The first Ladies major of the year takes place at Mission Hills for the final time with the former ANA now known as The Chevron.
Jin Young Ko ($7.00)
There is absolutely no question in the world who the best women’s golfer in the world is right now. Jin Young Ko is simply operating at a different level. She has had just two starts this year but already has a win and now has five wins with from her last nine starts, an incredible run. Her worst finish over that stretch is a T-6.
Ko leads the Tour in Scoring Average and Greens In Regulation. She is short but she is still value.
Minjee Lee ($26)
No player enters The Chevron in better form with her irons than Australian Minjee Lee. Lee is gaining 3.11 strokes per round in her approach – 1.24 strokes more than second-placed Hinako Shibuno. With six Top 5s in her last 11 starts including two wins, she can claim her second major.
Hye Jin Choi ($71)
Mission Hills is a second shot course and Hye Jin Choi is having a great season with her irons. She ranks 7th in Strokes Gained: Approach gaining 1.14 shots per round. She has two Top 15 finishes from three starts this season on the LPGA Tour. She can feature at a big price.
Tournament H2H – Danielle Kang ($1.95) v Atthaya Thitikul
Kang has three Top 15s at Mission Hills and enters this in the best form of her career. She is hitting greens at 76% and that puts her in good stead to feature this week against young Thai sensation Thitikul who ranks a lowly 57th in Strokes Gained: Approach.