent on-course companion.
- Not only all of the above, but she has quickly changed from the shy #1 amateur in the world (she held that title for 130 consecutive weeks) to a confident “Professional Superstar”.
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