The Golf World editor again proves his ignorance of the LPGA once again. He listed the top 30 players on the LPGA Tour for 2008. Here's the list.
1. Lorena Ochoa 2. Suzann Pettersen 3. Annika Sorenstam 4. Cristie Kerr 5. Paula Creamer 6. Karrie Webb 7. Se Ri Pak 8. Morgan Pressel 9. Juli Inkster 10. Catriona Matthew 11. Jee Young Lee 12. Brittany Lincicome 13. Natalie Gulbis 14. Mi Hyun Kim 16. Nicole Castrale 17. Stacey Prammanasudh 18. Seon Hwa Lee 19. Maria Hjorth 20. Pat Hurst 21. Angela Stanford 22. Shi Hyun Ahn 23. Sophie Gustafson 24. Angela Park 25. Ai Miyazato 26. Na On Min 27. Sherri Steinhauer 28. Laura Diaz 29. Christina Kim 30. Karin SjodinFor brevity I removed Sirak's comments. I got some serious disagreements over those rankings, but in all but one instance you can say it is a matter of opinion.
Except for one golfer
From 2003-06 This player won 6 LPGA tour events, at least one in each year. Her money rankings for the years 2002-2006-
You'll ask what happened to 2007. She finished 81st on the money list.
7 events, 6 cuts made, 2 top 10s, $116,246 in earnings
Why the off year? The woman had a baby last June. She did not play an LPGA for over 6 months!
Who is this golfer? None other than 2001 LPGA Rookie of the Year, Hee Won Han. She should be the top 15 of any educated Golf writer's list, if not the top 10. Han is no where to be found on Sirak's list.
Just the latest indication Ron Sirak may be a closet racist. The goofs this man keeps making about about Asian golfers get harder and harder to swallow.
Update- Another problem with Sirak's list. Jeong Jang's low rating. Only placing her 15th. Since 2004, JJ has finished no worse than 12th on the money list and in the top ten every year from 05-07. 5th, 8th, and 7th respectively.
Now if you compare what Jang did over the last four years compared to 9th and 10th picks, Inkster and Mattew(Giving Catorina credit for being pregnant and giving birth in 2006 like I do for Han in 2007) and without weighing the fact that JJ topped both these golfers in 07 and is younger......well you got to ask yourself again if Sirak has a problem with Asian golfers.