You Oughta Know: Kraft Nabisco final round


Some notes and nuggets to whet your appetite for Sundays final round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship:

• Yani Tseng is tied for the lead with Sweden's Karin Sjodin. Tseng has won seven of the last eight times she has led or shared the 54-hole lead in LPGA events. The one failure in that run? Last years Kraft Nabisco Championship.

• Tseng, 23, is going for her sixth major championship title overall, her third in the last four played, her fifth in the last nine. She is also going for her fourth LPGA title in six starts this season, her 10th in her last 20 LPGA starts.

• As much as the odds favor Tseng, Stacy Lewis showed us whats possible last year. Tseng took a two-shot lead into the final round of the Kraft Nabisco and looked like a lock to win as she led the field in driving distance, greens in regulation and putting, but Lewis overtook Tseng in the final round.

• Sjodin, 28, is seeking to make her first LPGA title a major, but she would be a more surprising winner than Lewis, who made Kraft her first LPGA title a year ago. Sjodins tie for 10th at the RR Donnelley Founders Cup two weeks ago was her first top-10 finish in an LPGA event since her rookie year in 2006.

• Whether Sjodin can keep up with Tsengs scores is one question, but she should be just fine off the tees. Sjodin led the LPGA in driving distance in 2006 and 07 and once finished seventh in a womans world long drive contest.

• As a senior at Oklahoma State, Sjodin won the collegiate Dinah Shore Trophy for excellence in leadership, community affairs and academics.

• With Saturdays heavy winds, the Mission Hills Country Club maintenance staff will be given more time to prep the course Sunday morning. The final round will see threesomes instead of twosomes to allow more morning prep time to the course.

• Tseng will be grouped in the last threesome off with Sjodin and Haeji Kang, two players who have never won LPGA titles. Tseng is No. 1 in the world, Sjodin No. 216 and Kang No. 120.