2022 Lotte Championship
April 13, 2022 1:00 pm EDT
This week, the LPGA Tour travels to Hawaii for the 2022 LOTTE Championship.
Before I discuss my favorite tournament matchup bets for the 2022 LOTTE Championship let’s take a look at the top five players in scoring average on the LPGA Tour that are in this week’s field.
Top Five Golfers in Scoring Average
- Brooke Henderson 68.82
- Celine Boutier 69.00
- Danielle Kang 69.12
- Atthaya Thitikul 69.21
- Hyo Joo Kim 69.31
Now that we have determined who the top five golfers with regard to scoring average are on the LPGA Tour (in this week’s field) let’s shift our attention to my favorite tournament matchup bets for this week’s 2022 LOTTE Championship.
Brooke Henderson -115 over Lydia Ko
Brooke Henderson arrives at this week’s 2022 LOTTE Championship in rather good form. Since the beginning of January Brooke Henderson has played six tournaments on the LPGA Tour. In those six events just mentioned, Henderson has accumulated an impressive six top 13 finishes, including a fourth place result at the 2022 Honda LPGA Thailand four weeks ago.
Henderson also checks the box for me when it comes to previous event/course history. Brooke Henderson has won the LOTTE Championship two times (2018, 2019).
Brooke Henderson currently ranks 14th in driving distance (274.73 yards), seventh in putting average (28.61), and second for total birdies made (112) on the LPGA Tour.
Atthaya Thitikul -135 over Nasa Hataoka
Atthaya Thitikul is playing simply outstanding golf this year. Let me be more specific. Thitikul has accumulated four consecutive top 17 finishes on the LPGA Tour, including a win at the 2022 JTBC Classic two weeks ago.
Thitikul also checks the box for me when it comes to key player statistics. Thitikul currently ranks ninth in total rounds under par (18), ninth in total birdies made (102), and 20th in driving distance (272.33 yards) on the LPGA Tour.