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LPGA’s Momentum Continues: 2017 Schedule Showcases Continued Growth in Tournaments and Purses

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 December 2016 08:23 Thursday, 01 December 2016 08:04

LPGA 2017 ScheduleDAYTONA BEACH, Florida — The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) announced its 2017 schedule which includes the addition of four new tournaments, the return of the Solheim Cup stateside and an increase of $4.35 million in total official prize money.

LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan made the announcement on Wednesday revealing next year’s 35-event LPGA Tour schedule which boasts an LPGA record $67.35 million in total official prize money. In addition to four new events on the LPGA schedule, 11 of the 30 returning official events will feature increased purses in 2017. Four of the Tour’s five major championships in 2017 will have higher purses, including a $5 million purse at the U.S. Women’s Open conducted by the USGA that will be the largest purse in LPGA history.

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Annika Sorenstam Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 December 2016 07:45 Thursday, 01 December 2016 07:37

Annika SorenstamAnnika Sorenstam was presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the HSBC Golf Business Forum at the Marriott Sawgrass Resort and Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

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Nine Canadians Ready For Final Stage Of LPGA Q-School

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 06:51 Wednesday, 30 November 2016 06:39

Megan OslandDAYTONA BEACH, Florida (Golf Canada with files from the LPGA Tour) — The LPGA Tour will host the Final Stage of its Qualifying Tournament on November 30–December 4, where nine Canadians will be among the 157 player-field competing for 20 full LPGA Tour cards and 25 partial cards.

The ladies will alternate over the first four rounds between the Jones and Hills courses at LPGA International. There will be a cut to the top 70 and ties after the fourth round. The final-round will be contested on the Hills course. Play will begin at 8 a.m. all five days.

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LPGA & LET To Co-Sanction Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 November 2016 07:03 Tuesday, 29 November 2016 06:50

Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish OpenNAPLES, Florida — The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) announced that it will co-sanction the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open with the Ladies European Tour (LET) next season, providing players with two consecutive tournaments in Scotland on the 2017 schedule.

The Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open will take place on July 27-30, 2017 at Dundonald Links in North Ayrshire. Brought together by the LPGA and the LET in partnership with title sponsor, Aberdeen Asset Management and key partner, VisitScotland, the event’s player field, purse and global media exposure will be greatly enhanced. The event will be held two weeks after the men’s Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at the same venue.

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LPGA Announces MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open For 2017 Schedule

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 November 2016 06:50 Tuesday, 29 November 2016 06:38

altNAPLES, Florida — The LPGA Tour is headed to New Zealand next year for the MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open. The event is set to take place September 28-October 1, 2017, at the Windross Farm Golf Course in Auckland and will lead into the LPGA’s fall Asia swing.

The MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open, which will boast a $1.3 million purse, will mark the first LPGA or PGA TOUR event to take place in New Zealand.

“The MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open will be a tremendous addition to the LPGA schedule in 2017 and beyond,” said LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan. “We’re excited to extend our global reach, partner with a great company like MCKAYSON, and enable our Tour Players and global television viewers to experience the beauty of New Zealand.”

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