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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Women's World Cup moved from
start to end of 2009 season

Officials from the Women’s World Cup of Golf, the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and the Ladies European Tour (LET) have made a joint decision to pursue moving the date of the 2009 event to the end of the season instead of opening the season with it in January as has been tradition for the past three years.
While the exact date for the 2009 event has not yet been finalised, the event organisers and the Tours will look to stage the event towards the end of the season to create the best possible chance of attracting the world’s top players to South Africa.
Carolyn Bivens, Commissioner of the LPGA, said: “The LPGA is committed to making it as easy as possible for the top players to be available to participate and represent their countries at this prestigious event. The Women’s World Cup of Golf has a wonderful spirit along with a charitable component for the local community.
Alexandra Armas, Executive Director of the LET, said: “Playing in South Africa at the end of the season will provide a wonderful finale for both tours. The players love going to South Africa – the courses are world class and the players receive legendary hospitality.”
Tania Fourie, CEO of the Women’s World Cup of Golf, said: “This tournament gives us a wonderful opportunity to showcase the magnificence of South Africa as well as showcase some of the best golf in the world. The four-year-old tournament is gaining stature every year and becoming an indelible part of the global annual calendar.”