Five groups to watch 1. THE CHAMPIONS Cristie Kerr, Suzann Pettersen, Karrie Webb
9:05 a.m. — Tee 1
What, they couldn't drag Annika Sorenstam out of retirement to make it a foursome? Kerr, Pettersen, above, and Webb are all former Kingsmill champions and past winners of major tournaments.
2. ONE, TWO AND FOUR Lorena Ochoa, Jiyai Shin, Angela Stanford
9:16 a.m. — Tee 1
Check this week's LPGA money list — Ochoa, above, is No. 1, Shin is No. 2, and Stanford is No. 4. Together, they've won four of this year's seven events. And Ochoa alone would be worth the early rise.
3. THEY SHOULD BE FUNChristina Kim, Kristy McPherson, Morgan Pressel.
12:43 p.m. — Tee 10
Kim, above, is one of the funniest and most engaging players on the tour, and she loves interacting with the fans. McPherson and Pressel will love playing with her. Plus, all three are pretty good golfers.
4. THE YOUNG 'UNSMichelle Wie, Brittany Lincicome, Vicky Hurst
8:32 a.m. — Tee 10
You already know Wie, the 19-year-old phenom, and the 23-year-old Lincicome, above, who won this year's first major. But Hurst, an 18-year-old rookie, is coming off a top-10 two weeks ago.
5. INTRODUCING STACY … UH … HMM …Stacy Prammanasudh, Ji Young Oh, Hee Young Park
8:54 a.m. — Tee 10
Sure, they're three very good players. But would you want to be the guy who has to introduce Prammanasudh, above, as she tees off? (It's PRAH-mahna-sood … but Stacy P is a lot easier.)
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