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2023 Chevron Championship: Preview, Picks & Predictions

The LPGA Tour heads to its first major of the year this week with the 2023 Chevron Championship. The major will begin on 20 April, 2023 with 132 players currently set to compete, including all of the top 10 in the Rolex Rankings.

The biggest change to note will be the new venue with the 2022 tournament being the last to be played at Mission Hills Country Club in Palm Springs, California. This year the championship will be contested at The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas.

The 2022 champion Jennifer Kupcho will be in Texas to defend her title with the hopes of claiming a significant chunk of the $5.1 million purse.

Our picks for the 2023 Chevron Championship

To win a major you got to beat the best of the best and the top 10 in the Rolex Rankings are certainly going to be hard to get past this year.

Lydia Ko - The current world No. 1 is no stranger to winning on the big stage. With 26 wins to her name across the tours, including two majors (she won the Chevron back in 2016), the Kiwi is the one to beat.

Nelly Korda - With eight wins on the LPGA Tour, including a major in 2021, Korda has good vibes with this championship. In 2020 & 2021 she finished T2 and T3 respectively, is this the year she goes one better?

Jin Young Ko - The multiple major winner and current world No. 3 has bagged 25 wins across the tours. She won this tournament in 2019 and finished T7 in 2021. Two top 10s in last year's majors means Ko is always one to watch.

Atthaya Thitikul - Thitikul is in a rich vein of form at the moment with a hot streak dating back to last year. She's carded 10 top 10s (plus a win) in her last 11 starts. With three top 10s in last year's majors as well, she's clearly major material in the making.

Georgia Hall - Another one in excellent form heading into the tournament is England's Georgia Hall. Already a major winner after claiming the 2018 British Open, Hall has bagged six top 10s in her last seven starts (including two runner-ups) and she sits atop the leaderboard of the season long Race to the CME.

Brooke Henderson - With 13 LPGA Tour wins, including two majors (the most recent coming at last year's Evian Championship), Henderson nearly took this tournament back in 2020 only to lose in a playoff...unfinished business? She's also already won on tour this year after claiming the season opening event.