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2019 Women's PGA Championship

The 2019 Women's PGA Championship (branded as the 2019 KPMG Women's PGA Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the 65th Women's PGA Championship, played June 20–23 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota. Known as the LPGA Championship through 2014, it is the third of five major championships on the LPGA Tour during the 2019 season.

2019 Women's
PGA Championship
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Tournament information
DatesJune 20–23, 2019
LocationChaska, Minnesota
44°50′02″N 93°35′28″W / 44.834°N 93.591°W / 44.834; -93.591Coordinates: 44°50′02″N 93°35′28″W / 44.834°N 93.591°W / 44.834; -93.591
Course(s)Hazeltine National Golf Club
Organized byPGA of America
Tour(s)LPGA Tour
FormatStroke play - 72 holes
Statistics
Par72
Length6,831 yards (6,246 m)
Field156 players, 80 after cut
Cut149 (+5)
Prize fund$3.85 million
Winner's share$577,500
Champion
Australia Hannah Green
279 (−9)
Location Map
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Location in the United States
Hazeltine is located in Minnesota
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Australian Hannah Green won her first major (and first LPGA Tour event) by one stroke over defending champion Park Sung-hyun. It was the first wire-to-wire win at the Women's PGA Championship since Yani Tseng in 2011 and the first major win by an Australian since Karrie Webb at the 2006 Kraft Nabisco Championship.[1]

FieldEdit

The field includes 156 players who met one or more of the selection criteria and commit to participate by a designated deadline. Players who qualified for the Championship are listed below.[2] Players are listed under the first category in which they qualified; additional qualifying categories are shown in parentheses.

1. Active LPGA Hall of Fame members

Laura Davies (2), Karrie Webb (2,12)

2. Past winners of the Women's PGA Championship

Shanshan Feng (4,6,12), Brooke Henderson (3,4,5,6,12), Danielle Kang (3,4,6,9,12), Cristie Kerr (4,9,12), Anna Nordqvist (3,4,9,12), Inbee Park (3,4,6,12), Park Sung-hyun (3,4,5,6,12)

3. Professionals who have won an LPGA major championship in the previous five years and during the current year

Chun In-gee (4,6,12), Georgia Hall (4,6,9,12), Ariya Jutanugarn (4,6,12), Kim Hyo-joo (12), In-Kyung Kim (4,5,6,12), Ko Jin-young (4,6,12), Lydia Ko (4,6,12), Brittany Lang (9,12), Lee Jeong-eun (4,6,12), Pernilla Lindberg (4,12), Ryu So-yeon (4,5,6,12), Angela Stanford (4,12), Lexi Thompson (4,6,9,12), Michelle Wie (4,9,12)

4. Professionals who have won an official LPGA tournament in the previous two calendar years and during the current year

Marina Alex (6,12), Céline Boutier (12), Nasa Hataoka (5,6,12), Ji Eun-hee (6,12), Moriya Jutanugarn (6,12), Kim Sei-young (6,12), Katherine Kirk (12), Jessica Korda (5,6,12), Nelly Korda (6,12), Bronte Law (12), Lee Mi-hyang (12), Minjee Lee (6,12), Mirim Lee (12), Stacy Lewis (9,12), Gaby López (12), Haru Nomura (12), Annie Park (12), Amy Yang (6,12)

5. Professionals who finished top-10 and ties at the previous year's Women's PGA Championship

Jacqui Concolino (12), Charley Hull (6,9,12), Lizette Salas (6,9,12), Angel Yin (9,12)

6. Professionals ranked No. 1-30 on the Women's World Golf Rankings as of May 21, 2019

Carlota Ciganda (9,12)

7. The top eight finishers at the 2018 LPGA T&CP National Championship

Joanna Coe, Alison Curdt, Wendy Doolan, Stephanie Eiswerth, Ashley Grier, Nicole Jeray, Kang Ji-min, Seul-Ki Park

8. The top finisher (not otherwise qualified via the 2018 LPGA T&CP National Championship) at the 2019 PGA Women's Stroke Play Championship

Brittany Kelly

9. Members of the European and United States Solheim Cup teams in 2017

Paula Creamer (12), Austin Ernst (12), Jodi Ewart Shadoff (12), Karine Icher, Caroline Masson (12), Catriona Matthew, Emily Kristine Pedersen, Gerina Piller (12), Melissa Reid (12), Madelene Sagström (12)

10. Maximum of two sponsor invites

Nuria Iturrioz, Leona Maguire[3]

11. Any player who did not compete in the 2018 KPMG Women's PGA Championship due to maternity, provided she was otherwise qualified to compete.

12. LPGA members who have committed to the event, ranked in the order of their position on the 2019 official money list through the conclusion of the Meijer LPGA Classic

Brittany Altomare, Pajaree Anannarukarn, Dottie Ardina, Aditi Ashok, Laetitia Beck, Nicole Broch Larsen, Ashleigh Buhai, Sarah Burnham, Tiffany Chan, Pei-Yun Chien, Chella Choi, Choi Na-yeon, Karen Chung, Daniela Darquea, Brianna Do, Gemma Dryburgh, Lindy Duncan, Kendall Dye, Maria Fassi, Dana Finkelstein, Isi Gabsa, Sandra Gal, Kristen Gillman, Laura Gonzalez Escallon, Hannah Green, Jaye Marie Green, Clariss Guce, Mina Harigae, Caroline Hedwall, Daniela Holmqvist, Wei-Ling Hsu, M. J. Hur, Tiffany Joh, Haeji Kang, Kim Kaufman, Sarah Kemp, Megan Khang, Christina Kim, Cheyenne Knight, P.K. Kongkraphan, Jennifer Kupcho, Alison Lee, Jaclyn Lee, Lee Jeong-eun, Lin Xiyu, Yu Liu, Lee Lopez, Nanna Koerstz Madsen, Ally McDonald, Stephanie Meadow, Wichanee Meechai, Giulia Molinaro, Azahara Muñoz, Su-Hyun Oh, Amy Olson, Ryann O'Toole, Lee-Anne Pace, Park Hee-young, Jane Park, Katherine Perry, Pornanong Phatlum, Morgan Pressel, Louise Ridderstrom, Sarah Schmelzel, Alena Sharp, Jenny Shin, Luna Sobrón Galmés, Jennifer Song, Klára Spilková, Mariah Stackhouse, Marissa Steen, Lauren Stephenson, Linnea Strom, Thidapa Suwannapura, Elizabeth Szokol, Emma Talley, Kris Tamulis, Anne-Catherine Tanguay, Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras, Charlotte Thomas, Maria Torres, Ayako Uehara, Mariajo Uribe, Anne Van Dam, Lindsey Weaver, Suzuka Yamaguchi, Jing Yan, Sakura Yokomine, Pavarisa Yoktuan

13. The remainder of the field will be filled by members who have committed to the event, ranked in the order of their position on the 2019 LPGA Priority List as of the commitment deadline

None needed

Nationalities in the fieldEdit

North America (65) South America (2) Europe (34) Oceania (8) Asia (45) Africa (2)
  Canada (4)   Colombia (1)   England (7)   Australia (7)   China (4)   South Africa (2)
  Mexico (2)   Ecuador (1)   Northern Ireland (1)   New Zealand (1)   Hong Kong (1)
  Puerto Rico (1)   Scotland (2)   India (1)
  United States (58)   Ireland (1)   Israel (1)
  Belgium (1)   Japan (5)
  Czech Republic (1)   Philippines (2)
  Denmark (3)   South Korea (20)
  France (2)   Taiwan (2)
  Germany (3)   Thailand (9)
  Italy (1)
  Netherlands (1)
  Spain (4)
  Sweden (7)

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Made the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Park Sung-hyun   South Korea 2018 70 71 71 68 280 −8 2
Danielle Kang   United States 2017 75 70 68 70 283 −5 T5
Inbee Park   South Korea 2013, 2014, 2015 72 73 68 71 284 −4 T7
Brooke Henderson   Canada 2016 76 73 71 70 290 +2 T30
Cristie Kerr   United States 2010 76 73 74 72 295 +7 T60

Missed the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Shanshan Feng   China 2012 72 78 150 +6
Karrie Webb   Australia 2001 79 71 150 +6
Anna Nordqvist   Sweden 2009 76 75 151 +7
Laura Davies   England 1994, 1996 79 76 155 +11

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Hannah Green shot a 4-under-par 68 to take a one stroke lead over Kim Hyo-joo and Melissa Reid. Changing weather conditions led to only 16 players breaking par and 20 players shooting scores in the 80s.[4]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Hannah Green   Australia 68 −4
T2 Kim Hyo-joo   South Korea 69 −3
Melissa Reid   England
T4 Ariya Jutanugarn   Thailand 70 −2
In-Kyung Kim   South Korea
Lin Xiyu   China
Annie Park   United States
Park Sung-hyun   South Korea
Amy Yang   South Korea
T10 Chella Choi   South Korea 71 −1
Carlota Ciganda   Spain
Moriya Jutanugarn   Thailand
Lydia Ko   New Zealand
Mirim Lee   South Korea
Ryu So-yeon   South Korea
Angel Yin   United States

Second roundEdit

Friday, June 21, 2019

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Hannah Green   Australia 68-69=137 −7
2 Ariya Jutanugarn   Thailand 70-70=140 −4
T3 Lydia Ko   New Zealand 71-70=141 −3
Park Sung-hyun   South Korea 70-71=141
T5 Nelly Korda   United States 72-70=142 −2
Angel Yin   United States 71-71=142
T7 Caroline Hedwall   Sweden 72-71=143 −1
Nuria Iturrioz   Spain 73-70=143
Moriya Jutanugarn   Thailand 71-72=143
Kang Ji-min   South Korea 73-70=143
Kim Hyo-joo   South Korea 69-74=143
Lin Xiyu   China 70-73=143
Pernilla Lindberg   Sweden 72-71=143
Lizette Salas   United States 72-71=143
Lexi Thompson   United States 72-71=143

Third roundEdit

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Hannah Green   Australia 68-69-70=207 −9
2 Ariya Jutanugarn   Thailand 70-70-68=208 −8
T3 Nelly Korda   United States 72-70-69=211 −5
Lizette Salas   United States 72-71-68=211
T5 Kim Sei-young   South Korea 73-72-67=212 −4
Park Sung-hyun   South Korea 70-71-71=212
T7 Danielle Kang   United States 75-70-68=213 −3
Inbee Park   South Korea 72-73-68=213
Lauren Stephenson   United States 72-73-68=213
Amy Yang   South Korea 70-74-69=213
Angel Yin   United States 71-71-71=213

Final roundEdit

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Place Player Country Score To par Prize money (US$)
1 Hannah Green   Australia 68-69-70-72=279 −9 577,500
2 Park Sung-hyun   South Korea 70-71-71-68=280 −8 349,816
T3 Nelly Korda   United States 72-70-69-71=282 −6 225,038
Melissa Reid   England 69-76-71-66=282
T5 Danielle Kang   United States 75-70-68-70=283 −5 143,642
Lizette Salas   United States 72-71-68-72=283
T7 Kim Hyo-joo   South Korea 69-74-71-70=284 −4 96,081
Mirim Lee   South Korea 71-74-70-69=284
Inbee Park   South Korea 72-73-68-71=284
T10 Ariya Jutanugarn   Thailand 70-70-68-77=285 −3 69,808
Megan Khang   United States 74-72-69-70=285
Lydia Ko   New Zealand 71-70-76-68=285
Ryu So-yeon   South Korea 71-75-71-68-285

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Green, 22, hangs on to win her 1st LPGA major". ESPN. Associated Press. June 24, 2019.
  2. ^ "Qualification Criteria for 2019 Championship". KPMG Women's PGA Championship. January 3, 2019.
  3. ^ "Ireland's Leona Maguire Accepts Special Exemption". KPMG Women's PGA Championship. April 16, 2019.
  4. ^ "Green putts her way to lead at Women's PGA". ESPN. Associated Press. June 20, 2019.

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