The Ladies Professional Golf Association is set to kick off its 2019 schedule with a new season opener, the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions at Four Seasons Resort Orlando, Jan. 17-20 at Tranquilo Golf Club.
The tournament will feature 45 celebrity players and 10 amateurs paired with LPGA professionals for all four rounds. Playing for a $1.2 million purse, and the celebrity players for a $500,000 purse LPGA professionals will play 72 holes of stroke play with no cut, while the amateurs will compete using a Modified Stableford scoring format..
The line up invitees include: Brittany Lincicome, Jin Young Ko, Jessica Korda, Michelle Wie, Shanshan Feng, Brooke Henderson, Ha Na Jang, Eun Hee Ji, Ariya Jutanugarn, Danielle Kang, Cristie Kerr, In-Kyung Kim, Sei Young Kim, Katherine Kirk, Mi Hyang Lee, Mirim Lee, Stacy Lewis, Haru Nomura, Anna Nordqvist, Inbee Park, Sung Hyun Park, So Yeon Ryu, Lexi Thompson and Amy Yang.
The Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions will be televised by the Golf Channel on Thursday and Friday, and NBC on Saturday and Sunday. Golf Channel will also do an hour lead-in to NBC’s weekend broadcasts.