Ultimate Family Golf Experience Swings its Way to the Valley with New Amenities for 2020
PHOENIX, Ariz., – The LPGA Founders Cup is excited to celebrate its 10th anniversary March 16-22, 2020 at the Wildfire Golf Club at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. The tournament, which is the only LPGA event in Arizona, will feature a full field of players who will compete for a $1.5 million purse. The event will feature the top female golfers in the world including current World No. 1 defending champion Jin Young Ko, and major champion Valley residents Cristie Kerr and Anna Nordqvist. Nordqvist, an eight-time LPGA winner and 2017 Founders Cup champion is a notable Arizona State University alum, where she was a two-time All-American and National Freshman of the Year. New for 2020, the event will debut a food truck fest, the Founders Museum with memorabilia from the oldest women’s sporting organization, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2020, and much more to celebrate the past decade.
“Since its inception in 2011, the mission of the Founders Cup has been to pay homage to the 13 women who set out to make a difference in sports while dreaming big for the future of golf through the LPGA*USGA Girls Golf program,” said Scott Wood, tournament director. “The tournament is steadily growing into one of the most well attended and popular events on the LPGA Tour and we are excited to roll out new event elements, like the Founders Food Fest, to give our loyal guests even more opportunities to experience and share the LPGA story.”
WHO: The LPGA Founders Cup
WHAT: 10th annual LPGA Founders Cup held at Wildfire Golf Club at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
WHEN: Wednesday, March 18 – Official Pro-Am – 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 19, to Sunday, March 22 – Tournament Play – 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Wildfire Golf Club at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
5350 E. Marriott Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85054
PRICE: Good Any Day Grounds Tickets – $25 plus tax*
Family Four Pack – $75 plus tax*
Founders Food Fest Weekend Pass – $125 plus tax* ($65 per individual day)
Pioneer Pavilion Thursday to Sunday – $85 plus tax*
18th Villa Thursday to Sunday – $120 plus tax*
Founders Club Thursday to Sunday – $145 plus tax*
*Online pricing only
The LPGA Founders Cup was created to honor the 13 women who founded the LPGA in 1950. 2019 Rolex Player of the Year and 2019 Official Money Title winner Ko gave a record performance to win the 2019 Founders Cup. For more information on purchasing tickets and tournament updates visit TheFoundersLPGA.com/ticket-information. Volunteers can now register for the 2020 tournament at TheFoundersLPGA.com/volunteers.
About the LPGA
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950 and headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla., the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 2,300 members representing more than 30 countries. With a vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while the Symetra Tour, the official development and qualifying tour of the LPGA, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. Additionally, LPGA Professionals directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management.
The LPGA demonstrates its dedication to the development of the game through The LPGA Foundation. Since 1991, this charitable organization has been committed to empowering and supporting girls and women through developmental, humanitarian and golf community initiatives, including LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, the LPGA Women’s Network and the LPGA Amateur Golf Association.
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