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  • Hither and Yeon

    20 Nov 2012

    By Brian Hewitt for GlobalGolfPost

    Yani Tseng is still No.1 in the rankings. Stacy Lewis was clearly and fairly the LPGA’s 2012 Player of the Year. But the early-line favorite for 2013 No. 1 and POY might just be Korea’s willowy Na Yeon Choi.

    The LPGA concluded its official season with a stirring Florida duel Sunday between the most recent U.S. Women’s Open winners – Choi and So Yeon Ryu.

    Choi pulled away at the end and reminded us again how good she can be – like when she scorched Blackwolf Run at the Women’s Open in early July with a third-round 65 on a day when the field scoring average was closer to 77.

    Meanwhile in Australia, Adam Scott won his country’s Masters while Brit Luke Donald triumphed in Japan and Henrik Stenson came up big in South Africa.

    Finally, it all went wrong in Hong Kong for Rory McIlroy in his last tune-up for this week’s Race to Dubai finale.

    McIlroy stumbled to eight bogeys and a four-putt double in 36 holes to miss the cut by three shots. Unfortunately for him, when you are world No. 1 and the presumptive Player of the Year on two major Tours, this is news.

    Clearly, global Rory is either a) Homesick, b) Lovesick, c) Human or d) All of the above and burned out, too. The vote here is d) All of the above and burned out, too.

    The winner in Hong Kong? That colorful Spanish bon vivant, Miguel Angel Jimenez.

    Stay thirsty, my friend.

    PHOTO: AFP

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