Lilia Vu’s breakout season has her in position to become the first American to win the Rolex LPGA Player of the Year Award since Stacy Lewis in 2014. Before Lewis won it for the first time in 2012, no American won the title since Beth Daniel in 1994.
As the LPGA season nears its final stretch, Vu holds a 21-point advantage over Celine Boutier and Ruoning Yin with a total of 154 points. Lydia Ko won last year’s POY Award with 180 points. Those who win a POY title also earn an LPGA Hall of Fame point.
Player of the Year points are distributed only to top-10 finishes on the LPGA. A victory at a non-major is worth 30 points while a runner-up showing is worth 12.
There are seven events left on the LPGA schedule, and this week’s Volunteers of America stop in Texas marks the last domestic event until mid-November.
Here’s how the top five players on the POY list currently stand: