LPGA Championship - Cristie Kerr's Pivotal Round

Preparing to tee off momentarily in the final round of the LPGA Tour Championship, Cristie Kerr has more at stake than anyone in Orlando today.

Trailing leader Amy Yang by three strokes she's within striking distance of becoming the first American in 16 years to win the Rolex Player of the Year,  a lifelong dream she's worked unrelentingly to achieve.  In order to unseat points leader Yani Tseng, she needs to win.

The Vare Trophy, for the season's best scoring average, is also within reach.  If Kerr posts a score three shots better than 2010 money list winner Na Yeon Choi's today she'll win the Trophy by seven thousandths of a point.

Then there's the Rolex No. 1 world ranking,  a title Cristie's held several times this season. A win today could allow her to finish the year with it.

That's a lot riding on today's 18 holes, but there's no doubt Cristie Kerr has the talent, ability and determination to win.

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