Top 20 for Maguire at ANA Inspiration

​​Along with four of the world’s top five, there are 17 players in the world’s top 25 and seven past champions in the field.​

  • 10 September 2020

​Caption: Leona Maguire | Golffile

The 2020 ANA Inspiration will see eight of the world’s top ten players gather at Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage, California from September 10 – 13, marking it the strongest field gathered globally since COVID-19 stopped play.

Along with four of the world’s top five, there are 17 players in the world’s top 25 and seven past champions in the field. World No.2 Danielle Kang and World No.3 Nelly Korda head a home challenge of 41 US players competing for the 49th edition of this historic Major tournament.

With temperatures set to rise as high as 45 degrees this week Leona Maguire, Stephanie Meadow and Olivia Mehaffey will have some adjustments to make compared to the blustery conditions at the last Major Championship just three weeks ago at Royal Troon. 

There are 20 Major Champions with 24 Major titles, 30 Solheim Cup players with over 90 appearances between them and 22 nationalities represented this year. Continuing the tradition of giving the world’s best amateurs invaluable Major experience, Mehaffey is one of six amateur stand-outs invited alongside China’s Lei Ye, Texan Kaitlyn Papp, Australia’s Gabriela Ruffels, California’s Rose Zhang and North Carolina’s Emilia Migliaccio.

Meadow brings an air of quiet confidence to Mission Hills having posted a number of low scores since the resumption of play, including an opening 65 at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship last week. Maguire, who narrowly missed the cut by a shot at The AIG Women’s Open, will be seeking redemption in the Californian heat.

World No.2 Danielle Kang commented; “We’re very thankful to ANA for their event, and their amazing efforts to get it rescheduled in 2020.  I’m very excited to play in our second Major of the year, and we can’t wait to play for the fans at home that’ll be watching us.”

This prestigious Major, postponed from its traditional March date, will be going ahead without spectators for the 49th edition so fans will be able to watch the ANA Inspiration on Sky Sports and follow along for enhanced content on social @ANAinspiration and the tournament website ANAinspiration.com.

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