This is the Foursome Forecast for this week:
One: The LPGA returns from a two-week hiatus following the Kraft Nabisco Championship, returning to the Hawaii for the LOTTE Championship. The 144-player field, which will compete for $1.7 million in prize money, includes I.K. Kim, who missed a one-foot par putt on the 72nd hole at the Kraft Nabisco to fall into a tie and subsequent playoff loss. The LOTTE tourney has an unusual Wednesday-Saturday schedule.
Two: Brendan Steele returns to the site of his first PGA Tour victory, the Valero Texas Open that begins on Thursday in San Antonio. Steele showed nerves of steel a year ago when he sank a par putt on the final hole to secure a one-shot victory and prevent a three-way playoff.
Three: The Yankees and Red Sox renew perhaps the most bitter rivalry in all of sports Friday afternoon at Fenway Park in the opener of a three-game weekend series. Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez continues his pursuit of Willie Mays for fourth place on the all-time home run list.
Four: There will be some jockeying for playoff positions during the final week of the NBA’s shortened regular season. As well all know, most NBA teams make the playoffs anyway, but the seeding process is always interesting to watch. The postseason begins on April 29 and ends in late June.