10th Annual Founders Cup To Take Place This Month As The LPGA Turns 70

By on March 10, 2020 0 820Views

The LPGA Founders Cup will celebrate its 10th anniversary March 16-22, 2020 at the Wildfire Golf Club at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. The tournament, which is the only LPGA event in Arizona, will feature a full field of players who will compete for a $1.5 million purse. The event will feature the top female golfers in the world including current World No. 1 defending champion Jin Young Ko, and major champion Valley residents Cristie Kerr and Anna Nordqvist. Nordqvist, an eight-time LPGA winner and 2017 Founders Cup champion is a notable Arizona State University alum, where she was a two-time All-American and National Freshman of the Year. New for 2020, the event will debut a food truck fest, the Founders Museum with memorabilia from the oldest women’s sporting organization, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2020, and much more to celebrate the past decade.

“Since its inception in 2011, the mission of the Founders Cup has been to pay homage to the 13 women who set out to make a difference in sports while dreaming big for the future of golf through the LPGA*USGA Girls Golf program,” said Scott Wood, tournament director. “The tournament is steadily growing into one of the most well attended and popular events on the LPGA Tour and we are excited to roll out new event elements, like the Founders Food Fest, to give our loyal guests even more opportunities to experience and share the LPGA story.”

The LPGA Founders Cup
10th annual LPGA Founders Cup held at Wildfire Golf Club at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

Official Pro-Am
Wednesday, March 18
7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Tournament Play
Thursday, March 19, to Sunday, March 22
7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Online ticket pricing:

Good Any Day Grounds Tickets
$25 plus tax

Family Four Pack
$75 plus tax

Founders Food Fest Weekend Pass
$125 plus tax ($65 per individual day)

Pioneer Pavilion
Thursday to Sunday
$85 plus tax

18th Villa
Thursday to Sunday
$120 plus tax

Founders Club
Thursday to Sunday
$145 plus tax

The LPGA Founders Cup was created to honor the 13 women who founded the LPGA in 1950. 2019 Rolex Player of the Year and 2019 Official Money Title winner Ko gave a record performance to win the 2019 Founders Cup.

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