Younger Golfers Dominate in The First Half of 2015
This week marks the half of the 2015 LPGA season. 16 tournaments and 2 majors are completed. But, we have 3 more majors. You already know that the half of the season is very interesting and we were able to see a lot of interesting games. But, there are some things you should remember.
• The youngest winner in the season is Lydia Ko. She won the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open on 22 February. At that time, she was 17 years old. 2 days, after she turned 18, she won the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic (April 26).
• 4 tournaments have been won by younger golfers. Those golfers are: Minjee Lee (18), Hyo-Joo Kim (19) and Lydia Ko (17 and 18).
• Lydia Ko tied for the LPGA mark for rounds under par at 29. This was established by Annika Sorenstam in 2004.
• Sei Young Kim won two times as a rookie. She also leads the standings for the best rookie in 2015. She is also second in the Rolex Player of the Year standings. Sei Young Kim also leads in eagles (9) and birdies (234).
• The oldest winner was Cristie Kerr. She won the Kia Classic (March 29). Suzann Pettersen was the second player in her 30s who won a tournament in the season 2015.
• 12 tournaments have been won by the golfers from South Korea. Only 4 tournaments were won by the golfers from other countries. This includes: Anna Nordqvist (Sweden), Suzann Pettersen (Norway), Cristie Kerr (US) and Brittany Lincicome (US).
• South Korean golfers were: Inbee Park, Lydia Ko (born in South Korea) and Na Yeon Choi.