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LPGA 2018: Americans Off To Strong Start

As the LPGA touches down on U.S. soil for the first time in 2018, U.S.-born players already have won three of the season’s first four stops.

Michelle Wie and Jessica Korda

RED, WIN & BLUE

  • Bahamas: Brittany Lincicome (USA)
  • Australia: Jin Young Ko (Korea)
  • Thailand: Jessica Korda (USA)
  • Singapore: Michelle Wie (USA)

That’s the best start by the American faction since 2007, when Paula Creamer, Stacy Prammanasudh and Meaghan Francella swept the first three.

You have to go back 2 ½ years, in fact, to find the last time U.S. players had three wins in any stretch of four tournaments. It was summer 2015 when Kris Tamulis (Alabama), Jessica Korda (Malaysia) and Lexi Thompson (South Korea) teamed up, sandwiched around Lydia Ko’s victory at the Evian Championship.

A win by an American this week would mark the first USA hat trick since 2014 when Wie (U.S. Women’s Open), Stacy Lewis (Arkansas Championship), and Mo Martin (Women’s British Open) posed with a trophy three weeks in a row.


Credits: LPGA Communications, Getty Images


Jeff Shain

Jeff is a contributor to Pro Golf Weekly. He is the managing editor of Prime Sports, and a weekly contributor to PGATour.com. As a member of the Golf Writer's Association of America, Jeff has covered golf for nearly two decades, including stops at the Orlando Sentinel, Miami Herald and The Island Packet in South Carolina.

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