Historic new Ladies European Tour event announced in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has announced the first-ever professional women’s golf event in the Kingdom. The fully-sanctioned Ladies European Tour (LET) event will be staged in collaboration with Golf Saudi and the Saudi Golf Federation. Held at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club from 19-22 March 2020, it will carry a prize fund of USD$1 million. Golf Saudi has also announced it will work with several LET stars as ambassadors to enhance the visibility of Saudi’s golf development programme.

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Historic new Ladies European Tour event announced in Saudi Arabia
Pictured (L-R) are Frida Gustafsson Spang, Isabella Deilert, Victoria Fricot, Rachel Drummond, Amy Boulden, Carly Booth and Camilla Lennarth who helped Golf Saudi to mark the announcement during a recent visit to KSA.

Saudi Arabia has become renowned at breaking boundaries in sport, a trend which continues with today’s announcement of a fully-sanctioned Ladies European Tour (LET) event set to take place in the Kingdom from the 19th to the 22nd March 2020. The tournament, which will carry a USD$1 million prize fund, will be staged in collaboration with Golf Saudi and the Saudi Golf Federation.

The event is a watershed moment for the country, and will mark the first time that professional female golfers have played competitively in the country, breaking new ground in its ongoing transformation as part of Vision 2030.

The 72-hole stroke play competition, which will be broadcast domestically and to more than 340 million homes across more than 55 countries worldwide, will inspire a new generation of golfers throughout the Kingdom. A field of 108 LET professionals will contest for one of the richest prizes on the LET Schedule at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, near Jeddah, on the country’s stunning Red Sea coast.

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