Honda and IMG announced the return of the annual Honda LPGA Thailand

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The Honda LPGA Thailand will be back at the prestigious Siam Country Club Old Course, Pattaya from 10 – 13 March 2022.

As Thailand’s only LPGA sanctioned event with a rich fifteen-year legacy, the tournament showcases 70+ of the world’s best golfers and rising Thai stars competing for a 1.6 million USD prize purse.

This world-class tournament, organised and promoted by IMG, simultaneously showcases the rich culture of Thailand and the pinnacle of women’s golf, delivering the best-golfing experience to fans in the region.

The Honda LPGA Thailand 2022 will feature a field of 70 golfers, including 56 professionals from the 2022 LPGA Priority List. The list includes prominent golfers such as 17-time LPGA winner Lydia Ko of New Zealand, The Hugel-Air Premia LA Open 2021 champion, Brooke Henderson from Canada, and The Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions 2022 winner Danielle Kang from the USA. The field also includes Major champions such as Chevron Championship 2021 winner, Patty Tavatanakit, a rising Thai golf star, US Women’s Open 2021 champion, Yuka Saso, from the Philippines and The Amundi Evian Championship 2021 winner, Minjee Lee from Australia. The line-up also features past champions such as four-time LPGA championship winner Amy Yang, along with the tournament’s first Thai winner and current defending champion, Ariya Jutanugarn. LPGA Tour Player of the Year and current world no.1, Jin Young Ko from South Korea is also set to join the stellar field. 

THE TROPHY

The Champion’s trophy was designed by emerging Thai artist, Saruta Kiatparkpoom. She cited the eagle as her source of inspiration for the trophy as the animal is an embodiment of strength and elegance which very much resembled the golfers who grace the green with their poise and determination.

PAST CHAMPIONS

2021  ARIYA JUTANUGARN

In 2021, Ariya Jutanugarn became the first Thai player to win the Honda LPGA Thailand in its fourteen-year history. After a drama-packed final hole at the Siam Country Club Old Course, Pattaya, Ariya won by one shot when, former amateur champion, Atthaya Thitikul missed the birdie putt needed to force a play-off.

Mirko Bennardo
Author: Mirko Bennardo

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