Six women have won the first two tournaments of the season, but until Miyazato, none since Marilynn Smith in 1966.
The big charge comes at an opportune time. So far, new LPGA commish Mike Whan has inspired confidence in fans, media and players alike. But he's got a huge boulder to push uphill. A good early-season run by Miyazato could help bring more notice to the LPGA.
Still, it's not going so well. On the first day at the Kia, she shot a +2 74, leaving her eight shots out of the lead. At this writing, she's +1 in the second round. So perhaps three in a row is a bit much to expect, but hey -- golf's all about unreasonable expectations.