The LPGA Tour season is back in the spotlight just two weeks after the end of the US Open, due to the approach of the third major of the year. The 2021 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship is scheduled this week at John’s Creek, on the Atlanta Athletic Club course in Georgia. The tournament will be played in its originally scheduled place on the calendar, with a large field of 156 players ready to compete to raise the trophy on Sunday evening and pocket a total prize pool of 4.5 million dollars. Not bad.
KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, preview
No less than 39 of the top 50 of the women’s world order of merit will be present in action, with the big Korean players wanting to redeem themselves from the disappointing major that just passed and above all a combative Lexi Thompson. The American literally threw the title to the wind two weeks ago, just when everything portended a triumph that would have meant a lot for her career. The condition, however, is that of the golden years and the 1995 class is ready to pursue her second major.
Experience would be expected to be a key factor in winning a title of this weight, however looking at the results in these tournaments over the past five years, this hypothesis suddenly falls apart. In fact, eight times since 2015, to get her hands on the cup has been a golfer who until then had never won on the LPGA Tour. The natural comparison that comes to be made is that with men, where the only example comparable is that of the English Danny Willett, who wore the green Masters jacket in 2016 at the same time as his first PGA Tour title (however with 4 successes on the European tour behind him). It is therefore natural to ask whether this could happen again this week.
As for the italian colors, the only qualified and present this week is Giulia Molinaro. The thirty-year-old from Camposampiero is back from the cut past the US Open, where she then finished in 61st place. She would be the best.