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LPGA chooses Manatee County golf club for $1.75M tournament


  • By Mark Gordon
  • | 10:45 a.m. October 18, 2023
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The sixth edition of the LPGA Drive On Championship will be held in Manatee County in 2024.
The sixth edition of the LPGA Drive On Championship will be held in Manatee County in 2024.
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The Bradenton Country Club in west Bradenton has scored a big win: It will host the 2024 LPGA Drive On Championship. 

The 72-hole event will be held Jan. 25-28 and feature a field of 120 players competing for a $1.75 million purse, according to a statement. 

This is the sixth edition of the LPGA Drive On Championship, first played at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, in 2020 and won by major champion Danielle Kang.

Bradenton Country Club — which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2024 — has a classic Donald Ross design that was restored in 1999 by Ron Garl and renovated in 2018 by Tony Jacklin, the release states. The club has hosted numerous Florida State Golf Association championships and USGA qualifiers. Its members include Hollis Stacy, an 18-time LPGA Tour winner and 2012 World Golf Hall of Fame inductee, and 12-time PGA Tour winner Paul Azinger. 

"The membership of Bradenton Country Club is excited to welcome the LPGA Tour and the best female players in the world to our fabulous course,” President of the Bradenton Country Club Board of Directors Bob Spencer says in the statement. “We also look forward to welcoming the public to share in this momentous event and celebrate our 100 years in Bradenton."

Fans can purchase tickets or view details on ticket options at SeatGeek.com and LPGA.com.

“We are incredibly thankful to the leadership and membership of Bradenton Country Club for sharing their beautiful venue with us for the 2024 LPGA Drive On Championship,” says LPGA Chief Tour Business and Operations Officer Ricki Lasky in the statement. “This event celebrates the LPGA’s long-standing mission – using our sport to showcase our elite players and our continued push for excellence. We know that the Bradenton community is in for a treat when the world’s best come to town in January.”

 

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Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon is the managing editor of the Business Observer. He has worked for the Business Observer since 2005. He previously worked for newspapers and magazines in upstate New York, suburban Philadelphia and Jacksonville.

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