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Take a look at groups and tee times for the opening round of the Kia Classic!

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Rolex Ranking Move of the Week: Anna Nordqvist jumps up two spots to No. 11 with her victory at the Bank of Hope Founder's Cup

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JOH HAPPY TO BE HOME AND HEALTHY

The Kia Classic always feels like a home game for Tiffany Joh, who grew up in San Diego and loves spending her free time surfing at Terra Mar, just one exit away from Aviara Golf Club.

“I snuck in a surf session yesterday,” said Joh with a smile. “I don't know if people appreciated me showing up to the course all salty, but I showered.”

But 2017 feels particularly special to the bubbly Joh, who in January was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma on her scalp. After receiving surgical treatment, she is cancer-free, and sees her life and her game in a new perspective.

“I think over the last few months I've really found a value in the relationships that I've had,” said Joh, a 2009 graduate of UCLA. “It's interesting, even like those long waits and practice rounds we complain about as players, it's such a great opportunity to build all these relationships. Like I've made so many great friendships out here.

And I think at a certain point when I was looking back on what the highlights of my life were, they weren't getting my card or first professional win. They were like the little moments in between where I was able to build all these friendships.”
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QUICK HITS

Ariya Jutanugarn has spent 34 consecutive weeks ranked as the No. 2 player in the world. Since March 2016, she has not finished outside of the top 60 in an event and has recorded five wins. Seven months ago, the average points differential between No. 1 Lydia Ko and No. 2 Jutanugarn was 6.57 points. This week, the difference is now 1.5 average points.

Following her T19 performance at last week’s Bank of Hope Founders Cup, Nelly Korda moved into the top 200 players in the world and is the 34th-ranked American. Since the start of the 2016 season, she has played in a total of 23 events on the Symetra and LPGA Tours, and has eight top-10 finishes.

Lydia Ko and Lizette Salas both returned four bogey-free rounds at last week’s Bank of Hope Founders Cup. Since 2011, only two other players have achieved that feat – Inbee Park (2015 HSBC Women’s Champions, an event she won) and Stacy Lewis (2013 Safeway Classic presented by Coca-Cola).

Defending champion Lydia Ko is competing in her fifth LPGA Tour event of 2017. She has notched three top-10 finishes: T8 at the Honda LPGA Thailand, T9 at the HSBC Women’s Champions and T8 at the Bank of Hope Founder’s Cup.

With 899 points, Ariya Jutanugarn currently holds the lead in the Race to the CME Globe. Jutanugarn won the 2016 race, earning the title of Race to the CME Globe Champion and the $1 million bonus. Ha Na Jang, who won the 2017 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, is second with 784 points, followed by 2017 Bank of Hope Founders Cup winner Anna Nordqvist, with 629 points.
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Betsy King pledging $1.3 million to help end the global water crisis!

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE KIA CLASSIC

8 – This is the eighth year of the Kia Classic

100 – All of the top-100 on the 2016 LPGA Tour money list are in the field this week

0 – No player has won this event more than once

1 – American has won this event (Cristie Kerr, 2015)

5 – Times the Kia Classic has been hosted at Aviara Golf Club

– Countries represented by tournament winners (Germany, Sandra Gal, 2011; New Zealand, Lydia Ko, 2016; Spain, Beatriz Recari, 2013; South Korea, Hee Kyung Seo, 2010; Sweden, Anna Nordqvist, 2014; Taiwan, Yani Tseng, 2012; USA, Cristie Kerr, 2015)

258 – Tournament-low 72-hole score, shot by Cristie Kerr in 2015 (20 under, 67-68-68-65)
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GOING BACK TO CALI

The LPGA Tour heads back to the Golden State for the eighth edition of the Kia Classic. A field of 144 players will tee it up, including players 1-18 in the Rolex Rankings, all of the tournament winners from 2016 official LPGA tournaments and all of the top-100 on the 2016 LPGA Tour money list.

Lydia Ko returns as defending champion after cruising to a 4-shot victory over Inbee Park. The win at Aviara was a springboard for Ko’s strong season in 2016 where she picked up four wins including the season’s first major at the ANA Inspiration.
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23 of the top-25 in the field this week at the Kia Classic! Take a look at this weeks field breakdown here:

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NEW LPGA.com Podcast: Bob Parsons, PXG Founder and CEO, talks signing Lydia Ko, celebs that play his clubs and more in this episode!

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