ANA Inspiration: Anna Nordqvist
Anna is one of the most consistent players on tour and was ranked 3rd for greens in regulation during the 2015 season. She now has 5 wins on the LPGA Tour, which include a major championship (McDonald’s LPGA Championship 2009). Her stats playing in the ANA Inspiration stand out given that she finished within the top 10 in four of her six starts at the event. The west coast weather seems to fit her well considering that she won her the 2014 Kia Classic title in Carlsbad, California. During the 2015 edition of this major she finished tied for 4th and there is no doubt she will be a strong contender again this year.
KPMG Women’s PGA Championship: Suzann Pettersen
Pettersen has already two majors in her career and since winning the Evian Championship in 2013 she has been repeatedly close to adding a third one. The RICOH Women’s British Open and the Women’s PGA Championship have been her closest looks at another major title. Suzann has played in 13 PGA Championships events and has finished within the top 10 in her last five appearances. It is said that 2016 could be the last year of her career as a professional so she will certainly focus on retiring with another major in her bag and an Olympic medal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
U.S. Women’s Open: Stacy Lewis
After going all last year without a win Stacy will aim to win a couple events this year clearly on of those being a major. Lewis has started in nine U.S. Women’s Open and has finished inside the top 5 three times. During the 2014 edition of the event she finished runner-up just two shots behind her countrywomen, Michelle Wie. In spite of not having a victory during the last season Stacy finished on good numbers and ended the year ranked 3rd in the Official Money List with $1,893,423.
RICOH Women’s British Open: Lydia Ko
Lydia Ko will not disappoint the fans expectations and will get to hoist her second career major. Just last year the youngster won her first major to set aside the doubts and comments about how long would it take her to win a major championship. In addition to this Ko managed to extend the battle for the Player of the Year and Race to the CME Globe honors with Inbee Park until the last tournament of the season. Lydia won for a second consecutive year the bonus of 1 million dollars.
Evian Championship: Lexi Thompson
Lexi had a great season after winning twice in 2015. She showed a consistent game and remained in the battle for the Race to CME Globe until the very last round of the season. Last year Thompson was close to winning her first major in three instances. The Evian Championship was closest opportunity where she finished runner-up six strokes behind Lydia Ko. The American player has only three appearances in Evian and has finished inside the top 10 every time (3, T10, 2).