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

Congratulations go out to Lydia Ko for winning the Kia Classic. Lydia shot a final round 67, which was 4 shots better than runner-up Inbee Park. It was Lydia's first win of the season.

The LPGA moves to Rancho Mirage, California for the playing of the ANA Inspiration.

Many of you may remember last year's exciting finish when Brittany Lincicome eagled the final hole to force a playoff with Stacy Lewis. Brittany would go on to win the championship on the third playoff hole.

This will be tournament #8 of 33 on this year's LPGA schedule, and the first of five Major Championships.

Here are the key details:

Course:  Mission Hills Country Club: Dinah Shore Tournament Course
Location:  Rancho Mirage, California
Defending Champion:  Brittany Lincicome
Winning Score:  72-68-70-69 = 279 (-9) 

Final Field: 111 players (104 pros + 7 amateurs)
Par:  36/36 = 72
Yardage: 6,769 yards
Purse:  $2,600,000

My strength of field rating is a huge 89% (up from 87% last year). All the big stars will be ther…

Kia Classic Preview & Pairings

Congratulations go out Sei Young Kim for winning the JTBC Founders Cup. It was a very dominant performance as she took control early in the fourth round and never looked back, winning by 5 strokes over Lydia Ko. In doing so, she tied the all time LPGA record of -27 under par.

This week the LPGA moves to the state of California for the playing of the Kia Classic. Cristie Kerr will be trying to defend the title she won last year, when she birdied the 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th holes on Sunday, to finish 2 strokes better than Mirim Lee, and 3 strokes better than Lydia Ko. Her score of -20 under par was a new tournament record.

In the previous six years that this tournament has been played, we have had winners from 6 different countries:

2010 - Hee Kyung Seo - South Korea
2011 - Sandra Gal - Germany
2012 - Yani Tseng - Taiwan
2013 - Beatriz Recari - Spain
2014 - Anna Nordqvist - Sweden
2015 - Cristie Kerr - U.S.A.

This will be tournament #7 of 33 tournaments on this year's LPGA schedu…