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    The Start of a New Era in Women’s Golf 

    Allisen Corpuz orchestrated one of Pebble Beach’s most memorable golf performances, capturing the U.S. Women’s Open, finishing three impressive strokes over Charley Hull and Jiyai Shin. Corpuz became the first American in two decades to capture the title; it is her first victory since joining the LGPA just over a year ago. She joins the list with fellow Punahou alum and Hawaiian native Michelle Wie West, who secured her last U.S. Women’s Open title in 2014. Corpuz’s performance symbolized a proverbial changing of the guard. Wie West participated in the tournament but did not finish with the best performance and plans to retire after a successful career on the green. 

    Something To Prove 

    After coming up short in winning the Chevron Championship, Corpuz had everything to gain and nothing to lose entering the U.S. Women’s Open. Compared to Lydia Ko, who shot a quadruple bogey early, Rose Zhang, who couldn’t convert on her putter, and Nelly Korda, who didn’t drive very well, Corpuz didn’t make many mistakes. The only competition she faced was Nasa Hataoka, who relinquished her one-shot lead early after Corpuz birdied; she had six birdies on Sunday. In addition to Corpuz taking home the trophy, she earned $2 million in prize money. Her $2 million payout was the largest payout for an LGPA winner. 

    The Aloha State’s Latest Golf Phenom’s Rise 

    Allisen Corpuz’s rise in golf was not an overnight success. The origin of her talent goes back to when she garnered enormous attention as the youngest qualifier in U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links history, surpassing Michelle Wie West. Corpuz would go on to win her first professional tournament at 16. While at the renowned Hawaii private school Punahou, she was a three-time All-American. Ultimately Corpuz took her talents to the University of Southern California, where she would lead the Trojans to three major championship wins between 2016-2021, leading the team with a 71.57 stroke average. It is safe to say that Corpuz was due for a legendary performance. 

    As a rookie in the LGPA, Corpuz finished 41st in the rankings. Her earnings entering Sunday came in at $481,309. The UGSA had increased the U.S. Women’s purse to $11 million, equal to the men’s. Corpuz’s $2 million winnings at Pebble Beach Corpuz dramatically increased her earnings. It will be interesting to see if Allisen Corpuz builds on her Women’s U.S. Open victory.

    Golf FAQs

    How do PGA Golf Majors Pools work?

    In PGA Golf Majors Pools, member select six golfers to compete on a roster over the course of an event. The member with the best combined score from the six golfers wins.

    Can you include all four majors into one pool?

    Yes, but your commissioner can also customize these setting with RunYourPool. Pools can include up to all four majors, repicking golfers each time or adding bonus points for finishing positions

    How do I assemble a roster?

    Golfers are broken up in to six tiers, as members select one golfer per tier to be on their Major roster.

    What happens to golfers who miss the cut?

    Any PGA Player who does not make the cut will be given the highest score of Round 3 and Round 4, respectively.

    What are the four golf majors?

    The Masters is the first major of the season, in April. The PGA Championship and the U.S. Open follow, with the British Open ending as the final major.

    How do PGA One and Dones work?

    Members in a pool select one golfer to win a tournament, but can't pick that golfer again for the rest of the season. The member with the best score at the end of the season wins.

    What is a PGA One and Done pool?

    A PGA One-and-Done Pool is a contest similar to Survivor Pools, in which members can only select a golfer one time per season for events.

    Which tournaments are played for PGA One and Dones?

    Pool commissioners can set up the season for as many or as few tournaments as desired. Go crazy and do all of them! Or dial it back for the major events. As commissioner of a RunYourPool contest, you decide which events to play in!

    How to run a weekly golf pool?

    In order to run a golf pool, you must first crown yourself as Pool Commissioner. Begin by picking a game type like One and Done or Pick-X Pools. You'll want to establish rules before inviting friends, family, and colleagues to join. As commissioner, you make the rules and also need to enforce them equally and fairly.

    How do golf Pick-X Pools work?

    Members select a certain number of golfers per tournament, set by the pool commissioner. The member earns the total winnings that their selected golfer won for the tournament. Whichever member earns the most winnings over the duration of the season wins.

    What is a golf Pick-X Pool?

    A Pick-X Golf Pool calculates tournament winnings rather than strokes gained when deciding a winner. This amplifies the big name events that feature a higher prize purse.

    How to run a golf pool?

    How you decide to run a golf pool varies greatly depending on the game type. In each case, however, you'll want to determine the rules and settings before you begin inviting members to join you. You'll want to clearly establish how score will be kept, how tiebreakers work, and how winners are decided before anything else.

    What is a prop bet?

    Prop bets are any sort of pick or wager on a game that has nothing to do with the score or the final score outcome. Props can range from game types, to team types and even player types - such as who will score the game's first and last touchdowns? Other props, such as novelty or exotic, feature bets on things such as the coin flip or the Super Bowl Halftime Show.

    How do Masters Prop Bets Pools work?

    Pool members simply fill out a wide range of prop questions, each question worth a different value. Commissioners decide on the point value for each question, along with the amount of questions. Whichever member earns the most points based on corret answers wins the pool.

    When is the Masters?

    The Masters is typically in April and the first major of the golf season. The 2023 Masters is set for Thursday, April 6 and will run until Sunday, April 9.

    Where is the Masters played?

    The Masters is annually held at the Augusta National Golf Club located in Augusta, Georgia, USA.


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