Giulia Molinaro in California at the Chevron Championship, the first Major of 2022 – In Rancho Mirage, California, The Chevron Championship (which replaced ANA Inspiration in its name), the first Major of 2022, will take place from March 31 to April 3 which will also see Giulia Molinaro in the race. At the Mission Hills Country Club (Dinah Shore Tournament Course), the Venetian proette will be among the 115 protagonists – including 19 of the world’s top 20 players – in the competition which will offer $5,000,000 (up $1,900,000 from up to in 2021), of which 750,000 will go to the winner. Only the American Nelly Korda will be missing among the champions of the discipline. Gold medalist at the Tokyo Games, the number 2 in the world ranking – after the fright due to a blood clot found in her arm – will not be in the game.
Field Supervisor at Rancho Mirage – From South Korean Jin Young Ko, queen of women’s golf, to New Zealander Lydia Ko (winner in 2016), Thai Patty Tavatanakit (defending champion, twenty years after Swedish legend Annika Sorenstam tried to win the competition consecutively) to Australia’s Minjee Lee. These are just a few of the event’s most anticipated projects that dream of elevating the iconic Dinah Shore Trophy into the air. It is curious to know the name of the winner who, since 1998, has traditionally celebrated success by diving into the pool that surrounds the 18th hole green, known as Champions Lake or “Poppie’s Pond”, as it was nicknamed in 2006. the honor of Terry Wilcox (called Poppie by his nephews), director of the tournament from 1994 to 2008. In addition to the Tavatanakit and the Ko, eight other former winners will be in competition. Among them the South Koreans Mirim Lee (2020), Jin Young Ko (2019), So Yeon Ryu (2017), Inbee Park (2013), the Swedish Pernilla Lindberg (2018), the Americans Brittany Lincicome (2009, 2015 ), Lexi Thompson (2014) and Stacy Lewis (2011), captain of the USA at the Solheim Cup 2023. On the field there will also be the winners of the first six tournaments of the LPGA Tour 2022: the American Danielle Kang (Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions), the already mentioned Lydia Ko (Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio) and Jin Young Ko (HSBC Women’s World Championship), the Irish Leona Maguire (LPGA Drive On Championship at Crown Colony), the Danish Nanna Koerstz Madsen (Honda LPGA Thailand) and Thailand’s Atthaya Thitikul (JTBC Classic), the youngest golfer to win the Ladies European Tour in July 2017 (while still an amateur) at the age of 14 years, 4 months and 9 days, in the Ladies European Tour Championship of Thailand. An important opportunity for Giulia Molinaro, called to redeem the cut that comes out at the JTBC Classic. The Venetian proette in June 2021, at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship (one of five Women’s Grand Slam events), managed to clinch a third-place finish as her best career result in a Grand Slam event.