Ladies European Tour to ‘unite’ with LPGA
Players are hoping the Ladies European Tour (LET) will profit after agreeing to’combine’ with all the LPGA.
The joint venture implies golfers can be fast-tracked to tournaments in america.
LET board seat Marta Figueras-Dotti stated the partnership could create opportunities”we simply could not have pursued on our own”.
It was declared the LET Order of Merit will be renamed the Hurry.
The new venture aims to instantly offer playing chances over the LPGA tour, this year had a prize fund of approximately # 55m, in contrast 12m on the excursion to LET members.
It will want to expand the LET schedule, which this past year contained 20 events in 13 countries.
Eight of those have been in Europe, including two major championships – also the AIG Women’s British Open along with the Evian Championship.
LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan explained:”We’ve experienced incredible growth in women’s golf in america, and this is an outstanding opportunity to accelerate and expand the game in Europe too.”
The Race to the Costa del Sol will provide a bonus prize fund of 250,000 euros (#214,000) – top player on the money list in the close of the year will get an extra #107,000, with #64,000 for the runner-up and #43,000 available for the third.
The Andalucia Costa del Sol Open, which begins on Thursday, will even have its prize money doubled from annually.
The prize pot for the occasion in 2020 will likely be 600,000 euros (Number 514,000).
The Marianne Skarpnord of norway leads the Order of Merit standings of this year, with England’s Meghan MacLaren the player in location.
Scotland’s Carly Booth is 10th and told Sport the movement was”very favorable for the Tour”.
“It’s been a difficult couple of years to get us, both emotionally and financially, so it appears to be going in a more positive way now,” that the 27-year-old said.
“We’ve got as much potential on this tour and individuals will need to understand how good we are. People have started to invest on usI’m feeling positive about what is next.”
On Sunday, Spain’s world number three Jon Rahm secured an incentive of $2m (#1.56m) for winning the men’s European Tour’s Hurry to Dubai.