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The Chevron Championship preview

Major championship golf is underway. Just one week after the Masters, fans are served up the first of the ‘big five’ in the women’s calendar.

For the first time on the LPGA Tour this season, the best players in the world will come together, as the Chevron Championship takes centre stage.

Favourite Nelly Korda has snatched the headlines in recent weeks having won four times on the bounce, so all eyes will be on the American once again.

The 25-year-old will be aiming to put a three-year major-less run to bed, while last year’s star Lilia Vu bids to claim more major titles.

Vu scooped two of the five tournaments last year, with Celine Boutier the only European to win a major. The Frenchwoman will be joined by Charley Hull and Leona Maguire as the continents leading contenders.

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Founded in 1972, the tournament was given major status 11 years later and has only recently moved host location.

From its inception through 2022, the Chevron was played at the Mission Hills Country Club in California. But due to a new sponsorship agreement, it moved to the Greater Houston area and The Club at Carlton Woods (Jack Nicklaus Signature Course) became the event’s new home.

Meanwhile, Angela Stanford makes her 23rd start in the tournament this week. The 46-year-old received an exemption to play, meaning her 98 consecutive major starts is the longest active major streak in professional golf.

In terms of rookies, well, get ready to see Augusta National Women’s Amateur (ANWA) champ Lottie Woad in action. The Englishwoman is making her major championship debut.

With that in mind, here are all the details you need to know…

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The Chevron Championship details

Course: The Club at Carlton Woods, Texas

Course Stats: Par 72 Yards 7,368

Defending Champion: Lilia Vu

Purse: $5,200,000

Winner’s Share: $780,000

The Chevron Championship betting tips

Here’s how the bookies rank the field…

Nelly Korda 11/2

Jin Young Ko 22/1

Atthaya Thitikul 25/1

Sei Young Kim 25/1

Patty Tavatanakit 28/1

Lydia Ko 28/1

Brooke Henderson 28/1

Ayaka Furue 30/1

Leona Maguire 30/1

Rose Zhang 30/1

The bunkered Bet

Leona Maguire 30/1

It could look silly to take on Nelly Korda here, after all, the American is looking for an incredible fifth consecutive win. Her short price leaves some value in the market and Leona Maguire, who lost to Korda in the final of the T-Mobile Match Play earlier this month, could make amends. Maguire’s season has started well and peaking at the right time could lead to a maiden major title here.

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The Chevron Championship how to watch

Thursday 18 April: Sky Sports Golf, 15.00

Friday 19 April: Sky Sports Golf, 15.00

Saturday 20 April: Sky Sports Mix, 19.00

Sunday 21 April: Sky Sports Mix, 19.00

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