The excitement is back for all women’s golf fans as the 2016 season begins with the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic. The event will be held at Paradise Island, Bahamas January 28th thru January 31st. Main action will take place at the Ocean Club Golf Course.
The season opener will feature some of the top ranked players like Inbee Park, Stacy Lewis, Lexi Thompson and Hyo-Joo Kim. The three past champions of the event Sei Young Kim, Jessica Korda and Ilhee Lee are also part of the field this week.
World’s No.1 Lydia Ko will miss the first tournament of the season and will use an extra week to prepare for her season. Players like Suzann Pettersen, So Yeon Ryu, Amy Yang and Na Yeon Choi joined her and won’t be playing until the Coates Golf Championship in Ocala, Florida. Yet the field is still strong and will have Michelle Wie, Sei Young Kim and Stacy Lewis as big favorites.
The layout was design by Tom Weiskopf, an American professional golfer with more than 15 professional wins on the PGA Tour. The course features breathtaking signature holes but crosswinds will challenge the players. Golf Digest course-rating panelists have rated this course Top 10 Resort Course in North America and the Caribbean.
To view the final field click on the link below:
LPGA World Top Picks
- Sei Young Kim
- Stacy Lewis
- Gerina Piller
- Anna Nordqvist
- Carlota Ciganda
Stats to Know
- Race to the CME Globe: 500 Points
- Format: 72 holes
- Purse: $1,400,000
- Par: 73
- History: This is the 4th year for the event.
- Yardage: 6,625
- January 28 Golf Channel 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET
- January 29 Golf Channel 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET
- January 30 Golf Channel 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET
- January 31 Golf Channel 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET