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The Pelican Women’s Championship to feature strongest field in tournament history, Nov. 7-13 at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Fla.

Seven of the Top-10 and 16 of the top-25 entered; World No. 2 Jin Young Ko, Defending Champion and Bradenton resident Nelly Korda and major champions Lydia Ko, Brooke Henderson and Lexi Thompson headline field; Several Tampa Bay-Area residents to compete, including Brittany Altomare, Brittany Lincicome and Elizabeth Szokol; Tickets on sale at

BELLEAIR, Fla., Nov. 3, 2022 – The Pelican Women’s Championship will feature the  strongest field in the tournament’s three-year history when 120 of the world’s best professional  golfers converge upon Tampa Bay and Pelican Golf Club, Nov. 7-13. 

Seven of the top-10 and 16 of the top-25 players in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings are committed to the championship, including Jin Young Ko (2), Lydia Ko (3), defending  champion Nelly Korda (4), Brooke Henderson (6), Lexi Thompson (7), In Gee Chun (8),  Hyo Joo Kim (10), Jennifer Kupcho (11), 2020 champion Sei Young Kim (13), Celine  Boutier (14), Xiyu Lin (16), Hye-Jin Choi (19), Hannah Green (20), Leona Maguire (21),  Ayaka Furue (22), and Madelene Sagstrom (25).  

The Pelican Women’s Championship also will feature a number of Tampa Bay-area residents,  including Brittany Altomare, Elizabeth Szokol and major champion Brittany Lincicome, who  is returning to LPGA Tour competition next week after the birth of her daughter in September. 

Twenty-time LPGA Tour winner, Florida native and multiple major champion Cristie Kerr headlines the latest commitments to the championship prior to entries closing on Wednesday. In  total, players representing 28 countries and territories are scheduled to compete, including 24  major champions, eight former World No. 1 players and 19 winners during the 2022 LPGA Tour  season. 

“With this year’s tournament field being the strongest in our three-year history, we are honored  to welcome the world’s best professional golfers back to the Tampa Bay region and Pelican Golf  Club next week for the Pelican Women’s Championship,” said Marci Doyle, Pelican Women’s  Championship executive director. “This championship will be a can’t-miss event for our  passionate sports fan base in the Tampa Bay area and for our television viewers around the  world.”

Previously announced sponsor exemptions competing in the Pelican Women’s Championship  include NCAA Team National Champion and Saddlebrook Prep alum Aline Krauter, LPGA  Tour winner and two-time Olympian Azahara Munoz and junior golf standout Avery Zweig. 

The final two spots will be determined on Monday via the Monday Qualifier at TPC Tampa Bay. For a complete list of tournament entries, click HERE

Tickets are on sale for the 2022 Pelican Women’s Championship (Nov. 9-13) 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