Opening women’s major gets new sponsor, prize fund up 60% to $5 mln

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Oct 6 (Reuters) – The opening women’s major of 2022 can have its prize fund boosted by 60% to $5 million, the elite LPGA Tour acknowledged after saying a new title sponsor for the event.

The occasion, beforehand referred to as a result of the ANA Inspiration, will likely be renamed ‘The Chevron Championship’ as a part of a six-year take care of the LPGA.

It will likely be held at its customary location of Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage, California, from March 31 to April 3, in 2022 prior to shifting to a singular venue, doable to be in Houston, from the following 12 months.

The LPGA will likely be planning to swap the occasion to a later date contained in the spring from 2023.

“We have all made some lovely memories at Mission Hills over the years which we will enjoy celebrating in 2022 and take with us to The Chevron Championship’s new home, where I know we will make many more,” acknowledged Lydia Ko, who gained the ANA Inspiration in 2016.

Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

Dec 19, 2020; Naples, Florida, USA;  Lydia Ko tees off at the first hole during the CME Group Tour Championship third round, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, at the Tiburon Golf Club in North Naples, Florida.  Mandatory Credit: Jon Austria-USA TODAY NETWORK

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