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LPGA eTour set to commence: Professional golfers to participate

The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) launched, in an exclusive collaboration, of Topgolf’s LPGA eTour Live, an exhibition competition focused on match play. A set of seven nine-hole Online matches will feature eight LPGA and Symetra Tour players head-to-head two days a week, beginning yesterday, Wednesday, May 13, and concluding with the championship match on Wednesday, June 3. Both matches are played at 2:00 pm. EDT can live stream on streaming channels, including LPGA and Topgolf.

 

About the competition

WGT by Topgolf has become the leading golf online game to connect people in a meaningful way via the free, realistic, and virtual golfing experience. The experience of this group is a TOPGOLF group of Topgolf entertainment. WGT, which has been purchased by Topgolf in 2016, currently has over 28 million subscribers worldwide and brings together players, sports enthusiasts, and golfers from all over the planet to enjoy photorealist championship courses.

The 1st match was played in the Congressional Country Club Blue Circuit of the 2022 and 2027 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, between Jessica Korda and Nelly Korda. Players will select from several iconic courses in the WGT portfolio, including the Old Course at St Andrews (host of the 2007 and 2013 AIG Women ‘s British Open), Oakmont Country Club (1992 and 2010 U.S. Women ‘s Open) and Pinehurst No. 2 (2014 U.S. Women’s Open), as well as potential U.S. Erin Hills (2025); The Olympic Club Lake Course (2021); the Pebble Beach Golf Links (2023) Women’s Open venues.

In a news release of LPGA eTour Live, Brian Carroll, LPGA’s Senior Vice President for Global Media Relief, said the company was excited to present an entertaining, alternative golf experience to fans at a time when many are starving for competition. This latest project is imaginative, with WGT and its incredibly realistic video game technologies, to pose LPGA and Symetra Tour players in a revolutionary online format.

Lincoln Silver, Topgolf Media’s vice president, said again that WGT is honored to partner with the LPGA to introduce these live eTour events, focusing on offering innovative virtual entertainment and bringing people together. The ability of WGT to offer the best golfing platform combined with the unique LPGA series of contests will give players from all over the world a powerful experience that they can genuinely enter into the competition, he added.

Jessica Korda and Nelly Korda – all LPGA pros – will enter the first match with next golfer matches: Angel Yin, Lizette Salas, Jenny Shin, Tiffany Joh, Lucy Li, and Jane Park. The matches will be cast by Golf Channel and GOLFTV commentators.

 

Schedule

Wednesday, May 13:

Match 1 – Jessica Korda vs. Nelly Korda

 

Friday, May 15:

Match 2 – Angel Yin vs. Lizette Salas

 

Wednesday, May 20:

Match 3 – Tiffany Joh vs. Jenny Shin

 

Friday, May 22:

Match 4 – Jane Park vs. Lucy Li

 

Wednesday, May 27:

Match 5 – Semifinal: winners of Matches 1 and 2

 

Friday, May 29:

Match 6 – Semifinal: winners of Matches 3 and 4

 

Wednesday, June 3:

Match 7 – Championship: winners of Matches 5 and 6

The LPGA is the world’s pioneer in women’s competitive golf. Founded in 1950 and based in Daytona Beach, Fla., the Association has over 2,300 members representing 30 countries and celebrated a diverse, well-researched membership. LPGA Tour Professional should strive to thrive internationally with a dream to empower, emphasize, teach, and experience the best of women’s golf. The Symetra Tour, the official creation and selection tour of the LPGA, should deliver a talent pool ready for the world stage regularly. Also, LPGA experts impact the game directly through schooling, coaching, and management.

The LPGA shows its commitment to developing the game via the LPGA Foundation. Since 1991, this voluntary organization, including LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, LPGA Women’s Network, and the LPGA Amateur Golf Association, has been dedicated to improving and empowering girls and women through educational, help and Golf culture initiatives.

If you want to follow the live stream, you can do so via GT TwitchYouTube and Facebook accounts, LPGA’s TwitterFacebookYouTube accounts and LPGA.com, and Discovery’s GOLFTV Twitter and Facebook accounts. Besides, it will be accessible via VOD on Golf Channel’s YouTube and GolfChannel.com. GOLFTV’s Henni Zuel and Golf Channel’s Tom Abbott will add commentary during the Wednesday matches, with Golf Channel’s Karen Stupples commentating on Fridays.

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