THE WOODLANDS, Texas — When Lilia Vu contacted as the week progressed, something felt unique.

"Quickly, when I arrived in Houston it felt very quieting to me," Vu said Tuesday. "I felt nearly kind of home. I don't have the foggiest idea, I recently continued to consider it. Indeed, even my folks were discussing it the previous evening; could be a spot to consider to move.'

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"When I hit that previously shot on the primary opening yesterday I was like, this is home. It simply feels so right."

Vu is back as the reigning champ at the Chevron Title, which is being played for the second time at the Club at Carlton Woods, a half-hour drive from Houston.

The 26-year-old not just looks to go on as the Chevron's just victor since its move from Palm Springs, but on the other hand she's the victor of the latest significant title finally summer's AIG Ladies' Open.

Vu had a breakout 2023, winning two different times notwithstanding her two significant titles and finished the year as the highest level player on the planet and the LPGA's Player of the Year.

One would figure coming into her most memorable significant title safeguard she'd be the focal point of consideration. However, Lydia Ko won the season's most memorable occasion in Orlando to get inside a mark of Lobby of Distinction capability, and Nelly Korda has expelled Vu as World No. 1 with a shocking run of four successes in as many beginnings; a triumph this week would make five.

That is left Vu fairly unnoticed, which is fine by her.

"I commonly prefer to remain unnoticed," Vu said. "They've been playing perfect. It shows how serious this game is.

"I will tell the truth, I'm making an effort not to come down on myself. I believe I will view at this competition as another chance to win and not put a lot of strain of attempting to guard my title."

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This season, Vu has not yet made the progress of 2023; her best completion was a T7 in a title protection at the Honda LPGA Thailand. She then, at that point, pulled out mid-competition from her next two beginnings while managing a back physical issue.

"It's been a several months doing combating with my physical issue. It's been somewhat frightening," she said. "I've certainly cried a great deal on the reach some of the time on the grounds that my back couldn't hold up.

"It's simply been somewhat of an all over not being completely truly solid. When that I feel truly amazing, then, at that point, I'll lash out not playing out the manner in which I figure I ought to."

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In any case, Vu showed up in Texas feeling at last amazing and prepared to have a good time on the course, she said. She has quit lifting until further notice and is working with a physiotherapist everyday.

She comes to a Carlton Woods course that is not quite the same as the won she one won a year prior. The club fabricated new greens and added a few shelters along the Jack Nicklaus Mark course that was the LPGA's longest test last season.

Vu said she anticipates that it should play harder and firmer, yet the progressions assist her with foregetting that she's protecting this week.

She additionally got a few last uplifting statements before she began her prep for the week.

"When we arrived here on Sunday my father was sharing with me, 'Whatever occurs, occurs. Leave it alone. Try not to fly off the handle. Try not to get excessively out of control. Simply do your thing. No doubt about it,'" Vu said. "In the event that I stay sound this week I think I'll have the option to do what I want to do."