The third major of the LPGA Tour season will be played this week at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in Newtown Square, Pa., where Brooke Henderson, the 2016 champion, Alena Sharp and Jaclyn Lee are scheduled to tee it up … Lee withdrew from the just concluded ShopRite LPGA Classic after her caddie tested positive for coronavirus … The ShopRite is the only event between the last major, the ANA Inspiration, where she tied for second, and this week’s major for Henderson, who withdrew from the Cambia Portland Classic due to air quality issues at the time … Henderson tops the LPGA Tour in greens in regulation at 78.6 per cent. Her 69.381 scoring average is second only to Sei Young Kim’s 68.789 average on the LPGA Tour. She remains fourth in world women’s rankings … Graham DeLaet, Adam Hadwin and Nick Taylor are in Las Vegas this week for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open … Stuart Macdonald, Taylor Pendrith, Ben Silverman and Adam Svensson are in Orlando for the Orange County National Championship on the Korn Ferry Tour … His missed cut in Savannah last week was Pendrith’s third of the season and first since mid-June. Since then, he has six top 10 finishes, with five of those in the top three. He remains second on the Korn Ferry Tour’s regular season points list and if he stays in the top 25 through next season, Pendrith will graduate to the PGA Tour… Stephen Ames and Mike Weir will tee it up at PGA Tour Champions’ SAS Championship in Cary, N.C. … The Symetra Tour is off until next week when it will play the Mission Inn Resort and Club Championship near Tampa … Last week’s GNN Poll asked readers which road sign best describes the attitude of the golf operations where they work towards buying season. The majority, or 71 per cent of respondents said Proceed with Caution, 19 per cent said Full Speed Ahead and 10 per cent said Expect Delays … This week’s poll asks readers to describe the number of rounds put through in September at the golf operations where they work, compared to the same month in previous years. As of this writing, 84 per cent of respondents said September rounds were the most they’d ever seen, with 12 per cent saying rounds were about the same and four per cent saying rounds were lower than usual. If you haven’t done so already, you can cast your vote on the GNN home page.
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