The LPGA Tour is certainly bringing back its Tournament associated with Champions event, re-christening it beginning in 2019 with the help of Diamond Accommodations International.
The Visit and Diamond Resorts announced the particular formation of the Diamond Resorts Competition of Champions, set to kick off the particular 2019 LPGA season from January. 17-20 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Four Seasons Resort (the previous Osprey Ridge Golf Course at Walt Disney World) in Orlando, Fla.
The Tournament associated with Champions was previously played at numerous sites in the southeastern United States through 1994 to 2007, most recently on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail’s Magnolia Grove Golf Course in Cellular, Ala.
The competition will feature a field of LPGA winners from the 2017 and 2018 seasons vying for a $1. two million purse. The field will also consist of 45 celebrity participants and ten amateurs, who will each be combined with LPGA players for all 4 tournament days. The celebrity industry will play for their piece of a $250, 000 purse, similar to how the Gemstone Resorts Invitational worked when it had been an unofficial event on PGA Tour Champions. That event seems to be no longer, with Diamond Resorts concentrating on an official LPGA event.
All 2018 LPGA winners may also receive a week-long stay at any Gemstone Resorts-managed property.
The particular tournament will air on Golfing Channel on Thursday and Fri, with NBC airing weekend mid-day coverage after a Golf Channel lead-in window.