Tony Jesselli, as usual, has a preview of this event over at his blog that you can check out. I'll just give you a few broad strokes:
- The tournament is at Ko Olina Golf Club on Oahu, which is the third largest Hawaiian island. That's where Honolulu (the capital) and Pearl Harbor are, and about two-thirds of the state's population lives there.
- The event is sponsored (for the third year) by Hersheys, which I think is cool simply because macadamia nuts are one of Hawaii's major exports... and chocolate-covered macadamia nuts are AWESOME! (Yes, I got off-topic there, but they really are.)
- Minjee Lee is the defending champion and is coming off a T3 at the ANA, which is her best major finish.
Of course, Michelle Wie is there. She's from Honolulu, after all, so this is a home game for her. And given her play of late -- as well as her past success here -- she may turn in another good performance.
The big thing to remember is that live coverage begins at 7pm ET tonight on GC. I love prime time golf, especially when I get to look at beautiful Hawaiian scenery. (It would be even better if I had some of those chocolate-covered macadamia nuts to munch while I watch, but I guess you can't have everything.)