Diamond Resorts LPGA Tournament of Champions – bjaga.net
By Charles Lightfoot
On December 09, 2019 Mike Flaskey, Diamond Resorts CEO (far left) hosted Press Conference for media members at the Tranquilo Golf Course, Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club in Lake Buena Vista, Fl. The guest panel seated from (L to R) included Mike Whan, LPGA Commissioner, Brittany Lincicome, LPGA Champion John Smoltz, MLB HOF Pitcher, Michael Waltrip, Former NASCAR Driver.
The Tranquilo Golf Course at Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club a Tom Fazio-designed par 71 golf course will be the sight of the 2nd Annual Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions on January 16 – 19 2020, Presented by Insurance Office of America
Take a look at the list of the event highlights I received from Dana Gordon, Event Coordinator while there;
Will be the LPGA Tour’s 2020 season opening tournament with only 2018 and 2019 LPGA winners qualifying to play 72 holes of stroke play, no cut, for $1.2 million purse.
More than 40 sports and entertainment celebrities to play 72 holes with modified Stableford format for $500,000 purse.
Tournament pairings include a combination of LPGA professionals and sports and entertainment celebrities.
All four days will be nationally televised, with Thursday and Friday on Golf Channel, and Saturday and Sunday on NBC.
Celebrities guest list include NBA champion Ray Allen, Super Bowl XVIII MVP Marcus Allen, MLB Hall of Famer and defending celebrity champion John Smoltz, Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher, NHL All-Star Jeremy Roenick, celebrity chef Bobby Flay, TV personality Ben Higgins, actor Jack Wagner, and country music singers and songwriters Lee Brice and Cole Swindell.
LPGA Champions: To date, more than 30 LPGA professionals have qualified including defending DRTOC champion Eun-Hee Ji, Nelly Korda, Brittany Lincicome, Brooke Henderson, Lexi Thompson, Michelle Wie, Shanshan Feng, Inbee Park and Sung Hyun Park.
To learn more about the tournament visit diamondlpga.com or follow #DiamondLPGA.