The crowds will hover around the first tee on Thursday afternoon when the reigning U.S. Women's Amateur champion, Danielle Kang, joins Paula Creamer and Yani Tseng, two players vying to achieve lofty goals on Sunday.
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"I think it's a great pairing," said Creamer, who hasn't won since last year's U.S. Open. "She's a hot player. She's got a lot of confidence in her putter, she's hitting the ball great and she's the player to beat."
We'll have to wait to see whether one of these two standouts makes a charge during the first two rounds, but one thing is for certain: each one of them will play the course very differently. Tseng, who's much more comfortable with the limelight now than she has ever been, plans to take advantage of the wide fairways and bomb the ball off the tee with her driver. Creamer, a shorter hitter, plans to keep herself in the fairway and place her balls on specific parts of the green.
While Creamer plans to stay within her own world, it seems like Tseng plans to soak in the atmosphere. With a smile on her face, she said she will "really enjoy" the pairing and is looking forward to the "big crowds."
Tseng didn't bother to hang around after her early morning practice round on Wednesday. Her coach, Gary Gilchrist, said she decided to go sightseeing instead.
Now, there's a confident player.