Brittany Lincicome -- Already a major winner and winner in 2011, Lincicome can lean on her driving distance as a hefty advantage this week in Colorado, where the course will play over 7,000 yards (Lincicome tweeted last week that she was practicing on a 7,200-yard golf course to get her ready). If Lincicome can get the putter going, she might just walk out of here a champion.
Cristie Kerr -- Yes, Yani might be the big story this year, but Kerr has quietly put together a very consistent season, finishing second-second-second-third in her last four events. She won this event back in 2007, and claimed her second major a season ago at the LPGA Championship, so we know she's up for it, but it'll come down to her ability to close on Sunday, something she has yet to do this season.
Stacy Lewis -- You wouldn't have included her on a short list of major possibilities a year ago, but Lewis is one of the few players out there that has gone head-to-head with Tseng and taken her down. Lewis' win over Yani at this year's Kraft Nabisco Championship was her first win as a professional and first major, but she's kept the momentum going, finishing in the top 10 in three of the five events she's played since her win.
Suzann Pettersen -- When it comes to USGA events, you want to be fit, and Pettersen is one of the most fit on tour. She broke her slump on the LPGA this year with a win at the Sybase Match Play, and has finished in the top three in three of her last six majors, including a runner-up finish at last year's U.S. Open.
- Brittany Lincicome
- Yani Tseng