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ANA Inspiration Preview & Pairings (The year's first Major Championship)

Congratulations go out to Cristie Kerr for winning the Kia Classic. Cristie shot a final round 65 to finish 2 strokes better than runner up Mirim Lee.



The LPGA moves to Rancho Mirage, California this week for the year's first major championship.
This will be the first year that this tournament (formerly the Kraft Nabisco Championship) will be sponsored by All Nippon Airways.



Last year's championship was one we will all remember for a very long time, as Lexi Thompson and Michelle Wie went into the final round tied for the lead. Lexi would shoot a final round 68 which was 3 strokes better than Wie's 71. Stacy Lewis finished in third place.




This will be tournament #8 of 32 on this year's LPGA schedule, and the first of 5 major championships.

Here are the key details:

Course:  Mission Hills Country Club: Dinah Shore Tournament Course
Location:  Rancho Mirage, California
Defending Champion:  Lexi Thompson
Winning Score:  73-64-69-68 = 274 (-14)

**Final Field: 115 players
P…

Kia Classic Preview & Pairings

Congratulations go out to Hyo Joo Kim this week for winning the JTBC LPGA Founders Cup. Stacy Lewis finished in second place, 3 strokes back. It was the third week in a row that Stacy has finished in the top 3. The three stroke margin of victory was the largest on the LPGA tour this season.


The LPGA tour moves to the state of California this week for the playing of the Kia Classic. Many of you may remember last year's finish when Anna Nordqvist defeated Lizette Salas by one stroke. Lexi Thompson finished 2 strokes back, followed by Chella Choi a stroke further back.


This will be tournament #7 of 32 on this year's LPGA schedule.

Here are the key details:

Course:  Aviara Golf Club
Location: Carlsbad, California
Defending Champion: Anna Nordqvist
Winning Score:  73-68-67-67 = 275 (-13)

Final Field: 144 players
Par: 36/36 = 72
Yardage:  6,593 yards
Purse:  $1,700,000

My strength of field rating is a very high 88.5%, making this the strongest field of the year by a big margin. Nine…

LPGA Founders Cup Preview & Pairings

After a one week break, the LPGA resumes its schedule this week with the playing of the LPGA Founders Cup. This will be the first of 3 consecutive tournaments that will be played on the west coast of the United States, and will include the year's first major championship.

Many of you may remember last year's exciting finish, when Karrie Webb came out on top by one stroke over five players. Those players finishing 1 stroke back included: Stacy Lewis, Lydia Ko, Amy Yang, Azahara Munoz, and Mirim Lee. I look for another close one this year.

The first five tournaments of this year have resulted in five different winners. Will this be the week that someone gets to hold their second trophy of 2015?


This will be tournament # 6 of 32 on this year's LPGA schedule.

Here are the key details:

Course:  Wildfire Golf Club at JW Marriot Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
Location:  Phoenix, Arizona
Defending Champion:  Karrie Webb
Winning Score:  66-71-69-63 = 269 (-19)

Final Field: 1…