Expert Picks: 2015 KPMG Women's PGA Championship


This week the LPGA Tour heads to New York for the season's second major, the KPMG Women's PGA Championship. Each week, a panel of experts will offer up their picks from four groups of players, based on Golf Channel's fantasy game, Fantasy Challenge. We will also keep track of their scores and standings. The panel includes: senior writers Rex Hoggard and Randall Mell; editorial director Jay Coffin; associate editor Will Gray; 'Morning Drive' hostGary Williams; host Charlie Rymer and defending fantasy champion Ryan Lavner.

Ryan Lavner

Group 1: Inbee ParkLooking for a rare three-peat at three different venues. The most consistent of the Big Three, she hasn't finished outside the top 20 since, like, 1993.

Group 2: Anna NordqvistThe big-hitting Swede won the ShopRite a few weeks ago and finished joint fourth in the first major of the year. Westchester should be a good fit.

Group 3: Morgan PresselShe keeps knocking on the door the past few months. Eventually she'll bust through, right?

Group 4: Alison Lee: As expected, she's been very hit-or-miss during her first season as a pro, but there aren't many better options in Group 4 than this stud.

Randall Mell

Group 1: Inbee ParkHer ball-striking is as solid as ever, and her putter's coming around again. She's tough to beat on tough courses with that combo going.

Group 2: Anna Nordqvist: The Swede is riding some good form and a lot of confidence after winning ShopRite.

Group 3: Morgan Pressel: With her form returning, Westchester is Pressel's kind of track, the tougher the better. She has finished T-3 or better in three of her last seven starts.

Group 4: Alison Lee: The American rookie made a nice run trying to win Kingsmill a few weeks ago. She's close to breaking through.

Rex Hoggard

Group 1: Suzann PettersenShe won her last start (Manulife LPGA Classic) and her game seems to be a perfect fit for Westchester Country Club.

Group 2: Lexi ThompsonWhen her game is on, she can overpower any course and she has top-10 finsihes in two of her last three starts.

Group 3: Minjee Lee: It's been feast or famine for the Australian this season, following her victory last month at the Kingsmill Championship with a tie for 33rd at the ShopRite LPGA Classic. If she follows that trend, this could be a big week.

Group 4: Juli InksterVeteran has shown signs of life recently, finishing in the top 15 in two of her last four starts.