Preview: Coates Golf Championship

After the first tournament of the 2016 season at the Bahamas the Tour heads back to Florida to play the Coates Golf Championship presented by R+L Carriers February 3 thru 6. This is just the second edition of the event where Na Yeon Choi will be the defending champion. Choi won during the inaugural event with 16-under par. Jessica Korda, Lydia Ko and Ha Na Jang finished runner-up one shot behind Na Yeon.

This event will mark Lydia Ko’s first appearance of the season where she’ll look to extend her 15 weeks as world’s No.1. Suzann Pettersen, Amy Yang and defending champion Na Yeon Choi also make their first appearances of the year in Ocala.

To see the Final Field of the event click on the link below:

http://www.lpga.com/tournaments/coatesgolfchampionshippresentedbyrlcarriers/final-field

The Course

The 18-hole championship course was design by Ron Garl and built in 1986. The design includes eight signature and tribute holes recreated from some of the world’s best courses including Augusta, Royal Troon, Baltusrol, Muirfield, and St. Andrews. Garl originally designed the other 10 holes.

LPGA World Top Picks

  1. Na Yeon Choi
  2. Lydia Ko
  3. Jessica Korda
  4. Anna Nordqvist
  5. Amy Yang

Stats to Know

  • Race to the CME Globe: 500 Points
  • Format: 72 holes
  • Purse: $1,500,000
  • Par: 72
  • History: This is the 2nd year for the event.
  • Yardage: 6,541

Weather Forecast

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T.V. Coverage

  • February 03 Golf Channel 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET
  • February 04 Golf Channel 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET
  • February 05 Golf Channel 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET
  • February 06 Golf Channel 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET
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