LPGA Tour News: This Week on the LPGA Tour – 2022 ISPS Handa World Invitational presented by AVIV Clinics

Mon, Aug 8, 2022

This Week on the LPGA Tour

ISPS Handa World Invitational presented by AVIV Clinics

Galgorm Castle, Massereene Golf Club | Ballymena, Northern Ireland | Aug. 11-14, 2022

CHAMPIONSHIP FORMAT

132 men and 132 women; two separate 72-hole stroke play tournaments (one for men and one for women); cut to top 60 and ties after 36 holes, with a second cut to the top 35 and ties after 54 holes in each of the tournaments. For the first two rounds, all players will play one round on each course.

PURSE

$3 million USD, $1.5 million for men and $1.5 million for women; winner’s share is $225,000 apiece

SOCIAL MEDIA: #DRIVEON

Tournament: @World_Inv_Golf, @modestgolf, @galgormresort, @GalgormCastle, @massereenegc and @ISPSHanda (Twitter); @world_inv_golf, @isps_handa, @modestgolfofficial (IG), #WorldInvitational

LPGA: @LPGA, @LPGAMedia (Twitter), @lpga_tour (Instagram)

TV TIMES (all times Eastern on Golf Channel)

Thursday, Aug. 11 – 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 12 – 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 13 – 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 14 – 6:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

STREAMING TIMES (all times Eastern on the NBC Sports App and golfchannel.com)

Thursday, Aug. 11 – 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 12 – 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 13 – 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 14 – 6:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

WHITELINE PAR AND YARDAGE (subject to change)

Galgorm Castle Golf Club: 37-36–73; 6,621 Yards

Massereene Golf Club: 36-36–72; 6,517 yards

PAST CHAMPION AND RUNNERS-UP

2021: Pajaree Annanarukarn (-16); defeated Emma Talley in a playoff with a par on the second extra hole

*The 2021 playing was the inaugural playing of the co-sanctioned event between the LPGA, Ladies European and DP World Tours

TOURNAMENT SCORING RECORDS

18 holes: 65, Emma Talley (R2, MGC)

36 holes: 132, Emma Talley

54 holes: 205, Pajaree Annanarukarn, Jennifer Kupcho, Emma Talley

72 holes: 275 (-16), Pajaree Annanrukarn, Emma Talley

WHO’S IN THE ISPS HANDA WORLD INVITATIONAL FIELD

Past Champions (1):

Pajaree Anannarukarn (2021)

2022 LPGA Tour Winners:

Leona Maguire (LPGA Drive On Championship at Crown Colony)

2022 LET Winners:

Georgia Hall (Aramco Saudi Ladies International), Linn Grant (Joburg Ladies Open, Mithra Belgian Ladies Open, Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed), Lee-Anne Pace (Investec South African Women’s Open), Meghan MacLaren (Australian Ladies Classic – Bonville), Maja Stark (Women’s NSW Open, Amundi German Masters), Ana Pelaez (Madrid Ladies Open), Manon De Roey (Aramco Team Series – Bangkok), Tiia Koivisto (Jabra Ladies Open), Morgane Metraux (Ladies Italian Open), Jana Melichova (Tipsport Czech Ladies Open)

2022 LPGA Tour Rookies (12 of 32):

Allisen Corpuz, Olivia Cowan, Casey Danielson, Karis Davidson, Amanda Doherty, Linn Grant, Lauren Hartlage, Yaeeun Hong, Stephanie Kyriacou, Agathe Laisne, Brooke Matthews, Morgane Metraux, Sanna Nuutinen, Kaitlyn Papp, Pauline Roussin, Savannah Vilaubi, Dewi Weber

Sponsor Exemptions:

Lucy Li, Olivia Mehaffey, Billie-Jo Smith, Aideen Walsh

2022 STATISTICAL LEADERS

Official Money: Minjee Lee, $3,736,526

Scoring Average: Minjee Lee, 69.173

Birdies: Nasa Hataoka, 267

Eagles: A Lim Kim, Yuka Saso and Kelly Tan, 10

Greens in Regulation: Jodi Ewart Shadoff, 76.7%

Average Driving Distance: Bianca Pagdanganan, 276.470 yards

Strokes Gained Total: Minjee Lee, 2.340

2022 AWARD LEADERS

Rolex Player of the Year: Minjee Lee, 149 points

Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year: Atthaya Thitikul, 1,070 points

Race to the CME Globe: Minjee Lee, 2,502.953 points

Aon Risk Reward Challenge: Minjee Lee, -1.038

Rolex ANNIKA Major Award: Minjee Lee, 98 points*

*clinched

2022 WINS BY COUNTRY (20 tournaments, 10 countries)

6 – United States of America (Marina Alex, Danielle Kang, Jennifer Kupcho (3), Lizette Salas)

4 – Republic of Korea (In Gee Chun, Eun-Hee Ji, Hyo Joo Kim, Jin Young Ko)

2 – Australia (Minjee Lee (2))

2 – Canada (Brooke Henderson (2))

2 – Japan (Ayaka Furue, Nasa Hataoka)

1 – Denmark (Nanna Koerstz Madsen)

1 – Ireland (Leona Maguire)

1 – New Zealand (Lydia Ko)

1 – South Africa (Ashleigh Buhai)

1 – Thailand (Atthaya Thitikul)

2022 WINS BY PLAYER (20 tournaments, 17 players)

3 – Jennifer Kupcho (The Chevron Championship, Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational)

2 – Minjee Lee (Cognizant Founders Cup, U.S. Women’s Open)

2 – Brooke Henderson (ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer, Amundi Evian Championship)

1 – Marina Alex (Palos Verdes Championship presented by Bank of America)

1 – Ashleigh Buhai (AIG Women’s Open)

1 – In Gee Chun (KPMG Women’s PGA Championship)

1 – Ayaka Furue (Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open)

1 – Nasa Hataoka (DIO Implant LA Open)

1 – Eun-Hee Ji (Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play presented by MGM Rewards)

1 – Danielle Kang (Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions)

1 – Hyo Joo Kim (LOTTE Championship)

1 – Jin Young Ko (HSBC Women’s World Championship)

1 – Lydia Ko (Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio)

1 – Nanna Koerstz Madsen (Honda LPGA Thailand)

1 – Leona Maguire (LPGA Drive On Championship at Crown Colony)

1 – Lizette Salas (Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational)

1 – Atthaya Thitikul (JTBC Classic presented by Barbasol)

AVERAGE AGE OF 2022 WINNERS: 26.24

Youngest winner: Atthaya Thitikul (19 years, 25 days)

Oldest winner: Eun-Hee Ji (36 years, 16 days)

TEAM USA SOLHEIM CUP STANDINGS

1 – Lexi Thompson, 220 points

2 – Jennifer Kupcho, 187 points

3 – Nelly Korda, 163 points

4 – Danielle Kang, 134 points

5 – Jessica Korda, 125 points

6 – Megan Khang, 96 points

7 – Marina Alex, 94 points

8 – Lilia Vu, 93 points

9 – Alison Lee, 91 points

10 – Andrea Lee, 83 points

Team USA Solheim Cup standings

Team Europe Solheim Cup standings

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