The Ladies European Tour will be heading to Saudi Arabia for the first time in 2020.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through its Golf Saudi and Saudi Golf Federation organizations, will host the LET from March 19-22 with a tournament played for a $1 million purse. The event will be played at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in the King Abdullah Economic City, the same venue for the controversial European Tour’s Saudi International.
Event organizers boast this is the first time female professional golfers have competed in the country. The 72-hole event will feature a field of 108 players.
“I am incredibly excited by this announcement and it is an honor for the Tour to be part of history in bringing the first-ever professional women’s golf event to Saudi Arabia,” said Ladies European Tour CEO Alexandra Armas in a release.
“Confirmation of adding Saudi Arabia to our schedule for 2020 is an exciting prospect for everyone at the Ladies European Tour and having seen the quality of the event staging for the Saudi International, I am sure this will be a fantastic experience for our players.”
Golf Saudi also announced several LET ambassadors which will promote golf in Saudi Arabia, as well golf tourism to the country. Ambassadors include Carly Booth, Amy Boulden, Rachel Drummond, Camilla Lennarth and Isabella Deilert, all who will wear the Golf Saudi logo on their apparel.
The LET and the LPGA recently announced a 50-50 partnership designed to grow the LET schedule with increased playing opportunities. The full 2020 Ladies European Tour schedule has not yet been announced.