I've said it before and I'll say it again: In-Kyung Kim was one of the hottest golfers in the world at the end of 2010. Well, the 3-time winner on the LPGA and LET's '10 Rookie of the Year picked up today in Thailand right where she left off last season with an opening 63 in the Honda LPGA Thailand. Unfortunately, I can't tell you more about her round because for whatever reason the site redesign at LPGA.com appears to be a little buggy right now and the official tournament site is super-slow to load. What I can tell you is that Juli Inkster is the closest golfer to her, at -6 with 1 hole left to play, that new world #1 Ya Ni Tseng is right in the mix at -4 with 3 holes to go, that Suzann Pettersen was a few under par, and Mika Miyazato opened with a 70. But many of the other top-ranked golfers in the world of women's golf were either stuck in neutral or going the wrong direction. Ji-Yai Shin and Ai Miyazato, for instance, were over par and still on the course last I checked. Or I should say the last time live scoring worked! Right now it's not working. I'll be back when it is!
[Update 1 (3:55 am): Here's 1 update from the LPGA's twitter account.]
[Update 2 (4:11 am): Ruthless Mike was able to get the live scoring working earlier tonight. Still not happening for me.]
[Update 3 (4:13 am): Whoops, it came up for a second and then it disappeared on me. But it looked like Inkster did post a 66, Jessica Korda a surprise 67 (to me, at least), Tseng was -5 with the 18th left to play, and...that's all I remember of what I saw!]
[Update 4 (11:40 am): I love the internet! Hound Dog, bangkokbobby, and Ryan Ballengee cover the 1st-round results so I don't have to (except to note that Korda shot a 73, not a 67, and that Ai-sama has only begun to fight!).]
[Update 5 (12:30 pm): Here are 1st-round interviews and 2nd-round pairings from LPGA.com.]
[Update 6 (2/17/11, 5:34 am): The Asian Ladies Golfer Appreciation blog has photos from round 1.]