LPGA 2013 Tour Kick Off

LPGA 2013 Tour Kick Off

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This Thursday marks the beginning of the 2013 tour season for the Ladies Professional Golf Association. Kicking off the season in Canberra, Australia, the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open is a much anticipated event amongst pro golfers.

The 2013 Tour will open the season in Australia for the second-consecutive year, with a field of 157 players competing for a $1.2 million purse at the Royal Canberra Golf Club. The player to watch this week is American Jessica Korda, a now third-year Tour player in 2013, who is set to defend her title.  However, Korda is up against a strong field in Canberra. Fighting to take the first title of the year is the Rolex Rankings No. 1 Yani Tseng, who is coming off of a three-win season in 2012.

Also to watch—three additional top-10 players in the Rolex Rankings are 2012 Rolex Player of the Year, Stacy Lewis, 2012 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year, So Yeon Ryu and No. 8 Jiyai Shin. These top players are sure to put on a competitive game, making this opener a must-see for golf enthusiasts.

The Australian Open is just the beginning, to check out the latest LPGA tournaments check it out here. Grow the game of golf and go to a LPGA tournament!

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