Featured Groups for Rounds 1 and 2 at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
Lexi Thompson, Georgia Hall, Stacy Lewis
Thursday 8:38am ET – 1st Tee
Friday 1:18pm ET – 10th Tee
Three major champions will tee it up together on Thursday and Friday with ANA Inspiration champion Lexi Thompson joining AIG Women’s Open champion Georgia Hall and two-time major champion, Stacy Lewis. Thompson is beginning to hit her major stride at just the right time in the season. After missing the cut at the AIG Women’s Open, she bounced back with a fourth-place finish at the ANA Inspiration and could be on-track for another solid finish this week at Aronimink Golf Club where she’s looking to pick up her second major title. Hall is also hitting her stride late into the season as she won for the first time on U.S. soil in September at the Cambia Portland Classic. Lewis is also already a winner in 2020 with her victory at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open, where she won for the first time since 2017 and first time since becoming a mom.
Lydia Ko, Nelly Korda, Charley Hull
Thursday 1:01pm ET – 1st Tee
Friday 8:21am ET – 10th Tee
In recent weeks, Lydia Ko has showed glimmers of returning to the game that earned her two major victories and half a dozen victories between 2015 and 2016. Since the LPGA Tour resumed its schedule following the break due to COVID-19, Ko has two top 10s including a sixth-place finish at the ANA Inspiration. She’ll be a player to watch this week at Aronimink Golf Club as its old school layout is reminiscent of another KPMG Women’s PGA Championship venue on which she played well – Sahalee Country Club, where she lost in a playoff to Brooke Henderson in 2016. Ko will play the opening rounds alongside the top ranked player in the field, Rolex Rankings No. 2 Nelly Korda and Charley Hull. Korda is trending towards a first major victory. She lost in a playoff at the ANA Inspiration where she held a share of the 54-hole lead. She bounced back with a fifth-place finish at last week’s ShopRite LPGA Classic for her third consecutive top 5 finish on Tour. Hull will be looking to get back on track after a strong start to the season with a T11 at the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio, but has struggled to recapture that form since the Tour returned to action and she missed the cut in her last two starts.
Hannah Green, Danielle Kang, Brooke Henderson
Thursday 1:07pm ET – 10th Tee
Friday 8:27am ET – 1st Tee
Three winners of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship - 2019 Champion Hannah Green, 2017 Champion Danielle Kang, 2016 Brooke Henderson – will tee it up together on Thursday and Friday at Aronimink. Green used her maiden victory at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship as a springboard and added a second victory to her resume in 2019. She’ll be looking to do the same this week at Aronimink in hopes of picking up her first win of the year. Kang, on the other hand, is in the midst of what could be her career best season. Following the break due to COVID-19, Kang won back-to-back events in the Tour’s return and with a win at Aronimink would become the first three-time winner of the year. Henderson has played some of her best golf at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, where she has four top-6 finishes in five appearances, including her victory in 2016.