Friday, December 15, 2006

2004 Player Rankings

The 2004 season was memorable for me in that it was Grace Park’s best year. Hopefully she’ll manage to have a better one in the coming years but she will be hard pressed to do that. In ’04 she won twice, including the Kraft Nabisco. She had ten other Top 10 finishes – seven seconds and three thirds! Annika won eight events that year (nobody else had more than three) including the LPGA Championship. The other majors were won by Meg Mallon (US Open) and Karen Stupples (British).

Here are the Top 30 Players of 2004:

1. Annika Sorenstam
2. Grace Park
3. Lorena Ochoa
4. Meg Mallon
5. Cristie Kerr
6. Karen Stupples
7. Karrie Webb
8. Mi Hyun Kim
9. Hee-Won Han
10. Jennifer Rosales
11. Juli Inkster
12. Jeong Jang
13. Catriona Matthew
14. Se Ri Pak
15. Candie Kung
16. Lorie Kane
17. Pat Hurst
18. Carin Koch
19. Michele Redman
20. Christina Kim
21. Shi Hyun Ahn
22. Rosie Jones
23. Beth Daniel
24. Rachel Teske (Heatherington)
25. Laura Diaz
26. Patricia Meunier-Lebouc
27. Laura Davies
28. Becky Morgan
29. Donna Andrews
30. Wendy Doolan

Retro Hound Dog Awards:
Player Of The Year – Annika Sorenstam
Rookie Of The Year – Shi Hyun Ahn
Fluke Winner Of The Year – Heather Daly-Donofrio