Monday, March 27 – Sunday, April 2, 2017
Tiger Woods – Hope you can make it next year.
LPGA – Mission Hills – First Major of the year 2017
ANA LPGA Golf Tournament
The Winner So Yeon Ryu Ana Inspiration 2017
At Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage, California
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10 former winners of the ANA Inspiration are in the field this week at Mission Hills. Two-time winners Juli Inkster (1984, 1989), Karrie Webb (2000, 2006) and Brittany Lincicome (2009, 2015) are in the field. Stacy Lewis (2011), Sun Young Yoo (2012), Inbee Park (2013), Lexi Thompson (2014) and defending champion Lydia Ko are also in the field.
Last Minute Luck
Jackie Stoelting, Marissa Steen, Caroline Hedwall and Peiyun Chien earned their way into the field at the season’s first major following their performance at the Kia Classic. After missing the cut in the first three events of 2017, Stoelting posted a T-18 finish to earn her way into the field. Hedwall posted her best finish of the season with a T-11 showing in Carlsbad to play her way into the season’s first major. Chien, a rookie this season on Tour, posted her second top-20 in four starts at last week’s Kia Classic to earn her spot. Steen finished just inside the top-50 at the Kia Classic to also earn her way into the field at the ANA Inspiration.
A Familiar Face
11-year-old Lucy Li stole the show, and viewers’ hearts, at the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst where she donned star-spangled apparel and other outfits befitting a pre-teen. Now, 14-years-old, Li won the Junior ANA Inspiration on Sunday at Mission Hills to earn a spot in the field at the season’s first major championship. Li won by four-strokes at three-under par to join fellow amateurs Hannah O’Sullivan, Eun-Jeong Seong and Paphangkorn Tavatanakit.