Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give

  • June 15 - 18, 2017
  • Blythefield Country Club
  • Par 69
    Yards 6,451
  • Purse $2,000,000

Final

POSPLAYERTO PARTHRUTEE TIME
1Brooke Henderson-17F-
2Michelle Wie-15F-
2Lexi Thompson-15F-
4Su-Hyun Oh-14F-
4Madelene Sagstrom-14F-
4Moriya Jutanugarn-14F-
7Danielle Kang-13F-
7Carlota Ciganda-13F-
7Hyo Joo Kim-13F-
10Jacqui Concolino-12F-
10Mi Jung Hur-12F-
10Lydia Ko-12F-
13Jane Park-11F-
13Jenny Shin-11F-
13Sung Hyun Park-11F-
13Lee-Anne Pace-11F-
17Cydney Clanton-10F-
17Haru Nomura-10F-
17Kim Kaufman-10F-
17Lizette Salas-10F-
17Shanshan Feng-10F-
22Azahara Munoz-9F-
22Beatriz Recari-9F-
22Sei Young Kim-9F-
22Inbee Park-9F-
22In-Kyung Kim-9F-
22Mi Hyang Lee-9F-
22Ariya Jutanugarn-9F-
22Emily Pedersen-9F-
22Stacy Lewis-9F-
22Cristie Kerr-9F-
32Jessica Korda-8F-
32Marissa Steen-8F-
32Aditi Ashok-8F-
32Wichanee Meechai-8F-
32Mirim Lee-8F-
37Morgan Pressel-7F-
37Holly Clyburn-7F-
37Hee Young Park-7F-
37Simin Feng-7F-
37Sarah Jane Smith-7F-
37Brooke Pancake-7F-
43Nelly Korda-6F-
43Vicky Hurst-6F-
43Na Yeon Choi-6F-
43Rachel Rohanna-6F-
43Alena Sharp-6F-
48Therese O'Hara-5F-
48Brittany Altomare-5F-
50Min Lee-4F-
50Wei Ling Hsu-4F-
50Ally McDonald-4F-
50Jeong Eun Lee-4F-
50Giulia Molinaro-4F-
55Megan Khang-3F-
55Lindy Duncan-3F-
55Tiffany Joh-3F-
55Brittany Lincicome-3F-
55Laura Gonzalez Escallon-3F-
60Mariah Stackhouse-2F-
60Gerina Piller-2F-
62Demi Runas-1F-
62Dori Carter-1F-
64Jackie StoeltingEF-
64Joanna KlattenEF-
64Haeji KangEF-
67Ryann O'Toole+1F-
68Amy Olson+2F-
68Angel Yin+2F-

Now

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Apparently, the CJ in this week's inaugural CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges must stand for Cash Junket. The first PGA Tour event to be held in South Korea will feature the second-largest non-major/WGC purse of 2017, with $9.25 million in prize money allocated for the no-cut field and $1.6 million to the winner. Perhaps then it's no surprise that big names such as Justin Thomas, Jason Day, Adam Scott and Patrick Reed have all made the trip.

Nick Bewley ESPN 

Not a bad view! Ahead of next year's Ryder Cup, team captains Thomas Bjorn and Jim Furyk tee off from the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Bjorn posted this photo on his twitter account.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Just a few weeks ago, Tiger Woods said never playing competitive golf again was "definitely" a possibility. Never, though, has he wavered in his insistence that he'd at least attempt to make another comeback. As reported by my colleague Bob Harig, Woods has been cleared to start practicing toward that return. If he contends in majors or surges into the upper echelon in the world ranking, all of that can be considered a surprise, based on individual opinions about his future. But the fact that he's now practicing and inching his way toward a comeback shouldn't qualify as surprising news.

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

While Tiger Woods has been cleared by his doctor to pursue golf however he sees fit, his agent Mark Steinberg made it clear that the 14-time major champion will not rush. Woods posted video as recently as Sunday of him hitting a driver, a good sign. But there is no talk yet of a competitive return. "He will take it day by day, week by week," Steinberg said.

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

It is but one swing, not enough to draw any conclusions. How much can Tiger Woods practice and for how long? Those are bigger questions not yet answered. But he was hitting a driver, which is significant in his comeback. And while the swing speed might be less than desired, given what Woods has been through, that might be a good thing.

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

It is but one swing, not enough to draw any conclusions. How much can Tiger Woods practice and for how long? Those are bigger questions not get answered. But he was hitting a driver, which is significant in his comeback. And while the swing speed might be less than desired, given what Woods has been through, that might be a good thing.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

At this time last year, Pat Perez was 40 years old, a one-time PGA Tour winner, ranked outside the world's top 300 and fresh off shoulder surgery. With his convincing four-stroke victory at the CIMB Classic, Perez is now a 41-year-old with three wins and a ranking inside the top-20 -- and that shoulder surgery just might have been the career motivation he needed.

Kevin Maguire Golf 

With his victory Sunday at the CIMB Classic, Pat Perez should crack the top 20 in the Official World Golf Ranking. That's remarkable considering a year ago, after finishing T-33 at this same tournament, he was 333rd in the world. The top 10 is still a ways off, but after a meteoric rise like the past 12 months, who could say that it won't happen for the 41-year-old American?

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Cameron Smith's first career PGA Tour victory came as part of a team event, pairing with Jonas Blixt to win the Zurich Classic this past season. Now the 24-year-old Australian is trying to win one as an individual. Smith opened with a sparkling 8-under 64 at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia, taking a one-stroke lead over three others. He might seem young by usual standards, but Smith is the same age as superstars Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, the latter of which just happens to be the two-time defending champion of this tournament.

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

Reigning rookie of the year Xander Schauffele got off to a solid start in his second PGA Tour season by shooting an opening-round 65 at the CIMB Classic on Thursday in Malaysia to stand one-shot behind leader Cameron Smith. Schauffele, who won the Tour Championship in his last start three weeks ago, played the TPC Kuala Lumpur without a bogey. Defending champion Justin Thomas opened with a 2-under-par 70 and is six strokes back.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

The Caddies vs. PGA Tour $50 million dollar class action lawsuit Round 2. Oral argument is scheduled for Thursday morning at 9 am PT in San Francisco, CA before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The original lawsuit was filed in 2015 then dismissed in February of 2016 by U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria with prejudice. An appeal was filed in June 2016. The fight between the Tour and the caddies is based on the bibs worn during PGA Tour events and caddies not being fairly compensated.

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

For the second time in four days, Tiger Woods has posted video of himself taking full swings with a golf club. Woods, 41, is still recovering from fusion surgery on his lower back in April; his agent, Mark Steinberg, said Sunday Woods had yet to be cleared by doctors to begin full golf activity. On Saturday, Woods posted slow-motion video of a full swing; Tuesday it was from a clinic he conducted along with PGA Tour player Kevin Chappell at the Tiger Woods Invitational in Monterrey, Calif., an annual event that benefits his foundation.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Two days after wildfires spread in Napa just hours after the completion of the Safeway Open, I spoke with one PGA Tour official who said that everyone from the tournament -- including competitors and staffers -- had been accounted for and host venue Silverado Resort was still being evacuated. As for the course, it remains unknown at this time as to what extent the damage is.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

One day after the Safeway Open final round was completed, wildfires spread through Napa and host venue Silverado Resort was forced to evacuate. An obviously scary situation for those affected, though it's believed that most competitors in the event were able to leave the facilities before the evacuation.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Two years ago, Brendan Steele was despondent after parlaying a 54-hole Safeway Open lead into only a share of 17th place. That's all ancient history now, as Steele has won the season-opening tournament for the second straight year. With the likes of Tony Finau and Phil Mickelson pushing him down the stretch, Steele hit a 369-yard drive on the par-5 closing hole, then got up and down for birdie to clinch the title yet again.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Tyrrell Hatton has now played the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship four times: He missed the cut in his first two attempts and has won each of his last two. Last year's champion successfully defended his title on Sunday, cruising to a three-stroke victory at the Old Course thanks to a 6-under 66.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Rory McIlroy posted an even-par 72 at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in his final round of the year on Sunday that was emblematic of his overall performance -- not terrible, but hardly the thrilling golf we've come to know from him. McIlroy finishes an injury-plagued 2017 with 18 worldwide starts, seven top-10s and zero victories.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Tyler Duncan isn't just a PGA Tour rookie -- he's an unseasoned rookie on the game's highest level. Prior to this week's season-opening Safeway Open, Duncan's lone start at a PGA Tour event was a missed cut at the 2015 U.S. Open, but through three rounds the Web.com graduate isn't showing any signs of intimidation. The 5-foot-7, 145-pound 28-year-old, who attended Purdue University, owns a one-stroke lead over Chesson Hadley entering the final round, searching for a victory that would rank amongst the unlikeliest in recent years.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Phil Mickelson is officially in contention for his first PGA Tour victory since winning the Open Championship four years ago. The Hall of Fame left-hander has played 90 events without a win, but following a third-round 4-under 68 at the Safeway Open, he will enter the final round just a few strokes behind the leaders. Mickelson is fresh off posting a 3-0-1 record at last week's Presidents Cup.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Rory McIlroy bought himself one more 2017 round on Saturday. Below the cut line before his third round at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, McIlroy rallied for a 4-under 68 to make the cut in what he's already announced will be his final tournament of the year. The biggest story at the European Tour event, though, is that of Tyrrell Hatton, the defending champion, who will hold a five-stroke lead heading into the final round at St. Andrews.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

They've been playing golf at Carnoustie Golf Links -- often referred to as Car-nasty -- for 167 years and there was a new course record set on Friday. One year after Alex Noren posted a 64 at Carnoustie, Tommy Fleetwood bested it by a stroke, totaling a nine-birdie, nine-par 63 to get himself into serious contention at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. The current Race to Dubai leader could separate himself from the pack even more this weekend.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

The bad news for Rory McIlroy? In his season-ending event, he's posted rounds of 73-71 at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship to remain below the projected cut line entering the weekend. The good news? Played on a three-course rotation, this tournament instead makes a cut after Saturday's third round. That means McIlroy has one day to put together a solid score and reach the final round or else his injury-plagued, disappointing 2017 campaign will come to an anticlimactic close.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

One year ago, Tyrrell Hatton won the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. This week, he's defending his title nicely so far, opening with rounds of 68-65. He's still searching for his first victory since that one, despite nine top-10s, including in each of his last two starts.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Fresh off a successful Presidents Cup during which he posted a 3-0-1 record for the victorious United States side, Phil Mickelson picked up where he left off a few days ago, starting with a 3-under 69 at the season-opening Safeway Open on Thursday. Though he doesn't often compete much during the early-season fall events, Mickelson appeared comfortable in making five birdies against just two bogeys. Still searching for his first PGA Tour victory since winning the Open Championship in 2013, he'll enter the second round just four strokes off the lead.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

In his first round back on the PGA Tour after serving two years of mandatory military duty in his native South Korea, Sangmoon Bae looked understandably rusty before finishing strong in an opening 1-over 73 at the Safeway Open. After starting birdie-par on his first two holes, Bae posted four consecutive bogeys. However, two birdies and 10 pars on his closing 12 holes minimized the damage. All in all, an impressive comeback after so much time away.