But Inbee Park won both the money title and scoring title in 2012. Park was on quite a roll over the second half of last season: 12 Top 10s in her last 14 starts, including two victories and six runner-up finishes. Park was the best player for half a year; Lewis, for the year as a whole.
Will Yani Tseng make a comeback in 2013? It's tough to believe that any golfer who won three of her first five LPGA tournaments of 2012 needs a "comeback." But Tseng, the Player of the Year in 2010-11, didn't win after that hot start, was in contention only a few more times, and even missed three cuts. She's still No. 1 in the world rankings, and had a series of strong showings near the end of 2012, however. Tseng is certainly capable of dominating 2013 if she regains her top form.
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2013 LPGA Tour schedule