The field consists of three of the four major champions from 2009, American Brittany Lincicome, South Korean Eun Hee Ji and world number seven, Swede Anna Nordqvist (pictured).
Eight of the world’s top 20 female golfers are here including 15 of the top 50 including world number Suzann Pettersen, world number six Yani Tseng, our own World Golf Hall Karrie Webb (#13), and current European number one Sophie Gustafson. Even the ever twittering Christina Kim has come down for this event!
Reigning champion Katherine Hull is also on course this week and looks to be coming back to some form that saw her win in 2009 and you probably can’t rule out Laura Davies based on her win last week at the New Zealand Open.
Royal Pines is a superb track. It has had a loads of rain this week forcing the cancellation of the Wednesday’s pro-am but tournament organisers are confident Thursday’s first round will proceed as normal.
It is going to be a fun two weeks of golf. Many of these players will also be around for next week’s Women’s Australian Open at the Commonwealth Golf Club in Melbourne.