Shanghai To Host First LPGA Event In Five-Year Deal With Buick

Shanshan Feng

Shanshan Feng, The First Chinese Player, Male Or Female, To Win A Major And Be Ranked No.1 In The World, Attended The Announcement Alongside The VIP Attendees. (Photo/LPGA)

SAIC-GM Buick Brand, WME | IMG China and the LPGA announced at a special press conference today that the prestigious LPGA Tour will be in Shanghai October 18-21, 2018 for an all new women’s golf event, the Buick LPGA Shanghai, at Qizhong Garden Golf Club.

SAIC-GM Buick has committed to sponsor the tournament for a five-year period. The first edition will boast a purse of US$2.1 million, and the field will consist of 62 of the world’s top ranked players on the LPGA Money List, 15 from China Lady’s Professional Rankings and 4 sponsor invites.

The tournament will be a 72-hole stroke play event over four days with no cut and will be sanctioned by the China Golf Association, the LPGA and the CLPGA.

China’s first lady of golf, Shanshan Feng, the first Chinese player, male or female, to win a Major and be ranked No.1 in the world, attended the announcement today and she made the 1st putt alongside the VIP attendees to launch this Shanghai event.