After the European Tour, the Ladies European Tour kicked off with the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open. This is a 54 hole tournament with a $ 300,000 prize pool held at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in the UAE city of Abu Dhabi.
The defending champion is Charley Hull. Last year, she won with a score of -8 in a race against 55 other players. The prize money for Hull in this tournament is 38,000 USD.
With LPGA Tour, Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions in Florida will be the opening event of the new year as well as the new season. Participants are the previous year’s LPGA Tour champions. This award was released a year ago.
In the first period, Ji Eun-Hee crowned with a score of -8 $ 180,000 while Mirim Lee came second with a two-stroke difference. In the second round of this year, she will defend the championship in an attempt to overthrow the world’s stars including number one Ko Jin Young and number three Nelly Korda.
Ko Jin Young is the candidate at the LPGA Tour’s new year opening event – Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions.
Opening at the same time with the LPGA Tour 2020 is the Mitsubishi Electric Championship – the tournament for professional senior PGA Tour Champions at Hualalai Golf Club in Hawaii. This year’s tournament has a total prize fund of 1.8 million USD held on the ground designed by Jack Nicklaus.
Tom Lehman is the defending champion with a score of 65 non-bogey sticks in both final rounds of the 54-hole tournament a year ago. The final score of -17 brought him a 12th trophy at the PGA Tour Champions for $ 305,000.
Besides, there are new adjustments in the regulation of competition speed of PGA Tour that officially take effect at RBC Heritage starting April 16. In it, players can be fined up to 50 thousand dollars and penalty sticks if the recurrence of slow play continues.