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The first LPGA major of the year is featured this week as the Kraft Nabisco Championship gets under way from Rancho Mirage, California. This tournament was founded by entertainer Dinah Shore in 1972, and it became a major in 1983. In addition to crowning the first major champion of the year, this tournament has become known for the tradition of the champion jumping into "Champions Lake", also known as Poppie's Pond, near the 18th green to celebrate victory. Last year, Stacy Lewis took the celebratory plunge as she shot a final round 69 to notch a three-stroke victory over World #1 Yani Tseng, who was the defending champion. It was not only Lewis' first major championship, but also her first victory on the LPGA Tour. Both Tseng and Lewis will be back to try to become just the 7th woman in history to notch multiple wins at this event. Annika Sorenstam, Betsy King and Amy Alcott are the only three-time winners, while Karrie Webb, Dottie Pepper and Julie Inkster have won twice. FOX Spor...
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