THE LPGA AND KIA have opened fan voting for the “most compelling performance” in 2015. Coincidentally, the September winner has just been named, and she’s our pick for the whole blooming year.
That would be Gerina Piller, whose moment of glory has perhaps been lost in the Solheim Cup controversy over Alison Lee’s unconceded putt. Piller holed a 9-footer to defeat Caroline Masson 1-up in the singles match that would have clinched a European victory with just a tie.
Team USA would win 8 ½ of the 12 possible points during Sunday’s singles session to overcome a four-point deficit and give the U.S. its first Solheim Cup victory since 2009.
Now fans can vote on LPGA.com and via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to choose from eight performances (and be eligible to win a VIP trip to the CME Group Tour Championship in Florida Nov. 18).
HERE’S THE LIST, COURTESY OF THE LPGA.
February – Lydia Ko claimed her 6th LPGA Tour win with a two-shot victory at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open. Watch here
March – Cristie Kerr held off a charging Lydia Ko with four consecutive birdies on the back nine on Sunday to claim her 17th LPGA Tour title and first as a mother at the Kia Classic. The win snapped a 42-event winless drought for the Tour veteran. Watch here
April – Sei Young Kim won her second LPGA Tour event in dramatic fashion with a chip-in/eagle finish to beat Inbee Park on the first playoff hole at the LOTTE Championship Presented by HERSHEY. Watch here
May – Minjee Lee reeled off three birdies and an eagle in a five-hole stretch from holes 11-15 to claim her first LPGA Tour win at the Kingsmill Championship. Watch here
June – Inbee Park matched the lowest scoring record at a major championship, 19-under par, en route to her third-consecutive KPMG Women’s PGA Championship win and joined Annika Sorenstam as the only two players to three-peat at the event. Watch here
July – After a seven-year wait, Chella Choi broke into the LPGA’s winner circle with a playoff win at the Marathon Classic Presented by Owens Corning & O-I. Watch here
August – Kris Tamulis waited 10 years and 185 previous starts for a moment like she earned at the
Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, tying a career best in relation to par with a final round 7-under-par 65 to edge out Yani Tseng and Austin Ernst by one shot for her first career victory. Watch here
September – Gerina Piller sank a clutch nine-foot par putt on the 18th hole of her singles match at the Solheim Cup to defeat Caroline Masson 1 UP and to keep the Americans’ hopes alive to pull off the biggest come-from-behind victory in the event’s history. Watch here