Fortunately in Hotlanta, it will be only 82F - 84F on Thursday thru Sunday ... partly cloudy Thu & Fri ... a chance of scattered T-storms on the weekend (per weather.com). The course is 25 miles NE of downtown Atlanta.
If I lived there, I'd consider the tickets a good buy. You can get a weekly grounds pass (Tue. thru Sun.) for $89-plus. It cost me $100-plus for any four days at the 2017 USWO. ... and while we are on the subject of tickets, I looked up the Cognizant Founders Cup in October. They want $125-plus for a weekly grounds pass (Wed. thru Sun.). Or $35-plus for a daily pass (Meijer was $10). Who the hell do they think they are?
My field rating for this tournament is a huge 85.0% (up from 72.5% last year). This is the second highest field of the year behind the ANA Inspiration which was 86.5%. My breakdown is 93% from the LPGA Priority List and 77% from the Rolex Rankings. The reason the ANA was slightly higher is this tournament doesn't have players from other tours (with Emily Pederson being the only exception) There really arent any big names worth mentioning not teeing it up this week from the LPGA Tour.
Yui Kawamoto and Brittany Lincicome have dropped out of the top 100 and are no longer part of my Rolex Rankings field rating. They have been replaced by Lauren Stephenson and Sarah Schmelzel.
I just went to ajc.com (Atlanta Journal Constitution) and could not find one article or photo on this "Major" tournament. This is the third day of prep and I see no pics at Getty or AP Images. In other words, PAR FOR THE COURSE.
Getty must be reading this site ... they got the message today.
MHL ... here's a change I missed this year: Long-time Matrix Ozik iron shafts were replaced by steel (which brand, I don't know). This appears to be the Mizuno JPX 921 Tour iron set ... she played different Mizzys last year.
It appears that KPMG dumped Klara Spilkova after 2020, but she was still able to get into this one. She doesn't have the Czech flag design on the crown of her driver anymore.
Is Inky aware there are photographers on the course? Is her new clothing sponsor Goodwill? I know the kids like their strategically ripped clothing but...
JOHNS CREEK, GEORGIA - JUNE 23: In Kyung Kim of South Korea walks the 14th hole during a practice round for the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club on June 23, 2021 in Johns Creek, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)