The LPGA Tour heads back to the Garden State this week for the inaugural playing of the Mizuho Americas Open at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J.
The event will feature 120 LPGA professionals teeing it up alongside 24 AJGA juniors with the pros playing 72 holes of stroke play and the amateurs playing a 72-hole Stableford. The professional field will be cut to top-50 and ties after 36 holes, but all 24 juniors will play the weekend.
Here's a look at who’s in the Mizuho Americas Open field:
2023 LPGA Tour Winners (7 of 8):
Pajaree Anannarukarn (Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play presented by MGM Rewards), Celine Boutier (LPGA Drive On Championship), Brooke Henderson (Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions), Grace Kim (LOTTE Championship presented by Hoakalei), Jin Young Ko (HSBC Women’s World Championship, Cognizant Founders Cup), Lilia Vu (Honda LPGA Thailand, The Chevron Championship), Ruoning Yin (DIO Implant LA Open)
Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings Top 10 (7 of 10):
Jin Young Ko (No. 1), Lydia Ko (No. 3), Lilia Vu (No. 4), Minjee Lee (No. 5), Atthaya Thitikul (No. 6), Brooke Henderson (No. 8), Georgia Hall (No. 9)
2023 LPGA Tour Rookies (15 of 31):
Jaravee Boonchant, Celine Borge, Hyo Joon Jang, Minami Katsu, Grace Kim, Lucy Li, Yan Liu, Yuna Nishimura, Alexa Pano, Kiira Riihijarvi, Hae Ran Ryu, Bailey Tardy, Gabriella Then, Natthakritta Vongtaveelap, Xiaowen Yin
New Jersey/New York Connections:
Marina Alex (N.J. native), Megha Ganne (N.J. native), Katie Li (N.J. native), Annie Park (NY native), Albane Valenzuela (NY native)
Megha Ganne (a), Mariah Stackhouse, Rose Zhang
Alexa Pano, Sarah Jane Smith
AJGA Participants (all amateur):
Vanessa Borovilos, Leigh Chien, Gianna Clemente, Anna Davis, Sara Im, Ashleen Kaur, Lauren Kim, Jasmine Koo, Thanana Kotchasanmanee, Jaclyn LaHa, Katie Li, Michelle Liu, Luna Lu, Rianne Malixi, Gracie McGovern, Macy Pate, Kiara Romero, Elizabeth Rudisill, Anna Song, Yana Wilson, Siuue Wu, Angela Zhang, Vanessa Zhang, Alice Ziyi Zhao