WEST PALM BEACH: The Aramco Team Series makes its debut in West Palm Beach, Florida later this week, as the world’s best female professional golfers compete for the $1million prize fund over three days at Trump International Golf Club from May 19 to 21.
Below are some reasons as to why the event cannot be missed:
1. Home-town Hero Lexi Thompson
Florida star and world number six Lexi Thompson is confirmed to tee it up at the second event of the 2023 Aramco Team Series. Thompson is no stranger to the Aramco Team Series, having previously competed in the inaugural event in London and enjoyed victory in New York at Trump Golf Links Ferry Point last October.
Thompson is relishing the opportunity to add to her impressive record in the Aramco Team Series, commenting: “I am looking forward to competing in the Aramco Team Series in my home state of Florida. I’m a huge fan of the tournament and this event gives me a chance to compete with the talented players from the Ladies European Tour in an innovative format and offers fans and players the opportunity to experience something unique.”
2. A Star-Studded Field
The world’s best female professional golfers will be teeing it up in the second round of the Aramco Team Series, which consists of five events across the globe contested throughout the golf calendar.
Watch your favourite players including Thompson, world number-two Lydia Ko, multiple-time tour winner Jessica Korda and a host of Solheim Cup stars as they compete for the $1 million prize fund.
Six-time LPGA winner Korda returns to the Aramco Team Series, having competed previously in New York where she finished tied 4th, and tied 18th in 2021 and 2022 respectfully.
Korda’s best result in the Aramco Team Series came last year at Sotogrande where she finished tied second in the individual event and was victorious in the team event with a combined score of 33-under par alongside her teammates.
Ko’s results in the Aramco Team Series have consisted of a string of stellar performances, as the world number two is relishing her return to the Aramco Team Series and is hoping to improve on her debut performance in Singapore which saw her finish in third place behind the eventual winner Pauline Roussin.
3. A fun-filled weekend for the whole family
The weekend will include family-friendly activities and world-class golfing action, with general admission tickets now on sale starting from $10 per person, and where kids (under-18) go free all weekend.
The Fan Zone will include chipping and long putt challenges, target practice at the cornhole tables and ‘Putt Pong’ activation.
4. World Long Drive Champion Kyle Berkshire
On Saturday May 20, two-time ‘World Long Drive Champion’ Kyle Berkshire will be hosting a clinic on the driving range.
As the world record holder for indoor ball-speed (233 mph), it will be a rare opportunity to behold the World Long Drive champion and UCF-alum in action and hear some of Kyle’s insights into his prodigious length off the tee first-hand.
This clinic is open to all general admission ticket holders.
5. Golf Legend Gary Player
Nine-time major champion and all-round golfing icon Gary Player will be attending the Aramco Team Series, and bringing age-defying energy to fans of the tournament as he hosts a clinic with invitees from the ‘Girls on The Green Tee Foundation’, with the opportunity for general admission fans to watch the legend in action on Sunday afternoon.
For hospitality ticket holders, there will be a rare opportunity to meet Gary Player in a unique Q&A with the golfing legend in the 18th Hospitality.
6. Be Part of a Global Series
Florida hostS the second event of the ATS calendar, following an exciting finale in Singapore in March, where young French star Pauline Roussin shot an outstanding 64, including a run of five birdies in six holes around the turn, to claim her second Ladies European Tour title – holding off world number one Ko.
The Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour is competed across five global destinations throughout the year. After teeing off in Singapore and the Florida event, the series moves on to London and Hong Kong before concluding in Riyadh in October.
Aramco Team Series Florida consists of 36 teams comprising of one amateur and three professionals who compete for a $1million prize fund.
Aside from the team event, there is a three-day individual stroke play competition contested amongst the professionals which contributes to both Race to Costa del Sol and Rolex World Ranking points.