The field is set for the ANA Inspiration. The 49th edition of the tournament will be unlike any before for a host of reasons, including triple-digit desert heat, carts for caddies and Bermuda grass.
Defending champ Jin Young Ko has yet to play on the LPGA in 2020, yet remains No. 1 in the world. Ko will not be among the 105 players who return to the Dinah Shore Tournament Course Sept. 10-13 daydreaming about a leap into Poppie’s Pond.
Former No. 1 Sung Hyun Park will make her first start on the LPGA this year at Mission Hills. Several other notable South Korean players, however, will not make the trip including former ANA champ So Yeon Ryu, 10th-ranked Hyo Joo Kim and No. 11 Jeong Eun Lee6.
Could this be the week Nelly Korda collects her first major title? Inbee Park, a seven-time major winner who gave a valiant run last month at Royal Troon, feels good about her putter and highlights a short list of favorites that includes World No. 2 Danielle Kang, a two-time winner since the LPGA’s restart.
There are six amateurs in the field including recent U.S. Women’s Amateur champion Rose Zhang and runner-up Gabriela Ruffels, who won the 2019 Women’s Amateur.
LPGA rookies who made the elite field include Andrea Lee, Yealimi Noh, Patty Tavatanakit, Leona Maguire, Yui Kawamoto and Esther Henseleit.
Sophia Popov, winner of the year’s first major, the AIG Women’s British Open, is not in the event. Her five-year exemption begins in 2021.
CategoriesPlayerSponsor exemptionsLei Ye (a)Kaitlyn Papp (a)Gabriela Ruffels (a)Rose Zhang (a)Olivia Mehaffey (a)Emilia Migliaccio (a)Active LPGA Hall of Fame membersInbee ParkANA Inspiration winnersPernilla LindbergLydia KoBrittany LincicomeLexi ThompsonStacy LewisMorgan PresselMajor winners previous 5 yearsAriya JutanugarnSung Hyun ParkBrittany LangIn Gee ChunHannah GreenDanielle KangBrooke HendersonHinako ShibunoGeorgia HallIn Kyung KimAngela StanfordAnna NordqvistLPGA winners previous 3 yearsEun Hee JiCeline BoutierNelly KordaAmy YangNasa HotaokaMinjee LeeSei Young ParkBronte LawCydney ClantonJasmine SuwannapuraCheyenne KnightJessica KordaMoriya JutanugarnAnnie ParkMarina AlexGaby LopezCristie KerrHaru NomuraKatherine KirkMi Hyang LeeMadelene SagstromHee Young ParkTop-20 ANA (2019)Carlota CigandaKristen GillmanAlly McDonaldJaye Marie GreenJenny ShinCharley HullJing YanLizette SalasAlena SharpTop-5 majors (2019)Angel LinGerina PillerYu LiuMel ReidAshleigh BuhaiJennifer KupchoTop-80 LPGA money list (2019)Brittany AltomareCaroline MassonAzahara MunozMegan KhangSu OhNanna Koerstz MadsenMirim LeeNichole Broch LarsenChella ChoiAmy OlsonJodi Ewart ShadoffPornanong PhatlumSarah SchmelzelXiyu LinTiffany JohPajaree AnannarukarnAustin ErnstMaria Fernanda TorresRyann O’TooleAyako UeharaCharlotte ThomasTop-2 LET, JLPGA, KLPGAEsther HenseleitTop-20 LPGA money list (2020)Andrea LeeJennifer SongLindsey
By: Beth Ann Nichols
Title: ANA Inspiration: Check out the field of 105 set for Dinah Shore
Sourced From: golfweek.usatoday.com/2020/09/04/ana-inspiration-major-field-105-dinah-shore/
Published Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2020 14:00:01 +0000
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