2008 LPGA Tour season preview

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Rarin' to Go Last season was a year of transition on the LPGA tour, with Lorena Ochoa (eight wins) taking over for Annika Sorenstam (none) as the top-ranked player. Here are the five pros who had the biggest gains and the five with the largest declines in earnings in 2007, plus five rookies to watch during the '08 season, which kicks off with this week's SBS Open at the Turtle Bay Resort in Kahuku, Hawaii. Gainers 1. Lorena Ochoa 2006 $: 2,592,872 2007 $: 4,364,994 + 1,772,122
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Ashleigh Simon, 18. Won a pro event in her native South Africa at age 14; also a winner last year on Ladies European tour.
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Hee Young Park, 20. Three-time winner and rookie of the year on Korean LPGA in '05.
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Liz Janangelo, 24. Also a former Dukie, she was the '04 player of the year; won twice on the Futures tour in '07.
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Rookies to Watch Anna Grzebien, 22. Duke star was '05 NCAA individual champ and national collegiate player of the year.
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5. Julie Inkster 2006 $: 1,326,442 2007 $: 736,521 - 589,921
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4. Hee-Won Han 2006 $: 1,147,651 2007 $: 116,246 - 1,031,405
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3. Julieta Granada 2006 $: 1,633,586 2007 $: 412,440 - 1,221,146
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Fallers 1. Karrie Webb 2006 $: 2,090,113 2007 $: 630,030 - 1,460,083
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5. Nicole Castrale 2006 $: 375,106 2007 $: 854,292 + 479,186
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4. Morgan Pressel 2006 $: 465,685 2007 $: 972,452 + 506,767
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2. Annika Sorenstam 2006 $: 1,971,741 2007 $: 532,718 - 1,439,023
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3. Maria Hjorth 2006 $: 299,634 2007 $: 949,055 + 649,421
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2. Suzann Pettersen 2006 $: 292,621 2007 $: 1,802,400 + 1,509,778
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Taylor Leon, 20. Curtis Cupper and '06 SEC freshman of the year at Georgia went pro after sophomore season.