Unlike the PGA Tour, the women don’t vote for their Player of the Year.
The LPGA’s Rolex Player of the Year is decided in a points race.
“My goal before the start of this year was to become Player of the Year, so I'm aiming towards that,” Ai Miyazato said Sunday after winning the Safeway Classic.
Miyazato’s victory helped her pass Tseng to take the lead in the Player-of-the-Year points race.
That Miyazato leads the race is notable because major championships are considered so important in golf and Tseng’s two LPGA titles this year are both majors while Miyazato has won five times but none of them are majors.
What do you think? Are majors as important in women’s golf as they are in men’s golf? If that’s true, why are so many folks stumped when you ask them who has won the most majors in the history of women’s golf?
If the LPGA decided its Player of the Year based on a player vote, who do you think would win the vote if it were cast right now?