Laura Davies, the first Briton to win the US Women's Open in 1987, believes she can halt world No 1 Annika Sorenstam's pursuit of the singleseason grand slam this week.
Sorenstam aims to win her third major of the year at Cherry Hills Country Club, near Denver, this week. However, Davies, drawn alongside the 15-year-old amateur sensation Michelle Wie, said: "This is a great course, and I fancy my chances."
Davies has four top-tens in her last five tournaments and was third behind Sorenstam in the McDonald's LPGA Championship two weeks ago. She said: "I'm hitting the ball as well as I ever have and if I can eliminate the mistakes then I feel I've got a great shout."
The 41-year-old added: "I've played with Michelle before and it was good fun and we're sure to have a big following."
Wie, second at the LPGA Championship, was also happy her draw, which also includes another US teenager, the rookie Brittany Lincicome.
Alison Nicholas, in 1997, was the only other Briton to have won the title, and another six join Davies in this year's £1.7 million field.
Scotland's Catriona Matthew, the leading British player this season at sixth on the money list, England's Trish Johnson, Karen Stupples, Johanna Head, Joanne Morley and Becky Morgan, from Wales, complete the list.
Meanwhile, Davies is among three of the top names in European golf to have confirmed their places in the Ladies' English Open at Chart Hills, Kent, from July 8 to 10.
Davies, defending champion Maria Hjorth and French ace Patricia Meunier-Lebouc will be joined by British Open champion Stupples
"Any week can be anyone's tournament," said Dover-born Stupples, who finished third last year behind Hjorth at the Nick Faldo-designed Chart Hills. "I came close last year, now I want to win it!"