KPMG Women's PGA Championship - Round Two
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The starting times and groupings have been announced for the opening two rounds of the 2022 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and it’s set to be an excellent start to the week at Congressional Country Club.

Things get started with a trio of past champions grouped together early on Thursday with 2016 winner Brooke Henderson and three-time KPMG Women’s PGA champion Inbee Park grouped with defending champion Nelly Korda. They tee off at 7:33 a.m. EST on Thursday and 12:50 p.m. on Friday.

Last week’s winner at the Meijer LPGA Classic, Jennifer Kupcho, is grouped with So Yeon Ryu and Ally Ewing. Kupcho is looking to win her second major championship of the season.

World No. 1 Jin Young Ko is also part of the morning wave on Thursday. She’s grouped with Angela Stanford and Matilda Castren.

KPMG Women's PGA Championship - Round Two
JOHNS CREEK, GEORGIA - JUNE 25: Kim Sei-young of South Korea and Ko Jin-young of South Korea walk from the first tee during the second round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club on June 25, 2021 in Johns Creek, Georgia. (Photo by Edward M. Pio Roda/Getty Images)
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The afternoon wave on Thursday is highlighted by two past champions grouped with the LPGA Tour’s top player through the early part of 2022.

Minjee Lee, who won the U.S. Women’s Open (and the Cognizant Founder’s Cup) is grouped with two past winners of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship – Sei Young Kim and Anna Nordqvist. They tee off at 12:50 p.m. EST.

A group of hefty notables follows that trio, with Lydia Ko, Jessica Korda, and Ariya Jutanugarn playing together.

Lexi Thompson, Charley Hull, and Hinako Shibuno along with Patty Tavatanakat, Moriya Jutanugarn, and Marina Alex also highlight the afternoon wave on Thursday.

KPMG Women's PGA Championship - Round Three
JOHNS CREEK, GEORGIA - JUNE 26: Lexi Thompson plays her shot on the 14th hole during the third round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club on June 26, 2021 in Johns Creek, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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There’s plenty of intrigue and excitement already for the 2022 KPMG Women’s PGA, and these groupings should make for some early fireworks at Congressional.

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