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Cambia Portland Classic Aug 30 - Sep 02


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#1 Argonne69

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 09:23 AM

  • Race to the CME Globe: 500 Points
  • Format: 72 holes
  • Purse: $1,300,000
  • Location: Columbia Edgewater Country Club, Portland, OR
  • Par: 72
  • Yardage: 6476
  • History: This is the 25th year for the event (No tournament in '99 and '01). In 2017, Stacy Lewis defeated In Gee Chun by one stroke for her first victory in over three years. Lewis, who fired a final round 3-under-par 69, donated her winner’s check - $195,000 – to the relief efforts in her adopted hometown of Houston, Texas.
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  • Aug 30: Golf Channel 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (EDT)
  • Aug 31: Golf Channel 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (EDT)
  • Sep 01: Golf Channel 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (EDT)
  • Sep 02: Golf Channel 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (EDT)


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Posted 28 August 2018 - 09:38 AM

This tournament has the smallest purse of the year along with the ISPS, VoA, and Volvik. It's strange that there will be 3 hours of coverage on Thursday, but only two hours for the remaining three rounds. The weather forecast looks beautiful, although the early morning groups will tee of with temperatures in the upper 40's to low 50's. Winds are supposed to be less than 10 mph for all four days.

Sung Hyun, Ariya, and In Kyung are sitting this one out, but the other Top 10 players are in the field.

It's very hard to go back to back, but my pick this week is Brooke. She looked like she was on a mission at the CPWO, and having won this tournament in '16 and '15, she knows the course well. In Gee should also contend.

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 09:41 AM

This is normally the week I pencil in Brooke for another win but I think she'll run out of gas like SHP did this week at the CP.  I don't think we give enough credit to the mental energy that is used in getting a tour win.  If you look SHP last week she was still playing great golf but on the weekend lost a little bit of mental focus and start hitting a few more loose shots here and there and adding a few bogeys to her score, which gave a -2 round instead of a -5 or -6.  I think the same will happen to Brooke this week (it's understandable).  It makes Ariya's accomplishment a few years ago even more incredible.

This week I'm gonna trail Paige Mackenzie's pick of Anna Norquist, she is trending in the right direction and this could be a great week to sneak out a win before the Evian

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 12:35 PM

View PostArgonne69, on 28 August 2018 - 09:38 AM, said:

This tournament has the smallest purse of the year along with the ISPS, VoA, and Volvik. It's strange that there will be 3 hours of coverage on Thursday, but only two hours for the remaining three rounds. The weather forecast looks beautiful, although the early morning groups will tee of with temperatures in the upper 40's to low 50's. Winds are supposed to be less than 10 mph for all four days.

Sung Hyun, Ariya, and In Kyung are sitting this one out, but the other Top 10 players are in the field.

It's very hard to go back to back, but my pick this week is Brooke. She looked like she was on a mission at the CPWO, and having won this tournament in '16 and '15, she knows the course well. In Gee should also contend.

Yes, she absolutely should.  But In Gee is now that girl I wrote a note to in grade school asking her if she liked me, "circle yes or no," and she wrote back "maybe."  Dang you In Gee, quit toying with my emotions!  Would very much like to know what's going on, just doesn't seem to be able to string together 4 solid rounds.  Really hard to see as "deserve" is a concept the golf gods ignore often.

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 01:12 PM

In Gee is currently ranked #47 in ballstriking. Last year at this time she was #10, so something has definitely fallen off. I'm blaming the driver. She's currently #81 in Total Driving. She finished 2017 at #18. She's only averaging 246.3 yds off the tee, and is behind Pornanong, Inbee and In Kyung. She was averaging 252.2 yds at the end of last season.

She's currently 11th in putts per GIR, up two spots from where she finished 2017. In Gee seems just a tad off on her reads. I'd suggest she try a different putter. That old Ping blade putter of hers isn't getting the job done.


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Posted 28 August 2018 - 01:28 PM

If Ingee wants a putter change and there's no Ping staffer there she can just ask Brooke for one.  The way Brooke was changing putters earlier this season, she probably carries the whole Ping line with her to events :)

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 06:21 PM

Bookies are not really feeling In Gee hype anymore. She  is +2500 with loads of women above her. Minjee is getting some good money bet on her and would be my pick this week.

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 06:36 PM

View PostWestTex, on 28 August 2018 - 12:35 PM, said:

View PostArgonne69, on 28 August 2018 - 09:38 AM, said:

This tournament has the smallest purse of the year along with the ISPS, VoA, and Volvik. It's strange that there will be 3 hours of coverage on Thursday, but only two hours for the remaining three rounds. The weather forecast looks beautiful, although the early morning groups will tee of with temperatures in the upper 40's to low 50's. Winds are supposed to be less than 10 mph for all four days.

Sung Hyun, Ariya, and In Kyung are sitting this one out, but the other Top 10 players are in the field.

It's very hard to go back to back, but my pick this week is Brooke. She looked like she was on a mission at the CPWO, and having won this tournament in '16 and '15, she knows the course well. In Gee should also contend.

Yes, she absolutely should.  But In Gee is now that girl I wrote a note to in grade school asking her if she liked me, "circle yes or no," and she wrote back "maybe."  Dang you In Gee, quit toying with my emotions!  Would very much like to know what's going on, just doesn't seem to be able to string together 4 solid rounds.  Really hard to see as "deserve" is a concept the golf gods ignore often.

She lost her mojo when she decided to change her look.  It's time to go back

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 08:59 PM

In Gee was on my mind for this one too, because of last year.  Then I'd been very happy for Stacy to finally break the most-talked-about drought, and super impressed by her donation, didn't worry much about the near miss for In Gee, figured there's always next time.  Now a year later, I feel a lot less glib.  That solo 2 looks a giddy wonderful thing, let alone an outright win.  Really hope the tourney still suits her and she does well.

I'm all for the look theory ... maybe In Gee is Sampson and needs her locks...

Brooke sure looks like a darn smart choice, as long as she's not in a post-euphoria trough or something, so much going on with her.  Very happy for her for the home-ground win, that's the stuff that's so wonderful to actually happen in real life.

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 09:40 AM

View PostMellow, on 28 August 2018 - 08:59 PM, said:

In Gee was on my mind for this one too, because of last year.  Then I'd been very happy for Stacy to finally break the most-talked-about drought, and super impressed by her donation, didn't worry much about the near miss for In Gee, figured there's always next time.  Now a year later, I feel a lot less glib.  That solo 2 looks a giddy wonderful thing, let alone an outright win.  Really hope the tourney still suits her and she does well.

I'm all for the look theory ... maybe In Gee is Sampson and needs her locks...

Brooke sure looks like a darn smart choice, as long as she's not in a post-euphoria trough or something, so much going on with her.  Very happy for her for the home-ground win, that's the stuff that's so wonderful to actually happen in real life.

We might be on to something.  If she grows her hair as long as Inky, she's going to be in the HOF within 2 years!  :cheesy:


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Posted 29 August 2018 - 10:42 AM

Is it that time of the year? Oh my. To think I drove from Arizona to Portland to attend this last year. Drove through Utah. Fantastic scenery. Super duper tournament too on a beautiful golf course. I met kbong there in 2013 and that is, literally, a life highlight. For suresies.

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 11:18 AM

Ok back on track for the thread, I'm going with a total darkhorse and picking Mina Harigae.

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 11:20 AM

Yeah, I like this course, too bad the purse is so low I would love it to draw a better field.  I'm not sure how this course is playing this year but it's usually one of two was ( I guess like everywhere lol) , soft where there's lots of scoring and the winner hits around -20 or firm and fast where the winners usually hits -14.  I hope it plays firm and fast on the weekend, I find it a much better watch.  I remember the greens being a little bit tricky under these conditions

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 12:12 PM

Both Kordas are in Korea playing this week's KLPGA major championship.

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 12:27 PM

View Postlegitimategolf, on 29 August 2018 - 12:12 PM, said:

Both Kordas are in Korea playing this week's KLPGA major championship.
Is it a sponsorship thing?  Although I don't know what the purse is in Korea I'm betting it's equal to or greater than the 1.3 M available in Portland.


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Posted 29 August 2018 - 01:12 PM

View PostStooch, on 29 August 2018 - 12:27 PM, said:

View Postlegitimategolf, on 29 August 2018 - 12:12 PM, said:

Both Kordas are in Korea playing this week's KLPGA major championship.
Is it a sponsorship thing?  Although I don't know what the purse is in Korea I'm betting it's equal to or greater than the 1.3 M available in Portland.

Nelly is sponsored by the title sponsor , Hanwha. They have sponsored several American girls, with the prerequisite of blonde hair and long legs.

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 01:13 PM

View PostStooch, on 29 August 2018 - 12:27 PM, said:

View Postlegitimategolf, on 29 August 2018 - 12:12 PM, said:

Both Kordas are in Korea playing this week's KLPGA major championship.
Is it a sponsorship thing?  Although I don't know what the purse is in Korea I'm betting it's equal to or greater than the 1.3 M available in Portland.

I calculated the purse, it's equivalent to $1,261,943.39. The title sponsor is Hanwha who sponsors the front of Nelly's hat. Jessica is there I am guessing as a chaperone.

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 01:41 PM

The Hanwha is a major on the KLPGA, and has the biggest purse of the season if I understand correctly. Previous winners include such "no names" as Sung Hyun Park, Haru Nomura, Hyo Joo Kim, Sei Young Kim, So Yeon Ryu, Na Yeon Choi, and Se Ri Pak.

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 02:00 PM

View Post4waymiss, on 29 August 2018 - 01:12 PM, said:

View PostStooch, on 29 August 2018 - 12:27 PM, said:

View Postlegitimategolf, on 29 August 2018 - 12:12 PM, said:

Both Kordas are in Korea playing this week's KLPGA major championship.
Is it a sponsorship thing?  Although I don't know what the purse is in Korea I'm betting it's equal to or greater than the 1.3 M available in Portland.

Nelly is sponsored by the title sponsor , Hanwha. They have sponsored several American girls, with the prerequisite of blonde hair and long legs.
The use of the formula is usually a good one for most things in life :)

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 02:04 PM

When I look at Jessica and Nelly, I feel like they could and should be dominant players on the LPGA tour but the sense I get is they don't care if they are.


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Posted 29 August 2018 - 02:36 PM

View PostStooch, on 29 August 2018 - 02:04 PM, said:

When I look at Jessica and Nelly, I feel like they could and should be dominant players on the LPGA tour but the sense I get is they don't care if they are.

Both are excellent ballstrikers. Jessica is ranked #5 in ballstriking, and Nelly is #9. At the highest level it all comes down to having a hot putter. Jessica's warmed up early in the season, and she had a sold run. She's currently 5th in putts per GIR. Nelly is ranked #31, and has some work to do.

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 02:39 PM

Interesting. Karen Stupples is teeing it up this week on a sponsor's exemption. Says she is playing in order to gain more insights as a commentator, or something like that.

http://www.lpga.com/...battle-with-add

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 02:41 PM

View Postlegitimategolf, on 29 August 2018 - 02:39 PM, said:

Interesting. Karen Stupples is teeing it up this week on a sponsor's exemption. Says she is playing in order to gain more insights as a commentator, or something like that.

http://www.lpga.com/...battle-with-add
As long as she's been commentating she hasn't developed that yet??
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Posted 29 August 2018 - 02:56 PM

24 replies by Wednesday on an LPGA event with the smallest purse of the year. Is this from Brooke moving the needle with last weeks win?

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 03:10 PM

View PostItIsJack, on 29 August 2018 - 02:56 PM, said:

24 replies by Wednesday on an LPGA event with the smallest purse of the year. Is this from Brooke moving the needle with last weeks win?

I attribute it more to boredom at work.


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Posted 29 August 2018 - 03:12 PM

View Post4waymiss, on 29 August 2018 - 01:12 PM, said:

View PostStooch, on 29 August 2018 - 12:27 PM, said:

View Postlegitimategolf, on 29 August 2018 - 12:12 PM, said:

Both Kordas are in Korea playing this week's KLPGA major championship.
Is it a sponsorship thing?  Although I don't know what the purse is in Korea I'm betting it's equal to or greater than the 1.3 M available in Portland.

Nelly is sponsored by the title sponsor , Hanwha. They have sponsored several American girls, with the prerequisite of blonde hair and long legs.

Is that wrong?

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 03:13 PM

View PostArgonne69, on 29 August 2018 - 03:10 PM, said:

View PostItIsJack, on 29 August 2018 - 02:56 PM, said:

24 replies by Wednesday on an LPGA event with the smallest purse of the year. Is this from Brooke moving the needle with last weeks win?

I attribute it more to boredom at work.
I should be playing right now....but NO!  I have to work and earn cash...so I can go play!  :)
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Posted 29 August 2018 - 03:15 PM

View PostDavePelz4, on 29 August 2018 - 03:12 PM, said:

View Post4waymiss, on 29 August 2018 - 01:12 PM, said:


Nelly is sponsored by the title sponsor , Hanwha. They have sponsored several American girls, with the prerequisite of blonde hair and long legs.

Is that wrong?
No arguments from me at least. ;)
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Posted 29 August 2018 - 05:37 PM

View Posttbowles411, on 29 August 2018 - 03:13 PM, said:

View PostArgonne69, on 29 August 2018 - 03:10 PM, said:

View PostItIsJack, on 29 August 2018 - 02:56 PM, said:

24 replies by Wednesday on an LPGA event with the smallest purse of the year. Is this from Brooke moving the needle with last weeks win?

I attribute it more to boredom at work.
I should be playing right now....but NO!  I have to work and earn cash...so I can go play!  :)

Damn! I thought everyone on here was retired. Like me :beach:

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 06:31 PM

View Posttbowles411, on 29 August 2018 - 02:41 PM, said:

View Postlegitimategolf, on 29 August 2018 - 02:39 PM, said:

Interesting. Karen Stupples is teeing it up this week on a sponsor's exemption. Says she is playing in order to gain more insights as a commentator, or something like that.

http://www.lpga.com/...battle-with-add
As long as she's been commentating she hasn't developed that yet??

Please tell me Judy is calling it a career....I really respect her for her playing career and commentating, but a 73 yr old grandmothers voice does nothing for the TV crowd, it reminds me of Granny reading me bedtime stories as a child.


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