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LPGA begins 16-week run with stop in Virginia

Pure Silk Championship starts 16 consecutive weeks of play, through Solheim Cup matches on Labor Day weekend

16: Number of consecutive weeks, beginning with this week’s Pure Silk Championship in Williamsburg, Va., that the LPGA will be competing, through Labor Day weekend. Play begins Thursday at Kingsmill Resort’s River Course. Highlighting the LPGA’s 16-week run will be nine consecutive events in the U.S. South Korea’s Sei Young Kim, at No. 3 in the world, will be the highest-ranked player in the 144-player Kingsmill field. American Paula Creamer will be making her first start since late 2019, in preparation for the U.S. Women’s Open in two weeks in her native Northern California. Creamer, 34, a 10-time winner on the LPGA, was involved in the longest playoff in LPGA history in 2012 at Kingsmill. She lost to Jiyai Shin on the ninth extra hole. Last year’s Kingsmill event was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (For tee times, which were expected to be released Wednesday, click here.)

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