The LPGA kicks off the 49th Annual ANA Inspiration this Thursday, September 10. An impressive field of competitors including many of the world’s top 50 players will tee off at the Dinah Shore Tournament Course in Rancho Mirage, CA for the 72-hole tournament Thursday morning.
Notably missing from the ANA Inspiration field is Jin Young Ko, winner of last year’s tournament and current world champion. She is one of several Korean players who will not make the trip due to travel concerns related to the pandemic. Another omission that made recent news is Sophia Popov, who pulled off an incredible underdog win at the AIG Women’s Open in August. The league deemed her ineligible for the ANA Inspiration, and though public disapproval has been significant, fans will have to wait a bit longer for Popov’s next major performance.
There are plenty of golfers to watch coming into the weekend as they come off the pandemic hiatus, including fan favorites like Danielle Kang, Inbee Park, and Minjee Lee. The players will compete for a $3,100,000 purse with no fans present, as has become the norm for sports during the pandemic. Fans will still be able to watch the action on the Golf Channel all weekend, and She Plays has fantasy games available so you can get into the game from home.
She Plays’ Fantasy Games for the LPGA ANA Inspiration
She Plays is offering two different games for players to put their LPGA fantasy skills to the test. First, you have the classic roster game. Choose five players as your squad for the whole tournament and see whose roster rises above the rest. Your chosen players will earn you points for their performance at each hole, as well as for their position in the final tournament standings. The fantasy player who can see the big picture as well as the day-to-day will have a great shot in this game.
The other game is a daily test of how well you know the players in the field. Each day, choose the three golfers you think will come out on top of that round. You can also designate one of those players as your captain, and she will earn you double points. If you choose the player with the best daily score for your team, you’ll get another point bonus to help you move up the leaderboards.
The fun starts tomorrow, so get started now and choose your players wisely. We’ll see you on the links!