World number one Lydia Ko will finally be hoping to end the major drought this year ©Getty Images

Texas is set to host the first Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) major of the season - The Chevron Championship - starting tomorrow.

A total of 132 players will be battling it out for a prize money of $5.1 million (£4.1 million/€4.6 million) at The Club in Carlton Woods, where the tournament is being moved after more than five decades of being held at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California.

Scheduled to conclude on April 23, the tournament will see the top-20 women's golfers, including defending champion Jennifer Kupcho of the United States.

Kupcho is set to face fierce competition in world number one Lydia Ko, who won the competition in 2016.

Ko had a stellar 2022 that saw her win the LPGA Tour Championship, helping her climb to the top of the rankings.

However, her victory in 2016 remains her last major triumph and the 25-year-old will be keen to end the drought in the new-look tournament.

Victory would also give the New Zealander the crucial two points that could see her qualify for the LPGA Hall of Fame.

"It would be pretty cool to get it done in the first major of the year and be in the Hall of Fame, but that's not what's important to me," Ko was quoted as saying by NBC Golf.

"For me, I just want to have a good week and put myself in position, and if I have a chance at it and be the one that's holding the trophy at the end of the week, that's pretty awesome.

"But I don't think that's going to be like my driving force going to any of these events this year."

Other previous Chevron winners in the mix include Patty Tavatanakit of Thailand, South Koreans Mirim Lee and Jin Young Ko, and veteran Stacy Lewis of the United States.

Meanwhile, home favourite Nelly Korda, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic champion, will be hoping to make mark after missing the tournament last year due to injury.

Tavatanakit's compatriot and prodigy Atthaya Thitikul and last year's final major winner Ashleigh Buhai of South Africa, who will be hoping to build on the British Open success, complete a star-studded line-up.