Friday, June 27, 2014

Who to Follow at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship

There are more interesting pairings for today's 1st round of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship than you can cry Wooo Pig Souie at!

First you have the made-for-tv marquee groups going off the front in the afternoon wave:

1:14 pm: Stacy Lewis, Lydia Ko, Jessica Korda
1:25 pm: Paula Creamer, Michelle Wie, So Yeon Ryu
1:36 pm: Suzann Pettersen, Christina Kim, Lexi Thompson
1:47 pm: Catriona Matthew, Na Yeon Choi, Amy Yang

Those going off the back at comparable times should also get some tv time:

1:14 pm: Eun-Hee Ji, Mina Harigae, Harukyo Nomura
1:25 pm: Lorie Kane, Hee Young Park, Jenny Shin
1:36 pm: Julieta Granada, Ilhee Lee, Chella Choi
1:47 pm: Karine Icher, Pornanong Phatlum, Jennifer Johnson

A couple of up-and-coming rookies get pretty nice treats, as well:

1st tee, 8:36 am: Angela Stanford, Ya Ni Tseng, Mirim Lee
10th tee, 8:14 am: Se Ri Pak, Ai Miyazato, Line Vedel

You can tell who will be featured on tv on Saturday:

8:25 am: Morgan Pressel, Gerina Piller, Lizette Salas
8:36 am: Cristie Kerr, Inbee Park, Azahara Munoz
8:47 am: Juli Inkster, Anna Nordqvist, Sandra Gal

But if I were to pick one morning group and one afternoon group to follow, just out of my own interest and curiosity, here's who it would be:

10th tee, 7:30 am: Seon Hwa Lee, Tiffany Joh, Stacey Keating
1st tee, 12:52 pm: Jee Young Lee, Mariajo Uribe, Jane Park

With Ariya Jutanugarn starting on #1 at 7:30 am, Chie Arimura on #10 at 7:41 am, Shanshan Feng on #1 at 8:25 am, Jeong Jang on #1 at 12:41 pm, Jennifer Song on #10 at 12:52 pm, Moira Dunn on #10 at 1:58 pm, Ayako Uehara on #1 at 2:20 pm, and Mika Miyazato on #10 at 2:31 pm, maybe the better strategy on the first day is to find a fun hole to watch and let everyone come to you!

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