Since the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup has the week off the women of The LPGA have a chance to grab some headlines at the Samsung World Championship. The limited field event has twenty of the world’s top players on the classic and popular course, Torrey Pines South. Top Americans Cristie Kerr, Angela Stanford and defending champ Paula Creamer will try to break the string of non-Americans winners on the LPGA Tour. The last American to win was Cristie Kerr in May at The Michelob Ultra Open.
The player to beat lately is Jiyai Shin as she is the hottest player on tour. Technically a rookie, although she had three wins last year (only in the LPGA can that happen), Shin has three wins this year and leads in Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year points. The LPGA has had some good new recently with sponsors committing to next year’s events so an exciting tournament with television exposure this week should help to keep the ball rolling.
Torrey Pines is a beautiful course and should be a great showcase for the women and a chance for the LPGA to get some needed publicity.
- Samsung World Championship
- Sep 17 : GC 8:30-10:30 PM ET
- Sep 18 : GC 8:30-10:30 PM ET
- Sep 19 : NBC 1:30-3:30 PM ET
- Sep 20 : NBC 4:00-6:00 PM ET