LPGA - Wegmans LPGA Championship Preview

08/12/2014 4:05 PM

08/12/2014 4:16 PM

Thursday, August 14th through Sunday, August 17th

Course Info

Site: Monroe Golf Club, Pittsford, New York

Course Architect: Donald Ross (1924)

Par: 72

Yardage: 6,717

Hole by Hole

Front Nine: 36 3,339 yds

1 - Par 4 396 yds

2 - Par 4 381 yds

3 - Par 5 465 yds

4 - Par 4 406 yds

5 - Par 4 431 yds

6 - Par 3 207 yds

7 - Par 4 392 yds

8 - Par 3 145 yds

9 - Par 5 516 yds

Back Nine: 36 3,378 yds

10 - Par 4 423 yds

11 - Par 4 414 yds

12 - Par 5 480 yds

13 - Par 3 183 yds

14 - Par 5 488 yds

15 - Par 4 360 yds

16 - Par 3 193 yds

17 - Par 4 415 yds

18 - Par 4 422 yds

Tournament Info

Year: 60th

Television: Golf Channel - Thursday/Friday -- 12:30-3 p.m. (et), - Saturday/Sunday -- 3-7 p.m. (et)

Champion: Inbee Park

Runner Up: Catriona Matthew

Tournament Record:

54-Hole Record:

36-Hole Record:

Course Record:

Total Purse: $2,250,000

Shares: 1st Place - $337,500; 2nd Place - $206,907; 3rd Place - $146,672

2013 Final Leaderboard

Inbee Park * 283

Catriona Matthew 283

Suzann Pettersen 284

Morgan Pressel 284

Jiyai Shin 285

Amy Yang 285

Chella Choi 285

Sun Young Yoo 285

Three players at 286

Past Winners

2013: *Inbee Park (283). Runner up: Catriona Matthew

2012: Shanshan Feng (282). Runner up: S.Lewis, M.Miyazato, S.Pettersen, Eun-Hee Ji

2011: Yani Tseng (269). Runner up: Morgan Pressel

2010: Cristie Kerr (269). Runner up: Song-Hee Kim

2009: Anna Nordqvist (273). Runner up: Lindsey Wright

2008: *Yani Tseng (276). Runner up: Maria Hjorth

2007: Suzann Pettersen (274). Runner up: Karrie Webb

2006: *Se Ri Pak (280). Runner up: Karrie Webb

2005: Annika Sorenstam (277). Runner up: Michelle Wie (a)

2004: Annika Sorenstam (271). Runner up: Shi Hyun Ahn

2003: *Annika Sorenstam (278). Runner up: Grace Park

2002: Se Ri Pak (279). Runner up: Beth Daniel

2001: Karrie Webb (270). Runner up: Laura Diaz

2000: *Juli Inkster (281). Runner up: Stefania Croce

1999: Juli Inkster (268). Runner up: Liselotte Neumann

1998: Se Ri Pak (273). Runner up: Donna Andrews, Lisa Hackney

1997: *Chris Johnson (281). Runner up: Leta Lindley

1996: #Laura Davies (213). Runner up: Julie Piers

1995: Kelly Robbins (274). Runner up: Laura Davies

1994: Laura Davies (279). Runner up: Alice Ritzman

1993: Patty Sheehan (275). Runner up: Lauri Merten

1992: Betsy King (267). Runner up: JoAnne Carner, Karen Noble, Liselotte Neumann

1991: Meg Mallon (274). Runner up: Pat Bradley, Ayako Okamoto

1990: Beth Daniel (280). Runner up: Rosie Jones

1989: Nancy Lopez (274). Runner up: Ayako Okamoto

1988: Sherri Turner (281). Runner up: Amy Alcott

1987: Jane Geddes (275). Runner up: Betsy King

1986: Pat Bradley (277). Runner up: Patty Sheehan

1985: Nancy Lopez (273). Runner up: Alice Miller

1984: Patty Sheehan (272). Runner up: Beth Daniel, Pat Bradley

1983: Patty Sheehan (279). Runner up: Sandra Haynie

1982: Jan Stephenson (279). Runner up: JoAnne Carner

1981: Donna Caponi (280). Runner up: Jerilyn Britz, Pat Meyers

1980: Sally Little (285). Runner up: Jane Blalock

1979: Donna Caponi (279). Runner up: Jerilyn Britz

1978: Nancy Lopez (275). Runner up: Amy Alcott

1977: Chako Higuchi (279). Runner up: Pat Bradley, Sandra Post, Judy Rankin

1976: Betty Burfeindt (287). Runner up: Judy Rankin

1975: Kathy Whitworth (288). Runner up: Sandra Haynie

1974: Sandra Haynie (288). Runner up: JoAnne Carner

1973: Mary Mills (288). Runner up: Betty Burfeindt

1972: Kathy Ahern (293). Runner up: Jane Blalock

1971: Kathy Whitworth (288). Runner up: Kathy Ahern

1970: * Shirley Englehorn (285). Runner up: Kathy Whitworth

1969: Betsy Rawls (293). Runner up: Susie Berning, Carol Mann

1968: * Sandra Post (294). Runner up: Kathy Whitworth

1967: Kathy Whitworth (284). Runner up: Shirley Englehorn

1966: Gloria Ehret (282). Runner up: Mickey Wright

1965: Sandra Haynie (279). Runner up: Clifford A. Creed

1964: Mary Mills (278). Runner up: Mickey Wright

1963: Mickey Wright (294). Runner up: Mary Lena Faulk, Mary Mills, Louise Suggs

1962: Judy Kimball (282). Runner up: Shirley Spork

1961: Mickey Wright (287). Runner up: Louise Suggs

1960: Mickey Wright (292). Runner up: Louise Suggs

1959: Betsy Rawls (288). Runner up: Patty Berg

1958: Mickey Wright (288). Runner up: Fay Crocker

1957: Louise Suggs (285). Runner up: Wiffi Smith

1956: * Marlene Hagge (291). Runner up: Patty Berg

1955: Beverly Hanson (220). Runner up: Louise Suggs

* - Won in Playoff

# - Rain Shortened

Formerly called LPGA Championship (1955-87), Mazda LPGA Championship (1987-93), McDonald's LPGA Championship (1994-2009), LPGA Championship (2010).

Top Contenders

Inbee Park

2004:

2005:

2006:

2007: T-62

2008: T-46

2009: T-14

2010: T-7

2011: T-14

2012: T-9

2013: Won

Catriona Matthew

2004: T-61

2005: T-49

2006: mc

2007: T-10

2008: mc

2009:

2010: T-34

2011: T-34

2012: T-36

2013: 2nd

Suzann Pettersen

2004: mc

2005: T-49

2006: T-20

2007: Won

2008: T-34

2009: wd

2010: T-11

2011: T-3

2012: T-2

2013: T-3

Morgan Pressel

2004:

2005:

2006: T-69

2007: 14th

2008: T-6

2009: mc

2010: T-7

2011: 2nd

2012: T-45

2013: T-3

Sun Young Yoo

2004:

2005:

2006: mc

2007: wd

2008: T-77

2009: T-49

2010: T-25

2011: T-20

2012: T-15

2013: T-5

Shanshan Feng

2004:

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2008: T-58

2009: mc

2010: T-54

2011: T-50

2012: Won

2013: T-9

Na Yeon Choi

2004:

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2006:

2007:

2008: T-18

2009: 8th

2010: mc

2011: T-43

2012: dq

2013: T-9

Cristie Kerr

2004: T-17

2005: T-33

2006: T-3

2007: T-18

2008: T-10

2009: T-31

2010: Won

2011: T-3

2012: T-12

2013: T-12

Anna Nordqvist

2004:

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2008:

2009: Won

2010: T-25

2011: T-25

2012: 58th

2013: T-12

Ai Miyazato

2004:

2005:

2006: T-3

2007: mc

2008: mc

2009:

2010: T-3

2011: mc

2012: T-6

2013: T-15

Brittany Lincicome

2004:

2005: T-33

2006: T-49

2007: T-6

2008: T-34

2009: mc

2010: T-14

2011: T-20

2012: T-25

2013: T-17

Lydia Ko

2004:

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2012:

2013: T-17

Yani Tseng

2004:

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2006:

2007:

2008: Won

2009: T-23

2010: T-19

2011: Won

2012: T-59

2013: T-19

Mika Miyazato

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2005:

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2007:

2008:

2009: T-39

2010: 13th

2011: T-8

2012: T-2

2013: T-22

Eun-Hee Ji

2004:

2005:

2006:

2007:

2008: T-29

2009: T-23

2010: mc

2011: T-43

2012: T-2

2013: T-22

Stacy Lewis

2004:

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2008:

2009: T-9

2010: T-14

2011: T-6

2012: T-2

2013: T-28

Lexi Thompson

2004:

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2010:

2011: mc

2012: T-30

2013: T-28

Angela Stanford

2004: T-4

2005: T-16

2006: T-29

2007: T-33

2008: T-25

2009: T-5

2010: T-25

2011: T-30

2012: mc

2013: T-28

Karrie Webb

2004: T-39

2005: T-20

2006: 2nd

2007: 2nd

2008: T-29

2009: T-49

2010: T-5

2011: T-20

2012: T-6

2013: T-33

Jessica Korda

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2009:

2010:

2011: mc

2012: T-55

2013: T-49

Paula Creamer

2004:

2005: T-3

2006: T-49

2007: T-6

2008: T-10

2009: T-16

2010: T-42

2011: T-3

2012: T-9

2013: T-58

Mirim Lee

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2013:

NOTES: The fourth major of the year is here, as the Americans will try to continue their domination of the major championships this season. Lexi Thompson captured the Kraft Nabisco Championship in April; Michelle Wie won the U.S. Women's Open Championship in June; and Mo Martin claimed the Ricoh Women's British Open in July. Wie will not be on hand this week due to an injured right index finger.

World No. 1 Stacy Lewis will look to join her fellow Americans as a major champion in 2014. Lewis has 11 career titles, including two major victories. She is the only player with three wins this season and currently leads the money list with over $1.9 million in earnings.

This is the first year that this tournament is being held at Monroe Golf Club in Pittsford, New York. This tournament was previously held at Locust Hill Country Club from 2010-13. Bulle Rock Golf Course in Havre de Grace, Maryland, hosted from 2005-09. The event was held at DuPont Country Club from 1994-2004, Bethesda Country Club from 1990-93 and Jack Nicklaus Golf Club from 1978-89. Prior to that, it was held at numerous venues.

Last year, Inbee Park struggled down the stretch in the final round with three bogeys over her final five holes, but topped Catriona Matthew on the third playoff hole to win. Park, who held a 1-stroke lead entering the final round after posting a 68 during the third round earlier Sunday, closed with a 3-over 75 during her final round to finish four rounds at Locust Hill Country Club at 5-under-par 283. There were two rounds played on Sunday due to Thursday's opening round being suspended without a single hole of action because of rain.

Shanshan Feng made history in 2012 as she broke through a crowded leaderboard in the final round to win. Feng's final-round 5-under 67 was the low round of the week and got her into the clubhouse at 6-under-par 282. Several players had a chance to force a playoff, but were unable to catch Feng. She became the first golfer, male or female, from mainland China to win a major championship. She was also the first player from mainland China to win an LPGA Tour event. Feng became the seventh player that made this tournament their first LPGA Tour victory.

In 2011, Yani Tseng carded rounds of 66-70-67-66 and ran away with a 10-stroke win over Morgan Pressel. She finished at 19-under-par 269, which tied Cristie Kerr's record from 2010 for lowest score in relation to par in the tour's four major championships. With the victory, Tseng, 22, became the youngest golfer -- male or female -- to win four major championship titles.

Kerr closed with a 6-under 66 in the final round in 2010 to claim a record- breaking 12-stroke win. Kerr finished at 19-under-par 269 and set the tournament mark for largest margin of victory. Kerr became the first American to win this title since Juli Inkster in 2000. She was the only player in the field to shoot four rounds in the 60s.

In 2009, Sweden's Anna Nordqvist tapped in a short birdie putt on the 18th hole in the final round to close out a 4-stroke win over Lindsey Wright. Nordqvist carded a 4-under 68 to finish the championship at 15-under-par 273. The Swede, ranked 214th in the world entering the championship, won her first LPGA Tour title in her fifth start on tour.

Tseng, a 19-year-old rookie from Taiwan at the time, made a birdie on the fourth playoff hole in 2008 to defeat Maria Hjorth. Tseng became the second- youngest woman to win a major championship and the first from Taiwan. Pressel was 18 when she won the 2007 Kraft Nabisco Championship.

Suzann Pettersen won her first major in 2007 by edging out Karrie Webb, atoning for her collapse at the first major of 2007, the Kraft Nabisco Championship. In that tournament, Pettersen gave away four shots in a 3-hole stretch at the end of the final round, handing Pressel her first major instead.

In 2006, Se Ri Pak birdied the first playoff hole to knock off Webb for her fifth career major title and third LPGA Championship. When Pak completed her first round in 2007, she officially became the first South Korean to enter the LPGA Tour and World Golf Halls of Fame. Pak earned the required number of points to qualify for the Hall of Fame in 2004 when she captured the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill.

Annika Sorenstam opened with rounds of 68-67-69 in 2005 to open a 5-shot lead heading into the final round. She managed a 1-over 73 on the final day to win her third straight LPGA Championship by three strokes over Wie. Sorenstam completed the event at 11-under-par 277. She won the Kraft Nabisco Championship earlier in 2005 and became the first player since Pat Bradley in 1986 to win the season's first two majors. Sorenstam also became the first woman to win the same major three consecutive years. The 1-over 73 snapped her run of 14 straight rounds in the 60s, an LPGA Tour record. Sorenstam is the all-time money leader at this event with $1,264,146 in earnings. She finished outside of the top-16 only once in 14 career appearances. Sorenstam finished tied for third in her final appearance in 2008.

There have been 13 multiple champions, led by 4-time winner Wright. There have been six rookies who have captured this title -- Marlene Hagge (1956), Sandra Post (1968), Nancy Lopez (1978), Pak (1998), Tseng (2008) and Nordqvist (2009).

The LPGA Tour moves to Canada next week for the Canadian Pacific Women's Open at London Hunter and Country Club in London, Ontario, where Lydia Ko has won the last two years.

08/12 16:00:12 ET

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