For the ultimate 10 days of 2022, we’re providing up a snapshot of the highest 10 tales from every of Golfweek’s hottest sections, together with journey, the PGA and LPGA excursions, instruction and beginner golf.
Our esteemed LPGA beat author Beth Ann Nichols has already given us her perspective on the most important tales of the yr earlier this month.
However to shut out the yr, we have been wanting by means of the numbers and tallying up which tales drew your consideration, and we’re now sharing the findings with you. Here is what we have already counted down.
And now this is a take a look at the highest 10 LPGA tales, as clicked on by you (we should always word, the highest LPGA submit of the yr by far what this gallery of Michelle Wie Westhowever this listing would not embody picture galleries or cash lists):
Lydia Ko, teacher Sean Foley half methods after profitable two-year run
Lydia Ko talks with coach Sean Foley throughout a follow spherical forward of the 2021 CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Golf Membership in Naples, Florida. (Photograph: Michael Reaves/Getty Photos)
Lydia Ko parted methods with teacher Sean Foley. The previous world no. 1 took to Instagram to make the announcement, noting that they determined to go their very own methods as a coach and participant for “logistical causes,” however that Foley will at all times stay an in depth buddy and mentor.
“After I first met Sean, I used to be in a spot the place I did not have a whole lot of confidence in myself and in my recreation,” Ko wrote. “Over the previous two years he has helped me evolve as a greater participant and particular person. Our time collectively was filled with a lot studying, laughter.”
Bobbi Stricker advances in Q-Faculty with father Steve Stricker on bag
Former Wisconsin participant Bobbi Stricker, daughter of Steve Stricker, was one among 106 gamers to advance to Stage II of LPGA Qualifying. Bobbi closed with a 69 on the Dinah Shore Match Course to complete in a tie for seventh at Mission Hills Nation Membership in Rancho Mirage, California.
Steve Stricker, a 12-time winner on the PGA Tour and the profitable captain for the US squad on the 2021 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, caddied for Bobbi, who did not start enjoying aggressive golf till after highschool. Emily Lauterbach, a Wisconsin senior, additionally superior to Stage II with a share of twenty fifth.
This former PGA Tour winner-turned-instructor is making fairly an impression on the ladies’s recreation
Grant Waite takes a tee shot on the third gap through the second spherical of the Toshiba Traditional on the Newport Seashore Nation Membership on October 8, 2016, in Newport Seashore, California. (Photograph by Robert Laberge/Getty Photos)
After competing on the PGA Tour for 13 years, Grant Waite, the 1993 Kemper Open champion, switched gears to educating. His roster of tour purchasers included Charles Howell, Aaron Baddeley, Trevor Immelman and Mike Weir.
The Kiwi then stopped teaching to affix the PGA Tour Champions, that’s till two surgical procedures to restore a torn rotator cuff resumed his educating profession. Along with a number of PGA Tour hopefuls, Waite’s present roster of LPGA purchasers represents all kinds of gamers in varied levels of their careers.
Lexi Thompson hit with slow-play fantastic after gut-wrenching loss at KPMG Girls’s PGA
Lexi Thompson reacts after lacking her putt on the 18th inexperienced through the last spherical of the 2022 KPMG Girls’s PGA Championship at Congressional Nation Membership in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photograph: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports activities)
A brutal Sunday on the KPMG Girls’s PGA did not finish for Lexi Thompson when the final putt dropped.
Coming off the final gap at Congressional Nation Membership, Thompson and Hye-Jin Choi had been knowledgeable by LPGA officers that they’d been fined for gradual play. Thompson’s father, Scott, confirmed to golf week that is fantastic was $2,000.
Former Solheim Cup participant who missed her LPGA card by a single stroke now at a crossroads
Kristy McPherson performs her shot from the twelfth tee through the first spherical of the KPMG Girls’s PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Membership on June 24, 2021, in Johns Creek, Georgia. (Photograph by Edward M. Pio Roda/Getty Photos)
There was a tweet within the aftermath of LPGA Q-Collection that put a highlight on the razor-thin strains of this superbly maddening recreation. The tweet got here from 40-year-old Kristy McPherson, who missed out on a full card by one awful stroke on the 144-hole marathon.
McPherson wrote: “I am sorry. Upset. Somewhat mad. Gutted Heartbroken, however not damaged. Hopeful. Congratulations to the ladies that made it at Q-Collection! Praying for the ladies under that line as a result of I do know the frustration and heartbreak they really feel. After 8 rounds I hit it 571 occasions. That was one too many.”
CME Group CEO ‘exceptionally upset’ with LPGA management heading into document payday
CEO of CME Group Terry Duffy presents Lydia Ko with the winner’s verify through the trophy presentation after the ultimate spherical of the CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Golf Membership on November 20, 2022, in Naples, Florida. (Photograph by Michael Reaves/Getty Photos)
Former US presidents, secretaries of state and enterprise tycoons have introduced at CME’s convention through the CME Group Tour Championship, and for Tuesday night time’s dinner, the agency sometimes invitations a choose variety of gamers to attend. This yr, when CME CEO Terry Duffy requested for the houselights to be turned on in order that he might applaud the gamers within the room, the one individuals standing had been these serving the tables.
Not a single participant confirmed up.
“It is a humiliation to an organization of my dimension and a humiliation to me personally,” mentioned Duffy, two days after the occasion.
Q&A: Morgan Pressel on making US Girls’s Open historical past at Pine Needles, her change to TV work and Lexi Thompson’s placing
LPGA golfer and TV analyst Morgan Pressel works through the third spherical of the Honda Traditional. (Photograph: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports activities)
Morgan Pressel is again this yr in a distinct position as lead analyst for Golf Channel/NBC, having shifted gears away from a aggressive profession.
golf week just lately caught up with the 34-year-old, who received twice on the LPGA, to speak about Pine Needles, her change to TV and who she likes for the 77th staging of the most important championship in ladies’s golf.
Michelle Wie West prepares to step away from LPGA after US Girls’s Open, leaves tour with no regrets
Michelle Wie West strains up her putt on the primary gap through the first spherical on the 2022 US Girls’s Open Offered by ProMedica at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Membership in Southern Pines, NC on Thursday, June 2, 2022. (Darren Carroll/USGA)
Michelle Wie West is proud to have blazed her personal path. Nobody within the historical past of the sport has had a path fairly like hers. A historical past maker, a prodigy, a inventive marvel, Wie West commanded a presence within the recreation along with her distinctive skillset, towering bodily presence and daring exploits in opposition to the lads. As a teen, she was as inspirational as she was controversial, a participant many believed would change into the Tiger Woods of the LPGA.
And now, as she prepares to completely transition away from the LPGA, like West’s legacy within the recreation is but unfinished. The 32-year-old mother advised golf week that she plans to compete in subsequent week’s US Girls’s Open at Pine Needles and can then step away from the tour, with solely subsequent yr’s Girls’s Open at Pebble Seashore remaining on her aggressive golf calendar.
Lexi Thompson competes with new outlook at majors after the lack of her beloved Mimi
Lexi Thompson of USA seems to be on through the weather-delayed first spherical of The Evina Championship at Evian Resort Golf Membership on September 15, 2017, in Evian-les-Bains, France. (Photograph by Stuart Franklin/Getty Photos)
Lexi Thompson’s beloved grandmother, Dorothy Fischi – her largest fan – died on Could 23 of pure causes, the week earlier than the US Girls’s Open, on the age of 92. When Thompson talks about how her psychological method to the sport has modified over the course this yr, she’s speaking about Mimi.
Need a greater contest? Here is what Presidents Cup groups might seem like if LPGA stars had been added
Justin Thomas, Jessica Korda
There’s an terrible lot of discuss rising the sport. Slogans are created and commercials are made. And but, for all these good needs, there appears to be a moderately apparent technique to transfer the needle in a manner that might profit the sport as a complete – add ladies to the Presidents Cup.
Not only for the great of the sport. Do it for the great of the occasion, which has by no means been extra lopsided. The Worldwide crew has received just one time for the reason that inaugural occasion in 1994.