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LPGA - Coates Golf Championship Preview
From The Sports Network

DATES: Wednesday, January 28th through Saturday, January 31st
SITE: Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club, Ocala, Florida
COURSE ARCHITECT: Ron Garl (1986)
PAR: 72
YARDAGE: 6,541
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 390 Yds10 - Par 4 395 Yds
2 - Par 4 412 Yds11 - Par 3 160 Yds
3 - Par 4 354 Yds12 - Par 5 494 Yds
4 - Par 3 130 Yds13 - Par 4 420 Yds
5 - Par 5 511 Yds14 - Par 4 353 Yds
6 - Par 3 180 Yds15 - Par 3 153 Yds
7 - Par 5 523 Yds16 - Par 4 369 Yds
8 - Par 4 388 Yds17 - Par 4 402 Yds
9 - Par 4 405 Yds18 - Par 5 502 Yds
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36 3,293 Yds36 3,248 Yds
 
Annual:  1st
Television:  Golf Channel - Wednesday -- 2-5 p.m. (et),
  - Thursday -- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (et),
  - Friday -- 8-10 p.m. (et) - tape delay,
  - Saturday -- 3-5 p.m. (et)
Total Purse:  $1,500,000
Shares:  1st Place - $225,000; 2nd Place - $136,988; 3rd Place - $99,375
 
Past Coates Golf Championship Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
20141st Year of the Event

Top Players in the Field
Cristie Kerr16 career LPGA Tour wins, World No. 13
Lydia Ko3 wins in 2014, World No. 2
Stacy Lewis3 wins in 2014, World No. 3
Anna Nordqvist2 wins in 2014, World No. 12
Inbee Park3 wins in 2014, World No. 1
Suzann Pettersen14 career LPGA Tour wins, World No. 5
So Yeon Ryu3 career LPGA Tour wins, World No. 8
Lexi Thompson4 career LPGA Tour wins, World No. 10
Karrie Webb2 wins in 2014, World No. 9
Michelle Wie2 wins in 2014, World No. 6

Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Lydia Ko
Darkhorse - Morgan Pressel
 
Last Week's Pick to Win - December 3-7 (Sakura Yokomine) - Finished T-11
Last Week's Darkhorse - December 3-7 (Ariya Jutanugarn) - Finished T-3
 
NOTES:The LPGA Tour travels to Florida this week for the season-opening Coates
Golf Championship in Ocala. The inaugural event is being held at Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club. The course was designed by Ron Garl and opened for play in 1986.

Eight of the top-10 players in the world are in the field - Inbee Park (1), Lydia Ko (2), Stacy Lewis (3), Suzann Pettersen (5), Michelle Wie (6), So Yeon Ryu (8), Karrie Webb (9) and Lexi Thompson (10).

Park, Ko and Lewis were the only 3-time winners on tour last season, and the only players to earn more than $2 million. Lewis won the money title with over $2.5 million in earnings.

This tournament starts the season-long points race on the LPGA Tour. The Race to the CME Globe will start this week and will conclude at the final event of the year, the CME Group Tour Championship. Points will be awarded for each event from the season opener through the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in November, setting up the field for the Tour Championship, which starts November 19. The winner of the season-long points race will earn an unofficial money payout of $1 million -- the largest in women's golf. Ko won the inaugural Race to the CME Globe title last year.

Sadena Parks and Cheyenne Woods are rookies on the LPGA Tour this season. They are the first African American duo on tour since 1971, when Althea Gibson and Renee Powell were members. The last African American player to play on the LPGA Tour was Shasta Averyhardt in 2011. Woods is the niece of 14-time major champion Tiger Woods.

The LPGA Tour heads to the Bahamas next week for the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic on Paradise Island, where Jessica Korda will defend here title.

01/26 16:53:43 ET

As of January 26, 2015, at 04:53 PM ET

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FIU 56
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LIP 62
 
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MD 56
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SHU 64
 
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WOFF 58
 
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MAST 66
 
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ILLCH 65
 
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MARS 69
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TXSA 69
MTST 58
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RIDE 58
 
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TENT 56
 
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WEBER 67
 
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KENT 69
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GONZ 64
PORT 46
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UTEP 71
UAB 69
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GRCN 78
UMKC 57
 
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WLVRN 78
CHIST 62
 
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USC 76
COL 75
 
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UCI 67
CPSL 57
 
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CSNO 68
HAW 81
 
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PAC 43
PEPP 50
 
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SDU 55
SCU 45
 
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UCD 70
UCSB 64
 
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UCLA 65
UTAH 57
 
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PORST 54
MONT 73
 
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SACST 75
MNTST 59
 
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CSFU 57
LBSU 49
 
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LMU 46
 
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CAL 39
 
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