If you want something new, in the LPGA this week, you can have it. On the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in San Francisco, you will be able to see the world’s best golfers battle for the reward of the $270.000. Beside them, fans can see 21 sponsor exemptions. The mentioned amount of money is a reward for the first place. However, this event has a value of $2 million. This is a new tournament. It started in 2014, and already many fans like it. That year, the world’s No.1, Lydia Ko birdied the 18th hole and posted a final round 69. But, competition will be tougher this year. Sei Young Kim, two two-time winner this season, thanks to her victory ate the LOTTE Championship, is also preparing for this event.
Beside all tournament winners from this year, you will be able to see: Anna Nordqvist, Shanshan Feng, Laura Davies, Juli Inkster, Ai Miyazato, Azahara Munoz, Suzann Pettersen and Paula Creamer. The situation is even better if you know that: Se Ri Pak and Karrie Webb will also compete at this event. For now, golfers that are born in South Korea, including Ko and Kim, won 7 of 9, this year’s first events. On the other side, US golfers won 2 of the last 3. In 2012 and 2013, Ko won the CN Canadian Women’s Open.
At this moment, Kim leads Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year standings, Rolex Player of the Year and the LPGA money list. Lewis leads Vare Trophy standings and Ko is at the top of Race to the CME Globe.