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  • Writer's picturePiers Manktelow

4 players to watch at the season opener Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions

Below we look at 4 players who could be lifting the first trophy of the season.

Nelly Korda (USA)

Nelly finished last season ranked 3rd in the world and 5th on the CME Race to the Globe. This year we have included her in our 10 to watch for 2020 as we think Nelly will have a big year.

Nelly has the perfect opportunity here in a small field to get her season off to the best possible start. I think driving accuracy and putting will be key this week and last year Nelly finished 47th and 16th respectively.

Nelly finished 3rd here last year. In her last 4 starts of 2019 she had 3 top 10's including a win at the Taiwan Swinging Skirts so should be coming into this in good form.

Brooke Henderson (Canada)

Brooke ended her season well finishing 4th and 5th in her last 2 events of the year meaning a 2nd place finish on the Race to the Globe behind Jin Young Ko . She is currently ranked 8th in the world.

Brooke won 2 events and had 13 top 10’s in 2019. She finished 6th here last year so will look to better that here this week.

Brooke was 3rd last year for scoring average with 69.55.

Danielle Kang (USA)

Danielle had a great end to the season finishing 1st 2nd and 3rd in her last 3 events. No one finished the season stronger. The run carried her to number 4 in the world. The win and her 11 top 10s meant she finished 8th on the Race to the Globe. Can she carry that momentum into 2020?

Danielle finished 18th here last year and got off to a bit of a slow start, so will want to pick up where she left off last year.

She was 11th for putts per GIR last year and 9th for GIR.

Inbee Park (South Korea)

The newly voted LPGA player of the decade looks set to play a lot more on the LPGA in early 2020 in a bid to make the Japan Olympics.

She finished 20th in the Tour Championship at the end of last year, and finished 23rd on the Race to the Globe. Currently world number 16, the former world number 1 finished 4th for driving accuracy last year and 26th for Putts per GIR. Can she prove why she was voted player of the decade heading into the 20’s.


We are going for Nelly Korda this week.

If you want to play our prediction game just head to our twitter or Instagram page and comment with who you think will win this week.

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