Michelle Wie, Jessica Korda, So Yeon Ryu 8:21 AM
That is only a actually enjoyable group. Michelle WIe and Jessica Korda are nice pals and So Yeon Ryu is without doubt one of the preferred gamers on the LPGA. They’re additionally all ranked inside the highest 18 on this planet. Wie returns after taking the Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Basic off so she’s had two weeks to relaxation and put together. Her begin to the yr was superb – T11-11-Win – however she’s been a bit quieter since with no high 10s in her final six begins. Korda has arguably been essentially the most constant participant on the LPGA this yr in a small pattern – simply six begins. Her worst end is a T26 and he or she received the Honda LPGA Thailand, which included a 10-under, 62 within the second spherical. Ryu has a pair of high 10s, however remains to be searching for her first win this yr. A few month in the past, she completed fourth on the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open. She additionally must be rested as she didn’t play in Texas.
Lexi Thompson, Angel Yin, Brittany Lincicome 1:16 PM
That is the long-bomber group. Lexi ranks fifth on Tour with a driving distance of 273.9, Yin ranks sixth at 273.5 and Lincicome ranks seventh at 273.03. Should you like watching gamers grip it and rip it, that is the group. Thompson in fact received in Kingsmill final yr with a event file rating of 20-under and mentioned in her pre-tournament presser that she may be very comfy across the River Course. She additionally has her mother, Judy, doing all of the cooking this week in order that ought to assist too. Carry on a watch on the weekend for Thompson. Her scoring common within the first two rounds (70.4) has been about the identical as her weekend scoring common (70.2). I’m certain she’d prefer to see an uptick over the weekends. In Yin’s final begin on the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship she tallied her first high 10 of the yr and sixth of her profession. She took the final event off so she must be nicely rested. Lincicome has three high 10s this yr together with the season-opening win within the Bahamas. She did flip in a 5-under, 66 within the remaining spherical two weeks in the past in Texas.
Pernilla Lindberg, Emma Talley, Minjee Lee 8:32 AM
You’ve bought a serious champion, a gifted rookie and a three-time winner on this group. Lindberg in fact received the ANA Inspiration in an 8-hole playoff over Inbee Park. She spent the off week on the Gamers Championship mixing it up with Rickie Fowler and Henrik Stenson so that ought to give her some mojo for this week. Talley already has two high 10s in her rookie season and mentioned she’s impressed watching her buddy and fellow former Alabama star Justin Thomas rise to primary within the males’s sport. Lee has completed inside the highest 30 in eight of her 9 begins this yr together with her greatest end being a runner-up on the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship. She already has 16 rounds within the 60s this yr (34 whole rounds).
In Gee Chun, Brooke Henderson, Moriya Jutanugarn 1:27 PM
All three are LPGA winners and high tier gamers on the LPGA. Brooke Henderson and Moriya Jutanugarn have each received this season. In Gee’s second is coming. She’s solely performed in six occasions this season and has one high 10 end on the Financial institution of Hope Founders Cup. Chun completed in a tie for 12th two weeks in the past. Henderson is the precise reverse of Chun. She’s performed in each occasion this yr and that continues this week. Since her win in Hawaii, she’s had a little bit of a drop off. She missed the reduce in Los Angeles after which went T43-T23 within the final two begins. After every week off at dwelling in Smiths Falls, this may be a good time to gear up for the run to the U.S. Ladies’s Open. Jutanugarn has had a particular season to date. She ranks third on the cash listing and second on the Race to the CME Globe. Her placing has been great. She sits second on Tour in Putts per GIR and seventh in Placing Common.
Different Notable Teams
Nelly Korda, Ariya Jutanugarn and Cristie Kerr (1:05 PM): This might have simply been a featured group as a result of these are three excited gamers. You will have the younger gun in Nelly looking a primary win, Ariya searching for her first win of the yr with a Tour-high seven high 10s and Cristie searching for her fourth in Williamsburg.
Gaby Lopez, Cheyenne Woods and Anne-Catherine Tanguay (8:54 AM): Cheyenne Woods certified for the U.S. Ladies’s Open on Monday so she ought to have some good vibes coming into the week. Gaby Lopez is coming off her greatest end of the yr in Texas (T19) and Anne-Catherine Tanguay, a 2017 Symetra Tour graduate, is searching for a breakthrough week.
Lindy Duncan, Anna Nordqvist and Mo Martin (1:16 PM): Lindy Duncan completed in second place on the final event with a birdie-birdie-birdie end. Nordqvist, an 8-time LPGA winner, has one high 10 end this season whereas main champion Mo Martin had her greatest end (T12) in her final begin in Texas.