WILLIAMSBURG (WAVY) – Nine of the top 10-ranked players in the world, and 90 of the top 100 are expected when the Pure Silk Championship begins at Kingsmill Resort next week.
Ariya Jutanugarn will look to not only defend her title, but to win her third championship at Kingsmill in the last four years. Lexi Thompson, the winner in 2017 and currently seventh in the world rankings, is expected to be back in the field, along with 2015 champion Minjee Lee, who’s currenlty ranked second in the world.
World no. 1 Jin-Young Ko will be competing as well, and because of one single change to the course, the leaderboard may be a little more crowded come championship Sunday.
The course has transitioned from rye grass to bermuda, which means the layout will not only benefit the power-hitters.
The Pro-Am is set for next Wednesday, with the first round on Thursday, May 23.