Mickey Wright Bracket
No. 2 Yani Tseng vs No. 7 Jin Young Ko
In a bid to advance to the LPGA Player of the Decade Final Foursome, No.2 Yani Tseng will square off against No.7 Jin Young Ko in the Mickey Wright bracket. These two players have enjoyed bursts of success in the span of just a few years: Tseng at the start of the decade and Ko at the close. Between 2010 and 2012, Tseng racked up 13 victories, including four major championships. During that same stretch, she was twice named Rolex Player of the Year and spent a combined 109 weeks at No.1 in the Rolex Rankings, which is the second most of all-time. Ko is currently the No.1 player in the world, a position she’s held for a combined 33 weeks throughout 2019. And like Tseng, Ko has found quick success since joining the LPGA Tour in 2018. In just two short years on Tour, Ko has amassed six wins, including two major titles. She followed up a successful rookie season, in which she was named the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year, with a historic run in 2019. Ko set a record by playing 114 consecutive holes without a bogey, breaking a record held by Tiger Woods at 110 bogey-free holes. At season’s end, Ko swept the season-ending awards for just the second time in Tour history by winning the Rolex Player of the Year, Vare Trophy, Rolex Annika Major Award and Money Title.
Who advances to the #LPGAPlayerOfTheDecade Final Foursome? 👇— LPGA (@LPGA) December 16, 2019
Louise Suggs Bracket
No. 14 Brooke Henderson vs No 6 Lexi Thompson
In the first and only upset so far of the Player of the Decade bracket, No.14 Brooke Henderson advanced past No.3 Stacy Lewis to face No.6 Lexi Thompson in the Round of 8. The winner of this match up will receive the fourth and final position in the LPGA Player of the Decade Final Foursome and will face the winner of the Tseng vs Ko matchup.
Henderson a fan-favorite among not only golfers but sports fans in general, pulled off the upset to advance to the Round of 8. But what Henderson has achieved since joining the Tour in 2015 puts her in the conversation for the Player of the Decade. During the last five years, she racked up nine victories on Tour to become the winningest Canadian golfer, male or female, in history. She also captured her first major title at the age of 18 by defeating Lydia Ko, then ranked No.1 in the world, at the 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Thompson captured her first major victory in 2014 at the ANA Inspiration. She’s added 11 wins to her resume since joining the LPGA Tour in 2010 and enjoyed a banner season in 2017 when she took home the Vare Trophy for the lowest scoring average of the season. In addition to her individual success, Thompson also has made seven team appearances by representing the United States at both the Solheim Cup and UL International Crown.
Who will advance to the #LPGAPlayerOfTheDecade Final Foursome? 👇— LPGA (@LPGA) December 16, 2019
Cast your vote on Mickey Wright and Louise Suggs beginning Dec. 16, 2019 at noon Eastern Time. Polls close Dec. 17, 2019 at noon Eastern Time. Cast your vote on any of the LPGA’s social channels. Results will be announced on Dec. 17.