ADT Watch Vol. 1

The ADT Championship's "playoff" concept heats up with the 36-hole cut looming and with the two stars, err....cultural icons struggling, you can almost hear its opponents cheering after day one:

Two-time defending ADT champion Annika Sorenstam and newly crowned player of the year Lorena Ochoa also both struggled.

Sorenstam was 4-over after 10 holes before rallying to finish 2-over, six shots off Miyazato's lead. And Ochoa was 3-over in her opening round, with four bogeys and only one birdie.

"It just wasn't a good day," Sorenstam said. "I got off to a bad start. I had to fight pretty hard today."

She and Ochoa now have some work to do in the second round.

The 32-woman field gets cut to 16 Friday, then eight Saturday. Those players return Sunday, their scores from the first three days erased, to play for most of a $1.55-million total purse.

"You're not only trying to get into the top 16, you're trying to give yourself a shot at comfortably being in the top eight," Webb said. "You've just got to play, as far as I'm concerned. You're not going to play safe when you should play aggressive or vice versa just because of the format."