It seems almost too good to be true, but its really happening. Tomorrow, July 8th to Saturday 10th at Centurian Club, St Albans, the Ladies European Tour will present the first Aramco Team Series event here in London.
This exciting new format with a $1 million prize fund consists of teams of three professionals and an amateur player competing to shoot the lowest combined score over three days. There is also a $200,000 individual prize.
Top players such as Lexi Thompson, Georgia Hall, Anna Nordqvist and Emily Kristine Pedersen will tee up in this first event. The series then moves on to Sotogrande, Spain (August 5-7), New York (October 14-16), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (November 10-12). The film above shows what it will look like.
Ladies European Tour CEO Alexandra Armas says:
“To the Ladies European Tour the Aramco Series London and subsequent team events are a massive moment of elevation for the womens game and to have a field as good as this is fantastic.
“As a tour we are … taking risks, trying new things and mixing up the way we play and experience golf. The action at Centurion will open an exciting new chapter in womens golf and one we see as playing a massive role in the continued growth of the game.
Georgia Hall said:
“It is a really great addition to the Tour its a new format and its different…investment like this is fantastic to see and to be able to take the game to new venues around the world. Starting in London will make it extra special”.
The action will be shown on Sky Sports.
It feels as though the Ladies European Tour has finally grown up and has arrived.
Update Sunday 11 July: Marianne Skarpnord has won the first event after a playoff with Attaya Thitikul. Charley Hull, Georgia Hall and Anna Nordqvist were close behind. Scottish Open winner on the mens tour Min Woo Lee’s sister , Min Jee Lee, came 11th. In the team event, Olivia Cowan’s team won by three shots.