LPGA scoring has improved dramatically over the past decade

Lydia Ko won the BMW Ladies Championship by four shots on the weekend – her second victory of the current LPGA season and her 11th top-5 in 20 starts.

Beth Ann Nichols at Golfweek has done a wonderful job of summarizing the advances in scoring on the LPGA Tour. And the numbers are amazing.

Lydia Ko currently paces the Vare Trophy race with a 69.051 scoring average. There are 14 players with a sub-70 average with three events remaining. Consider that when Ko first won on the LPGA 10 years ago, zero players averaged below 70 for that season. In 2002, there were two players.

There are currently 102 players averaging below par on the LPGA; 10 years ago there were 34.

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