Even with that much at stake this week, there's no chance for any not-quite-live-blogging on this end this time around--we leave for Japan in a week and there's too much to get done before then. In fact, I'll be totally
5. Kim Song-Hee
8. Kim In-Kyung
9. Miyazato Ai
10. Lee Seon Hwa
Alts: Choi Na Yeon, Castrale, Ward
With such a packed field, this is much tougher than last year. The 2 best pairings are going off at opposite times:
1st tee, 9:16 AM
10th tee, 12:54 PM
The rest of the pairings are pretty evenly matched, usually with someone playing well, someone coming off a bad week, and someone having a tough season. Exceptions include:
1st tee, 8:54 AM
Kim and Ward are coming off great performances last week, while Wie may have trouble with the tight fairways this week.
10th tee, 8:54 AM
Sun Young Yoo
All have had pretty excellent seasons so far, but Park and Yoo are real question marks this week.
10th tee, 9:05 AM
Na Yeon Choi
Choi was in contention last year, Ji's been playing well in '09 but not lately, and Hetherington is one of those vets who could put it together any given week.
There's much more to be said, but not by me!
[Update 1 (1:41 pm): Fortunately, Golf Girl is there to pick up the slack. Literally, there. Check out her on-site blogging when you get a chance this week.]
[Update 2 (5/14/09, 12:03 am): Here's Hound Dog's preview and Golf Girl's profile of Cristie Kerr.]