Wednesday, January 28

2015 LPGA Season Starts With Inaugural Coates Golf Championship

THE 2015 LPGA SEASON IS UNDERWAY in Ocala, Florida. The field includes eight of the top 10 players in the women's game: Inbee Park, Lydia Ko, Stacy Lewis, Suzann Pettersen, Michelle Wie, So Yeon Ryu, Karrie Webb and Lexi Thompson.

This will be the second year of the Race to the CME Globe, a season-long points race that rewards $1 million to the winner. Lydia Ko won the inaugural "Race," as well as LPGA Rookie of the Year in 2014.

"It's cool to see that a couple years ago I was watching TV or looking at the magazine and thinking, man, one day I want to be there playing alongside them," Ko said earlier this week.

"That's what's happening right now, so that's really been cool."

Austin Ernst and Ha Na Jang are the early leaders with 67. The first round is still in progress.


Coates Golf Championship
Presented by R+L Carriers
Purse: $1.5 million
Defending champion: Inaugural year
Format: 72 holes

Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club
Ocala, Florida
Par: 72
Yardage: 6,541

TV Schedule
(Golf Channel)

Wednesday, Jan 28 - 2:00 PM-5:00 PM ET
Thursday, Jan 29 - 11:00 AM-2:00 PM ET
Friday, Jan 30 - 8:00 PM-10:00 PM ET
Saturday, Jan 31 - 3:00 PM-5:00 PM ET

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