Tee times were released Tuesday afternoon.
Lewis won her first LPGA title here two years ago. Kim is making her return to Mission Hills after nearly winning her first major here a year ago. Kim has won a lot of new fans in the way she has handled the hearbreak of last year's loss, when she missed a short putt at the 72nd hole and then lost a playoff to Sun Young Yoo.
Lewis and Kim are off the 10th tee at 8:22 a.m. PT on Thursday.
Lydia Ko, the 15-year-old amateur sensation who is the youngest winner of both an LPGA event and a Ladies European Tour event, will be paired with former teen phenom Michelle Wie, who is 23 now. They’re off right behind Lewis and Kim at 8:30 a.m.
Defending champ Yoo will be paired with ’09 Kraft Nabisco champ Brittany Lincicome in the first two rounds.