An exciting line-up of women’s golfers was announced ahead of the BMW Ladies Championship set to take place in Gijang on October 24-27.
Ko Jin-young, the world’s #1 woman golfer headlines the event, which hosts a field of 80 of the world’s top women golfers.
Also in the field is Lee Jeong-eun, a rookie golfer who has taken the LPGA by storm this year by winning the U.S. Women’s Open with a two-stroke win at the Country Club of Charleston back in June.
Additionally, Brooke Henderson from Canada and Hannah Green from Australia, both tournament winners this year, will also be attending the tournament.
In total, 36 of the top 40 money leaders will be competing, though world #2 Park Sung-hyun will not.
50 LPGA golfers will be playing alongside 30 KPLGA golfers at the inaugural tournament in Busan, which replaces the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship.
The 72-hole stroke play tournament will pay $300,000 to the winner and offer $2 million dollars in purse money.
Asiad Country Club is Reborn
The tournament will take place at the newly named ‘Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) International Busan’, formerly known as the Asiad Country Club.
According to the city of Busan, the course underwent a complete renovation that started this past March through a partnership agreement made with the LPGA last year. LPGA International means LPGA-certified golf club and LPGA International Busan is the first LPGA golf facility outside of the United States.
The Asiad Country Club was a championship golf course created for the 2002 Asian Games in Busan before it underwent a complete renovation by world-renowned course designer Rees Jones, the “Open Doctor” who is known for his many designs and redesigns of more than 225 courses worldwide.
The BMW Ladies Championship will be held for three years until 2021.