The weather at Grand Cypress has made for an interesting draw as it has been far more cold than most fans and players believed it would be. Frost delays lead to hardening of the greens and the already firm and fast challenge that they presented previously become a course where birdies and lower numbers have been at a premium. Some of the LPGA players have really taken charge and their putting and short game has brought in the highlight reel with each swing or stroke.
As we head into Sunday’s final round the Tour Championship has a field cut to the top 30 participants. Only 5 players are under par for the tournament with Amy Yang leading the way at -6. The scores have been erratic in some areas, but the golf was of the highest quality. Fans have been following and cheering for their favorites and despite what some of the numbers are showing, great golf has been played here all week.
Some big names are going to be missing out on the final round of this season ending event and none bigger than that of Paula Creamer. Creamer fought valiantly but came up just a little bit short at +7 and missing the final round by a single stroke. Anna Nordqvist played some incredible golf the last 2 days but unfortunately that opening round of 83 just set her back just a little too much despite the incredible effort she made on Saturday to get with in 3 strokes of getting into Sundays play.
But rather than “celebrate” someone not making the top 30 for Sunday, we should be looking at a couple incredible names inside the number. Names like Morgan Pressel, Christina Kim, Brittany Lincicome, and of course the iconic Juli Inkster that has not stopped smiling since she hit her first ball warming up Thursday morning.
There are 8 players with in 6 shots of the lead and do not sleep on the possibility of someone making a run early. This is the LPGA Tour Championship, and it will have a great finish on Sunday. THP will be back tomorrow for another article wrapping up the action from this week in Orlando