IRVING, Texas (AP) — For the first time in her 13 LPGA Tour seasons, Angela Stanford gets to stay at home and sleep in her own bed during a tournament.
Stanford is from North Texas, where the LPGA this week plays its first-full field event since the 1991 U.S. Women's Open. The area hasn't been an annual tour stop since 1982.
The inaugural North Texas LPGA Shootout starts Thursday at Las Colinas Country Club. There is a full field of 144 players, including the top nine players in the Rolex Rankings.
Top-ranked Inbee Park has won twice this year, including a major at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. No. 2 Stacy Lewis, the 2012 LPGA player of the year, also has two wins and could regain the top spot with a top-five finish.