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LPGA kicks off American swing this week in Phoenix

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The LPGA has already knocked out two events in 2011, but you might not have caught much of the action, because both were across the pond. Now, the tour heads to the States, with the first event being unique, with all the winnings headed to charity. It's the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup, and the field this week in Phoenix is stacked. But with the season officially kicking off this week, we figured we'd give you a preview of what's to come this year.

Player of the Year: Yani Tseng -- There really isn't a choice here other than Tseng, who has already won four professional events in 2011, including the Honda LPGA Thailand at the end of February. She's just 22, but has already won a major, seems to be the next star to dominate the LPGA, and is already doing her good deed of the year; all her winnings from this week will go to children in Japan affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami.

American Player of the Year: Michelle Wie -- The choices in this category seem to grow yearly, with Paula Creamer, Christina Kim and Cristie Kerr all making arguments, but it seems Wie is finally set to start winning on a regular basis. She has a win in each of her last two seasons, and as her stint at Stanford wraps up (she tweeted on Tuesday that school should be done by next March), it seems Wie is ready to focus 100 percent on golf, and if she does that, the wins will start piling up.

Name you will know by the end of the season - Belen Mozo -- It never hurts when the LPGA is blessed with a four-time All-American out of USC that is both beautiful and really talented. Mozo (pictured) is the type of girl that can turn the golf world upside down, and has already won a professional event this year in Spain after a final round 67 jumped her to a one-shot victory.

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