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7 Players to Watch at The Chevron Championship

By: | Tue 16 Apr 2024

Major championship golf continues this week at The Chevron, which is back at The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas, for a second occasion, following the event's move from long-term venue Mission Hills last year.

Lilia Vu returns as defending champion and will be basking in the glory of those memories, but the focus is on the world number one, Nelly Korda, who has put together an astonishing beginning to 2024 that has featured four LPGA Tour victories, including three-in-a-row coming into the first major of the season.

But who could challenge Korda and potentially secure the title for themselves? Here are some players that we're looking out for.

Nelly Korda

We'd be daft not to talk more about Korda, who has set the standard this year that is at least the equivalent of what Scottie Scheffler has been doing over in the men's game. The 25-year-old has dominated lately and can reflect on a strong display here 12 months ago when she finished outside the playoff between Vu and Angel Yin. The Women's PGA Championship of 2021 remains Korda's sole major triumph and she would love to add to that tally this week.

Lilia Vu

2023 was a magical campaign for the American, a life-changing season that encompassed four wins on the LPGA and was highlighted by her successes in The Chevron and the AIG Women's Open at Walton Heath. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it's been a little calmer this year to date - but she'll be riding a wave of positivity as she prepares to defend her title.

Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko

Incredibly, eight years have now elapsed since the New Zealander won her most recent major title, but she claimed the first LPGA event of this season and remains one of the likeliest contenders in the women's game. Her career total of 20 titles on the tour is tremendous, but her record in the biggest championships has perhaps not always reflected that undoubted ability. This would be a good place to correct that.

Charley Hull

The English star missed the cut here last year, but she later recorded a pair of runner-up finishes in both the US Women's Open and Women's Open. She hasn't grabbed headlines recently with her performances, but when she's on form, Hull can compete with anyone on the LPGA Tour. We should expect a better display in 2024.

Hannah Green

It's been five years since the Australian won the Women's PGA, but her success in the HSBC Women's World Championship earlier this season was a reminder that Green is a formidable competitor in her day. The majors haven't been especially friendly to the 27-year-old lately, but she will feel confidently determined that will improve this week.

Leona Maguire

When it comes to European challengers, it's hard to look far beyond Leona Maguire, who is tenacious on the course and demonstrated last year that she can be a factor in the major championships. Having reached the final of the recent T-Mobile Match Play (where she lost to Nelly Korda), the Irishwoman comes to Texas in an upbeat mood.

Patty Tavatanakit

The Thai golfer was a sensation when she won at Mission Hills three years ago, but it had been messy for a period since. However, the 24-year-old won in her homeland in February and reminded everyone what she is capable of. Her scoring average is the eighth-best on the LPGA Tour at 69.81 - and we should anticipate her revival continuing this week.

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