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LPGA unsure of China event as Singapore, Thailand return

No closing choice has been made on the standing of the LPGA Blue Bay event deliberate for China in May, LPGA officers stated Wednesday whereas confirming Singapore and Thailand occasions.

While tweaking the US schedule to ease journey to Asia for 2 different occasions, the LPGA stated in an announcement the destiny of the LPGA event on China’s Hainan Island, deliberate for May 13-16, “will be announced in the coming weeks as the LPGA continues to fully assess the situation with its partners in China.”

The HSBC Women’s World Championship will probably be performed April 29-May 2 at Singapore’s Sentosa Golf Club whereas the Honda LPGA Thailand will probably be staged May 6-9 at Siam Country Club in Chonburi.

Both occasions have been worn out in 2020 by the Covid-19 pandemic and will probably be performed underneath strict well being protocols, with Park Sung-hyun of South Korea defending her title in Singapore and South Korean Amy Yang defending her crown in Thailand.

“We are incredibly appreciative of our global partners who are going above and beyond to ensure playing opportunies for our athletes,” LPGA chief event enterprise officer Ricki Lasky stated.

The LPGA Lotte Championship stays set for April 14-17 with a Saturday end at Kapolei (Hawaii) Golf Club with the LPGA Los Angeles Open shifting a day earlier to even have a Saturday end, on April 24 at Wilshire Country Club, to ease journey points for Asia-bound gamers.

Both US occasions could have a area of 144 gamers with Canada’s Brooke Henderson looking for a 3rd consecutive Lotte win after final 12 months’s cancelation. South Korean Lee Min-jee is about to attempt to repeat in LA after her 2019 win and a 2020 wipeout.

The LPGA has an event scheduled the week following the China event, the Pure Silk Championship on May 20-23 at Williamsburg, Virginia.


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