LPGA Takefuji Classic
Played as the inaugural LPGA Takefuji Classic (March 2-4). Webb (Aus) beat Annika Sörenstam (Swe) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Kona CC, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big Island)].
Played as the LPGA Takefuji Classic (Feb 8-10). Second-placed Annika Sörenstam (Swe) finished 2 shots behind Kane (Can), who recorded the last of her four LPGA Tour wins. [Kona CC, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big Island)].
Played as the LPGA Takefuji Classic (Feb 28-Mar 2; LPGA Tour season opener). Sörenstam (Swe) beat defending champion Lorie Kane (Can) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Beach course, Waikoloa Beach Resort, Big Island, Hawaii].
Played as the LPGA Takefuji Classic (April 13-15). Second-placed Seon Hwa Lee (S Kor) finished 3 shots behind Ochoa (Mex). [Las Vegas CC, Las Vegas, Nevada].
Played as the LPGA Takefuji Classic (April 17-19). Second-placed Cristie Kerr (USA), Soo-Yun Kang (S Kor) and defending champion Annika Sörenstam (Swe) finished 2 shots behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Kung (Taiw). [Las Vegas CC, Las Vegas, Nevada].
Played as the LPGA Takefuji Classic (April 14-16). Second-placed Lorena Ochoa (Mex) finished 2 shots behind Ward (USA), who recorded the last of her four LPGA Tour wins. [Las Vegas CC, Las Vegas, Nevada].
Played as the LPGA Takefuji Classic (April 15-17). Kerr (USA) beat Seol-An Jeon (S Kor) with a par at the seventh playoff hole, to claim her second LPGA Tour win. [Las Vegas CC, Las Vegas, Nevada].
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Costa’s "Cruise & Golf" allows golfers and their families to combine a unique golfing experience with the relaxation and fun of a cruise on board Costa Smeralda. Golf enthusiasts are offered a choice from 23 top-quality golf clubs; their chosen courses are played during the ship’s port calls in Italy, France and Spain. While the golfers are driving the fairways, accompanying non-golfers are able to enjoy the amenities and activities on-board, or explore wonderful places on day excursions organised by Costa. Read more ...
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