Friday, January 18

2013 LPGA Schedule: Upswing Continues

From LPGA Press Release

EARLIER THIS WEEK THE LPGA ANNOUNCED a 2013 tournament schedule featuring 28 tournaments, nearly $49 million in total prize money, and more than 300 hours of tournament television coverage on Golf Channel and other networks, the most in the Tour's history.

The 2013 LPGA schedule includes three new tournaments: the $1.3 million North Texas LPGA Shootout, to be played April 22 to 28 at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas; the $1.3 million Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, to be played May 20-26 at the Ocean Club Golf Course at Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas; and the $1.8 million Reignwood Pine Valley LPGA Classic in Beijing, China, which kicks off the Tour’s Fall Asian swing the first week of October at Reignwood Pine Valley Golf Club.

Each of the new tournaments are four-day, 72 hole, stroke-play events, aired on the LPGA's international television partner networks, including Golf Channel. Every North American tournament and 27 of the 28 Tour's stops on the 2013 schedule will be televised worldwide.

"The performance, approachability and growing popularity of our players is the No. 1 factor in the LPGA's continued momentum," said LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan, "which has led to expanding coverage on Golf Channel, the growing slate of playing opportunities and our ever-increasing fan base."

The season opener is the ISPS Handa Women's Australia Open that begins on February 14.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Just because the Golf Channel says they cover 300 hours of the LPGA, is a bunch of BS. They show very little of the golfers actually playing the game. They spend the majority of the coverage showing themselves. They think we want to watch and listen to them, rather than watching the ladies play. Why can't they keep the cameras on the players and explain what is going on from audio only. Trust me, the last thing people want to see is the golf channel crew. What we want to see is the players, and I can assure you the ratings for the LPGA will go up.