I'll be lucky enough to watch the 1st round of the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic on Golf Channel at my parents' home before I head out to Albany in the afternoon. From the brief description of the Ocean Club on LPGA.com, it seems the players will have plenty of chances to dissolve the rust on their games in sea water. As low as everyone went over 36 near-flooded holes last year, I'd be surprised if we had all that many all that far under par this week.
Here are my guesses as to who will prevail against the prevailing winds. And here are my favorite pairings for today's opening round!
10th tee, 12:20 pm: Ai Miyazato, Paula Creamer, Jessica Korda
1st tee, 7:20 am: Moira Dunn, Jaclyn Sweeney, Erica Popson
10th tee, 12:30 pm: Morgan Pressel, Lexi Thompson, Gerina Piller
1st tee, 8:10 am: Stacy Lewis, Lydia Ko, Beatriz Recari
1st tee, 8:20 am: Na Yeon Choi, Michelle Wie, Sandra Gal
1st tee, 12:10 pm: Angela Stanford, Pornanong Phatlum, Pernilla Lindberg
1st tee, 12:00 pm: Hee Young Park, Ayako Uehara, Dewi Claire Schreefel
10th tee, 8:00 am: Jeong Jang, Meena Lee, Danielle Kang
10th tee, 12:10 pm: Juli Inkster, Brittany Lincicome, Lizette Salas
1st tee, 12:30 pm: Pat Hurst, Amy Yang, Chella Choi
Who are your favorites? Who would you be following if you could be at Paradise Island instead of wherever you are? (For me, the temperature dropped from 9 to -2 during yesterday's drive from Hamburg to Clinton.... Gotta love finally getting a real winter around here!)