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2018 UL International Crown Oct 04-07


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#1 Argonne69

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 10:32 AM

  • Race to the CME Globe: 0 Points
  • Format: 8 Teams, 32 players
  • Purse: $1,600,000
  • Location: Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea, Incheon, South Korea
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  • History: This is the 3rd time for the event. In 2016, the thrill and emotion of representing one’s country was apparent all week in Chicago. But it was pure elation on the faces of the American team when they earned the title of best golfing nation in the world. The squad consisting of Lexi Thompson, Stacy Lewis, Gerina Piller and Cristie Kerr donned their silver crowns at Merit Club finishing the week with 13 total points.
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Posted 01 October 2018 - 10:39 AM

Saturday's forecast calls for rain and drizzle, but otherwise the week looks good with temps in the low 70's, and light to moderate winds.

My pick this week is Thailand. Match play calls for birdies, and Ariya and Moriya are ranked 1st and 6th in birdies.

I think the pressure will be on the home team.

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 12:31 PM

Thank you Argonne for starting this thread. I wanted to but I don't know how. Anyways would you look at that TV coverage. I was not excited for the event but I am now! Love me some primetime golf and this is an onslaught of coverage, essentially a nightly marathon of LPGA action. 25 hours. Going to sleep real good later this week.

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 02:00 PM

With out a horse in the race, I'll probably sit back and enjoy some good golf and cheer for underdog in the event.  I'll also probably place some recreational wagers on the matchups to increase my viewing enjoyment lol.  If you know the LPGA and the players, some of the weakest lines are on the LPGA compared to any other sport.

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 05:41 PM

Picking England


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 06:29 PM

View PostSeamus McDuff, on 01 October 2018 - 05:41 PM, said:

Picking England
I'm kinda liking them too, they have the type of players who could thrive in this type of format

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:14 PM

Picking ROK. Would hate to see them lose on home turf.
Hoping the Aussies can get out of the basement in this event, 2 previous last place finishes.
Should be interesting.

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 11:44 PM

I think the sleeper will be Australia.
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Posted 02 October 2018 - 03:49 AM

Is it a blind draw which pairing plays which pairing?

Thursday:
USA v. Sweden

Friday:
USA v. Thailand

Saturday:
USA v. Japan

Sunday:
Singles

I assume Lexi/Crusty and Wie/Korda are the USA pairings.
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Posted 02 October 2018 - 07:38 AM

I thought the players decided among themselves.  Can't imagine Lexi and Cristie won't play together.


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Posted 02 October 2018 - 08:25 AM

View PostClairefromClare, on 02 October 2018 - 07:38 AM, said:

I thought the players decided among themselves.  Can't imagine Lexi and Cristie won't play together.
This is a lock.  They're pretty dominant together.
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Posted 02 October 2018 - 08:37 AM

The tournament site doesn't mention whether the team self-select the pairings and the playing order. I assume the pairings are determined by the team. 'Curious if the higher ranked team gets to select which of their players will play which pair from the opposing team, or whether the playing order is blindly determined.

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 09:57 AM

Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!!!

My extremely shy girl Minjee Lee is going to tear things up with Su and company.

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 10:49 AM

1st day matches (times in US ET) - from the GC website:

8:15 p.m. – England’s Charley Hull/Georgia Hall vs. Australia’s Minjee Lee/Sarah Jane Smith
8:30 p.m. – England’s Bronte Law/Jodi Ewart Shadoff vs. Australia’s Katherine Kirk/Su Oh
8:45 p.m. – Japan’s Nasa Hataoka/Ayako Uehara vs. Thailand’s Moriya Jutanugarn/Pornanong Phatlum
9 p.m. – Japan’s Misuzu Narita/Mamiko Higa vs. Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn/Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
9:15 p.m. – United States’ Cristie Kerr/Lexi Thompson vs. Sweden’s Pernilla Lindberg/Madelene Sagstrom
9:30 p.m. – United States’ Jessica Korda/Michelle Wie vs. Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist/Caroline Hedwall
9:45 p.m. – Korea’s Sung Hyun Park/In-Kyung Kim vs. Chinese Taipei’s Candie Kung/Phoebe Yao
10 p.m. – South Korea’s In Gee Chun/So Yeon Ryu vs. Chinese Taipei’s Teresa Lu/Wei-Ling Hsu

predictions and thoughts incoming...

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 10:55 AM

Hmmmm. Interesting that the Jutanugarn sisters are not playing together. 'Probably a good decision given that each is capable of making a ton of birdies.


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Posted 02 October 2018 - 11:26 AM

View PostMJ2712, on 02 October 2018 - 10:49 AM, said:

1st day matches (times in US ET) - from the GC website:

8:15 p.m. – England’s Charley Hull/Georgia Hall vs. Australia’s Minjee Lee/Sarah Jane Smith
8:30 p.m. – England’s Bronte Law/Jodi Ewart Shadoff vs. Australia’s Katherine Kirk/Su Oh
8:45 p.m. – Japan’s Nasa Hataoka/Ayako Uehara vs. Thailand’s Moriya Jutanugarn/Pornanong Phatlum
9 p.m. – Japan’s Misuzu Narita/Mamiko Higa vs. Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn/Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
9:15 p.m. – United States’ Cristie Kerr/Lexi Thompson vs. Sweden’s Pernilla Lindberg/Madelene Sagstrom
9:30 p.m. – United States’ Jessica Korda/Michelle Wie vs. Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist/Caroline Hedwall
9:45 p.m. – Korea’s Sung Hyun Park/In-Kyung Kim vs. Chinese Taipei’s Candie Kung/Phoebe Yao
10 p.m. – South Korea’s In Gee Chun/So Yeon Ryu vs. Chinese Taipei’s Teresa Lu/Wei-Ling Hsu

predictions and thoughts incoming...

I will say any one of those groups would be really fun to follow.  For those of you going, enjoy and grab a photo holding a Hite for me!

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 12:40 PM

Some thoughts on the week ahead:

My favorites are England and Thailand, have been since the teams were finalized. England almost won it 2 years ago, and this year's team looks even stronger with Georgia and Bronte as new additions. Thailand doesn't seem to have a weak link either, so they should do quite well.
I see 2 question marks with the US team: 1) Lexi Thompson, who has been struggling lately. Can she find her form again alongside Cristie in team play? And 2) Michelle Wie who hasn't been playing competitive golf in over 2 months. I'm not yet sold on the team making it to Sunday in a tough group.

Predictions for the 1st round:
England-Australia 2:0
Korea-Chinese Taipei 2:0
Japan-Thailand 1:1
USA-Sweden 1:1

Will try to watch as much as possible which will be hard since the matches will tee off in the middle of the night here in Europe :lazy2:

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 02:25 PM

I think the rivalry between SHP and SYR is for real.  :)



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Posted 02 October 2018 - 02:28 PM

View Post4waymiss, on 02 October 2018 - 02:25 PM, said:

I think the rivalry between SHP and SYR is for real.  :)



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Posted 02 October 2018 - 02:45 PM

Does anyone know why Thidapa Suwannapura is not on the Thai team? This has been a breakout year for her, and she is easily the fourth best Thai golfer.


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Posted 02 October 2018 - 02:47 PM

Too bad you can't see Madeline Sagstrom's blue hair in that shot.  It was pretty cute on Twitter.

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 03:02 PM

View Postlegitimategolf, on 02 October 2018 - 02:45 PM, said:

Does anyone know why Thidapa Suwannapura is not on the Thai team? This has been a breakout year for her, and she is easily the fourth best Thai golfer.

They go by Rolex Rankings on July 2nd.

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 03:08 PM

View Postlegitimategolf, on 02 October 2018 - 02:45 PM, said:

Does anyone know why Thidapa Suwannapura is not on the Thai team? This has been a breakout year for her, and she is easily the fourth best Thai golfer.

The player selections occurred on 7/2/18. Thidapa was ranked 163rd at that point, 8 spots behind Sherman at #155. Thidapa had a great July and August, and climbed to #79.

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 03:15 PM

So Wie is healthy?

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 03:19 PM

View PostArgonne69, on 02 October 2018 - 03:08 PM, said:

View Postlegitimategolf, on 02 October 2018 - 02:45 PM, said:

Does anyone know why Thidapa Suwannapura is not on the Thai team? This has been a breakout year for her, and she is easily the fourth best Thai golfer.

The player selections occurred on 7/2/18. Thidapa was ranked 163rd at that point, 8 spots behind Sherman at #155. Thidapa had a great July and August, and climbed to #79.


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Posted 02 October 2018 - 03:21 PM

View PostDavePelz4, on 02 October 2018 - 03:15 PM, said:

So Wie is healthy?

I certainly hope so. She's going to catch a lot of grief if she's not able to perform. With only 4 players per team, they all need to be playing at 100%.

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 03:22 PM

View PostArgonne69, on 02 October 2018 - 03:08 PM, said:

View Postlegitimategolf, on 02 October 2018 - 02:45 PM, said:

Does anyone know why Thidapa Suwannapura is not on the Thai team? This has been a breakout year for her, and she is easily the fourth best Thai golfer.

The player selections occurred on 7/2/18. Thidapa was ranked 163rd at that point, 8 spots behind Sherman at #155. Thidapa had a great July and August, and climbed to #79.

That is such a tough break for Thidapa and quite frankly, the Thai team. This will probably get me tarred and feathered but I'm thinking Sherman shoulda did an Inbee here and bowed out. There is a gigantic difference between a player who has gotten over the line at the highest level, and one who has yet to make any kind of name for herself on the LPGA. I don't begrudge Sherman at all, I'm just kidding around. But I still say the Thai team would be considerably stronger with Thidapa.

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 03:53 PM

View Post4waymiss, on 02 October 2018 - 02:25 PM, said:

I think the rivalry between SHP and SYR is for real.  :)



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Posted 02 October 2018 - 04:05 PM

Damn, was hoping for In Gee and SHP together.

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 04:30 PM

View PostArgonne69, on 02 October 2018 - 03:21 PM, said:

View PostDavePelz4, on 02 October 2018 - 03:15 PM, said:

So Wie is healthy?

I certainly hope so. She's going to catch a lot of grief if she's not able to perform. With only 4 players per team, they all need to be playing at 100%.

She will probably be covered in KT tape from head to toe :taunt:


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