LPGA Tour Event Comes to St. Pete/Clearwater
The Legends Tour, the official senior tour of the LPGA and comprised of the greatest female golfers of all time, will play its first major championship this fall at the St. Pete/Clearwater area's Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club. The Legends Tour Open Championship will be contested on Innisbrook's Island Course from November 20-22, 2009, and feature a $300,000 purse.
The Tour has more than 100 members, including nine LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members, and its players have over 600 LPGA Tour victories and 55 major championships. Previously played in Japan and Australia, the Legends Tour Open Championship has been elevated to major status by Tour officials for 2009.
The 36-hole stroke play tournament, which is sanctioned by The Legends Tour, will feature two days of competition, a pro-am, and community outreach programs like children's and women's golf clinics.
Innisbrook, which has recently completed an extensive renovation under the guidance of its management company Salamander Hospitality, currently hosts the PGA TOUR's Transitions Championship event every March at its Copperhead Course.
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