LPGA Tees Off First Major Of Year

The Kraft Nabisco Championship celebrates its 40th anniversary

as the LPGA tees it up for the first major championship of the

year. Held at Mission Hill Country Club’s Dinah Shore

Tournament Course in Rancho Mirage, California, this tournament was

first played in 1972 and became a major championship in 1983. World

#1 Yani Tseng will be among the field of top professionals and

amateurs in this year’s field and is the defending champion.

Last year, Tseng defeated Suzann Petterson by one stroke to claim

her second major title and take the ceremonial leap of victory into

Poppie’s Pond, a brave move since she doesn’t know how

to swim. For Petterson, it was once again another disappointing 2nd

place finish, her third at this tournament in four years. Joining

Tseng, Petterson and a host of top LPGA professionals this year

will be five amateur invitees including Pepperdine

University’s Danielle Kang, USC’s Lisa McCloskey,

current Mid-Amateur Champion Meghan Stasi, collegiate standout

Cydney Clanton and high school senior, Kristen Park, a five-time

Rolex All-American. FOX Sports will present expanded coverage of

this year’s event as the LPGA’s best compete for one of

the most prestigious titles on tour.

01:00 April 1 – LPGA Tour: Kraft Nabisco Championship Rd. 1 Part

1

10:00 April 1 – LPGA Tour: Kraft Nabisco Championship Rd. 1

Part 2

19:00 April 1 – LPGA Tour: Kraft Nabisco Championship Rd. 2

Part 1

01:30 April 2 – LPGA Tour: Kraft Nabisco Championship Rd. 2

Part 2

12:30 April 3 – LPGA Tour: Kraft Nabisco Championship Rd. 3

03:00 April 4 – LPGA Tour: Kraft Nabisco Championship Final

Rd.