According to the National Weather Service, golfers who have afternoon tee times today might enjoy themselves more than those with morning rounds.
That's because the forecast calls for a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, but before noon. The temperature should be around 80.
That's after rain on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
"The course has held up pretty well so far, surprisingly," Michelle Wie said. "I thought it was going to be a lot more wet than it is, but this golf course drains very well, and they have kept this golf course in such a great condition."
Players don't want to lose tourney Karrie Webb, the 2006 champion, was asked what the reaction of the players would be if the Michelob Ultra Open doesn't return next year (its contract has not yet been renewed).
"If you polled the players, this would be their favorite regular event, I think," she said. "We have a number of great events, but this is definitely one of the top ones, from everything, from the course we play to the way we are treated here.
"We get great crowds out here, and you really feel like the town is right behind the event, and I think that is important to us, as well."
Webb has three top-10 finishes in her five tournaments so far, including a victory in Phoenix.
"It had been a couple of years on the LPGA Tour since I had won a golf tournament, so you know, winning in Phoenix was great and putting everything together in one week was what I was looking for in my game."
How to play KingsmillWho better than the world's No. 1 player, Lorena Ochoa, to give an insight on how to beat the course at Kingsmill?
"I think it's important to take care of the par 5s, give yourself a couple of eagle chances," she said. "It's not going to be as easy this year, but we have maybe one or two chances out there. So take advantage of the par 5s and make a few birdies on the par 5s. ... It's going to be important to go at least 2- or 3-under on the par 5s every day."
With rain forecast again today, she was asked if the course is more difficult wet or dry.
"I've never played it very dry, so I could not tell you," she said, referring to the wet weather than usually hits the Williamsburg area during tournament week. "What's important is it's the same conditions for everybody. You need to adjust and be smart out there and if it's playing long, make sure you have an extra iron in your hands for that second shot."
Looking to SolheimThe Michelob Ultra Open annually attracts a top-notch field, which is fine with Brittany Lincicome. She's trying to earn a spot on the United States' Solheim Cup team, which will take on the top European golfers in August.
"Right now, I'm trying to get Solheim Cup points," she said. "So the stronger the field, the better my chances are. If I actually play well, then the more points I get. So the stronger the fields, the better it is for me."
Lincicome, currently 12th in points, played on the 2007 team that won 16-12 for its seventh victory in 10 events.
The teams will be named following the Women's British Open, which finishes Aug. 2. The Solheim Cup is Aug. 17-23 in Sugar Hollow, Ill.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun