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World No. 1 Jin Young Ko, defending champion Nelly Korda and Major champion Lexi Thompson headline early commitments for the 2022 Pelican Women’s Championship, Nov. 7-13

Seven of the world’s top-10 players scheduled to compete, including fan favorites Brooke Henderson and Lydia Ko. Tampa-area resident and Major champion Brittany Lincicome set to return to LPGA Tour Competition following maternity leave. Tickets on sale at

BELLEAIR, Fla., Oct. 13, 2022 – World No. 1 Jin Young Ko, defending champion and  Bradenton resident Nelly Korda, sister Jessica Korda, and fan favorites/major champions Brooke  Henderson, Lydia Ko, Brittany Lincicome and Lexi Thompson headline a stacked field of early  commitments for the 2022 Pelican Women’s Championship presented by Konica Minolta and  Raymond James. The final full-field event of the 2022 LPGA Tour season, The Pelican  Women’s Championship will take place Nov. 7-13 at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Fla, where  the world’s top professional golfers will compete for a share of the $2 million purse. 

Seven of the top-10 players in the world are early entries into The Pelican Women’s  Championship, including Ko (1), defending champion and World No. 4 Nelly Korda, Lydia Ko  (5), Brooke Henderson (6), In Gee Chun (7), Thompson (8) and Hyo Joo Kim (10). Major  Champion and Tampa-area resident Brittany Lincicome, who stepped away from the LPGA Tour  this fall with the birth of her daughter, also will make her competitive return at the Pelican  Women’s Championship. 

“We are honored to attract the best players in the game to Tampa Bay region for the 2022  Pelican Women’s Championship,” said Marci Doyle, Pelican Women’s Championship Executive  Director. “The field is shaping up to be the strongest to-date in our three-year history. We look  forward to welcoming our passionate sports fanbase in the Tampa Bay area and showcasing  Pelican Golf Club to a global audience.” 

“We look forward to hosting the greatest professional golfers in the world at Pelican Golf Club  and providing a best-in-class experience for players and fans alike,” said Dan Doyle Jr., Pelican  Golf Club. “It is an honor for us to host this great championship and provide a platform for the  LPGA Tour to showcase their talents on the golf course to fans all over the world.” 

Tournament officials will be announcing in the coming weeks special ancillary events taking  place throughout the week at The Pelican Women’s Championship, sponsor exemptions and  additional field commitments. For a complete list of tournament entries, click HERE.

Tickets are on sale for the 2022 Pelican Women’s Championship exclusively online at Ticket packages include exclusive hospitality and general admission  tickets offering a wide degree of entertainment and access. All 2022 tickets will be digital and  will be emailed after purchase. Tickets can be viewed on either a mobile device or printed out  where they will be scanned at the main gate. 

2022 Pelican Women’s Championship Ticket Options: There are three ticket options for fans  interested in attending The Pelican Women’s Championship: 

Daily Grounds: 
o Wednesday, Nov. 9 (Pro-Am): $25. 
o Thursday-Friday, Nov. 10-11: $35 per day. 
o Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 12-13: $45 per day. 

Weekly Grounds:  
o Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 10-13: $125. 

Lightning Lounge:  
o Offered in partnership with the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Lightning Lounge  provides a shared-hospitality lounge at the tournament’s signature par-3 12th hole, which featured three holes-in-one in 2021. The Lightning Lounge includes  complimentary food and beverages, TV’s, private bathrooms and parking. o Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 10-13: $225 per day. 

o Weekly (Thursday-Sunday): $800. 

All military (active, reserve, retired and veterans) plus one will receive complimentary admission  to the 2022 Pelican Women’s Championship by showing proper identification at Admissions in  exchange for a daily grounds pass. Military and their plus one also will have access to the Hero  Outpost presented by FedData, an exclusive covered viewing deck on the par-3 12th hole with  complimentary snacks and beverages. Children 17-and-under will be admitted to the tournament  free with a paid adult. 

The 2021 Pelican Women’s Championship was contested in November at Pelican Golf Club  with fans in attendance for the first time. Nelly Korda defeated Thompson, Lydia Ko and  defending champion Sei Young Kim on the first playoff hole to capture her fourth victory in  2021 and seventh overall. The Pelican Women’s Championship made its debut in 2020, with Sei  Young Kim capturing her 12th LPGA Tour victory. 

For more information on The Pelican Women’s Championship, visit and on social media: @PelicanLPGA on Twitter, @PelicanLPGA on Instagram and Pelican  Women's Championship on Facebook. 

About The Pelican Women’s Championship presented by Konica Minolta and 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 $2 million purse. The tournament is contested at  Pelican Golf Club, a Donald Ross design that offers world-class amenities and an unmatched  golf experience. The Pelican Women’s Championship presented by Konica Minolta and 

Raymond James is operated by Outlyr, a global sports, event management and lifestyle  marketing agency. For more information on the Pelican Women’s Championship, visit  

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 Epson 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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Pelican Women’s Championship