LOS ANGELES, February 24, 2022 – The LPGA Tour and Outlyr today jointly announced that Los Angeles will host back-to-back LPGA Tour events for the first time, taking place in April 2022. The JTBC LA Open returns for a fourth year at the Wilshire Country Club from April 18-24, followed by the inaugural JTBC Championship at Palos Verdes, which will be held as Palos Verdes Golf Club, from April 25-May 1. Both events will feature 144 of the world’s best female golfers competing on 72-holes for aggregate prize money of $1.5 million each.
Tickets are now on sale for the JTBC LA Open and the JTBC Championship in Palos Verdes. Tournament officials also announced the “LA LPGA Dual Ticket” – a weekly pass that grants access to both tournaments, marking the first time that spectators will have the option to purchase a pass to back-to-back events in the LPGA. Tickets will be sold exclusively through the official tournament websites; the JTBC LA Open at www.la-open.com and the JTBC Championship in Palos Verdes at www.jtbcchamp.com.
Plus, all duty personnel, including military (active, retired, reservists, and veterans), fire, police, and emergency medical services and their immediate family (up to four tickets) will receive free admission at both tournaments. The JTBC LA Open will once again include the Hero Outpost on the 18th green, courtesy of SERVPRO. Free SERVPRO Hero Outpost tickets must be downloaded in advance from www.la-open.com and proper ID is required at main entrance. Children under the age of 17 will also be admitted free to the tournament with a paying adult.
“We are very pleased to expand our footprint in Los Angeles with back-to-back events in the region for the first time, adding to the Tour’s already strong presence in Southern California,” said LPGA Commissioner Mollie. Marcoux Samaan. “We would like to thank our longtime friends and partners at JTBC for giving us the opportunity to bring the stars of women’s soccer to the heart of Los Angeles, one of the largest broadcast markets in the world.”
“Los Angeles has a rich history in professional golf, and we look forward to strengthening the presence of the LPGA Tour as we embark on a new spring tradition in women’s golf with these back-to-back events in Los Angeles,” said Patrick Healy, Director Executive of JTBC LA. Open Championship and JTBC in Palos Verdes. “We look forward to working with JTBC to introduce Wilshire Country Club and Palos Verdes Golf Club to the global LPGA Tour audience.”
The historic Wilshire Country Club returns as host venue for the JTBC LA Open for a fourth year and will welcome fans back to the Championship for the first time since 2019. The tournament debuted in 2018, marking the return of the LPGA Tour in Los Angeles in over a decade. Brooke Henderson earned her 10th LPGA Tour victory at 16 under par in the 2021 edition of the championship, contested without fans present. The 2020 edition has been canceled due to the pandemic. The Wilshire Country Club, which opened in 1919, is one of the few venues to host LPGA, PGATOUR and PGA TOUR champion events, as well as the PGA Championship.
“Wilshire Country Club is a strong supporter of women’s golf and our members are thrilled to have the game’s best players return – and the fans return – to the JTBC LA Open,” said Mark Beccaria, President of Wilshire Country Club.
The Palos Verdes Golf Club, often referred to as a “hidden gem” in Southern California, has a rich history hosting women’s golf events. Palos Verdes has hosted the Northrup Grumman Regional Challenge Women’s Collegiate Championship for the past 25 years. Past individual winners include Carlota Ciganda, Natalie Gulbis, Brittany Lang, Bronte Law, Andrea Lee, Leona Maguire, Lorena Ochoa and Annie Park. The JTBC Championship at Palos Verdes will mark the first professional tournament to be held at the Palos Verdes Golf Club.
“We are privileged to host the LPGA Tour for this year’s JTBC Championship in Palos Verdes,” said David Klein, President of Palos Verdes Golf Club. “Our members are thrilled to welcome back many familiar faces who have competed at Palos Verdes during their college careers, and we look forward to working with the LPGA Tour, JTBC and Outlyr to put on a first-class event.”
Volunteer registration for the JTBC LA Open and the JTBC Championship in Palos Verdes is now open. Registration for both tournaments is $55, which includes a polo shirt, hat or visor, food and drink, and two daily tickets. For those who sign up to volunteer at the JTBC Championship in Palos Verdes, $5 will be donated to the Race to End Alzheimer’s Association. For more information on how to volunteer, visit JTBC LA Open at www.la-open.com: and the JTBC Championship in Palos Verdes at www.jtbcchamp.com.
The JTBC LA Open and JTBC Championship at Palos Verdes are owned and operated by Outlyr, a global event management, sponsorship consulting and activation agency.