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LPGA: Six players to watch

Stacy Lewis
Winner of the Ricoh Women’s British Open, Stacy Lewis currently ranks atop both the Rolex women’s world golf rankings and the top 100 money list. She has three tour victories in 2014.

Michelle Wie
A prodigy who started playing golf at age 4, Michelle Wie won her first major this year, the U.S. Women’s Open in June. She currently is second on the top 100 money list and sixth in the Rolex rankings.

Lydia Ko
In August 2012, Lydia Ko became the youngest winner in LPGA history when she captured the CN Canadian Women’s Open at the age of 15 years, 4 months. She’s now in the top three of both the money list and Rolex rankings.

Inbee Park
Inbee Park has nine LPGA Tour victories and four major wins. Three of those—including the Wegmans LPGA Championship—came last year. She’s currently in the top three of both the money list and Rolex rankings.

Suzann Pettersen
Suzann Pettersen has captured 14 LPGA Tour titles, including two majors—the 2007 McDonald’s LPGA Championship and the 2013 Evian Championship. She’s fourth on the 2014 money list.

Lexi Thompson
Lexi Thompson, then 12, became the youngest person to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open in 2007. She now has four tour victories, including one major—the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship in April.

Photos by Keith Walters except for Lydia Ko.
Lydia Ko photo by Wojciech Migda.

8/8/14 (c) 2014 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or email [email protected]


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