Preview: ISPS HANDA WOMEN’S AUSTRALIAN OPEN

After successfully defending the New Zealand Open Lydia Ko will try to defend back-to back titles this week at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open. The event will be held at the Grange Golf Club in South Australia February 18th thru 21st.

The Hall of Famer Karrie Webb and Minjee Lee will be two of the fan favorites this week in Australia and certainly two strong candidates to take the title. Minjee will be the highest-ranked Aussie in the field.

To see the final field click on the link below:

http://www.lpga.com/tournaments/isps-handa-womens-australian-open/final-field

The course

The Grange West course opened in 1926 and went through a major redesign in 2007 directed by Mike Clayton Golf Designs. The changes to the course included replacing all eighteen greens and the reshaping of a few fairways.

LPGA World Top Picks

  1. Lydia Ko
  2. Charley Hull
  3. Karrie Webb
  4. Felicity Johnson
  5. Melissa Reid

Stats to know

  • Race to the CME Globe: 500 Points
  • Format: 72 holes
  • Purse: $1,300,000
  • Par: 72
  • History: This is the 5th year for the event.
  • Yardage: 6,600

Weather Forecast

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T.V. Coverage

  • February 17 Golf Channel 11:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. ET
  • February 18 Golf Channel 11:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. ET
  • February 19 Golf Channel 11:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. ET
  • February 20 Golf Channel 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. ET
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