2015 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship Fantasy Picks


The second major of the year takes place this week on the LPGA Tour. The 2015 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship (formerly called the LPGA Championship) is stepping in new territory as this is the first year the PGA of America is organizing the event.

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For more in-depth information about the tournament I implore you to read Elizabeth Bethel’s article.

With this being a major Golf Channel is featuring the LPGA. As they should as this is the biggest tournament in golf this week. So, with that, let’s go over and make some picks for the 2015 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

Group 1:

So-Yeon Ryu and Joo-Hyo Kim are playing some fantastic golf right now. Suzann Pettersen is coming off a win last week at the Manulife LPGA Classic, but it’s tough to go against either Inbee Park or Lydia Ko.

Park and Ko are the two best golfers on the LPGA Tour and they’ll be the two most popular picks as well.

Ko is knocking on the door of winning her first major title in her career, but I think I’ll be going with the two time defending Women’s PGA Champion in Park.

Park has just been unbelievable. In 12 events this season, she has finished no worse than 18th. Just think about that for a second. It’s impressive to make the cut in twelve straight events, but to finish inside the top 18 as well? Holy cow, that’s just simply impressive.

Ko started off hot, in her first six tournaments she finished no worse than 7th. In her last five starts she has a win, but she has a T-51, T-41, T-16, and T-27.

Granted, those are results 99% of golfers would take, but for someone like Ko those are pretty disappointing. Ko might be slumping just a little bit and I believe Park is the safer pick of the two.

Group 2:

Lexi Thompson might be the most popular pick, but I’m going to fade her. Thompson just hasn’t been quite as sharp this year and any time I can start my team with Park and Anna Nordqvist I’ll jump all over that opportunity.

Nordqvist won the Women’s PGA Championship in 2007, she has never missed the cut, and in six tournaments she has finished inside the top 25 in five of those years.

Plus, Nordqvist has been on point for the entire season. She is 12-for-12 this year and has finished inside the top 15 in eight of those tournaments including a T-4 at the ANA Inspiration and a win at the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

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Group 3:

How in the world did Morgan Pressel and Minjee Lee fall into Group 3? Pressel is the 21st ranked golfer in the Rolex Rankings, while Lee is 17th.

Usually you have to really dig deep to find a sleeper, but when making the groups this week someone fell asleep. It’s probably going to be the popular play, but hey, Pressel is the pick for me.

She’s finished inside the top three in three of the last seven tournaments. Plus, she has finished inside the top seven at the Women’s PGA Championship in three of the last five years.

Group 4:

Maria Hernandez, Jacqui Concolino, Ling-Wei Hsu, and Sarah Kemp are golfers I considered in this spot, but I’m rolling with Alison Lee.

Lee comes from the hotbed of UCLA and is playing some really good golf of late, making the cut in her last three tournaments including a third place finish at the Kingsmill Championship.

She has the talent to be one of the better golfers on the LPGA in the next couple of years and this week might be a bit of a coming out party.

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