1 month soon after the PGA TOUR’s once-a-year celebration rolled as a result of Arizona at TPC Scottsdale, the LPGA Tour helps make a significantly-predicted return to the desert with the LPGA Generate On Championship at Superstition Mountain Golf and Region Club. Supporters will have a great deal of means to rejoice the LPGA’s to start with comprehensive-area function of the year.
Not unlike the raucous atmosphere that has built the PGA TOUR’s WM Phoenix Open up a need to-see on the PGA TOUR, the LPGA Generate On Championship’s move to Arizona is being amplified with enthusiasts in intellect. A special concession stand at the 17th hole has been themed “You Glow Female,” with memento cups for fans to choose household. A different watering hole correctly nicknamed the “19th hole” has been set up around the driving assortment. There, DJs will be participating in tunes though flat display TVs broadcast the tournament’s 4-round coverage on Golf Channel in addition to the ongoing madness that is the NCAA Basketball Event.
The desert occasion kicks off the to start with of 4 events in a five 7 days extend for the LPGA Tour and a five-thirty day period stint in the U.S. which would make up the bulk of the Tour’s agenda. The 72-hole LPGA Drive On Championship characteristics 144 players, in addition to two Monday qualifiers, who will contend for a $1.75 million purse.
The industry is produced up of not just the game’s most significant stars but lots of initially timers who will be taking their 1st techniques onto the big phase.
Nelly Korda at No. 2 in the Rolex Rankings headlines the area in Arizona. She’s joined by Jin Youthful Ko, the most modern winner on the LPGA Tour, possessing successfully defended her title at the HSBC Women’s Environment Championship. Reigning Rookie of the Year Atthaya Thitikul is also earning the vacation to Arizona in addition to Lexi Thompson, who will play for just the next time this time. Brittany Lincicome, who performed a constrained routine in 2022 because of to the start of her 2nd little one, can make a return to the LPGA Tour on Thursday. And Leona Maguire will seek out to defend her title, owning captured the 54-hole version of the LPGA Drive On Championship last period in Fort Myers for her first occupation get on the LPGA Tour.
The fourth event on the LPGA Tour’s plan will include things like quite a few Epson Tour graduates like Lucy Li, as properly as new members, like Alexa Pano, who acquired standing as a result of the LPGA’s Q-Collection final fall.
Last week’s Epson Tour stop was held just 20 miles from this week’s LPGA Tour celebration, which makes for an uncomplicated commute for 16 players, like Bailey Tardy, who are competing at Superstition Mountain.
Those people rookies may well be new to the LPGA Tour, but the Tour is no stranger to Arizona which has hosted the tour off and on courting again to the 1950s. And although Superstition Mountain could be hosting the LPGA Generate On Championship for the initially time, the training course beforehand hosted the tour involving 2004 and 2008 with the Safeway Intercontinental. That class generated a who’s who of champions such as Globe Golf Hall of Famers Annika Soresntam, who gained again-to-again in 2004 and 2005, Juli Inkster who gained in 2006, and Lorena Ochoa who also received in consecutive several years in 2007 and 2008.
Five months following the PGA Tour packed up the celebration, it is really the LPGA’s convert to showcase the most gifted players in the women’s recreation. Which is one thing to celebrate. And fans in Arizona undoubtedly know accurately how to get the job completed.