JERSEY CITY, NJ – The LPGA and financial giant Mizuho Americas have announced a new tournament next year at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey.
The 72-hole tournament is called the Mizuho Americas Open and runs from May 29 to June 4. The event will have a purse of $2.75 million.
Michelle Wie West will serve as the host of the tournament where 24 juniors will compete in their own competition at the same time.
The Mizuho Americas Open will be the first to host several world-class events, including the Presidents Cup and several PGA Tour playoff stops, when it welcomes the LPGA Tour’s Liberty National.
The addition of the tournament means New Jersey will be the site of four LPGA-related events. The others are the Cognizant Founders Cup at Upper Montclair Country Club in Clifton from May 10-14 and the ShopRite LPGA Classic in Galloway Township from June 10-12. The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship will be held this year at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield from June 21-25.
Wie West, who stopped playing a full schedule, gives the LPGA two players to host tournaments next year. Annika Sorenstam will host an event in Florida.
“When I announced my retirement from competitive golf at the beginning of this season, my goal was to continue to live by the LPGA mantra of ‘stepping up as a founder’ and leave the game in a better place than I found it,” said Wie West. i feel.”
The Mizuho Americas Open will have a field of 120 players. The American Junior Golf Association will have an AJGA Invitational for 24 players. It is the first time the AJGA and LPGA have played an event at the same time.
The multi-year deal with the LPGA, New York-headquartered Mizuho Americas and Liberty National is the world bank’s first foray into sports sponsorship in the United States.
Mizuho Americas Chairman and CEO Shuji Matsuura said, “Mizuho Americas is a partnership based on our open shared values of opportunity, equity and the goal of promoting talent to the next generation.”