JTBC Founders Cup
Wildfire Golf Club at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa
Lewis Returns to Defend
Stacy Lewis returns to the course where she captured her second win of the 2013 season and ascended to the number one spot in the Rolex World Golf Rankings. Lewis used an impressive nine birdies to card a final-round 64 and claim a three-stroke victory over Ai Miyazato.
Lewis is having a solid 2014 campagin, ranking fifth in the Race to CME Globe, with three top-10 finishes. Prior to her t40 finish at the HSBC Women’s Champions, Lewis had finished in the top-10 in her last 13 events, a mark which finished three shy of the record held by Karrie Webb in the 1999-2000 seasons.
Creamer’s First Event Since “The Putt”
Paula Creamer will be back in action for the first time since draining what may have been the putt of her career on Sunday, March 1, to clinch her 10th career LPGA victory at the HSBC Women’s Champions. Creamer burried a 75-foot eagle putt on the second sudden-death playoff hole to defeat Spain’s Azahara Munoz. The victory snaped a 79 event winless streak for Creamer that dated back to the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open Championship.
Back in the Winner’s Ciricle
All four winners on the LPGA tour this season have been previous victors on the LPGA Tour. The last first-time winner on Tour was Taiwan’s Teresa Lu who captured the Mizuno Classic in Japan six events ago.
Race for Number One Continues
With her five-stroke victory at the Ladies European Tour World Ladies Championship at Mission Hills, Inbee Park continued her 48 week reign in the No. 1 spot in the Rolex Rankings. Suzann Pettersen and Stacy Lewis are trying to chase down Park and trail the World Number One by 0.92 and 2.03 points respectively.
International Crown Qualifiying Enters Stretch Run
With only two events left, players are looking to lock in their spots and represent their countries in the inaugural International Crown.
Several notable players, including Ha Na Jang (South Korea), Amy Yang (South Korea), Angela Stanford (USA), Mamiko Higa (Japan), Thidapa Suwannapura (Thailand) and Stacey Keating (Australia), sit narrowly outside of the cutline for their respective countries. Three of those players (Stanford, Suwannapura and Yang), as well as numerous others, can make a push for a roster spot with a strong showing at the JTBC Founders Cup.
|If the International Crown Started Today...|
|Pool "A"||Pool " B"|
|1.||South Korea||27||2.||United States||35|
|Inbee Park||1||Stacy Lewis||3|
|So Yeon Ryu||5||Paula Creamer||8|
|Na Yeon Choi||9||Lexi Thompson||10|
|I.K. Kim||12||Cristie Kerr||14|
|Pornanong Phatlum||32||Mika Miyazato||25|
|Ariya Jutanugarn||33||Ai Miyazato||28|
|Moriya Jutanugarn||81||Sakura Yokomine||37|
|Onnarin Sattayabanphot||95||Rikako Morita||40|
|Beatriz Recari||21||Anna Nordqvist||15|
|Azahara Munoz||24||Caroline Hedwall||22|
|Carlota Ciganda||43||Pernilla Lindberg||114|
|Belen Mozo||165||Mikaela Parmlid||160|
|Karrie Webb||6||Yani Tseng||45|
|Katherine Kirk||110||Teresa Lu||50|
|Minjee Lee||112||Candie Kung||97|
|Lindsey Wright||132||Hsuan-Yu Yao||156|
JTBC Founders Cup
Wildfire Golf Club at JW Marriott
Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa
Field: 132 (132 professionals)
Defending Champion: Stacy Lewis
March 20 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
March 21 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
March 22 7:00 p.m. - 9 p.m.
March 23 7:00 p.m. - 9 p.m.
All times listed are Eastern
2011 Karrie Webb
2012 Yani Tseng
2013 Stacy Lewis
2014 LPGA Tour Rookies (12)
|Amy Anderson||Jay Marie Green|
|Megan Grehan||Jennifer Kirby|
|Lydia Ko||Mirim Lee|
|Xiyu Lin||Giulia Molinaro|
|Erica Popson||Paula Reto|
|Kelly Tan||Line Vendel|
Sponser Invitations (2)
Monday Qualifiers (2)
Alex Stewart 66
Jenny Suh 67
Top 10: 10/10
Top 20: 18/20
2014 LPGA Official Money List
Top 10: 10/10
Top 20: 20/20
|Press conference and media event schedule|
|Tuesday, March 18|
|2:00 p.m.||Stacy Lewis Press Conference||Media Center|
|2:30 p.m.||Inbee Park Press Conference||Media Center|
|3:00 p.m.||Suzann Pettersen Press Conference||Media Center|
|8:00 p.m.||LPGA Officially Announces U.S. Solheim Cup Captain||Sonoran Ballroom|
|Wednesday, March 19|
|10-10:30 a.m.||Girls Golf Press Conference (2014 LPGA Player Ambassadors)||Media Center|
|12:00 p.m.||Cheyenne Woods Press Conference||Media Center|
|12:30 p.m.||Paula Creamer Press Conference||Media Center|
|12:45 p.m.||Karrie Webb Press Conference||Media Center|
* All times are Pacific