LPGA Tour This Week: 2022 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G

This Week on the LPGA Tour – Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G

Pinnacle Country Club | Rogers, Arkansas | Sept. 23-25, 2022

COMPETITION FORMAT

144 players; 54 holes, stroke play, cut to top-70 and ties after 36 holes

AON RISK REWARD CHALLENGE HOLE

No. 14, par 5

PURSE

$2.3 million; winner’s portion is $345,000

SOCIAL MEDIA: #DRIVEON

Tournament: @NWAChampionship (Twitter, Instagram & Facebook); #NWAChampionship

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

TV TIMES (all times Eastern on Golf Channel)

Friday, September 23 – 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.*

Saturday, September 24 – 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday, September 25 –  12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

*tape delay

STREAMING TIMES (NBCSports.comGolfChannel.com and NBC Sports App)

Friday, September 23 – 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 24 – 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday, September 25 – 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

WHITELINE PAR AND YARDAGE

36-35–71, 6,438 yards (par and yardage are subject to change through the start of the tournament)

PAST FIVE CHAMPIONS AND RUNNERS-UP

2021: Nasa Hataoka, 197 (-16); Eun-Hee Ji, Minjee Lee, 198 (-15)

2020: Austin Ernst, 193 (-20); Anna Nordqvist, 195 (-18)

2019: Sung Hyun Park, 195 (-18); Hyo Joo Kim, Inbee Park, Danielle Kang, 196 (-17)

2018: Nasa Hataoka, 192 (-21); Austin Ernst, 198 (-15)

2017: So Yeon Ryu, 195 (-18); Amy Yang, Moriya Jutanugarn, 197 (-26)

TOURNAMENT SCORING RECORDS

18 holes: 61 (-10); So Yeon Ryu, second round, 2017

36 holes: 126; So Yeon Ryu (2017) and Anna Nordqvist (2020)

54 holes: 192; Nasa Hataoka, 2018

WHO’S IN THE WALMART NW ARKANSAS CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY P&G FIELD:

2022 LPGA Tour Winners (17 of 22):

Marina Alex (Palos Verdes Championship presented by Bank of America); Ashleigh Buhai (AIG Women’s Open); Ally Ewing (Kroger Queen City Championship presented by P&G); Ayaka Furue (Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open); Nasa Hataoka (DIO Implant LA Open); Eun-Hee Ji (Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play presented by MGM Rewards); Danielle Kang (Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions); Lydia Ko (Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio); Nanna Koerstz Madsen (Honda LPGA Thailand); Jennifer Kupcho (The Chevron Championship, Meijer LPGA Classic, Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational); Andrea Lee (AmazingCre Portland Classic); Minjee Lee (Cognizant Founders Cup, U.S. Women’s Open presented by ProMedica); Gaby Lopez (Dana Open presented by Marathon); Paula Reto (CP Women’s Open); Lizette Salas (Dow Great Bay Lakes Invitational); Maja Stark (ISPS Handa World Invitational presented by AVIV Clinics); Atthaya Thitikul (JTBC Classic presented by Barbasol)

2022 LPGA Tour Rookies (26 of 33):

Narin An, Hye-Jin Choi, Allisen Corpuz, Casey Danielson, Karis Davidson, Amanda Doherty, Ayaka Furue, Haylee Harford, Lauren Hartlage, Yaeeun Hong, Vivian Hou, Gina Kim, Stephanie Kyriacou, Agathe Laisne, Brooke Matthews, Morgane Métraux, Sanna Nuutinen, Kaitlyn Papp, Pauline Roussin, Sophia Schubert, Hinako Shibuno, Maja Stark, Atthaya Thitikul, Dewi Weber, Ruoning Yin, Weiwei Zhang

Sponsor Exemptions:

Brooke Matthews, Kajal Mistry (a), Lily Thomas (a)

Monday Qualifiers:

Vivian Hou, Kenzie Wright

2022 STATISTICAL LEADERS

Official Money: Minjee Lee, $3,742,440

Scoring Average: Minjee Lee, 69.310

Birdies: Nasa Hataoka, 324

Eagles: A Lim Kim, 13

Holes in One: Pauline Roussin, 2

Greens in Regulation: Ally Ewing, 77.8%

Average Driving Distance: Anne van Dam, 280.659

Strokes Gained Total: Lydia Ko, 2.250

2022 AWARD LEADERS

Rolex Player of the Year: Minjee Lee, 149 points

Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year: Atthaya Thitikul, 1,149 points

Race to the CME Globe: Minjee Lee, 2,509.703 points

Aon Risk Reward Challenge: Minjee Lee, -0.933

Rolex ANNIKA Major Award: Minjee Lee, 98 points*

*clinched

2022 WINS BY COUNTRY (25 tournaments, 12 countries)

8 – United States of America (Marina Alex, Danielle Kang, Jennifer Kupcho (3), Lizette Salas, Ally Ewing, Andrea Lee)

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)

2 – South Africa (Ashleigh Buhai, Paula Reto)

1 – Denmark (Nanna Koerstz Madsen)

1 – Ireland (Leona Maguire)

1 – Mexico (Gaby Lopez)

1 – New Zealand (Lydia Ko)

1 – Sweden (Maja Stark)

1 – Thailand (Atthaya Thitikul)

2022 WINS BY PLAYER (25 tournaments, 22 players)

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

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

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

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 – Ally Ewing (Kroger Queen City Championship presented by P&G)

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 – Andrea Lee (AmazingCre Portland Classic)

1 – Gaby Lopez (Dana Open presented by Marathon)

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

1 – Paula Reto (CP Women’s Open)

1 – Lizette Salas (Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational)

1 – Maja Stark (ISPS Handa World Invitational)

1 – Atthaya Thitikul (JTBC Classic presented by Barbasol)

AVERAGE AGE OF 2022 WINNERS: 26.38

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, 226 points

2 – Jennifer Kupcho, 187 points

3 – Nelly Korda, 183 points

4 – Jessica Korda, 142 points

5 – Andrea Lee, 140 points

6 – Danielle Kang, 139 points

7 – Megan Khang, 137 points

8 – Lilia Vu, 123 points

9 – Marina Alex, 111 points

10 – Alison Lee, 104 points

Team USA Solheim Cup standings

Team Europe Solheim Cup standings

The defending champion Nasa Hataoka (courtesy LPGA Tour)

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