World No. 1 Nelly Korda, 2020 Champion Sei Young Kim and fan favorites Lexi Thompson, Lydia Ko, Jessica Korda, Brooke Henderson and Brittany Lincicome headline final regular season event of LPGA season.
BELLEAIR, Fla., Oct. 14, 2021 – World No. 1 and Bradenton resident Nelly Korda, sister Jessica Korda, defending champion Sei Young Kim and fan favorites / major champions Brooke Henderson, Lydia Ko and Lexi Thompson headline a stacked field of early commitments for the 2021 Pelican Women’s Championship presented by Konica Minolta and Raymond James, tournament officials announced today. The final full-field event of the 2021 LPGA Tour season, the Pelican Women’s Championship will take place Nov. 8-14 at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Fla., with fans in attendance for the first time.
Eleven of the top-20 players in the world are early entries into the Pelican Women’s Championship, including Nelly Korda (1), Sei Young Kim (4), Nasa Hataoka (7), Lydia Ko (8), Brooke Henderson (9), Danielle Kang (11), Patty Tavatanakit (12), Lexi Thompson (13), Jeong Eun Lee6 (17), Jessica Korda (19) and So Yeon Ryu (20). The championship will be the final opportunity for players to qualify for the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship, which will take place the following week in Naples, Fla.
“We are excited to not only welcome back the world’s best players for a second consecutive year, but also welcome the Tampa Bay area’s passionate sports fanbase for the first time to Pelican Golf Club for the Pelican Women’s Championship,” said Marci Doyle, Pelican Women’s Championship Executive Director.
Tournament officials will be announcing in the coming weeks special ancillary events taking place throughout the week at the Pelican Women’s Championship. For a complete list of tournament entries, click HERE.
The 2021 Pelican Women’s Championship made its debut in 2020 without spectators and will welcome fans to Pelican Golf Club for the first time, featuring a field of 108 players competing over 72 holes for a share of the $1.75 million purse. Sei Young Kim captured the inaugural Pelican Women’s Championship in 2020 by three strokes at 14-under par, her 12th victory on the LPGA Tour.
Tickets are on sale for the 2021 Pelican Women’s Championship exclusively online at www.PelicanLPGA.com. A variety of ticket packages are available, including exclusive hospitality and general admissions tickets offering a wide degree of entertainment and access. In honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, military members (active, reserve, retired and veterans) will gain free access to the tournament grounds all week. Children under the age of 18 gain free admittance with a paid adult.
For more information on the 2021 Pelican Women’s Championship presented by Konica Minolta and Raymond James, follow the tournament’s social media handles, including @PelicanLPGA on Twitter, @PelicanLPGA on Instagram and Pelican Women's Championship on Facebook.
About Pelican Women’s Championship presented by Konica Minolta & Raymond James
The Pelican Women’s Championship presented by Konica Minolta and Raymond James is the LPGA’s annual tournament in the Tampa Bay region and features the world’s best female golfers competing over four rounds for a share of the $1.75 million purse. The tournament is contested at the newly renovated Pelican Golf Club, a Donald Ross design that offers world-class amenities and an unmatched golf experience. The Pelican Women’s Championship presented by Raymond James and Konica Minolta is operated by Outlyr, a global sports, event management and lifestyle marketing agency that specializes in the development and execution of engaging events and experiences. In addition to managing 11 professional golf tournaments, Outlyr also operates a number of other sporting and lifestyle events and manages the sponsorship portfolio for several blue-chip clients. For more information on the Pelican Women’s Championship, visit www.PelicanLPGA.com.
About the LPGA
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women, with a goal to change the face of golf by making the sport more accessible and inclusive.
Created in 1950 by 13 Founders, the Association celebrates a diverse and storied history. The LPGA Tour competes across the globe, reaching television audiences in more than 220 countries. The Symetra Tour, the LPGA’s official qualifying tour, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA also holds a joint-venture collaboration with the Ladies European Tour (LET), increasing playing opportunities for female golfers in Europe. Across the three Tours, the LPGA represents players in more than 60 countries.
Additionally, the LPGA Foundation has empowered and supported girls and women since 1991, most notably through LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, the only national program of its kind, which annually engages with nearly 100,000 girls. The LPGA Amateur Golf Association and LPGA Women’s Network provide virtual and in-person connections to female golfers around the world, while LPGA Professionals are educators, business leaders and game-changers dedicated to growing the game of golf for everyone.
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