Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) season is opening ISPS Handa Womenâ€™s Australian Open from ninth of February till twelfth of February. The best golfers in the world will be unveiled by Melbourne at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club next month. Rolex World Number one and defending champion Yani Tseng headlines six of the top ten players in the world. Rolex World Number one champion Yani Tseng will battle for an Australian Open record US$1.1 million prize money. The other names along with the Rolex number one champion Yani TsengÂ includes Norwayâ€™s Suzann Pettersen at number two , Korean Jiyai Shin at number seven and Americans Cristie Kerr at number four , Stacy Lewis at number nine and Brittany Lincicome at number ten.
There is a new Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) member Lexi Thompson that will join Australian World Golf Hall of Fame member Karrie Webb and Americans Morgan Pressel, Angela Stanford. Last September, Thompson became the youngest player in history to win a Ladies Professional Golf Association LPGA event at 16 years of age at the Navistar Classic. Lexi Thompson after winning the Ladies Professional Golf Association also became the youngest professional to win on the Ladies European Tour at the season ending Dubai Ladies Masters. She has being playing in Melbourne for last two years now.
The other lists, list of Korean players include 2011 US Womenâ€™s Open champion So-Yeon Ryu, 2008 and 2009 US Womenâ€™s Open champions Inbee Park and Eun-Hee Ji and Hee Young Park who won the Ladies Professional Golf Association, LPGAâ€™s season ending CME Group Titleholders in November. The impressive European list is led by former Open champions Laura Davies and Sophie Gustafson as well as Sandra Gal, Melissa Reid, Anna Nordqvist and Ladies European Tour Player of the Year Caroline Hedwall. In Melbourne there will be 18 of the 2011 Solheim Cup representatives in total that will be seen in action. The list of home challengers includes Australians Katherine Hull, Nikki Campbell, Sarah Kemp, Kristie Smith, Lindsey Wright and Frances Bondad.
The Host Broadcaster for covering all the four days of action and excitement filled championship will be ABC TV. The ISPS Handa Womenâ€™s Australian Open is a fully sanctioned Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour event and is sanctioned by the ALPG Tour and Ladies European Tour. Victorian Government Minister for Sport and Recreation, Hugh Delahunty said that it is a great opportunity to host the ISPS Handa Womenâ€™s Australian open as it will help to showcase the talent in Melbourne and even inspire the players and people to enjoy watching and playing golf. It will surely be a great time for golf lovers.