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Stats and Stuff – CN Canadian Women’s Open

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In this week’s Stats and Stuff, Ward Clayton sums up the Safeway Classic Presented by Coca-Cola and breaks down the CN Canadian Women’s Open.

 

Pettersen’s streaks

Suzann Pettersen has won consecutive events, the Ladies Irish Open on the Ladies European Tour and last week’s Safeway Classic on the LPGA Tour. In each win, she finished with a 64 which included a total of 13 birdies, an eagle and no bogeys (15-under par). At the Ladies Irish Open, she set the Killeen Castle, Ireland course record with a third-round 63 on the course that will be the host site for the Solheim Cup.

Pettersen hasn’t missed a cut in 39 starts, dating back to a missed cut at the 2009 Ricoh Women’s British Open. She has also won more than $1 million in each of the last five seasons.

 

Pettersen’s comeback

When Suzann Pettersen rallied from nine strokes behind in the final round to win the Safeway Classic in a playoff last week, it marked the second-largest comeback in LPGA Tour history. The record comeback of 10 strokes is held by the following:

  • Mickey Wright, 1964 Tall City Open, shot final-round 62
  • Annika Sorenstam, 2001 The Office Depot Hosted by Amy Alcott, shot final-round 66
  • Louise Friberg, 2008 MasterCard Classic Honoring Alejo Peralta Presented by Nextel, shot final-round 65

All of the above ended up in a playoff except for Friberg’s victory by one stroke over Yani Tseng.

 

 

U.S. Team Solheim Cup Notes

Juli Inkster, 51, had already won 13 tournaments and four major championships by the time Michelle Wie and Vicky Hurst were born. Wie and Hurst, the youngest players on this year’s U.S. Solheim Cup team, are the same age as Inkster’s older daughter, Hayley…There are no 40-year-olds on this year’s U.S. team, which ranges in age from 21 to 51, with nine 20-year olds. Cristie Kerr and Angela Stanford are the 30-year olds…The United States Solheim Cup team is comprised of five of the current longest drivers on the LPGA Tour – No. 2 Michelle Wie, No. 4 Ryann O’Toole, No. 5 Brittany Lincicome, No. 9 Brittany Lang and No. 10 Vicky Hurst.

 

 

Stellar CN Canadian Women’s Open field a Canadian challenge

The CN Canadian Women’s Open field this week includes all 50 of the top money leaders on the LPGA Tour and 97 of the top 100. That should make the task of winning the title at Hillsdale Country Club more difficult for 18 Canadians looking to become the first Canadian winner of a

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