Welcome to the Honda LPGA Thailand! I'll be your tour guide today -- er, tonight. The round will be long over by the time you see it on GC Thursday.
At the time I'm writing this, most of the women have teed off. A quick Google turned up a temperature of 91°F/33°C, mostly cloudy with south winds around 8mph/13kph. (As you can tell, I have mastered the art of clicking on the metric converter.) The humidity's around 50% and it's supposed to get a little hotter as the day wears on, so it'll be interesting to see how it affects scoring.
At this point, Katie Futcher is the low score in the clubhouse at -2, although Jenny Shin's -4 after 11 holes. Anna Nordqvist, Karrie Webb, and Christel Boeljon are currently at -3. The biggest names -- Tseng, Kerr, Choi, Miyazato, etc. -- haven't teed off yet.
Michelle Wie and Paula Creamer are making their LPGA debuts this week. In case you're curious, Creamer was a bridesmaid in a wedding last week, which is why she wasn't in Australia.
GC's 2-hour broadcast starts today at 12:30pm ET. And the photos are of the Siam Country club where the ladies are playing, courtesy of thaigolfer.com. It certainly looks like a beautiful place, and you can see all the details about the course -- including a scorecard with all the information -- at the same site.