LET Order of Merit to become Race to Costa del Sol with bonus pool
The Ladies European Tour has received a financial boost with a bonus pool of $250,000 to the major money winners next season on sell.
The LET’s Order of Merit will be renamed the Race to Costa del Sol, with the runner-up landing $75,000 the money listing winner collecting an extra $125,000, and also the third-place finisher pocketing $50,000.
There will also be a increased prize fund as part of this bargain to your Andalucia Costa del Sol Open de Espana Femenino, together with the pot following year doubling from $300,000 to $600,000.
Announcing the deal, an announcement from the LET read:”That is Spain’s largest dedication to women’s professional golfclubs, thanks to the joint service of the Ministry of Tourism of the Junta de Andaluc??a, Turismo Costa del Sol, Acosol – Commonwealth of Municipalities of the Costa del Sol Occidental and the municipalities of Benahav??s and Marbella.
“The Rush to Costa del Sol will exhibit the tourism excellence of both the Costa del Sol and Andalusia whilst providing a huge incentive for the LET players.”
This week’s Andalucia Costa del Sol Open de Espana Femenino includes Solheim Cup stars Anne Van Dam and Azahara Munoz as well as victorious European captain Catriona Matthew.
Munoz won the event in 2016 and 2017 prior to being denied a hat-trick from Van Dam last year, along with the Dutch star is looking forward to defending her name after a five-week break, and she stays in a confident frame of mind after her successful Solheim Cup debut in September.
“It gave me a lot of confidence, feeling so calm and being able to play nicely under that strain,” she explained. “I shoot golf quite seriously and occasionally I get caught up in it, taking it almost too badly and trying so tough I do not give myself enough room to accept a mistake or a mis-hit today and then.
“To feel comfortable and have fun under that strain gives me the confidence I can do this every week.
“It is just amazing to get back in shape, so feel relaxed and get an original mindset and to begin practising and playing a little bit again. I’m looking forward a lot to coming back to Aloha Golf to shield my Spanish Open title, and hope to finish the year off in good style.”