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2018 Marathon Classic Jul 12-15


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#1 Argonne69

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:32 AM

  • Race to the CME Globe: 500 Points
  • Format: 72 holes
  • Purse: $1,600,000
  • Location: Highland Meadows GC, Sylvania, OH
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  • History: This is the 34th year for the event. For the second time in 2017, In-Kyung Kim is a winner on the LPGA Tour. Kim, who won the ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by ACER in June, came into this week’s Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning and O-I having missed her last two cuts.
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:39 AM

A fairly weak field, with only 5 of the top 20 in the World playing. It's a good opportunity for a win by a player searching for their first victory. Or, maybe Sei Young lights up the course for back-to-back record wins.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:03 AM

View PostArgonne69, on 10 July 2018 - 09:39 AM, said:

A fairly weak field, with only 5 of the top 20 in the World playing. It's a good opportunity for a win by a player searching for their first victory. Or, maybe Sei Young lights up the course for back-to-back record wins.

I vote for Sei Young; nobody else in the field is in her league.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:35 AM

View Post18majors, on 10 July 2018 - 10:03 AM, said:

View PostArgonne69, on 10 July 2018 - 09:39 AM, said:

A fairly weak field, with only 5 of the top 20 in the World playing. It's a good opportunity for a win by a player searching for their first victory. Or, maybe Sei Young lights up the course for back-to-back record wins.

I vote for Sei Young; nobody else in the field is in her league.

When she's hot, maybe so. However, she does have extended stretches of mediocre play. She's had 3 top 10's in her last 9 starts, but the other 6 events she finished no better than 25T with one missed cut.

Brooke, In-Kyung, Lexi, and In Gee are playing. In Gee shot -16 last week. Lexi is due for a win. IK had a great week at the KPMG.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:46 AM

View PostArgonne69, on 10 July 2018 - 10:35 AM, said:

View Post18majors, on 10 July 2018 - 10:03 AM, said:

View PostArgonne69, on 10 July 2018 - 09:39 AM, said:

A fairly weak field, with only 5 of the top 20 in the World playing. It's a good opportunity for a win by a player searching for their first victory. Or, maybe Sei Young lights up the course for back-to-back record wins.

I vote for Sei Young; nobody else in the field is in her league.

When she's hot, maybe so. However, she does have extended stretches of mediocre play. She's had 3 top 10's in her last 9 starts, but the other 6 events she finished no better than 25T with one missed cut.

Brooke, In-Kyung, Lexi, and In Gee are playing. In Gee shot -16 last week. Lexi is due for a win. IK had a great week at the KPMG.

Lexi and In Gee are the once and future queens that weren't.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 11:17 AM

Can you hear it?
Fueling the American spirit!
No matter when,
No matter where,
Marathon will take you there!

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 11:27 AM

View Post18majors, on 10 July 2018 - 10:46 AM, said:


Lexi and In Gee are the once and future queens that weren't.

'Doesn't mean they're not capable of pulling off a win. Lexi many be in a mini slump (by her standards), but she does have 9 wins on tour. She finished 2nd here last year.

The course plays short, and the last four winners were all short hitters, IK, Kydia, Chella, and Lydia. That plays right into In Gee's wheelhouse.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 03:26 PM

View PostArgonne69, on 10 July 2018 - 10:35 AM, said:

View Post18majors, on 10 July 2018 - 10:03 AM, said:

View PostArgonne69, on 10 July 2018 - 09:39 AM, said:

A fairly weak field, with only 5 of the top 20 in the World playing. It's a good opportunity for a win by a player searching for their first victory. Or, maybe Sei Young lights up the course for back-to-back record wins.

I vote for Sei Young; nobody else in the field is in her league.

When she's hot, maybe so. However, she does have extended stretches of mediocre play. She's had 3 top 10's in her last 9 starts, but the other 6 events she finished no better than 25T with one missed cut.

Brooke, In-Kyung, Lexi, and In Gee are playing. In Gee shot -16 last week. Lexi is due for a win. IK had a great week at the KPMG.
Sei Young is my co-favorite with Brooke on the LPGA, ironically IMO they are the exact same player with skill set and how they go about playing the game.  They are so much the same that a couple events a year they can put 4 great rounds together and blow away the field.  Another similarity is they are both erratic and inconsistent from a 100 yrd in with all components of their games and most weeks have the one or two lose rounds that stop them from being able to win.  I think both should split the cost of a short game guru for some instruction and both would be solidly in the top 10 in the rolex rankings lol

Edited by Stooch, 10 July 2018 - 03:28 PM.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:59 PM

This is the tourney closest to me.  I had really thought about going last year.  Kicking myself after!  Would have been perfect one for me to go to.

I really like Sei Young.  She's an exciting player, fun to watch, can do amazing shots, a fun personality, and a beaming smile I'll always remember from the Rookie of the Year award.  And what a tour de force last week.

But I don't expect her to walk all over everyone here. Feel like that's being wowed by her killer performance on Course Easy Mode.  That was an awesome showcase, and proves that she has a scary high ceiling.  But I'm looking at the rankings for the year, and Argonne's already listed her peers in the field, and the way things go nowadays someone we never thought of could catch fire for a few rounds.  I mean for predicting, I'll just never recover from the Pernilla Surprise Attack...

I do hope Sei Young will keep the momentum and contend here.

Cheering for IK of course ... and also Stacy for the home finish baby-on-board angle!  If life were a movie she'd have it for sure!

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:18 PM

This would be a great week for In Gee to light it up.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:34 PM

I was gonna complain about the Tape Delay on Thurs and Friday, but the LPGA being bottom of the list is no longer shocking.  It's actually a good thing the US Senior Women's Open is on Fox cause the LPGA would be on at 3:00 AM otherwise lol

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:58 PM

View Postlegitimategolf, on 10 July 2018 - 11:17 AM, said:

Can you hear it?
Fueling the American spirit!
No matter when,
No matter where,
Marathon will take you there!

That's the spirit!

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 04:21 PM

I know Lydia has played 6 events in a row, but kinda weird schedule she set up to skip a tournament she's won 2 times in the last 4 years

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 04:30 PM

Pulling for Nicole Jeray from Northern Illinois University, currently 1,264 in the Rolex Rankings, to have a huge week.

Hey, we both can hope, right?

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 04:48 PM

View PostStooch, on 11 July 2018 - 04:21 PM, said:

I know Lydia has played 6 events in a row, but kinda weird schedule she set up to skip a tournament she's won 2 times in the last 4 years

Last season she played in the USWO, Marathon, Scottish Open, and Ricoh in consecutive weeks. She missed the cut at the Scottish Open, and finished 59T at the Ricoh. Perhaps she felt that she needed rest before heading to Scotland, and the fourth major a week later?


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 05:01 PM

View PostArgonne69, on 11 July 2018 - 04:48 PM, said:

View PostStooch, on 11 July 2018 - 04:21 PM, said:

I know Lydia has played 6 events in a row, but kinda weird schedule she set up to skip a tournament she's won 2 times in the last 4 years

Last season she played in the USWO, Marathon, Scottish Open, and Ricoh in consecutive weeks. She missed the cut at the Scottish Open, and finished 59T at the Ricoh. Perhaps she felt that she needed rest before heading to Scotland, and the fourth major a week later?

Yeah I guess there's many reason to explain the break but on the tour where it's so tough to get a win, I figured most people would wanna play a course they seem to have a big advantage on.  Plus rest won't be a problem after the Evian, cause everybody not in the International Crown get a month off before the start of the Asian swing.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 05:34 PM

I went for a bit today and followed Lexi most of the time. The crowds were noticeably smaller and it is obviously because the field is weaker. Someone connected to the tournament was talking near me saying how disappointed they were Wie, Lydia, Nordqvist, and Kang didn't show up this year. They then went on to tell how awful Michelle is to the people there and told a few stories.
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:17 AM

View PostArgonne69, on 10 July 2018 - 10:35 AM, said:

View Post18majors, on 10 July 2018 - 10:03 AM, said:

View PostArgonne69, on 10 July 2018 - 09:39 AM, said:

A fairly weak field, with only 5 of the top 20 in the World playing. It's a good opportunity for a win by a player searching for their first victory. Or, maybe Sei Young lights up the course for back-to-back record wins.

I vote for Sei Young; nobody else in the field is in her league.

When she's hot, maybe so. However, she does have extended stretches of mediocre play. She's had 3 top 10's in her last 9 starts, but the other 6 events she finished no better than 25T with one missed cut.

Brooke, In-Kyung, Lexi, and In Gee are playing. In Gee shot -16 last week. Lexi is due for a win. IK had a great week at the KPMG.
Does Brooke play every tournament?
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 03:51 AM

View PostTailgater, on 12 July 2018 - 02:17 AM, said:

View PostArgonne69, on 10 July 2018 - 10:35 AM, said:

View Post18majors, on 10 July 2018 - 10:03 AM, said:

View PostArgonne69, on 10 July 2018 - 09:39 AM, said:

A fairly weak field, with only 5 of the top 20 in the World playing. It's a good opportunity for a win by a player searching for their first victory. Or, maybe Sei Young lights up the course for back-to-back record wins.

I vote for Sei Young; nobody else in the field is in her league.

When she's hot, maybe so. However, she does have extended stretches of mediocre play. She's had 3 top 10's in her last 9 starts, but the other 6 events she finished no better than 25T with one missed cut.

Brooke, In-Kyung, Lexi, and In Gee are playing. In Gee shot -16 last week. Lexi is due for a win. IK had a great week at the KPMG.
Does Brooke play every tournament?

for the most part....

Her stance is this.  She loves to play golf, and if she is not playing a tournament, she is playing golf at home, may as well be cashing checks for her and sis. She will take a few weeks off, but not many.

I always want Brooke to play her best, but need an In Gee win this week.  I think her confidence is a bit shaken, would love to see her turn it on this week.
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:22 AM

View PostWarrick, on 12 July 2018 - 03:51 AM, said:

View PostTailgater, on 12 July 2018 - 02:17 AM, said:

View PostArgonne69, on 10 July 2018 - 10:35 AM, said:

View Post18majors, on 10 July 2018 - 10:03 AM, said:

View PostArgonne69, on 10 July 2018 - 09:39 AM, said:

A fairly weak field, with only 5 of the top 20 in the World playing. It's a good opportunity for a win by a player searching for their first victory. Or, maybe Sei Young lights up the course for back-to-back record wins.

I vote for Sei Young; nobody else in the field is in her league.

When she's hot, maybe so. However, she does have extended stretches of mediocre play. She's had 3 top 10's in her last 9 starts, but the other 6 events she finished no better than 25T with one missed cut.

Brooke, In-Kyung, Lexi, and In Gee are playing. In Gee shot -16 last week. Lexi is due for a win. IK had a great week at the KPMG.
Does Brooke play every tournament?

for the most part....

Her stance is this.  She loves to play golf, and if she is not playing a tournament, she is playing golf at home, may as well be cashing checks for her and sis. She will take a few weeks off, but not many.

I always want Brooke to play her best, but need an In Gee win this week.  I think her confidence is a bit shaken, would love to see her turn it on this week.

Brooke generally as of now is taking the week before a major off, she won't be in Aberdine either.  I think that's all she be taking off and probably the event before the CME during the Asian swing, she did last season too.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:48 AM

I did follow Jaye Marie for a few holes and she was hitting the ball really well and dropping putts too. I hope she does more than just a strong first round.
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:52 AM

What's with the crappy coverage. Don't answer that, rhetorical question. I feel that, if they are going to tape-delay, they might as well present more than a measly two hours of coverage. I thought the whole point of tape delay was to allow more people to view than normally would. Instead, the way the Golf Channel does it, it feels like they are blackballing the LPGA.

This is Stacy Lewis's big farewell before maternity leave. The establishment talks a lot about how they love Stacy. I don't believe them anymore.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 12:16 PM

Actually GC would run it live if they  could. A live event always gets higher ratings than tape delay. But a PGA Tour event takes priority.

If anyone really wants to watch a tape delay these days, they'll just DVR it and FF thru the ads.

If you want to watch the Marathon live it's streaming at 4:30pm ET today and tomorrow, opposite the PGA Tour on GC.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:14 PM

The scores are definitely more down to Earth than last week. Nice start by In-Kyung.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:55 PM

Hmmm...a Yani Tseng siting on page 1 of the Leaderboard?  What's the over/under on how long this lasts?


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:44 PM

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Hmmm...a Yani Tseng siting on page 1 of the Leaderboard?  What's the over/under on how long this lasts?

Sadly, two rounds tops.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:46 PM

Nice to see In Gee playing well. I hope she can string together four good rounds. She's much too talented to have only two wins.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 06:01 PM

View PostArgonne69, on 12 July 2018 - 05:46 PM, said:

Nice to see In Gee playing well. I hope she can string together four good rounds. She's much too talented to have only two wins.

In Gee played flawlessly when camera found her.
The camera spared us so we didn't see her 2nd shot from bunker to water on par 5 18th.

Edited by 18majors, 12 July 2018 - 08:07 PM.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:59 PM

Inkyyyy!  Wooo

Hunh so maybe the secret now for In Gee is to have the camera?

Ahhh the Yani interview does tug, feel for her.  What a reverse-order journey.

Super happy with day 1, some players I'm just holding my breath for just to keep up with this on day 2 and make it ... you can do it

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:52 PM

Go Emma. She just kills me.


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