Su Oh has competed in four Meijer LPGA Classics. And of those four, the six-year LPGA Tour veteran finished T5 or better twice: 2017 (T4) and 2019 (T2). With that track record, it makes sense that Oh would be a fan of Blythefield Country Club in Grand Rapids, MI.
“I really enjoy it here. The weather is always nice. I guess they made some changes to the golf course, but I think it still looks the same. Just tidied up a lot of things. A little bit different with the run-offs around the greens, but still feels pretty good,” said Oh who noticed the new course conditions including different tee boxes and modifications to the greens and runoff areas.
She has many reasons for enjoying the Great Lake State, but Oh misses the “Grand Taste,” which in prior years was a much-enjoyed food event featuring local vendors.
“All the other years it's one of my favorite events because of the Grand Taste. But, unfortunately, it's not on this year. It's got a really good atmosphere. I think the community really embraces the event. That's when a tournament is always good event, when the locals come together,” said Oh. “I guess all the kids come out on Father's Day as well. So a really good atmosphere. And I think this is one of the first events where we have quite a lot of people coming out. Hopefully we'll fill capacity. And I have a really good host family here so it's pretty good.”
So far during the 2021 season, Oh’s best finish was a T24 at the HSBC Women’s World Championship in late April. And of the nine events played, she has made six cuts. Although not unhappy with her results, the Aussie wasn’t thrilled. With her amazing record at Grand Rapids, she looks forward to finishing higher up in the leaderboard.
"This year, I haven't felt like I was playing bad but I couldn't put a score together and then a whole week together. Even last week I played well the first two days and then on the weekend wasn't as good,” said Oh. “Hopefully this course will give me some good vibes again and I'll be able to put together a really good week. It's not easy putting four rounds together. Hopefully you just get it done.”
Something that has been helping her maintain her game has been her good relationship with other Aussie professionals living at Golf Australia, an abode set up in Orlando, Fla. for Australian golfers of all major golf tours.
“It’s been good. It’s just nice to have some other Aussies around. At the moment there are a few from Epson Tour and there are a couple who just turned pro who came from Australia a couple weeks ago. There are some European Tour guys and PGA TOUR guys that stopped by, Korn Ferry, and Korean,” said Oh. “It's nice to get together and see how their year has been or how different it is for them. It’s just good to play golf with other people that's not on the tour but are also pros.”