If you’ve been fretting about what you’ll do with the time between the end of the CME Group Titleholders and the beginning of the 2014 Tour, fret no more! You’ll barely have time to carve the Thanksgiving turkey, open your Christmas presents, get your thank-you notes written and the holiday detritus cleaned up before the girls are back on the course. Pure Silk Bahamas Classic has been moved to January and opens the 2014 LPGA season.
LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan has some good news for LPGA fans. There are 5 more events projected in the 2014 schedule than there were this year. In addition to the International Crown in July, new US stops on the Tour will include an April event at Lake Merced Golf Club in the Bay Area, an August pass through Michigan for the Meijer LPGA Classic, and a September event in Alabama at the RTJ Capitol Hill.
Now we can start scheduling our 2014 travels!
2014 LPGA Schedule
Jan. 23-26: Pure Silk Bahamas Classic, Atlantis, Ocean Club Golf Course, Paradise Island, Bahamas
Feb. 13-16: ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, Victoria Golf Club, Melbourne
Feb. 20-23: Honda LPGA Thailand Chon Buri, Thailand
Feb. 27-March 2: HSBC Women’s Champions, Sentosa Golf Club, Singapore
March 20-23: LPGA Founders Cup, Wildfire Golf Club, Phoenix
March 27-30: Kia Classic, Aviara Golf Club, Carlsbad
April 2-6: Kraft Nabisco Championship, Mission Hills CC, Dinah Shore Course, Rancho Mirage, Calif.
April 17-20: LPGA Lotte Championship, Ko Olina Golf Club, Oahu, Hawaii
April 24-27: *Swinging Skirts, Lake Merced Golf Club, Daly City, Calif.
May 1-4: North Texas LPGA Shootout, Las Colinas CC, Irving, Texas
May 15-18: Kingsmill Championship, Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, Va.
May 22-25: Mobile Bay LPGA Classic, RTJ Golf Trail, Magnolia Grove, The Crossings, Mobile, Ala.
May 30-June 1: ShopRite LPGA Classic, Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, Bay Course, Galloway, N.J.
June 5-8: Manulife Financial LPGA Classic, Grey Silo Golf Course, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
June 19-22: U.S. Women’s Open, Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst, N.C.
June 26-29: Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, Pinnacle, CC, Rogers, Ark.
July 10-13: Ricoh Women’s British Open Royal Birkdale, Southport, England
July 17-20: Marathon Classic, Highland Meadows Golf Club, Sylvania, Ohio
July 21-27: *International Crown, Caves Valley, Owings Mills, Md.
Aug. 7-10: *Meijer LPGA Classic, Blythefield CC, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Aug. 14-17: Wegmans LPGA Championship, Monroe GC, Pittsford, N.Y.
Aug. 21-24: Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, London Hunt & CC, London, Ontario, Canada
Aug. 28-31: Portland Classic, Columbia Edgewater, Portland, Ore.
Sept. 11-14: The Evian Championship, Evian Masters Golf Club, Evian-les-Bains, France
Sept. 18-21: *Alabama Classic, RTJ Capitol Hill, Senator Course, Prattville, Ala.
Oct. 2-5: Reignwood Pine Valley LPGA Classic, Pine Valley Golf Club, Beijing, China
Oct. 9-12: Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur G&CC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Oct. 16-19: KEB Hana Bank Championship, Sky 72 Golf Club, Incheon, Korea
Oct. 23-26: Taiwan Championship, Sunrise G&CC, Taiwan
Oct. 30-Nov. 2: *New event, China, TBD
Nov. 6-9: Mizuno, Japan, Kintetsu Kashikojima, Mie, Japan
Nov. 13-16: Lorena Ochoa Invitational, TBD, Mexico
Nov. 20-23: CME Group Titleholders, Tiburon Golf Club, Naples, Fla.