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LPGA's major at Rancho Mirage returns, with new name — ANA Inspiration
LPGA's major at Rancho Mirage returns, with new name — ANA Inspiration

Until about five months ago, no one on the LPGA Tour was certain whether there would be five major tournaments, as usual, or four. Since 1983, Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage has hosted the first major of the year. But in 2014, Kraft Foods ended its sponsorship of the tournament, leaving its financial future in doubt. Players began hearing rumors. "We had heard it was going to be the last year," Michelle Wie, last year's runner-up, told reporters Tuesday. "There is always uncertainty. You never know what might happen. There might be a one-year lull in it." Without a sponsor for the event, Mike Whan, the LPGA commissioner, scrambled. He projected...

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