No. 2 Yani Tseng vs No. 15 In Gee Chun
Yani Tseng earned the No.2 seed in the LPGA Player of the Decade bracket based on her sheer dominance on the LPGA Tour between 2010 and 2012. Tseng racked up 13 of her 15 career wins and four of her five major titles in the span of three years. Her 2011 season was one for the history books, in which she won seven times, including two major championships. She went on to capture the Rolex Player of the Year, Vare Trophy and Money Title. That same year Tseng became the youngest player, male or female, to win five major titles by the age of 23. She was also the youngest player to win back-to-back Rolex Player of the Year honors. Tseng will face the 15th seed, In Gee Chun, in the Mickey Wright bracket. Over the latter half of the decade, Chun won three times, two of them major titles. The 2016 season was a banner year for the Korean who not only won the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year but also took home the Vare Trophy for the lowest scoring average of the season. That same year, Chun set the all-time 72-hole scoring record in a major championship when she won the Evian Championship at 21-under par. In her short, four-year stint as a member of the LPGA Tour, she has twice represented the Republic of Korea at the UL International Crown.
Who should advance to the second round? 🤔#LPGAPlayerOfTheDecade— LPGA (@LPGA) December 6, 2019
No. 7 Jin Young Ko vs No. 10 Cristie Kerr
In just two seasons on the LPGA Tour, Jin Young Ko’s incredible consistency earned her the No. 7 seed in the LPGA Player of the Decade bracket. The current Rolex Rankings No.1 enjoyed a record season in 2019. She won four times, including two major championships and became just the second player in LPGA Tour history, joining Ariya Jutanugarn, to sweep the season-ending awards. Her standout season comes on the heels of what was an impressive first season on Tour when she was recognized with the 2018 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year award. Ko goes up against the 10th seed, LPGA Tour veteran, Cristie Kerr, in the Mickey Wright bracket. Since joining the Tour in 1997, Kerr has racked up 20 victories on the LPGA Tour with eight of those coming in the last decade. The American has also been a fixture in team competition, making seven appearances in the Solheim Cup and UL International Crown over the past 10 years.
Who should move on to the second round? 🏆#LPGAPlayerOfTheDecade— LPGA (@LPGA) December 6, 2019
Cast your vote on the Mickey Wright Bracket beginning Dec. 6, 2019 at noon Eastern Time. Polls close Dec. 7, 2019 at noon Eastern Time. Cast your vote on any of the LPGA’s social channels. Results will be announced on Dec. 7.