Can defending champion Annie Park repeat her ShopRite success?
Park won the classic last season with a 16-under par 197 total.
She has missed the cut in four of her last five events. But she did finish tied for third at the Hugel-Air Premia LA Open last month and seems to always play well at the Classic. In addition to her victory, the Long Island native finished tied for sixth at the 2016 Classic.
An eye on the Americans
Nelly Korda's victory at the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open is the only LPGA victory by an American this year. How will the Americans fair at ShopRite?
The return of Lexi Thompson and Ariya Jutanugarn
Thompson finished tied for second at last weekend's U.S. Women's Open and is the top-ranked American on the tour at No. 4 in the world. She made her professional debut as a 15-year-old at the 2010 Classic. She returns to the Classic this week for the first time since she missed the cut in 2015
Jutanugarn is ranked No. 6 in the world. The Thailand native was the Rolex Player of the Year in 2016 and 2018. She is playing the Classic for the first time since she missed the cut as a rookie in 2015.
Watch out for past champions
This year's field includes past Classic winners Stacy Lewis (2012 and 2014), Anna Nordqvist (2015 and 2016) and Karrie Webb (2013). Can they contend again?
A pair of highly-touted new professionals to compete
Maria Fassi and Jennifer Kupcho will continue the Classic's tradition of showcasing some of women's golf youngest talent.
Fassi and Kupcho finished first and second, respectively, at the first-ever Augusta National Women's Amateur at the site of the Master's last month. The two made successful professional debuts at the U.S. Women's Open. Fassi finished tied for 12th, while Kupcho was tied for 62nd.
They will try to build on that momentum at the Classic.
In addition to Thompson, other LPGA standouts to play the Classic as amateurs or rookie professionals, include Paula Creamer, Michelle Wie and Brooke Henderson.