CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Eighteen of the top 20 in the Rolex Rankings are competing at the Honda LPGA Thailand this week. It is the third event on the LPGA Tour 2017 schedule.
HONDA LPGA THAILAND TEE TIMES
World No. 1 Lydia Ko is in the field, as is No. 6 Lexi Thompson. The latter is defending champion.
HONDA LPGA THAILAND LEADERBOARD
Thompson is making her second start of the season. At the season-opening Pure Silk Bahamas Classic in late January, she lost in a playoff to Brittany Lincicome.
HONDA LPGA THAILAND
Site: Chonburi, Thailand.
Course: Siam CC (Pattaya Old Course). Yardage: 6,642. Par: 72.
Purse: $1.6 million (First prize: $240,000).
Television: Thursday-Sunday, 1-5 a.m. (Golf Channel).
Defending champion: Lexi Thompson.
Last week: Ha Na Jang won the Women's Australian Open.
Notes: Inbee Park is making her first start on the LPGA Tour since winning the gold medal at the Olympics in August. ... Thompson remains the lone American winner of the Honda LPGA Thailand in its 10-year history. The nine winners (Yani Tseng is the only multiple champion) have come from seven countries. ... Lang and Suzann Pettersen are the only players who never have missed the tournament. ... Park, Pettersen, So Yeon Rhy and Na Yeon Choi are among those making their 2017 debuts in Thailand.
Next week: HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
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