Chevron Championship Power Rankings: Top 25 LPGA First Major Players

April 17, 2024

Lee has been consistent since the beginning of the season, with three top-10 finishes, including a T-5 at the Seripak Championship at his home course, Palos Verdes Golf Club. The 2022 Portland Classic winner is aiming for his third career top-10 finish in his 22nd start, but has yet to maintain that consistency in a major. The 2023 T-56 was the first of his Chevron career.

The Korean has won two T3 races this season, in the HSBC Championship and the Ford Championship, marking the first time in his 13-year career that he has finished in the top three twice in the same season. The comeback season has lifted the two-time LPGA champion’s world rankings to 67th from 132nd at the start of 2024.
In early 2024, Schmelzel will be in great company. The 29-year-old joins Brooke Henderson, Ayaka Furue and Korda for the most top-10 finishes (four) on tour. She achieved her career-best result with her second place at the Blue Bay LPGA. This year, the fifth-year veteran already has the most top-10 finishes in a season, 12 in his career.

The 2023 CME Group Tour Championship winner is one of the most consistent major players on the LPGA, although he doesn’t have a major title. Since winning the British Women’s Amateur in 2006, Yan has recorded 21 top-10 finishes, including 12 top-five finishes. Yan, who has won five times on the LPGA, has yet to compete in 2024, but her T-23 was her best finish at the Honda LPGA. in Thailand. The winner of the 2023 Women’s PGA Championship will play her first major after a tough title defense at Palos Verdes Golf Club. Yin, who was in the lead, made three bogeys on the 18th hole on Saturday and shot a 73 in the final round to finish in eighth place. It was the 21-year-old’s only top-10 finish in seven starts this season.

His shot was 3rd on the circuit in 2023 (1.87), but this season it was 48th (0.52). The signs that Corpus would break out and win the U.S. women’s title at Pebble Beach began last year at Chevron, where Corpus led 54 holes. Her 74 Corpse on Sunday knocked her out of the playoffs by two strokes. On that list, Corpus is topped by a late-race struggle at the LPGA West Coast, but he has posted T-40 and T-60 in his past two starts.
Considering Chevron will be making her first start of the 2024 season, it’s hard to rate the former world number one. The Thai won the 2023 Vale Trophy, which is awarded to the player with the lowest average score on the circuit, despite being undefeated.

Titicle finished the season on a strong note with four top-five finishes in his last five starts. Last year, Hull held off Corpus at Pebble Beach and had two major runner-up finishes in the AIG Women’s Tournament, sharing the 54-hole lead with Lilia Wu, but lost by six. Hull continued to play well from the start of the 24 season, where she had two top-10 finishes before her back injury forced her to leave Ford.

We hope a two-week holiday will give the British woman a much-needed break from Chevron.
Yin didn’t get off to a great start this year, but will make her first start in an LPGA match in 2024. She says she can now carry the ball about 20 yards further off the tee than before the injury. The 2023 Buick Shanghai LPGA winner made the discovery during two weeks of practice before a recent match. She was the only player to post a major-best score, taking Korda to the 16th hole the weekend before Homecoming against Lilia Wu, who lost to Chevron in last year’s playoffs.

Khan earned her first career win at the CPKC Women’s Open last August and has a breakout major season in 2023.

For the first time in her career, she achieved three top-10 finishes in majors, including a T-9 at Carlton Woods and a T-3 at the Women’s PGA. The 26-year-old continued her strong play with a third-place finish at the LPGA Drive On Championship in January, making her one of three top-15 finishes in five starts in 2024. . Fruet is probably the most consistent player at this circuit, but he is without a win this season. The Japanese player finished in the top 30 in all eight tournaments he competed in, highlighted by three top-five finishes and a third-place finish at the Blue Bay LPGA. The 2022 Women’s Scottish Open winner finished in the top 10 twice at major tournaments last year, but is yet to make a mark.
Lee has only started two home games in 2024, including a T-15 in Las Vegas.

She comes to Chevron after a disappointing season last year in which the 10-time champion failed to finish in the top 10 at a major for the first time since 2019. Lee’s performance at Carlton Woods (T-41) was her second-worst performance. Season results. The only thing keeping Lee from racing at the end of the 2023 season is a dog bite. The 29-year-old’s leave of absence was extended until her first game in Asia after her boyfriend’s dog bit her left arm during the off-season.

In addition to the T-51, who will start the season in Singapore, Lee has finished in the top 10 in five of his past seven starts, including the final three games of the 2023 season. The American has been able to make it this far thanks in part to the newly confident cornerman Freddie Peirce, who fights week in and week out. The former world No. 1 started her first domestic LPGA regular tournament since 2013 at the Seripakfar Hills Championship, where Korda took the title after finishing tied for the lead through 54 holes.

Sheen has found success each time she plays on the LPGA lately, with the 35-year-old finishing in the top five in five of her past seven starts, including a T-2 at the U.S. Women’s Open. Kim has been one of the most consistent players on the LPGA over the past five seasons. In his past 20 major appearances dating back to the end of 2018, Korean players have only finished outside the top 30 twice.

She narrowly missed out on an 11th place finish at last year’s Chevron, but did manage to finish in the top 10 during that time. But even though she has spent a lot of time at the top of the major rankings, Kim has only won once. The 2014 Evian Championship was her first major appearance of her career. The Australian has been in good form for Chevron despite starting just four games this season. Green won the HSBC Women’s World Championship in late February by shooting her third straight 67 to win by one stroke, the fourth of her career.

The 2019 Women’s PGA Tour winner shot a career-low 61 in the second round of the Ford Championship just two weeks ago.
The long-hitting Thai averaged over 320 meters in the California desert at the 2021 ANA Inspiration, becoming the country’s second major champion alongside Ariya Jutanugarn. She proved her early talent at Carlton Woods in 2023 and finished fourth at Chevron last year after 36 holes before a 77-76 weekend.

After a debut season, Chan made her debut at Carlton Woods, showing off her impressive consistency. The Mizuho Americas Open winner has finished in the top 10 in three of her four major appearances: T-9 at the U.S. Women’s Open and Evian, and T-8 at the Women’s PGA. After taking classes at Stanford University, Chang returned to the tour and reached the quarterfinals of the LPGA Match Play, winning three consecutive tournaments. The 13-time LPGA champion is in the midst of a renaissance season. Kim finished in the top 20 in all six of his matches this year, including a T-3 at the Honda LPGA in Thailand.

Kim, 31, won at least once a year from 2015 to 2020, including her first major title at the Women’s PGA in 2020. The Korean player’s resurgence has shown an improvement in her shot, and she has risen to third place on the LPGA leaderboard this season (2.08), compared to 39th place last year (0.58). Ko is one of the most powerful players in the current LPGA era. However, the South Korean player has barely played this season, making his domestic debut this week and making only two starts in the Asian season opener. Ko’s last performance was T-8 at the HSBC Women’s World Championships in Singapore in February.

She has won 15 times and has finished in the top 10 in the majors in nine of her past 20 starts. The 2023 Eviana Championship winner continued her stellar career, finishing last season with a second place finish at the HSBC Women’s Championship in early March. Boutier won four races last year, including three out of seven. Ms. Wu proved that uniforms were not that important to her when considering admission to the profession. The defending champion missed the cut at last year’s U.S. Women’s Open and KPMG Women’s PGA in quick succession, but finished T-42 and T-35 first at the AIG Women’s Open.

There, Wu became the first American woman to win two majors in one season since Julie Inkster in 1999. She finished T-37 at Southern California and T-21 at Ford, then took a two-week break before heading to Chevron. The Canadian has already recorded more top-10 finishes than last season, starting the first seven games and winning four in 2024. Such consistency usually indicates that a 13-time champion is ready to join the winner’s circle. The last time Henderson had such an opportunity was in the summer of 2022, when he won the Shoprite LPGA Classic and Amundi Evian Championship. Ko suffered from an allergy during his first trip to The Woodlands last year and missed the cut for the first time in 11 tournament appearances. More allergy medication won’t be the only change for the Kiwi in 2024, as his game has improved significantly.

She already has more wins (one) and top fives (three) in six starts than she did during the 2023 campaign.
Korda’s game is as an LPGA dreadnought who has played in her five matches and won four, and she is sitting in the water to develop her own talent. With rain in the forecast, Carlton Woods looks set to play long again, requiring more carries to maximize distance off the tee. Korda’s high ball flight makes her a heavy favorite to win the 2021 PGA Women’s Championship.